Return voyage (Short Science Fiction)

“Bye dad”, the daughter’s naive smile disappeared on the screen.

I smiled and continued to operate the ship.

The impact assessment of science expedition ship M19 is completed.

Warp propulsion failed. Pulse thruster started.

The Stargate beacon is locked successfully. Automatic flight starts. The distance is 37 light-years and the flight time is…

Sleep bin is ready.

I pressed the signal sending button, closed my eyes and said silently that I love you too.

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