That’s it then…

“That’s it then.”

“Any chance of slowing down.”

“Not a hope sir. I think that’s it.”

“We… we’ll crash into this unknown old rock then.”

“I suppose so.”

“Communications,  let the crew know.”

In the background a siren and a recorded message, “brace for impact” repeats.

“Turn that noise off on the bridge.”

“Check auxiliary power again , anything?

“No sir, not a spark.”

“Okay.  That’s it then.”

“What a way to go.”

“Well at least it will be quick.”

“I just hope that it won’t hurt.  I don’t want it to hurt.”

“For goodness sake man, pull yourself together. You will be crying next.”

“Sorry sir. Just feeling a bit… you know.”

“No I don’t know, and what’s more I don’t want to hear it.”

“I feel sorry for the crew in the explorer, just the two of them and no way back.”

“Well there are two of them and they will get lots of time to think about survival.”

“I hope that they do. “

“Oh Adam and that girl who likes snakes, what’s her name. Oh, I don’t know but that rock looks liveable. They could do well.”

“Ok 20 seconds to impact.”

“Sir there was something I always wanted to say to you. Since we have flown together. I always wanted to say…”

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