There must be a reason why we have a returning Odyssey from Troy but not one thereto. While we know a lot about Ulysees’s adventures homewards, we know almost nothing about the Greek fleet’s (or Ulysees’s for that matter) journey to Troy.
There is always a return worth recounting, but never a voyage to. Telling a story is a backward-moving operation, not forward-running. Only things that have happened may be told. Things that would or should be are beyond the scope of language. The future tense was not a major thing in Ancient Greek. Timelessness was more popular linguistically. Perhaps this is what allowed Hegel to say that the past is the first category of historical consciousness. Remembering comes before planning. The past counts more than the future. The historian overcomes the prophet.