“Do you dream, Commander? When you look up at the night sky, and you see the brilliance of the infinite shining back at you? Do you feel the same awe, I wonder, as our first ancestors did; before cities, before towers, before Ghosts and Light and Dark?
Do you feel the same awe as I do?
You call us pessimists. Cowards, even. But I am full of hope. Full of belief. Full of compassion.
And full of certainty as well.
It is not for myself that I would leave the Heliopause behind, for I know that I will never live to see my goal. I do it for the sake of those to come; those who may one day take up our mantle - not as Guardians, not as soldiers - but as humans.
Every one of those stars is as full of promise as we are. Every one, full of potential. Every one, a reminder of the Light that shines in all of us.
I dream of a world without borders. I dream of a world free of darkness, free of decay and despair. I dream that when the stars twinkle, the Fleet twinkles back.
Infinity calls to us, Commander - to all of us. And it is calling us home.”
- Arach Jalaal