I realized, as our group linked back to D'ni, that we should not restore the city as we had planned. The once magnificent buildings lay in ruin, a testament to the hatred that had consumed them. Too many people had fallen victim to that Age, and the prejudice and greed from which it sprang. Gazing out across the cavern, I decided to write another Age, one that would help the D'ni survivors begin again, free from the tragedies of their past. So with my wife, Catherine, I put aside that past, to write a future. More than a year has gone by since I finished writing Releeshahn, I have a new daughter, who I hope will someday link to the Age with me. And as I imagine Yeesha, meeting the D'ni, those brave men and women who are building a new life for themselves, I realize I am making another chance as well. A chance to learn from my mistakes, and leave the past behind me, once and for all.