Prompt for January 14, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:

They lied to us. All of us.

We were supposed to be a new generation of humans trained for spaceflight from an early age. No one was allowed into the group if they had hit puberty and if you hit puberty while training? Well, no one saw you the next day as you were kicked out of the program. We thought we were special. Unique.

But we weren’t.

The news broke two years into our training that an ELE, an Extinction Level Event, was going to happen in just a couple months time. A rogue brown dwarf was going to pass through the solar system with the distinct possibility of disrupting the orbit of the earth. Coming at us from perpendicular to the plane of the solar system it had been a closely kept secret for two years, but time was running out and someone leaked the information.

We weren’t meant to be pilots or colonists, we were meant to be the last chance of survival for the human race.  A couple of hundred kids, no more than eleven or twelve years old were supposed to be the genesis of a new world.

Post a link to the story in the comments.

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