Ups and Downs [Fiction]

Delilah looked up in horror, as she saw, but not heard, the destruction of the space city above their heads.

The people she knew, the home she built ... It was all gone again.

She felt the steadying hand on her back, but she needed time, before turning around.

The young man behind her solemnly nodded. She took a deep breath.

She might have lost everything, but they also lost something important - their only hope. Maybe she could try again here. Building a new home.

She failed to smile at him.

As long as she is not too broken yet.