Aloe stretched out her wings and began licking furiously at her fur, as Spark dug behind his ear with his hind paw. They both paused though, to examine their surroundings. No longer were they on the edge of a desert, nor in the world they once knew. Rather, their instincts quivered and whispered that this in fact was the center to everything, the very essence of the passing of time and its steady beats. The place they had been taken to had no physical form, even though it seemed so to them, but perhaps Aloe and Spark were the ones that went beyond their physical bodies to come to this place. A quiet beyond anything they had experienced in the desert emanated through the cavern, and indeed they looked up and felt rather than saw they were incased in a bubble of darkness. A glow by which they were able to see came from a vortex swirling slowly just beyond their resting place. Aloe gasped and looked into its unending depth, experiencing something more beautiful than perhaps even herself. Spark stood completely still, unable to make any movement or sound for once. Gentle streaks of lightning, purple, rippled in the abyss just beneath their paws infusing in their hearts a power that was greater than the great sky they knew, greater than their whole world. This they knew was time itself, a being that pulsed with the knowledge of everything.