18:55(7-48800000): TRANSMISSION OPEN
18:55(768468488): This is Kesler Ride 21, anyone had problems with increased ITT searches?
18:56(755647488): Hey Kesler, this is blegg Tweet 302, no, no problems here, why?
18:56(768468488): Man, ITT has been all up IN our business on this run. Random inspections my ass!
18:56(755647488): Heh, I know what you mean.
18:56(768468488): Yeah man, they’re just trying to find my stash. But they’re not gonna.
18:57(755647488): Ha ha, yeah Kesler, maintain your current trajectory and prepare to submit to ITT inspection.
18:58(768468488): Aww god damnit!
18:58(7-48800000): (768468488) has cut transmission
Down into the engine shaft a Krytos Spanner had fallen. Clank Clank Clank Clank Clank Clank
Estrow: Aww come on, I’ll need to climb all the way down to retrieve that. Hey Carlos you there? Drat.
Before she has a chance to move towards the ladder, the Spanner was lifted up.
A second radio crackle occurs, but is down the shaft, echoing upwards towards Estrow.
Carlos: You need me to bring this up?
Estrow: Thanks, nah just stick it in the winch. There’s been some engine trouble, tell command to just bring us as smoothly as possible into orbit. They can take flight control.
Carlos: Will do. Hey we’re just supposed to maintain trajectory and slow yourself down, we aren’t able to change speed with a faulty engine. I’ll notify command that we wont be able to alter speed.
Estrow: W-w-wait what was that.
Carlos: I thought it was the engine, was I wrong.
Estrow: You were.
17:15(7-48800000): TRANSMISSION OPEN
17:15(768468488): This is Kesler Ride 21, we are unable to submit to ITT inspection for now, we are having engine difficulty.
17:15(755647488): Blegg Tweet 302, Command aren’t going to be happy about that, you were talking about a stash before, what did you mean?
17:16(768468488): I didn’t think it was like you to rat on someone.
17:16(755647488): Well if I seemed like the type I would never catch anyone now would I? Slow down the shuttle.
17:16(768468488): Dude I told you we can’t alter our speed, the engine is having problems.
17:16(755647488): We’ve heard that one before. You’ve had your warnings, prepare for forced entry.
17:17(7-48800000): (755647488) has cut transmission
In the engine room, the engineer and the spacecraftsman sent to assist her:
Estrow: What the hell is it then?
Carlos: It sounds like we are making contact with something.
Estrow: Something’s coming from the engine. Something is pouring out.
Carlos: Fix it then!
Estrow: It’s not engine fluid… It’s…
Estrow’s body smashed into the floor at the base of the shaft next to Carlos, blood splatters across his body as the broken flesh connects with the metal. Carlos swallows half of a scream, stunned like a rabbit before a green substance dances across the floor and leaps over him.