Shaken to his very core, Rex slowly inches his way back down along the framework of the ISS to where Rory is and tethers himself moving in alongside of him. Grasping to find the words… the right words to talk about what they each had just witnessed, they look at each other expressing no words. Rex, looking at Rory… his fellow crew member… his friend… knows that anything he might find to say, will not wipe away the look of fear that is etched on Rory’s face. It’s a look that says it all.
“Rory, we just need to wish our friends God’s speed… they are, I believe, in a better place now… a better place than this and their sacrifice makes them true heroes. You and I; we have a job to do now… we’ve got to keep our heads on straight and figure out a way to warn NASA about what’s happening up here. Are you with me Rory?”
“Those rotten bastards killed them Rex… just executed them; cold blooded murder!”
“Yes… you’re right… they were murdered, but you and I, we have got to stay focused Rory. We need to figure a way to stay alive and right now we need a plan; we have got to do whatever it takes to help everyone back on Earth… especially Sahara and your baby. Are you with me Rory?”
Rory, looking down, sorrowful tears welling up in his eyes and rolling down his cheeks, “Yes Rex… I’m with you.”
“Rory, we are going to get out of this alive… I’m going to get us out of here in one piece… I promise you that. There is nothing we can do for our friends now except to fight back and that’s exactly what we are going to do.”
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