Miri looked around the the people.
'Isn't anyone going to investigate?' she demanded, showing the palms of her hands.
She was met by blank stares and tutted, 'Cowards.'
Meru grabbed her arm, 'What are you going to do?'
'I'm going to have a look.'
'What? Are you mad?'
'No, I'm curious. This is a visit from the heavens, I must see them!'
She pulled away from Meru, and walked over to the object. She gingerly raised a hand and touched the object's flank. She was surprised to find it cool to the touch. The crowd watched her with trepidation.
'Miri, get back here!' Meru called.
'It's all right.' she replied. The crowd gasped as she vaulted up on top of the object and walked over to the hood.
Miri was confused by what she saw. Underneath the hood was something like a small room. There was a chair surrounded by a series of tables in which lights and buttons were placed. Many of them were a familiar and reassuring red colour, s