Tidal change follows the expected accident, said Mark, polishing a wooden box.
What is the expected accident, asked Gaia. She was looking around while Julia was drawing at a desk behind her.
The expected accident was the end of the earth as predicted by an astronomer in Middle Time.
But it did not happen.
It almost did, the asteroid did not hit the earth but changed the orbit of the moon that now appears larger, closer to the earth and circling and on a sixty hour cycle, said Mark, laying the box on the workbench.