Final Journal Entry:
I spent the next few days getting to know my guard better. Really, she was quite pretty, and very charming. I tried to sleep, but that was getting harder, and harder for me. Strange, grotesque dreams, whispered voices, things I couldn't understand or comprehend haunted me when I rested. I can't tell anyone though. I don't know what they would do to me, but I likely wouldn't survive it... I wish I could tell someone... Oh god above, I wish I could tell someone. Do something. Just get them out of my head...
And then they stopped. It was quiet... so very quiet for once. Before the screaming started. Inhuman shrieks and gibbering, strange eldritch voices, mixing with the human yelling of the guards and crew. I was helpless. No weapons, no armor, I didn't know what was going on, but it terrified me. The door opened, and this thing... this horrific, twisted thing, it looked at me, and then laughed. Why it didn't kill me... I don't know. The screaming started to fade, the sounds of battle echoed down the halls, but none where I was. Everyone nearby was dead. It was almost opressive, this quiet. The ship was wracked with a shuddering jolt, again and again for several minutes...a sudden painful shriek as if a hundred voices, and then it was quiet. But different. Less deadening. I tried to find if anyone around was still alive... but no, everyone here was dead. I was lost in the warren of hallways and rooms. Eventually, I ended up in what looked like a bridge of some sort. Or at least, it had windows to look out, and quite a few bodies slumped over machinery. I sat in a corner... even my months of fighting the Tau hadn't prepared me for such horror.
And then I heard footsteps.