Singing along to Purple Rain, I accelerated to maximum speed. The inconspicuous purple brick wall dissolved as I broke through the portal. I slid onto the landing pad before the song ended. Welcome to Alia Terra, home sweet home.
Bleeding Purple Rain
When Doves Cry the Prince is gone
Last day of all time
Today, I will commit our departed Prince to the heavens.
I took over the family business. Some think it’s morbid. I don’t see it that way. Everyone dies and for the dead it isn’t sad. We mourn their absence, and then I orchestrate the send-off.
Since the first Mars Royal Colony, my family cared for the dead. Today, I will commit our departed Prince to the heavens.
The prepared body is loaded into the chamber. I shuttle it into the atmosphere. The people gathered below appear as ants.
I set the timer and pull the release launching the casket. The explosives detonate, and fireworks light up the dark of space.
I watch purple rain shower down on the red planet.