“I encourage her in…all…her endeavors.”
They stood in a semi-circle, staring at the device on the ground.
“I admit,” he said, “it is a bit much.”
A woman opened her mouth to respond, but could only manage to wave her hand mutely.
“I mean,” another said.
The scientists all folded their arms and shifted their feet and sighed and huffed at the device.
A little girl walked into the room. They all turned.