Holidays and vacation made her nervous. Her everyday routine was gone and someone else dictated when and where she would be. She felt untethered.
“You spend all your time working,” he said. “All your time in charge. Let someone take care of you for a little bit.”
Because he was her friend, she agreed to it. She wasn’t upset or anything. Just nervous. What would happen while she was gone? What if everything fell apart?
She opened her eyes when she felt the ship pull into orbit. She had let him control everything. It was only for a little bit. She was tired.
“Remember the time we saw those pictures of the Aurora Borealis?” he asked her.
He opened up the filters. “This isn’t like that at all.”
And when she saw what true colours could be like in space, the nervousness was gone. She was untethered, she was free. She had no regrets in the world.