Sat May 04, 2019 4:06 am
Back at the pelican -011 found the three others.
"Get in, now!" was all he yelled as he ran inside to start it up.
They all followed suit.
"What the heck is going on?" Questioned Edgy.
"I'll explain later, but we need to enter slipspace first."
Angel jumped into the pilots seat as -011 made jump calculations during the lift-off.
"Trip is estimated to take a week. Are we all good?"
"Here we go."
As the pelican exited the atmosphere, -011 punched in the coordinates.
Another one-man ship followed them through just before the portal closed.
3 days later...
(Note that due to the length of slipspace travel, something we don't usually take into account, Alpha and -011 are pretty much in the same time span again)
The pelican was suddenly, and inexplicably pulled out of slipspace.
They weren't even halfway through the trip.
A planet loomed ahead, and two fleets were squaring it off.
In one fleet was some kind of slipspace jamming ship, only a prototype during the Human-Covenant war (this ship ain't canon BTW).
-011 recognised that fleet as a Dark Devil one. The other, as they neared, was clearly a Red Eagle fleet.
During this, the smaller ship followed them silently through space.
"Where are we?" asked -011.
"Definitely not Tandros IV. This looks like some kind of shipyard planet." answered Angel.
"Land. We're going to help some old friends." reposted -011 as he recognised Kallin's flagship.
"Unidentified vessel, name yourself!"
-011 signalled at the others to remain silent and not make a sound as Angel kept maneuvering through the atmosphere.
"I repeat, identify yourselves?"
"Are you in need of assistance?"
-011 knew full well that they had spotted the Dark Devil insignia on their pelican by now (it was stolen if you don't quite remember the events of a few posts ago).
He shot the comm unit in the pelican suddenly, and shot a quick glance at Angel.
"Make it seem like a crash landing."
She did not disappoint.
As the ground neared, she pulled up only as the pelican's nose was a few meters from the ground, wrecking the rear as it shot up, and then fell back down as the destroyed rear engines provided no additional thrust.
As the left wing smashed into the ground, -011 quickly opened the door to the cockpit and yelled, "Through here, now!"
And then subsequently smashed the cockpit's windshield apart and jumped through, initiating what he called the "getaway jump" maneuver as his thrusters turned on.
Edgy followed soon after, did the same, just as -011 hit the ground and rolled as he landed.
As Edgy landed, Joker 'flew' through the cockpit, pushed by Angel who immediately threw herself out of it too.
They landed a little more disorderly.
The entire evacuation took less than a minute to complete, but as they all took their bearings, they heard the unmistakable sound of the pelican exploding...