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The mechanic swiveled its middle eyes over the ship. "What is that thing at the front for?"
"It is just there to be pretty," the human said.
"Why, if no purpose?"
The human shrugged. "On Earth, we call it an 'ornament'."
"Earth? That's that planet with the huge, beautiful moon?"

@DialMforMara
Well, yes. But long before any purpose was discovered, it was just there, being pretty.

@anathem
I'm afraid not. I just wanted to write a story about a hood ornament on a space ship.

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