Stars swirled around her. Spheres of bobbing light the size of her eye mixed with tiny glowing spots barely the size of dustmotes filled the room, their gentle light blurring and softening the edges of all the objects inside it and giving everything a dream-like quality. Maddie reached up and gentle swiped at the display, making the starmap start to rotate lazily. She watched the stars move by her for awhile, almost hypnotized by their slow dance. Then she blinked and laid back on her bed, searching the projection overhead for familiars patterns, ones she knew should be there. Maybe not exactly as she remembered them, but still. All she wanted was a glimpse of something similar.
“Maddie?” There was a knock at her door. “You there?”
She sat up fast. “Yeah! Come in,” she called back as she gave the metallic sphere next to the bed a whack to deactivate the display.
The sphere popped up out of the charge station it ha