It's the morning of your first lift-off, perhaps it's too early to call it morning, it's still pretty dark out. As is traditional, you've been camped out under the stars right next to the launch tower. But as you wakeup, you see something you've never seen before. The ancient Nomai space station in orbit of Giant's Deep lit up bright blue and then it exploded. Nobody was ever able to get inside it when it was intact, maybe now you can get into one of the pieces. If only you didn't need to get the codes from Hornfels at the observatory before you could lift off.
"Thank you dude!"
Slate just huffs fondly.
Things are exactly as they were in Heli's 'nightmare' Mica is standing near their model ship by the path to the observatory.
"Hey, Mica. Having fun?"
Their response to Gabe's identical question is also identical.
“Hey, it's you! Slate said you're blasting off in your ship today. I'm really excited to see the launch! Aren't you gonna go into space? Aren't you? You better not have changed your mind!”
"You don't sound very sure."
"I am sure." Heli says, sounding even more unsure.
"Leave him be, he is just getting last minute cold feet. We will be up in the sky in no time."
“You better be! It's been forever since anyone launched into space. I really, really, want to see it. Really badly. Would practicing with my model ship help with his cold feet?"
He is about to say no, but obviously he is getting a dream influencing his waking life too much. Then with more certainty injected in his voice he says. "Yes."
"I hope it really helps. Try to land on one of the geyser pools."
He does exactly that without any flourishes but very on the mark not that he is trying to avoid anything related to the dream.
"Nice job, I guess that's why Slate lets you fly the real thing, huh?”
"The important thing is practice and taking it seriously..."
...he trails off by the end of that sentence.
"Are you sure you're alright?"
"He is, Mica. Heli is just like that sometimes." Gabe says, though he does think it's a little odd.
"Ok, good luck up in space!"
"Thanks short one!"
They proceed on their way, and once they are out of earshot.
"Hey, are you alright?"
"Nothing is wrong! It was just a silly but intense nightmare." And he is getting a sense of Deja Vu because of it. He doesn't look up to check on the size of the sun.
Porphy is making sap wine in the same place as in Heli's 'nightmare'