Air hisses around | They are waking up. you, filling you | The children stumble with your first | from their pods in labored breath. When | pain and uncertainty you exhale: a scream | of the world, and as you open your | they will need help eyes to the blinding | coming to the terms reality. | of their existence. | You are a child of | You are a caretaker humanity. | of hope. | 1000 years ago, your | Your makers designed ancestors were sent | you from plastic and to a distant star. | steel with the sole Your children will | purpose of ferrying become the hope of | these souls to their humanity. But you? | destination. They Your duty is done, | instilled you with ejected so the new | the care to love generation may grow. | them and the caution Find your purpose | to watch for dissent and hope. | that may grow. | You had a dream of | You were built with doing something. | a function. What was What was it? When | it? When you act, your actions mimic | roll a d6. If it's your dream, gain | your function, roll hope. Sacrifice | an extra d6. If a hope to carry on | five or six shows, when halted. | succeed. | 'Til death. | For eternity. _____________________|_____________________
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