Monday Sidetrack: 3

My new ship was ready and so was I. It was the most beautiful thing I had seen in a long time. The metal sides had been forged around a central cavity where I would be safe from all manner of attack. I would be all but guaranteed to complete the mission.

The design of the protective sides were the latest upgrade in technology since the mounting post. They would not blow off half-way through the descent and leave me with the emergency exit hatch as the only option. I would not shoot straight out the front of the ship, soar through layer after layer of my comrades, and just barely escape with my life. This time, I would do more than just survive.