Coming out of hyper-space, the kaleidoscope of exploding color, the rush of adrenalin and the warm surge of satisfaction from a mission accomplished never got old. Besides, home was home and there were loved ones to see, to hold, to hug, to kiss, to love. Long-range missions were hard on everyone, but what had to be done, had to be done.

After-Action-Report: (Red Leader)

Arc’teryxian vessel destroyed. Two pods jettisoned on-world. Three life forms—one unidentifiable. Suggest immediate full investigation.

“Welcome home Red Leader. You have been missed. Now go home and tell your wife how much you love her because you leave in the morning.”

“Yes sir.”

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