“For a while after the Mushrooms went off, you couldn’t see anything at nighttime. It was just darkness, unbelievable, all encompassing darkness. But after a few decades passed and the clouds parted, it was like the stars came alive.
You would have loved it. Super sciencey and stuff.
I guess that’s kind of what everything was like with the War; you had to endure the nightmares, but when you woke up, your dreams had become reality.”