I’ve counted several times, but all the space suits are inside. The airlock is sealed shut, the only entrance and exit to the eerie and isolated spaceship. My heart is racing as I hear the captain’s relentless banging on the walls that surround us. The sound echoes through the empty halls, a haunting reminder of our isolation. We’re supposed to be alone in space, but something has gone terribly wrong.
As I stand trembling in fear, I hear strange noises coming from beyond the sealed door. Scratching and scraping sounds that I can’t identify. The captain’s screams have grown weaker, his voice hoarse and desperate. Whatever is out there with him is slowly wearing him down. I can’t help but wonder what nightmare is unfolding on the other side of the airlock.
Suddenly, the banging stops. Silence fills the ship, a deafening sound that’s more unnerving than any noise I’ve heard before. I inch closer to the airlock, hoping to hear a hint of what’s happening outside. But instead, I hear a soft whisper on the other side of the door. It’s the captain’s voice, barely audible but filled with terror.
“Let me in,” he pleads, “please, just let me in.”
Every instinct in my body is screaming at me to keep the airlock shut. But I can’t ignore the captain’s desperate cries. As I reach out to activate the airlock controls, I see movement out of the corner of my eye. Something is moving towards me, something that’s not human.
I scream and scramble backwards, knocking over a table in my haste. The creature slams into the door, a grotesque and pulsating mass of flesh and tentacles. Its eyes glow with an otherworldly light, and I know in that moment that there’s no escaping it.
But it’s not the creature that haunts me as I crouch in the shadows, waiting for my inevitable fate. It’s the captain’s voice, still whispering softly on the other side of the door as he begs us to let him in.