Ben reached out to Kytana with both his hand and his mind. "We will deal with the remnants of Higgs and with the shadows as and when they appear, my friend," he said as he took a firm grasp of her hand, and waited for her to impart some of her new-found hope to him. Not that he himself had lost hope (when it came to Station matters, at least. Back home was a different matter altogether) but it was hard to avoid the general feeling of the population when things were getting increasingly more weird as time went on. Any chance to help set things back to normal was a chance to jump at, he felt.