Hatsu Takahashi had been an amateur astronomer since her father bought her a simple telescope for her eleventh birthday. Since that day, she had been captivated by the beauty and vast expanse of the universe that was her home. Planning observations and working to capture images to increase her knowledge of the stars and constellations had become a driving passion. Every week she would go to the parks around Fuji, away from the light and noise of her city and explore the heavens.
With bicycle laid on the ground, backpack open and kit everywhere, she worked to set up the tripod supporting a far more advanced telescope than that of her childhood. There was urgency in her actions and concern on her face.
Tonight the sky had become alarming and dangerous. Tonight, life would change forever.