Captain Tim was flying his ship back to Earth.
“Why didn’t I get to see Mars or Jupiter or anything?” asked Izzy.
“Well, those planets are not inhabitable,” said Tim. “We were well beyond your star system when you woke up. It only took a few hours.”
Izzy was quite surprised. “Only a few hours? Wow, your ship moves really fast!”
“Not on its own. We often have to use black holes to get around really fast.”
“We fly through black holes?”
“Only since I got this ship. Before that, we could only slingshot around them, but now we can actually enter them to use as warp points.”
“Really? It still sounds scary to me.”
“It’ll be the fastest way to get you home.”
Izzy felt a bit sick. “How long will it take to get me home without the black holes?”
“About a month.”
“Oh. Do we really have to go?”
“We went through one in order to get you from