Monday, February 07, 2011
The Space Rift (Part Three)
Guest Poster: Data
I am walking towards the shuttlecraft, on what may well be a one way mission for me. A huge space rift has opened up, which may engulf the entire universe. Theoretically, the only way of closing it is to go the other side and to release an aortic energy field which will close it. The problem is that is the other side is incapable of sustaining life, it may shut off my positronic brain, or the rift may snap shut, leaving me trapped on the other side.
I climb into the craft, but hear screams behind me.
"Data, I love you." says, Jennifer Baxter, my girlfriend, "I won't be able to live without you."
"Jenny" I reply calmly, "Take it easy. I shall return before you know it. Tonight we shall cuddle on the sofa and watch the Underworld movie marathon together. I know it is your favourite."
With that, I seal the door shut, and I observe two security men leading a wailing Jennifer away.
In a few moments, the shuttlecraft is off towards the space rift.
"Computer." I ask, "How are systems?"
"All systems functioning within normal parameters."
Shortly, I approach the expanding rift.
Suddenly, there is a rush of speed, and the Galileo shuttlecraft is pulled into the rift at an alarming speed. Circuits in the shuttle start exploding. Fortunately whenever this happens on an Away Mission, they are never relevent panels.
I am knocked on the floor. When I rise, there is all blackness surrounding the craft, as if it is covered in coal dust. The stars have gone, except for a small amount in the distance. It is my only way out.
The aortic energy field needs to be activated immediately before it is too late.
To be continued....