I clutched the small piece of paper to my chest. This was the last one, I knew that for sure, and hopefully it would be the best one yet.
My shaking fingers led themselves into my pocket, almost naturally, and found the small drive used to open the note. It left my pocket with a whisper, mocking the wind that was silently flowing across the outcrop of rock I was on.
I looked down absentmindedly and saw the roaring sea below. My heartbeat skipped a step out of fear. I knew, though, that there was nothing to be afriad of. My heart slowed to fall in beat with the waters below. I smiled, almost childlike. There was a small hope that I would make it through this, and, even though that was foolish, I used that idea to fuel my thoughts as I skimmed the drive across the scanner. The note roared to life, as if for a moment nothing had ever happened and everything was fine and that I would live through this.
The note dimmed down as the truth came about. It was a letter, at last! The text was in a dark blue, which blended in with background in areas, but it was clear to me, like a full moon was clear in a cloudless night.
There was no one around, but I read it aloud anyway.
I do not have much time to type this. It will be dawn soon and all of our attempts are doing nothing. Mercury is already gone and Venus will soon be enveloped.
I write this to you in haste, then. I watch as the brilliant glory of the sunrise in Venus happens for the last time. I hope that this last remnant, this last memory of me wll make it to you, that I will make it to you in time.
I will not say how much I love you, for that is evident. I will not say how much I will miss you, for that is apparent. I will say, though, that I hope you make it through, and if you do, do not grieve for me, or anyone else, for they will stay immortal forever. In your heart and soul they will stay immortal forever. If you do not make it, then never forget that you will live on, that you will always live on. No matter what way you will, make sure that you do.
Alas, I see the oncoming day! The air is deadly still, like the calm before the storm. I hope that this reaches you. Thank you for all you have given me. "
The note dimmed out of life. A single tear rolled down my cheek and fell into the roaring creatures of the sea below, who caught it with relish and with it carried that last tear shed on Earth.
"You will not be forgotten, my dear." A whisper, as gentle as a song, escaped my lips. "This is for you." I looked down at the waters below. Steam was coming off of the clear blue liquid and it was calm, as if in anticipation for what was coming next. I grinned. One last audience to listen to one last speech.
Light dimmed in, crossing the dark blue night sky with brilliant orange and yellow. I knew that the end was coming soon.
"My dear. I will never forget you. I will always remember you." The night sky was turning day far too quickly. A warm fog was settling over the sea, making the illusion of images in the waters. Images of people, crying and laughing, hugging and kissing, living and ultimitely dying. Still I spoke to them. "Your name will be carried through the winds of space and time." A gust of searing wind buffeted me and I could feel blisters forming along my skin, but still I continued. "And always remember, my dear. You, and everyone else dear to anyone, truly dear." The heat was visible now, scorching the sea before me. Still, the images stayed, as a last defense to my last testimony. I was determined to finish this. I opened my mouth and it instantly dried, but still I continued. "Remember ... You are ... Immortal Forever." I screamed. Nothing came out, but it was heard throughout space and time, for it will always be Immortal Forever.