“Daddy! You’ve gotta see-”
“Not now, Champ, the readings on this are phenomenal!” Gordon plugged his handcomp into the stationary core probe. The final stage of the terraforming process was beginning.
“But Daddy, there’s-”
“Just look at these numbers, Champ! At this rate, the world will be ready for colonization in under ten years! That’s a 54% increase over Gamma 2 – 268% increase over Titan!” He began entering the updated codes on the handcomp, his gloves making it tedious. “In as little as a year we won’t need thermal insulation.”
“But Dad, I really think-”
“Not now, Son. The amount of water vapor being poured into the atmosphere right now is astounding! I can practically see it happening!”
“Dad! Look!” Junior grabbed his father’s face and jerked it toward the horizon, “You can! Just open your eyes!”
Gordon held his son’s hand and watched the sunrise of a new world, tears freezing on his face.