Here is our new engine.
DO NOT TOUCH THE NEW ENGINE!
Believe it or not, that little ball of blue light called a ‘seed’ is alive and it is powering the entire ship. Don’t ask me how it works or how we got hold of one. All I can say is that they are astronomically expensive (we could sell the Mardi six million billion times and still not be able to afford one), incredibly rare (though mined throughout the Unimerse… scientists estimate there are approximately 679 seeds in circulation), and undoubtedly irreplaceable (it took a LOT to get hold of this, and I had the Unimerse Machine at the time…)
Okay, let me show you what it can do.
[pulls an ON/OFF lever on the wall]
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Just don’t look at it too long or it gives you a really sore head.
And NEVER look at it without goggles on.
I don’t know why. It probably makes you go blind, maybe worse.
Essentially what I’m saying here is that as long as
A. We don’t tell anyone that we’ve got one of these
B. Nobody messes around with it
Then C. We’re sorted for as long as we need for high-speed, long-distance space-flight.
I’m led to believe that an adult seed in use is capable of living nearly one hundred thousand years and this particular one was only recently mined, so unless anyone is planning on cryogenically freezing themselves, then it’s full-speed ahead.