One of your Best
It's been a while, so I thought I'd leave the story this inspired in me:
Sid slowly awoke suspended in the dark cockpit, a warning klaxon beeping occasionally. Suddenly, arcing electricity revealed the ruined console in front of him. "No!" he shouted, as he remembered the battle. One of the screens flickered back on, and Sid struggled to make out what it depicted. Sid realized that he must not have been out for long, as the battle outside the space station was still going full bore. Sid noticed with a start that myriad of explosions he was seeing were to small to be enemy ships. He snapped out of his reverie and started trying to restart his engines. The screen brightened, and he checked it. An explosion close by, he thought at first; but no, it didn't look right for that... He did a double take. "The station! But... But... Sister... Mother... I failed you..." he cried, "There was nothing I could do... I tried... I tried..." Sid sat and watched as the explosion got larger and larger, until finally the shock wave reached him and he was knocked into empty unconsciousness.