Ileyna brought her fist up to her mouth and coughed, coming out of her spacing out from earlier. The teenager stepped up to the console once again, looking down at it with a flat expression on her face.
"Copouts, huh? Well, I'm pretty old hat at that too."
Suddenly, she blazed with blue light. Her wings extended from her back, the halo formed above her beret and hollow notes of sound drifted through the air. For her, the parameters had been narrowed down, and she now had options open to her.
Her right hand lifted up to the gemstone around her neck, which flared with a symbol within, and pressed two fingers against it. She closed her eyes, and her left hand began to move. Instinctively, she touched a glyph, one after another, in a single, precise order as knowledge resonated between two crystals--one abreast, and one within--and filled her mind.
Each glyph began to shine brightly as she pressed them. As she touched the last one, her hand moved to the center of the console, and she pushed her full palm against it.