A red light flashes. No sound, just a slow blink.
Daniel blinks back.
He jumps from his bunk, typing furiously at his personal interface. A holoscreen flicks on, bathing the dark room in an eerie blue glow. The screen brings bad news.
He drops the interface and scrambles up a white ladder to the station’s observation room. It’s no larger than a small bedroom, with three inch tempered glass on all sides.
His eyes trail the lunar elevator all the way back down to the planet below.
A planet which appears to be on fire.