1. Chapter 1 *Damon*
I was sleeping peacefully as our ship floated through space. My bunk suddenly folded into the wall, I awoke mid fall landing on my splayed fingers and the balls of my feet. I sighed.
"GOOD-MORNING-WINTERS-DAMON" an animated voice greeted me.
I grumbled at it, "Yeah, yeah, whatever."
Years ago our government found reasonable evidence of life on another planet, or at least another planet suitable for life. I was forced onto this hell-bound ship as many before me had been, to go out looking without a hope of return. The draft took every able bodied man from 16-35. I was taken the day before my sixteenth birthday, the same day that this God-forsaken ship launched. But we were desperate, World War III's atomic bombs destroyed most of earth, it was the last war, now the earth was dying, and it was our fault.
We have been searching for a solution for years my father and his father before him were both drafted and from the day they were taken they were never seen again, both died among the stars. My grandfather had been willing to go, my father fought for his right to live but they dragged him away in chains. My story isn't very dramatic at all, I just cried.