One more thing
Finn Collins x Reader
• trigger warning: end of the world, angst.
• let’s all pretend finn never died :)
My eyes never left the screen as the others bustled around in preparation to take off. Ten minutes until the world ends all over again. Ten minutes until we’d have to wait five years to be able to come home again. It felt so surreal.
“Princess, let’s get you suited up. We’re gonna be leaving soon.” Finn smiled gently, rubbing my arm reassuringly. He could feel the anxiety pouring like sweat. “Unless you’re catching the next ride with the toxic tsunami out there.”
I laughed quietly before nodding, taking the suit from his hands. I hesitated to move away, the tears finally beginning to form. “Finn?”
He furrowed his brows, using a few fingers to lift my chin so I’d meet his eyes. “What is it? What’s wrong?” His voice was quiet, as to not draw any uncomfortable attention.
He sighed, pulling me into his chest. The tears had begun to flow freely down my cheeks. “Don’t be. I’ll be right here the whole time. I love you, Y/N.” He reassured, kissing the top of my head gently. “Now please, put the suit on. Less than five minutes now.”
I nodded, unzipping the radiation suit and pushing my feet into the opening. I pulled it up, twisting it to put my arms into their holes. “We’re going to be okay, right?”
Finn nodded, zipping the suit up and smoothing out the wrinkles the best he could. “Of course we are. Raven knows all of this better than we do. I have faith in her.”
Raven then entered the room, and the timer began to scream. “Okay everyone, we have to load up. We don’t have much time, we have a two minute window beginning in less than 115 seconds.” She hustled, gently pushing me and Finn in the direction of the ladder.
“After you, Mlady.” He bowed, smiling as I climbed up the ladder and into the ships hatch.
I strapped myself into the seat, buckling the many different safety buckles to prevent dying on the way up. I looked up to see Finn making his way in, dropping into the seat next to mine. They were all makeshift from materials that were left here before the bombs all those years ago, but deemed safe by Raven herself.
“Did you ever think we’d be going back to space?” Finn chuckled, the others pouring in one after the other. His hand found mine after he secured his buckles, giving it a light squeeze.
I shook my head, it was the truth. I never thought I’d be going back. Not after The Ark. All of the trauma endured on the ground had seemed to leave a stain on spaces reputation. The bad people came from space. Us.
Raven sealed the hatch, securing herself in the pilots seat. Emori sat next to her, looking over the controls once more. “Everybody secure? Launch sequence begins in.. 7..6..5..4..3..2..1..”
The ship shot upwards, sending us all back against our seats. The pressure like bricks against our chests. Our oxygen masks felt like they were running on fumes, which technically- they were. My hand squeezed Finns, feeling the kickback from the radiation wave as we barely passed over it.
“Finn, I love you.” I said, only loud enough for him to hear. The hum of the ancient engine much too loud.
He looked over with a smile, squeezing my hand. Mouthing ‘I love you too.’ As the earth’s atmosphere spit us out. The change was sudden and noticeable, the turbulence had ceased and the gravity was pretty much gone.
“We’re alive.” I stated into the silent ship, earning some lighthearted cheering.
Raven was quick to break up the good time, “We can celebrate once we have working oxygen on the ring, now I have to dock. Breath shallow, we don’t want to run out before we get it running.”
We all nodded, bracing ourselves for the journey ahead.
To the end of the beginning of the end.
May we meet again, Earth.
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