Queen Cassiopeia was meeting with her scientists again today. They had told her about the planet heating up just two days ago. In those two days, she hadn’t slept at all. Her planet was in trouble and she wouldn’t rest until her people were safe.
The surface temperature of Enceladus was heating up. Fast. Dr. Wainwright and Dr. Udom proposed that they find a new planet to reside on. Cassiopeia thought that was ridiculous for obvious reasons. How in the universe could they find a new planet to live on? Or maybe the better question was where in the universe?
Her husband, John, had suggested speaking with Space Enforcement to see if they could help. Cass hadn’t gotten that far yet. Their planet had just lost a lot of their population not even two weeks ago. Now there was another problem. SE wouldn’t be too happy with them. This time it wasn’t their fault; Enceladus just couldn’t have peace.
Cassiopeia was meeting with the scientists in their laboratory downstairs. John was right on her tail, well, the tail of her dress. He was calm and collected while Cass was so worried she couldn’t eat.
“Your Majesties,” Dr. Udom greeted, bowing with Dr. Wainwright. They were standing by one of the many lab tables. There was equipment cluttered all over, along with unorganized papers and dirt. Actual dirt.
“You said we have a year until our planet will become completely uninhabitable. Moving to another planet is just not an option,” the Queen said. “What else do you two propose we do?”
“My Queen, there might be a way to save the planet with our element control,” said Udom.
Cassiopeia put her hand on her hip, waiting.
“We could freeze the planet,” Dr. Wainwright supplied.
“And how long would that give us?” John asked.
Udom cleared his throat. “A few more months, maybe.”
Cass swore under her breath. John put his hand on her shoulder. “That’s not enough,” she bristled.
“How many of us would it take?” John asked the scientists.
“One hundred at least.”
“Any time is better than none. We’ll do it,” said John. “But first we need to tell the citizens.”