Getting away from it all takes on a new meaning when you can move hundreds of light-years in a day. When ‘civilization’ is so far away you forget there are people back home.
Day 1 on my self-imposed expedition to the Heart and Soul Nebulas. Many light years crossed, many more to go.
As I started shutting down systems for the night I listened to the hum of the ship dwindle to barely a whisper. Systems slowed, the electrical hum of the shield system diminished while the air cyclers carried on in their solemn duty.
It was here, on this lifeless rocky planet so far from home that I settled in for a few hours of sleep.