The boy sat on the edge of his bed, curtains drawn back to let the cool night in. Before him the Milky-Way arced across the inky sky filling his view with infinite possibilities. He would try and pick out the star clusters he’d seen in Nav class, the ones with habitable systems, but more often than not his eyes would land on a forbidden zone, a system of the barbarians. He’d find himself staring intently at the regions he knew sat at the extremities of the spiral arm far beyond the reach of the Unified Worlds Alliance.
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