How long have I been stranded in this escape pod?
I glanced at the computer to try and find out. The monitor beeped "Escape pod has been in use by Ensign Chad Hilse for 3 days, 6 hours and 15 minutes".
I sighed and continued trying to get the locator beacon working. NEED MORE POWER. 'Useless tech' I thought as I slumped to the floor, defeated and wondering what to do. Suddenly the computer started beeping to alert me that I was rapidly approaching a planet. 'Oh shucks' I thought scrambling to brace for impact. Less than a minute later the pod slammed into the planet's surface, bounced and then slid for about 10 meters, before being stopped by a tree. I opened the hatch and stepped out of the pod,which had come to rest at the edge of a clearing. The clearing was about 30 meters in diameter but outside of that was jungle as far as I could see. Taking the Ration packs, water purifier, blaster pistol and the locater beacon from the pod I set off into the jungle.
Chapter 1: 11 days later
'This place is really creepy,' I Thought as I crept through the jungle like a commando, but still not managing to avoid the spiky tentacles of the little red bushes that covered everything. Suddenly I thought I heard talking. "Who's there!?” I yelled drawing my blaster and pointing it at the bushes. I strained my ears, trying to locate the source of the sound but all was quiet. 'Must have been one of those weird, orange, bird-lizard things' I thought as I continued walking. Suddenly something burst out of the bushes and charged at me. Before I could react, it reached me and everything went black.