A Decision That Could Never Be Undone

He stood in front of the control panel, his head bowed, and fists clenched. He did nothing for a while except look at the controls. Then he sat in one swoop into the chair, pulled the straps over his shoulders and buckled them at his chest. One flick of a switch and the engines came alive. It was a decision that could never be undone.

A starship’s testimony

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