A Cold Love

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The main engine was in flames. How this happened, who knows. All I know is I’m speeding towards a dead planet with no control over where the fuck I’m going.

“Enigma, how much time do I have?”

“Collision with ground will take place in 43 seconds unless course is averted.” Enigma said calmly. Sometimes even the smartest of computers doesn’t have a brain.

Rushing up to the main deck, I grabbed the throttle, and pulled up as hard as I could.

A useless attempt to save the 6 men aboard this ship.

“Collision with ground will take place in 25 seconds” Enigma alerted.

Enigma, lock captains deck. Now!

“Lock attempt fa-” Enigma was cut off, and went silent.

“Enigma?” I screamed.

The ground was insight.

“Enigma, answer me! I command you!”

My life would end alone. Not even a mere supercomputer by my side…

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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    I think I misunderstood the previous entry and thought he was descending the ladder to the Earth’s surface, but this is far more dramatic…

    The thing is. You’ve lost some of the philosophy and ideas of the first few installments, and picked up pace, action and tension, so I’m not complaining it would just be nice if you could strike a balance…

    Still, very cinematic, and with a bigger cliffhanger than any yet – MH :)

  2. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    I think I misunderstood the previous entry and thought he was descending the ladder to the Earth’s surface, but this is far more dramatic…

    The thing is. You’ve lost some of the philosophy and ideas of the first few installments, and picked up pace, action and tension, so I’m not complaining it would just be nice if you could strike a balance…

    Still, very cinematic, and with a bigger cliffhanger than any yet – MH :)

  3. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    I think I misunderstood the previous entry and thought he was descending the ladder to the Earth’s surface, but this is far more dramatic…

    The thing is. You’ve lost some of the philosophy and ideas of the first few installments, and picked up pace, action and tension, so I’m not complaining it would just be nice if you could strike a balance…

    Still, very cinematic, and with a bigger cliffhanger than any yet – MH :)

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