Return, by J Barrett

So here we stand, in the center of the massive Companion Hall, amid Companions and Keepers from across the galaxy. I could see each ledge above occupied by a Companion, (in their true size), and their Keeper, many of which I personally knew. Each Companion had answered the call; some unknown desire that had risen from their inner depths urging them to return to their home world. Never in Companion history had a call gone out like this – summoning all the Companions in the Galaxy.