The explorer group is small; only five of us this time. But there's no fear -- only excitement, the thrill of discovering something new. We communicate with hand signals, unable to speak due to the equipment we must carry in order to breathe in this foreign environment, and our eyes glint and shimmer in delight behind the masks we wear.
"Ok?" The hand signal asks.
"Ok," we all lift our hands, thumbs meeting forefingers in the universal sign. I wonder if the creatures we're about to encounter also understand it.