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Waking up, Nate was confused. He wasn’t entirely sure what was going on. There were holograms that helped explain what was going on and he followed whatever it was saying, not realizing just how odd things were. It wasn’t until the hologram was explaining what their new life was going to be like that he realized just how bad things were.
No one else was awake.
He wasn’t sure of what to do and at first just found himself in a heap on the ground, as he slowly began to realize what the rest of his life was going to be like. Nate was going to live the rest of his life alone. He was going to die on that ship.
His breath was shaky, it took a while before he steadied it and tried to figure something out. He tried to send a message out, seeking help.
But, that didn’t work.
He found a manuel and tried his best to fix his hibernation pod, but that didn’t work either.
He really was going to die alone on this ship. The only company he had was the android bartender (someone he couldn’t avoid despite how he struggled with alcohol on Earth).
In a drunken state, he wandered through the room where he should have still been in hibernation. It didn’t take long before he started having a conversation with them. Eventually, he found the passenger logs and was a little more picky about the people he had conversations with, but there was one person that he was drawn to the most, Ava Jung.
Her warm personality made him feel like he wasn’t alone. It made him feel like he could actual survive on this ship and not end everything. But, he slowly began to wish that she was actually there with him, that she wasn’t just a video log. For a long time, he toyed with the idea of waking her. Nate spent more and more time at the bar, trying to have the bartender talk him out of it (or really talk himself out of it), but he couldn’t. He was lonely. He wanted to spend time with someone else.
So, he grabbed some tools and went to wake her up.
As soon as she started waking up, he ran, not wanting to be there, immediately regretting what he just did. He had condemned someone else to death for his own selfish reasons. Ava was now going to die on the ship long before they reached what was supposed to be their new home.
With a shot of whiskey, he made his way outside to see if she had come out yet. She had and she was even more beautiful now. ”Hi,” his voice was quiet as he looked at her, still trying to come to grips with what he had just done, with how he had just ruined her life.
After a messy divorce, Ava had been tempted by the idea of jetting off to a new planet and the idea that her ex would be long gone by the time she woke up again. Leaving behind her sister, brother-in-law, and nieces and nephew was far harder, but she’d been swayed by the idea that she was needed as a specialised doctor in order to help the population grow when they landed. She’d nearly fought for the family to join her, so she could have them, too, but she wasn’t selfish enough to convince her sister and family to leave their happy lives to join her on her quest. She knew it was a drastic way to be rid of an ex, but her heart had been broken and she wanted as far from him as she could get.
When she woke up, she expected to see everyone else waking up around her, too, but when she didn’t, she wasn’t too alarmed. Perhaps, because she was a doctor, they woke her up just a little before everyone else so she could help people if they felt dizzy or sick. It made sense, so she followed the holograms and made it to her room, she had a beautiful view of the stars around them. She found clothing and got dressed, and then sat down from the nausea of waking up from her hibernation. It took a minute or two before she found her way to where she supposed she was meeting with her group.
But there was no one there.
There was no one awake but the holograms.
Her heart thumped in her chest erratically and she hoped she was wrong, and went to explore, maybe she just hadn’t found the people yet. And then she found him. He looked like he’d been awake awhile, judging by the state of his facial hair and the alcohol smell that permeated the air around him.
”Hi,” she greeted, ”Do you know where everyone else that’s awake is? I can’t find them.” Her brows furrowed and she crossed her arms over her chest, didn’t allow herself to think about the idea of no one else being awake or what that would mean.
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