Tannin was lost in thought. How could a simple psychic know that he would have the fates of everyone he ever knew in his hands. And it all hinged on one incredibly important decision. She said the 'critical time' for this decision would come when he was farther from home than he had ever dreamed. And what of this strange woman who would be 'critical' to his success? He could never have imagined all those years ago that he would be standing out here, unimaginably far from everything he ever knew. Even less so, could he imagine what an astronomical understatement the words of the psychic had been. He could, perhaps, be the most important human being in the history of the Earth.