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Getting around the shuttle, looking around, to see if anything I left behind. Looking out the window it’s night. Looking at my seat, Nup.  Except those golden gum drops wrappers, that I left on the adjacent seat.. Thinking that I should collect them, instead of littering… I did that… Grabbing them, and then putting remaining wrappers in the pockets of my Jacket…

Then went to the overhanging lockers that reside above my chair, opening it, as it lit my red satchel, and my grey matt Starfleet issue carryon luggage,  which is moderately scratched after it had a few  tour of duties roaming around from Starship to Starship in my younger days..

After finding a small bin in the galley, then trashing the wrappers in the found bin. Finding myself hearing no one from the passenger section, only the crew and that late pilot guy looking back with the look, that looks the last one..!  Replying back with that look… Looks like it…  Noticing that too, I was the only one left after the several round feels like a dozen or so stop overs, thinking each stopover had some amazing landscape to cover.  Looking around the centre passenger alley, where the comfortable cubic cabins, centred aside of the shuttle. Then I started to walk to the exit of the shuttle hatch doors. Then that view of my home town started to appear beyond the spaceport. Then it hit me, I’m home… my sigh of breath saying that shore leave as started long time ago after leaving that view of the Eiffel tower in Paris. Walking out from the shuttle hatch doors onto open catwalk,  into the fresh clear night sky that over hangs as I looking at the slight dark distance as Nashville towering city lights lit up in the distance in which seeing a few stars… Home…

After a few stops in between various cites…. In which the trip took a day, in which didn’t surprised me on this trip… given the lateness on the pilot, and looking around into the sunset in my share of passenger window… gazing into the descent sun rays… as it glow the clouds below. Looking below as I could see the yellow amber glow of the city lights… and seeing the outline of the East coast of the US.. and there I see it, it’s my home, home that I’ve been away for  a long while.. My first prescription of shore leave, then putting my jacket back on then turning it back on its display lit up during the shuttle descending through… The clouds those racing pass the view of the window in the soon not to be sunset… And as the view of the city had grown larger in view… Then looking out to that same street in that distance in the horizon is where my Parents work, that Diner… that nearby a historically music label museum… Big Machine records… Close by to the Spaceport is one of my many childhoods favorite haunts… Now I know…. I’m home for rest… looking at the window… its Nashville…

 

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Hearing the shuttle hatch door closed, then hearing, looking at the attendant, whom is doing the rounds of safety instructions… surprising it was one of the shuttle crew, looking in the forward section it seems it’s one of the two pilots trying to spell out the instructions in the most common languages, thinking and looking at him it’s normally it’s a hologram as I heard.. Otherwise thinking that this flight is sort of running late…. Looking around then strapping on the shuttle’s seat belt… then later soon seeing my view of the Paris rose thought the window… getting higher.. Higher until seeing the building roof tops… this is it. My long shore leave…. Then looking in the distance….looking in an urban street, a building with a white grey Edwardian Parisian roof top….  For once I’m leaving my city of work…  Then that feeling, the shuttle’s engines vibration humming smoother, as it gets to a higher altitude with a slight ease of my comfy seat pushing my back in….  Looking as the morning lighted glow Paris gets smaller…

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Looking out of the window seeing the beautiful timeless streets, buildings of Paris, looking out at the place where I worked for many years without taking a break or shore leave as they say.   Sitting comfortably in the seat, comfy, then trying to catch up on the socials on my Jacket sleeve display, then  having later, switching the social screens off having a moment time by myself looking out the window again, waiting for the other passengers to be seated.

This time I’m taking a civilian shuttle seeming strange as mind keeps telling me, trying to compare the in between mod cons.  Hard to believe that I’m not taking my usual flight routines ones that I used take regularly and the vehicle of choice….  Sitting comfortably, on comfy window chair seat.  Looking back at the Parisian landscape looking at the very near distance of where I worked, seeming lots of out and in goings of shuttles wondering what’s is happening over there, thinking they’ve got it under controlled .….. Panning my view, looking in the distance of the beautiful Eiffel Tower in which was only structurally restorated soundly… only few years ago, it’s even stronger now with a fresh coat of nano paint.  Looking in the distance, looking how the sun risen over in the morning casing a dark Eiffel tower silhouette in my view of the window….

Looking around seeming there’s more passengers been seated now, plus the cabin temperature has gotten slightly warmer, as I unzip my jacket…and rolled up my jacket sleeves only a quarter up a preparing on a seeming, pretty short trip, looking around to the front of the shuttle, seeming looks like that the cockpit has been closed off, unlike the shuttles that I used to fly…. but looking at the forwarding seat in front of me.. Seeing the display…  seeming that there’s a few more stopovers before heading back home in Nashville…

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Done by Tobias Richter on Lightworks.

I’ve visited Deep Space nine many times, but it you’re doing it on a shuttle craft by brilliantly manoeuvring,  by going from the bottom hard on with moderate thrusting on your retro manoeuvring system then gently  sliding out going flying backwards then you’ll get to see the centre community hub the Promenade. One thing doing such manoeuvring around DS9, it’ll helps you gain a combativeness edge in manoeuvring you Starship in where you have to swing your ship around in a quick amount of time.  One thing thou, piloting my shuttle around Starbases it’s quite awesome fun also amps up your egde!