Darkness and silence.
It was a step beyond mere darkness – there was no possibility of light anywhere. Indeed, there was no possibility of "anywhere" as you or I would know it.
Between universes, light and darkness, sound and silence, even time and space had no meaning. To be sure, there was distance of a sort – the math allowed for it. And things moved through it this distance, so there was something akin to the passing of time.
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