. She accepted his gentle direction but Kerr was staring at him in confusion, the familiar feeling of a misty mind frustrating her. She recognized this person... vaguely... There was a reason she wasn't afraid of him. Johnnathan Wright. Waiting for Cygni. She had manifested, interacted with people in another part of this universe. Interacted with Johnnathan Wright.
. The surprise of it loosened her physical hold on herself and her appearence slipped. Not much, just enough to make her look more like the person she'd appeared to be when she first met him. It was hardly a change, a mere balancing between her original manifestation and her current one. It was enough for him to recognize.
. "Katherine?" Now he was surprised and her mind became organized once again, the problem of destruction and war momentarily forgotten.<P>*********************************************<P>. Cygni was all business. "Your physical manifestations will be temporarily reliant on my nonphysical resources but the shape they take is completely reliant on your mentality. The mind is the crosspoint between physical and nonphysical; a barrier neither side can invade. You, though you have little to no nonphysical abilities, can fully exercise control over that I give you using your mind, do you understand?"
. Affirmative. They were good listeners, fast students.
. "I'll remanifest you in the ship that Kerr is currently on. Approaching her in any threatening manner is likely to cause her to defend herself. She should be able to detect the nonphysical source that keeps you from scattering. Another thing, keep your expectations focused. Without any practice at physical manifestations, too strong a mental expectation could manifest itself unintentionally. Your minds with the ability to control matter so liberally could possibly create material fantasies, by no means real, but still physically present. Fears tend to have this effect more than any other mental state."
. They were ready, even eager to get on with this. Then they were gone, out of her control but relying on her resources. As long as she herself stayed nonphysical supporting their life forms would be simple.
. The third, still there. Salya. A less than easy task. Her mentality was damaged, perhaps temporarily but it was best to place her somewhere safe. The ship that Radigen and Halleck came from. Cygni now trusted those two. Those under their command would surely provide care for this being. She remanifested Salya on their ship in the same way she placed Radigen and Halleck on the one Kerr occupied. It wouldn't take long for her to be discovered and provided for. She was still unconscious but even so her mentality provided for her body to be formed to her expected specifications. When this was all over and time abounded Cygni would establish a permanent tie between their mentalities and their physical bodies but now there was no chance, she could support them until then.
. She turned her focus to Radigen and Halleck, now not far from Kerr and the other being with her.