A Crashing Entrance
The Kuiper Belt – Jan 6-7, 1422 A.D. (local time)
A small vessel floated between the debris tumbling through the Kuiper Belt. It’s sole occupant was meticulously turning a dial on a console with spindly fingers. A sound like a tenor bell being struck at a plodding tempo swelled through the cabin. The pilot removed his fingers from the dial and pressed one of a myriad of blinking buttons.
“This is Ray,” he said.
“Seraph Raphael, state your position, ” said a disembodied voice.