The ship's alarm blared, an asteroid had struck the power core; pretty soon, the whole ship would explode. I quickly turned off auto pilot, and flew the ship to the planet below, a desert planet my team had been studying for years. It was rumored that life existed on this desolate rock, but none were confirmed true. But it wouldn't be too outrageous, as life on Earth can exist in even the most extreme conditions.
I suddnely heard apanicked voice over the intercom, "Captain, what's going on? The alarm is going off, and everything is shutting down!" It was Xavier, as they preferred to be called. They're the ship's mechanic.
"Everything is going to be fine." I said. I tried not to show it, but internally, I was freaking out. But I had to keep a level head, for my crew's sake. "I'm going to take her down for an emergency landing. Take what you can, leave everything else."
I struggled to calm down my crew, but I eventually managed to get them all to stop running in circles. Keeping an eye on the ship's vital signs, I lowered her quickly to the planet's surface. Just barely able to touch down before an electronic voice said, Power core failiure, self destruct in T-minus five minutes. I quickly lept from my seat and grabbed the bag I had stored in cese of emergencies, as well as a photograph of me and my family.
I tried to find my crew, but they were no where on board. Assuming that they were already outside, I left the ship, just barely reaching the minimus safe distance before my ship, The Trailblazer, burst into flames. My heart ached as I watched my home for these past five years explode.
Suddenly, I realized that my was nowhere to be found. Then, I saw the unmistakable trail of an escape pod fall onto the side of a mountain. I mentally facepalmed, Why didn't I just take the escape pod? I sighed at my own stupidity before starting the long trek towards the mountains. I just hope they're okay...