Haltia loves to float through the music of his world, and rush through the colored rocks of its surface. It is only when the Elders discover the dangers of the Third Planet that he must give up his idle pursuits to investigate and determine if its destruction is necessary. Taking human form lets him wander freely amongst them, but also leaves him vulnerable to the violence that saturates the planet. When he is apparently lost, Mather follows to complete the mission, and, if possible, find the lost explorer. Instead he finds an impossible love.
The Elders are standing by with their fingers on the button, awaiting the return of their explorers. The future of Earth hangs in the balance while Mather tries to figure out a woman's heart, and Haltia tries to figure out humanity's.
This report prepared by D Judson Hindes