When I saw the announcement for the Hugh Howey Fanfiction Contest on Twitter, I knew I had to enter. I'd read Half Way Home a few months earlier, and the characters were still alive in my mind. I considered a few ways of looking at the story, like expanding on a scene with some of the minor characters, or looking into the future to see what might have happened. I eventually decided that the thing which most intrigued me was the question: What would the corporation have done with the information in the payload? Not just the information about the vinnies, but about the behavior of the colonists. In an alternate ending to Half Way Home, I tried to answer that question.