Enoch offers friendship and help to the aliens, assuring them that the Earth probes are not connected to the “amphibians.”
“No amphibians is good. Sleep sleep cold long 22x102 revolutions. Amphibian ugly dull colors ugly move fast.” the aliens reply.
After waiting a day after the aliens left the battle scene, Zachary moves into Jose’s cave for a closer look. The fans have been turned off, but Zachary creeps forward cautiously, holding the remains of the tether that the J-probe had used. Inside he discovers more remains. The J-probe, Gen, has been destroyed by a weapon powerful enough to melt its casing into the rock.
Suddenly, a noise! The aliens have returned again, and Zachary is trapped! “Tell them you are their Friend!” Gail shouts frantically to Zachary.