The ship’s computer lit up with flashing lights as a capitalized word in red encompassed the screen, and rock formations appeared. A tall woman with long blonde hair stood in shock as the crisis began. Frantically, she pushed the buttons around her, next to a black panel, attempting to avoid the oncoming attack.
With a final attempt, her blue-eyed gaze focused on the man glancing straight ahead. Thea’s heart started to race, and the panic increased as her feeble efforts proved useless.
“Captain, something’s off here. Mind taking a look?”
Her voice wavered, then trailed off as she nervously waited for a response. The captain averted his gaze and their eyes connected for a brief moment before she turned away. He approached the first mate, attempting to contain a smile. Captain Helios knew what reactions to expect and enjoyed the way he made her squirm.
“Right you are, Thea. ” His coy, yet playful nature echoed beneath his British accent as he confirmed her response. “You aren’t scared, are you? What’s life without a little adventure?”
He wrapped his graying shoulder length hair in a ponytail then approached the control panels. Captain Helios entered a code, and the cryptic warning message disappeared. The image of clustered asteroids followed suit, and the screen went black.
“Now what would have happened if I weren’t here?” He casually slapped her on the back. “Good thing your knight in shining armor is here to rescue you.” Placing his hands on his hips, Captain Helios puffed out his chest and proudly looked to the ceiling.
Thea rolled her eyes. “You only wish I needed a knight.” Her sarcasm deliciously fell from the words as they escaped her tongue.
Captain Helios laughed and raised an eyebrow. “Maybe I do.” He shrugged with a grin, then walked out of the room. She considered their history of bantering as she watched him leave. Convinced that it was pure enjoyment on the Captain’s part, she returned to her duties without a second thought.
The simulator whirred behind her, and she closed her eyes. “Another fail…”
Carefully examining her notes, Thea attempted to find her mistake that led to the defeat in her mission. She secretly thanked the gods that it was only practice but pleaded for help in future success.
As with all adventures, you must choose your path to continue the story.
Proceed below to make a choice, then look to the future for the colored post-it that titles your journey.
Good luck, my little earthlings. (;
Will Thea try again, without the captain, on her own?
(Search for the green post-it.)
Will the ship obtain a new visitor when a comet passes by?
(Search for the blue post-it.)
Don’t care? Want a surprise?
(Search for the purple post-it.)
Stay tuned to see what happens.