100-Word Challenge, Day 160


The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germa...
The Philippsburg nuclear power plant, in Germany. Français : La Centrale nucléaire de Philippsburg, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“What is that exactly?”

Evan scratched his head for a second before saying, “It was a new energy source, even more powerful than the Void System.”

“So what,” Jacob said, “more free energy from Darkside. Big deal.”

“You don’t understand,” Evan said as he stood up and paced the length of his bed. “The kind of output we were looking at was staggering. It was an enormous leap forward.” He looked about the room for some frame of reference, but couldn’t find anything adequate. “Think of it in terms of going straight from discovering fire to discovering nuclear fission without all of the messy halfway steps in between.”

 

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