....."1 minute to countdown", the voice echoed all through the space shuttle 'Nemrod'
"Finally to the up and beyond i am heading" i thought in my head; a flood of recent memories started to playback in FF, the fight with my chief about my diet, the sweet love with my wife, the smile of my baby girl and the hearts of my fellow human race.
For today history will be made, today scribes down the first chapter in a long journey towards making the unknown.. well simply known. "..9,8,7....huh!..oh..6,5,4,3,2...1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25, 0.25 .....LIFT OFFFFFF!!"
"Weeeeeeeeee!"; "I'm going into space , I'm going into space nah nah nanah" ecstatically i cried out, hanging my tongue out to all those who said i couldn't make it.
As we left the the stratosphere followed by the ionosphere, I toke a glimpse out my window seat to my left to look back at the place i call home, dark and gloomy it was with little blue and lots of black; it was dark times for planet earth, the atmosphere was not what it once used to be, now full of holes like an old swiss cheese.
Ddamn these pollutionous wastelands that we humans created, damn these wars we waged, and damn our heads of office that didn't care or heed the warnings until it was too late;
But hope is not all lost, some scientists found that somewhere in space near Black-Hole INX, the antimatter existed; it was able of reversing conditions, manipulating times and folding the space time continuum.
The antimatter, code named 'XYZ' was the humans best chance for survival on earth; And so we made way into space, towards the pitch black dark cold ....cold space; and again in my thoughts i started to wonder back .............. when the theme song for this trip started to play...
"Spaceman, I always wanted you to go, Into Space man (Intergalacticchrist) It's time to terminate, The great white world, Morbid fascinations television, Takes control, Decimation different races fall, Electronic information, Tampers with your soul, The sun and zenith rising, Trying to take us….."
....Grrrr this song gets on my nerve "WTF, TURN THIS TRACK OFF OR CHANGE IT BEFORE I THROW YOU OFF THIS DAMN TUNA CAN THEY CALL A SPACE SHUTTLE"
"Why God.... why me!"
from all the possible candidates i had to get stuck with 'Warlo' -the smart walrus- as my tech lead, don't get me wrong i hold nothing against walruses, true he's IQ is way above mine and for that matter any living creature (does genetic engineering sound familiar) it's just that, this one is kinda freaky, with the weirdest taste in music.....OH MY GOD!
"All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standin' here outside your door, I hate to wake you up to say goodbye, But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn, The taxi's waitin', he's blowin' his horn, Already I'm so lonesome I could die, So kiss me and smile for me, Tell me that you'll wait for me, Hold me like you'll never let me go. 'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane, I don't know when I'll be back again, Oh, babe, I hate to go"
Ahh yes...........much better, now this is smthg i can relax on....
"I'm leaving on a jet plane, da daaa daaah daah", dammit i don't know the words.
As my nerves soothed to the beautiful song, i closed my eyes and started to float away in the emptiness that is my imagination. "Wooossa, Wooossaa!" ...ah the serenity.... i start seeing pictures o f back home, of my baby's face slowly forming in the back of my head
Suddenly.. "Waaawweee .....ALLLAAARMM....ALLAAARRRMM"
The lights started to act crazy and the ship was basked in red glow from all the alarm lights......
"Run diagnostics, Compy run checks, Warlo give me a report with the latest status on things"
Tick tock tick tock, time passed by swiftly while everyone was rushing about trying to find out what is wrong. 2 whole minutes, 2 whole freakin minutes (in space measures, can u believe the time it took) and 5 thousands checkups later, the reason displayed on the screen infront of us and it was horrific, too horrific, very very... horrific, the horror, it was the .........