PILOT'S LOG, STARDATE 2984.21.3.
So here it is.
It's sort of sobering to know that you're never going to make it home. Even if we knew where we were, which we don't...even if we could make it home, which we won't...even if we could survive re-entry, which is doubtful...we have to face the possibility that there would be no-one there to greet us. If we were the last ones out, we should have put the chairs on the proverbial tables, but we didn't and maybe it doesn't matter anyway, if the whole thing's going to burn down.
We still get packets from the satellites, intermittently .
From this distance, all of the fires just make it look like a star.
I don't know if these messages are still getting back home, don't know if there's anyone there to retrieve them but, if anybody's hearing this, I need you to do me a favour. I need you to get this to someone. A long time ago, someone told me that people used to call it "Dear John" letters when they sent a letter to break up with someone. I already broke up with someone. This is...call it a letter sent after breaking up but before working out how to be done with someone. A dear Amanda letter.
Alright. Here it goes.
Hey, Amanda. Hey, baby. I miss you, okay? Every night I pick a star and I say good night to it and I work out how long it would take for the light to get to you. Is that stupid? I don't know if it's stupid or not. I know that it's something. I knot that it stops it hurting quite so much.
I'm sorry I left you, Amanda. I'm sorry I didn't make you come with me. I'm sorry that I'm probably never going to touch you again, just...I dream about walking up behind you in the kitchen and touching the back of your arm while you're cooking. I know what we're doing out here. I do.
I just don't know why I came here without you.
That's it, really. That's all I've got. I dream about her, and I wish I could figure out a way to tell her that I'm sorry and that I wish I was coming home. Idly, I try to come up with a way to move stars into a message for her.
We're trying to live as normal a life as we can up here, but it's getting hard. We try not to keep an exact count of how long we've got left because, honestly, that feels pretty pointless. One day, one by one, we'll just stop waking up and then that'll be that.
If there's anybody out there, anybody listening to this, please, try and get this to Amanda. Do it for me. Call it a hero's dying wish.
Hero. Fucking hell. We were supposed to save the world. All we got was front row seats to watch the fucking thing burn and know that everything we ever loved was going to end up ash and we'd been floating up here forever, entombed in existence deep cold.
Shit. Fuck it.
I hope that this works out.