"He paused. 'You paying attention?'
'Uh, yes, sir! Yes, yes, I am,' I said quickly. I had been staring at the Star.
'I’m kidding, Ty. I thought your eyes might pop out of your head,' He chuckled, 'I had the same look the first time I came here. It’s a special place.' He looked out wistfully...
"And with that, the guards stepped aside and let me pass. The suns were high enough now to cast a large shadow under the gateway, and I was temporarily blinded by darkness before emerging on the other side.
I was not at all prepared for what I saw.
My mule whinnied and side stepped as we...