He had spent many lifetimes getting to this. Made it through the speed-up successfully with the others, to be born again into the world he had taken part in the creation of. A world many light-years away from Earth, which knew of Earth and could hear in dream the struggle going on there, something they remembered and recognised.
His twin sister had not followed his path in previous existences. But she had been born, nonetheless, alongside him, and the elders knew it was important. They couldn’t know how, but in the same way that every living being on the planet spinning round what the Earthlings in the now times knew as Sirius-B, they had come to understand that everything that is, is good. So it was accepted and welcomed, yet not entirely understood.
They had ideas about it though.
And she had insisted on joining him, not unexpectedly, and something in him would not leave without her, even though it could not be expressed in the little language they had left to share with each other. The elders knew it too, and could not refuse the request, that particular part of the grammar having been done away with eons previously.
So she joined him on his journey, their travels across space and time in the blink of an eye to be born again on the Green Mother for the purposes of joining, nothing less.
It was to be an interesting journey back to go forward.
THE LIAR, by Niramisa Weiss