The room filled with questions.
"Can't we just get this over with?" Daniel asked, "One way or another?"
Maya repeated her thoughts from earlier. "Can't I see my Leo again?"
"Does that have to happen?" Tracey was adamant. "We go back as we were or I don't want - "
Harry interrupted: "Tracey, that would mean we'd be going back in time. That's impossible! Time travel's impossible! And even if it was possible, you could only go forwards in time, surely? I don't know..."
The alien shimmered. Bright blues and greens sparked off its surface. The overwhelming feeling was of happiness.