The crowd starts murmuring things about the rock, like “nice, cool, wow.” Shadow stays silent but looks at it intently. Just then, Poppy comes out of a nearby door and shouts “Pizza’s here!”
Later, everyone is in another room eating pizza. Downlow and Doc sit at a table next to each other.
Downlow says, “When are you gonna present this?”
Doc replies, “I don’t know. But I need to be prepared!”
Downlow looks amazed and says, “Woah.”
Doc then says, “The scientific community won’t let me join them just yet. They won’t listen until I get “credentials” like a diploma or something. But who needs them. I can do it myself!”