A fan fic (featuring the reamains of Julians airship)
The heat woke me up. Everything was red... maybe sorta orangish? Fire! The escape pod was on fire! I was so startled I nearly rolled off my bunk! The fire extinguisher was on the other side of the pod. I was in big trouble. Clump... clump... clump... BANG! The power conduit exploded! The extinguisher went flying at me! I ducked. CLANG! I looked behind me. The extinguisher left a golf ball sized dent and was squirting white stuff everywhere. I quickly grabbed the fire extinguisher and put out the fire. I jumped out of bed and looked at the damage. About an hour later I had a fully assessed the damage. Oxygen was critical, all connections to the main thrusters were severed, and the entire cargo bay was missing. Oh and the AI core was completely destroyed. Critical damage. There was only one planet in reasonable distance. Planet 4546B. The only problem is I have been picking up distress signals from 4546B the entire time Iv been out here. But its been a... month... maybe since I last received a distress call. Somebody calling themselves Julian was in contact with me for most of my voyage. Around a month ago he contacted me sounding panicked. I could hear water rushing in the transmission. Then an explosion. The transmission ended there. Assuming Julian was dead that meant that if I collided with 4546B (my current heading) I would be all alone down there. I was wiped out and need water and food. But I had no cargo bay. I heard a proximity alert just then! Rushing over to the control console I looked to see what was going on. According to the sensors I was heading towards a "crash zone" on 4546B. A automated collision countdown came on. "T-1 Hour and 30 Minutes till atmospheric contact." I tried every little thing to make the escape pod move. Everything. "T- 21 Minutes until atmospheric contact." I knew I was headed straight for 4546B and all that failed to escape it. They probably died.