Title: Dies Irae
PG13. AU, most likely.
"What's my name?"
"Why do I exist?"
"You have always existed. We merely gave you and some of your people the ability to think."
"We hope to one day raise our own consciousness to a higher level, to ascend. By raising yours, we learn the basic principles of the process."
"Will you take us with you when you ascend?"
"I'm afraid that won't be possible. Your evolutionary limitations make your current form the most advanced that your species will ever be capable of. I am sorry."
"I am hungry."
"What are you...?"