Thursday, March 20, 2014
January 30, later
I know we went into the wormhole, making the portal jump. Betra commed a message to his group, asking us all to remain in our quarters until we emerged on the other side, and to be ready to evacuate if necessary. In other words, the stuff we’ve been told for the past couple of days, ad nauseum.
So I was hanging around, sitting on the sofa-like lounger in my quarters, ready to go just in case, and feeling sad and bored. I thought of my dads, Dusa, Esak, and Weln. Being angst-y Shalia, in other words. Nothing new there.
Of the portal jump, I can’t say I even noticed us making it. It was just another day in space, except I had the vid up with the report that the captain had so kindly decided to send us newbie space travelers. Essentially, it gave a countdown of when the transport would emerge on the other side of the wormhole.
All was peaceful and fine until that counter hit zero, indicating we’d emerged in normal space again. The vid went blank at that point. Moments later the claxons went off and an order went out.
“Proceed immediately to your evacuation shuttles. This is not a drill. Proceed immediately to your evacuation shuttles. I repeat, this is not a drill.”
I got up and made my move towards the door when the floor beneath my feet bucked hard. I lost my balance and saw the table near my couch rushing up towards my face. Then all went black.
I woke up on my bed, strangely enough. Did someone put me there? Did I crawl to it in a semi-conscious state? I have no idea how long I was out, but I have a hell of a goose egg on my forehead. My door letting me out of my rooms won’t open either. I spent several minutes banging on it, screaming for help. The lights in here are half dimmed, and nothing is bringing them up brighter. My room com isn’t working, and I seemed to have smashed the portable one I was wearing when I fell.
I can only assume that when I don’t show up for the shuttle, Betra will send someone after me. I have no idea what the fuck is going on. All I can do is sit tight and hope everything will be okay.