A glowing cube sat in the middle of a large grey room, as its light undulated it let out a humming noise. It sat on top of a pedestal surrounded by monitors, computer consoles and people either looking at their respictive monitors or at the cube itself. One such person was asleep at their station while the others moved frenetically around the room. He looked strange enough lying almost motionless (aside from his chest rising and falling as he breathed) but he also looked like he was melting as well. A blonde woman walked over and tried to shake him gently, but her hand sunk into his pliable body. "Walt, the Director will be coming in any moment now for his update", she spoke softly. "Just a minute, honey" Walt mumbled.
"Perhaps the two of you should pace yourselves. I don't expect that Mother Cube is going anywere" said a bald, eyepatched man who had just entered the room. He was carrying a couple of steaming cups.
"Any explanation for the surge of energy yet, Ace?