Peter Quill, also known as Starlord, travels the galaxy with his sentient starship, Ship, investigating planets that could potentially host life. When they find a likely candidate, they see with remote sensors, signs of an abandoned civilization. Opting for a more direct investigation, Starlord flies down to the planet to find that it is alive. He fights off what he sees as hostile attacks and barely makes it back to Ship. When he gives his impression to Ship, she argues that Peter could be wrong. The scene is replayed from the planet's perspective, and the story is given a heart wrenching twist.