#TheBarn – September 18, 2015

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The three-hour trip back to the planet where the group changed shuttles has passed. Halisi has spent the time patching everyone up to the best of her abilities without access to the hospital. Bullet fragments have been removed, medi-gel has been dispensed, painkillers administered, bones set and vitals stabilized. She's also requested Watty be shut down for the time being to prevent everyone from dying from poisonous fumes or spontaneous

explosion. Viper, meanwhile has spent the trip in the cockpit, guarding the orb. the shuttle should be closing in on the icy planet right about now.

Jasper continues on course. "Alright, folks, 'bout time to change shuttles! Get yer stuffs all rounded up!"

Pip , after a round of painkillers and medical attention, starts to power up Watty once again after some jury rigging and makeshift repairs.

Ilyna has slept like a stone after her bullet wounds were treated. She wakes up as Jasper speaks, looking around. She's in her armor, except for the pieces on her chest and back that was removed while the doctor removed the bullet fragments.

Jason hasn't slept. He's just remained watchful over Vasquez and continuously pestered Halisi with questions regarding her condition.

Watty powers back to life, his optics flickering to his regular calming blue. He glances around the shuttle as Pip pats him on the head.

Skythix groaned in her seat as she slowly came to conscious. There was a strange feeling she couldn't shake but it instantly came to her when she looked down at herself and saw that she was only in her skin-tight black undersuit. She sat up in a jolt and immediately regretted it as her head felt like it was going to explode instantly. The rest of her body ached like hell too. She quickly

gripped her head, feeling for the head wound she somehow remembered getting. "Does this mean we made it?" She asked, looking around for her armor.

Pip looks up at Sky and smiles at the turian, nodding. "We made it," she says, deciding to bury the hatchet with her, at least for the moment.

Zaylus leans on one side, propped up by an arm. He's replaced the armor that had to be removed during treatment. Sky's quick motion gets his attention for a moment before he sets his head back in his palm.

Steve is seated in his chair, leaning back against the wall. His armor's plating has been removed from the waist up, leaving only his undersuit. He's been mostly quiet, exhausted from the whole ordeal and in a bit of pain.

Skythix glanced at Pip with tired eyes. She gave a small turian smile herself before leaning back against her seat. "Good." She muttered. The announcement to gather their gear only made her let out a weak groan as she tried to sit back up again. Her sides still ached and her head was definitely going to hurt for a long time. She looked around for her armor that was removed from her during

treatment as well as her new rifle and brought it at least to her feat at her original seat. She wasn't sure yet if she should put it back on. She was going to need help if she did.

Jason begins gathering up his things, having long since returned his gear back to the cases. "A short ride from now and we'll be back home, Sky. Just get some rest." he offers from his seat.

Vasquez is still unconscious.

The shuttle shudders a bit as it starts to enter the outer atmosphere of the planet.

Pip grimaces and gathers what little gear she had. Apart from the shotgun and a few thermal clips, she didn't really have anything left. And she was damn hungry too, if the famished growling from her stomach was anything to go by.

Renala has been quiet for much of the trip, but unable to sleep. She has on some occasions started on her projects, but hasn't really managed to focus enough to do anything meaningful. She gets up to fetch her helmet.

Steve has passed Renala her SMG back and placed most of his gear back in his bag. He begins the slow, painful process of putting his plating back on.

Watty simply sits in the shuttle, unable to really do anything due to his size.

Zaylus has recovered his few things during the ride, and just waits to transfer to the other shuttle.

Halisi is reviewing the medical data she has gathered now that her treatment of the team is finished for the moment.

Jason glances over at Halisi. "So.. What's the plan? Straight to the operating room with her when we get back?"

Halisi nods. "That's the plan. We'll get her fixed, Jason." she says, with a gentle smile.

Can we all get fixed too? Ya'know?

Pip shrugs with a toothy smile.

Jason raises an eyebrow at the woman. "I don't think there's a whole lot that can be done to 'fix' you, Summers."

...I feel like there's an underlyin' insult there...

Skythix figured it would just make it easier to carry if she wore her armor but it was still heavy. She was clearly having difficulty. "I'm guessing I'm gonna need more treatment if my aching body is anything to go by?" She slipped up with getting her leg armor on, unable to complete the seals. "Can you help me?" She turned her head to ask Zaylus, embarrasement hinting in her voice.

Watty tilts his head to the side, looking pointedly at Jason. A silent stare.

Jasper pilots the shuttle towards the general location of the Redrock vehicle, slowly descending towards it.

Jason gives a couple nods. "Underlying. Riiight." He returns the robots stare, "See? This guy knows what I'm talking about."

Halisi looks to Pip, a bit caught off guard. "Of course. Most of-..." She turns to Jason and seems about to say something when the shuttle shudders, lights flickering and the control interface of the shuttle suddenly disappearing. A moment later the mass effect generator goes offline along with the lights. Only the thrusters remain as the shuttle starts falling.

You know what, I-

Zaylus looks up from his palm, nodding wordlessly. He reaches out to help form the seals, easily navigating the turian armor but flinching from the effort. He's about to help with the rest as the lights suddenly go out.

Watty suddenly deactivates and starts to slide as the shuttle starts falling.

Ilyna is putting on the last armor piece when the shuttle's goes dark. "What's happening?"

Steve stumbles a bit, placing a hand against the wall to steady himself. "What now?" he groans.

Jasper is glancing all about, poking at things, pressing things, probably even turning a few things. "We just lost power!" he calls out, "No idea what's goin' on!" He attempts to gain control of the large shuttle, hoping that the thrusters alone will be enough to slow their descent to the point of a safe landing.

Skythix watches Zaylus put her things back together. "Thank you." She mutteres. She's about to look down and double check the seals but the lights suddenly go out, plunging them into darkness. "What do you mean we lost power?" She was about to start shouting but regretted it as soon as her head started pounding. "That doesn't just happen!"

Pip yelps, trying to grab hold of Watty in a futile attempt to stop him from sliding about. "Bad, bad, this is bad!" She says through gritted teeth as pain flares up in her body at the strain.

Jason cusses under his breath and hurries over to Vasquez' side, attempting to hold her in place so the erratic movements don't bounce her around. "Alright, folks! Just hold on! Jasper, can you fix it!?"

The shuttle is heading towards the ground at an inadvisable speed, shaking violently as the mass effect field is no longer keeping things in place. A high-powered thruster burst may be enough to slow it to a relatively smooth landing.

Viper curses, grabbing a tight hold of the orb as she braces for the landing.

Jasper gives a couple shakes of his head. "Ain't nothin' ta fix! We're just dead in the air, here! Thrusters are still online, though. Ima do my best to set 'er down as gently as I can, just hold onto yer butts!" He attempts to straighten the shuttle out and burn the thrusters as they rapidly descend.

Ilyna finishes putting on her armor, and quickly puts on her harness.

Halisi is staring at the floor, looking like she's doing he best not to throw up.

Zaylus grits his teeth, giving a quick glance around the shuttle. He double checks the seals, trying to get as much of Skythix's armor together before a expected rough landing.

Renala stumbles on the last step to her seat, but manages to get seated and harnessed.

Steve quickly fiddles with the last latch on his plating before jumping back into his seat and working on the harness.

Watty stops his sliding as Jasper straightens up. He's still deactivated.

Skythix felt her gut rise into her throat as she suddenly found a burst of energy to reach up and secure her harness, hurting all the way. Sadly, she didn't try to stow her things, only caring for her safety. She was not ready for a crash landing like this and seriously hoped they didn't vent atmosphere. "Fuck fuck fuck." She mutteres to herself. She had a look of horror on her face.

Pip quickly flops into her seat, locking down her harness and gulping.

Zaylus pulls back, securing his harness before he can be shook out of his seat. Gripping it tightly, he shuts his eyes.

Jasper just barely manages to stabilize the shuttle, evening out and slowing their descent almost to acceptable levels. It lands with a soft, anti-climactic thud in a pile of snow that covers the viewscreen.

Jasper lets out a deep breath and then a quiet 'Whoooo'. "Well, folks. You can unclench yer buttcheeks. We ain't dead yet. No thanks ta this hunk a' junk."

Pip lets out a breath she didn't even notice she was holding. "Oh Christ..."

Viper immediately unbuckles, stowing the orb in a backpack and activating her omni-tool. "Something like that doesn't just happen."

Ilyna takes a while to open her eyes, looking around in disbelief as everything looks intact. "Goddess," she mutters.

Jason leans heavily against Vasquez' unconscious body as they near the ground, bracing for impact. He lets out a deep breath through his nose as they land safely. "So what caused it?" he asks, looking over Linda to make sure she didn't bounce around too much before climbing back to his feet.

Steve releases his harness once more. "Any chance those assholes followed us and knocked the systems offline?"

Vasquez would sigh in relief, except she's unconcious.

Halisi blinks, looking around the shuttle. "Oh."

Pip coughs. "EMP. Watty just shut off too."

Skythix realized she was holding her breath and her holding the harness tightly. As soon as they hit the ground a lot more gently than they thought, she released her harness and looked around for her armor which had skid around the cabin during landing. She didn't want to take anymore chances. "Please help me into the rest of it." She asks Zaylus in a panic. With a painful grunt she stood up

and gathered up the rest of her armor.

Renala sighs relieved and gets out of her seat. "Fuck," she says. "How far are we from our shuttle?"

Jasper quickly removes his omni-tool, searching for their coordinates in relation to the Redrock shuttle. "Gimme a sec!"

There is no indication of their coordinates - the planet has no satellite system.

Jasper calmly deactivates his omni-tool and looks into the cabin. "Right. No idea."

Pip pulls herself from the harness and gets to work on getting Watty operational again.

Zaylus opens his eyes to look around the cabin, somewhat surprised. At Sky's words, he unbuckles his harness, rising to help her with the rest of her armor. "Good idea." he mutters, giving a skeptical glance toward the cockpit as he works getting the seals secured.

Viper stands up, heading into the cabin. "This is not good..." she says, heading for the door and then looking across several of the others, eventually stopping at Jason.

Steve groans loudly and stands up from his seat, scooping his gear out from under it. He slings the bag over his shoulder and steps into the center of the shuttle. "Well. We can't just sit around. If it was those assholes, then they'll definitely be followin' up on the EMP."

Jason reaches up and presses a hand to his forehead. After a few moments of silence, he shakes his head. "Fuck. We don't even know where the shuttle is. Any way you can get this thing back online, Jasper? Few of us can head out and see if we can get our bearings, but without a way to navigate, there's no chance of us finding the kodiak."

Ilyna loads a clip into the Phalanx pistol she picked up from one of the bound guards. "I can take a team outside," she says, standing up.

Jasper pokes at his omni-tool for a few moments and then finally sighs. "Yeah, yeah. Gonna take 'bout an hour...?" he offers, "Maybe two? We were on track to our location until we lost power, so we shouldn't be too far off our mark. Take a quick look around and give me a chance to dig into this thing."

Steve nods at Ilyna. "I'll go with her. I'm not interested in stayin' here any longer than we have to. Not if there's any chance those cocksuckers are on our tail."

Jason sighs and nods, giving a look around the passenger compartment. "Anyone else feel up to going on a quick hike? This outfit isn't exactly fit for a run in the snow, and somebody needs to stay behind and guard the shuttle anyway." He reaches down and plucks at the crotch of his irritating Cerberus duds once more.

Pip sighs, checking Watty's electronics. "I'll need to stay here and get him workin' again. I'm sure you all will prefer havin' a workin' mech if those bastards come a'knocking."

Zaylus raises a hand. "I'll go." He volunteers. "Used to the cold." He shrugs, turning back to fixing Sky's armor.

Steve reaches into his bag and removes a couple thermal clips and his recon hood. He tosses the bag over towards his seat and begins attaching the clips to his armor before seating his helmet and securing it in place. "Alright, let's get this over with." he sighs, stepping towards the door with little interest in stepping back out into the cold.

Viper grunts and then places her omni-tool against the door, fiddling a bit before using it to power the door-opening mechanism. Cold air quickly fills the shuttle, but the weather is otherwise calm. outside the door the land rises upwards at a slope, and the ground is covered in a foot or so of snow, except for where rock formations stick up at various points in the slope, which seems to stretch around the shuttle in all directions but one.

I think I'll stay in the shuttle, too. My good arm is still recovering from that fucking sword.

Ilyna puts on her helmet and walks out of the shuttle without another word, looking around the scenery for any signs of life.

Zaylus follows the others outside the shuttle, leaving Sky with her armor reassembled.

Steve gives a glance back over his shoulder. "Keep my seat warm for me, Ren." he calls back before hopping out of the shuttle.

Almost immediately after Ilyna steps outside, a large, gray, wasp-shaped dropship passes overhead with a loud roar.

Jason hurries over towards the door upon hearing the sound. "What the fuck was that!?"

Viper stares up at the sky in disbelief.

That sounds bad!

Ilyna stares at the ship, horrified. "We need to find our shuttle," she says. "Quickly."

Several geth troopers drop from the ship, landing with a clank, snowflakes swirling up as they unfold, the ship passing behind the slope in the meanwhile.

Skythix thanked Zaylus for helping her into her armor and secured her helmet on. She didn't think she was in any shape to help a recon team so she didn't volunteer. At the mention of snow made her really not want to volunteer. She hated cold hazards. The instant the cold flooded the inside of the ship she remembered why. "What's going on?" She asked over comms as she gathered her new rifle

and her bag of equipment.

Zaylus watches the ship slip out of view, speechless.

Steve follows the ship with his eyes, watching as troopers are dropped from the sky. "Shit! Boss, we probably ain't gonna have time for that repair. Looks like we've got geth incoming." He takes a few steps back from the shuttle and glances at Ilyna, "Well? What're we doin'? Stayin' and fightin' or lookin' for our ride?"

The five dropped troopers are about twenty meters away, and as soon as they're unfolded they open fire with their pulse rifles, digitized chatter sounding among them as they advance.

Jason glances over at Viper. "Geth? Geth!? I thought you specifically chartered our course this way because we wouldn't encounter geth?" He stomps away from the door and kicks over one of his cases, scrambling to remove his gear. "Defensive positions. Jasper! Cut that hour or two down to twenty minutes. Everyone else? We need to buy some time."

Halisi looks towards the open door, fidgeting uneasily. "What? Did you say geth?!"

Shitshitshitshitshitshitshit!

Pip starts working in overdrive trying to get Watty active.

Ilyna looks around for the nearest piece of cover that's not their shuttle before raising her pistol and opening ifre on the nearest one. "It's Geth," she says. "We'll have to get up to a high point so we can see our shuttle."

Viper takes several shots to her shields before activating her omni-tool and firing off an arrow at the nearest trooper.

There are a few smaller rocks a few meters away that could serve as halfway decent cover.

Steve takes Ilyna's actions as enough of an order for now and follows suit, drawing his SMG and rushing off towards the nearest rock formation as he returns fire.

Renala raises her brows, and stands up. "Fuck that stab wound, I'm not going to sit by if the fucking Geth are here," she says, and digs into her pack to find her submachine guns.

Zaylus fires his hand cannon at one of the troopers, sidestepping to the cover of the rocks.

Skythix felt her entire world plummet around her at the mention of geth. What the fuck were geth doing out here?! To be honest she didn't even know where 'here' was but those AI freaks were basically ghost stories at this point. Well, it was time to face her nightmare. She instinctively grabbed her rifle, loaded a clean thermal clip, and joined the others outside of the shuttle. The cold made

her entire body shiver even through all the armor and thermal regulation it provided. As soon as she could get a sight on them, she would open fire with her harrier.

Jason scoops up the Confetti Maker and holsters his Phalanx at his side before loading up with his remaining thermal clips. "You gonna be alright, Sky?" he asks as he spots the turian make her way to the door. He taps the weapons interface to switch over to disruptor rounds as he hops out into the snow, his entire body tensing up at the rigid air, "You took a lot of damage back there, if

you can't do this, don't push yourself!"

One trooper drops, SMG fire and an arrow to the head. Another falls to harrier fire. A third is driven into cover. They continue to return fire, the two not in cover moving closer.

Steve stops once he's made it to a rock formation and swaps out his SMG for a pistol. He pokes out and begins to slowly plink away at the enemy, choosing his shots carefully as there's no way to tell how many enemies they'll be facing, or how long this will go on for.

Ilyna runs towards the cover, as well, taking a few hits to her shields on the way there.

Skythix growled as she hammered fire down the way at the geth troops coming at them. "I'm fine!" She lied with a shout. She wasn't about to try and acrobatics but she could at least kneel down in the snow and hit her shots home. She had plenty of supplies to help her out in her pack if she really needed them but right now all she needed to do was to keep firing until the gun was too hot.

Halisi hurries to the doorway, peeking outside but staying in the shuttle - there's little she can do.

Renala loads a clip into the Punisher SMG and steps outside. She raises it towards the nearest Geth and opens fire at it with 2 long bursts.

Zaylus gets behind the rock formation, steadying himself against it as he takes more shots at the advancing troopers.

Jason immediately begins strafing towards the nearest bit of cover as his boots hit the snow, sweeping a stream of disruptor rounds at the two exposed geth. "Pip. Can you get Watty combat-ready?" he calls out over the staccato of gunfire.

One of the advancing troopers drop from Sky's and Steve's combined fire, letting out a garbled cry as it goes down. There's a brief respite as the last trooper in the open retreats to cover after Renala and Zaylus shoots it, but lasts only a moment - six troopers are advancing down the slopes from the west - the opposite direction to the first group of geth soldiers, firing on the group from above and behind with their rifles.

Pip shouts into the comms. "Tryin'!"

Viper is about to jump into cover when the other troopers appear, rendering the cover pointless. She fires off an arrow before cloaking.

Jason swings his heavy weapon around and continues his stream of projectiles as the new combatants enter the battle, still slowly making his weay towards cover as a few rounds pepper his shields. "Try. Harder." he calls back to Pip.

Steve spins on his heels as a few rounds impact his shields from behind. "More company!" he calls out, firing a few rounds off in response as he backpedals off to the side of his cover, unsure of where exactly is safe at this point.

Pip furiously trys to get Watty back up and running.

Two geth go down from Jason's fire, but the rest return it in kind. From the south now another group appears. Three troopers, and a towering, antenna-equipped geth armed with a massive minigun.

Watty 's lights flicker to life. "Re-re-rebooting." He slowly starts to repower his systems, one at a time as Pip attempts to hasten the process.

Skythix made sure that the kodiak was a sufficient enough cover for the new groups of troopers coming their way. She had no idea how many more troopers there were but the quicker they got rid of them the better. Standing just enough in cover so that she could see the geth coming down a hill, she gathered as much biotic energy as she could. It instantly gave her a piercing headache and the

strength it took to throw her arm hurt her newly fixed side. A small sphere would leave her hand and attempt to form a singularity in their ranks.

57%! He's almost back in the game!

The last two eastern geth troopers are sucked up by the singularity, floating helplessly, expressing their dismay in their usual incomprehensible noises. Meanwhile the prime to the south opens fire, a hail of gunfire coming at the group from the side. The troopers around it also open fire, their pulse rifles pinpoint-accurate.

Zaylus quickly turns as he takes on fire from more directions. He follow's Sky's singularity with his aim, firing on the Geth where it lands.

Renala moves over to take cover by the front of the shuttle, popping out to open fire at the Prime.

Jason halts his fire as the weapon cycles to a new thermal clip, cussing loudly as another group appears. He rushes to the front of the shuttle alongside Renala as his shields fizzle and pop. "Not good. This is not good. We can't hold them like this forever!"

Ilyna runs after Jason, her shields getting depleted by the Prime's fire, one shot making it past that and hitting her right leg, causing her to almost stumble into the ground. She limps the last 5 meters to the shuttle, taking cover inside of it while the medi-gel does its thing.

Steve moves around his cover so he only needs to contend with the few remaining geth approaching from the west. He begins letting off pot shots, steadying himself against his cover.

The dropship passes to the north, behind Jason and Renala. There's a thundering thud as a large geth structure is dropped thirty meters or so away. It starts to unfold, great in size and armed with a plasma cannon - an armature. The eastern troopers are easily taken out by Zaylus after being drawn into the singularity. Meanwhile the geth to the south and west advance, the Prime largely unaffected by Renala's fire.

Watty flares to life, his servos whirling and lights flickering. "Online," he states in the YMIR's signature deep gravely voice. He immediately picks up on the Geth Prime and shifts out of the shuttle, careful not to bash into Ilyna. Pip starts boosting his shields, diverting all her omni-tool's processing power to the task at hand.

Halisi helps Ilyna into the shuttle, giving her a quick look-over and glancing out the door with a terrified look on her face. "H-How many?!"

Skythix ducks back under her cover with a new surge of pain. The strenuous effort of throwing that singularity almost blacked her out with the headache. It was certainly not doing any favors to her amp. She didn't know how much longer should could keep this up. At the sound of the dropship bringing in a new behemoth only made her heart sink. She had no idea if their shuttle could take fire

from an armature. The kodiak might need to be abandoned.

I'm putting Watty's weapons into overclock! Can anyone hack or shield boost?!

I don't know, but two big ones, at least. We won't last long if we can't get the shuttle in the air.

More troopers are now appearing from every direction. A dozen. Two dozen. The Armature opens fire, not on the shuttle but on Watty, the heavy impact of its plasma cannon striking. The Prime launches a turret, which lands on top of the shuttle and opens fire on the team from above. A few troopers are gunned down, but more are approaching.

Jasper works tirelessly at the console, which he has now pulled apart and is using his omni-tool to repair whatever he can.

The repair work is taking time, far too much time for a hasty escape.

Zaylus drops into cover, desperate to get out of sight of the Prime. It seems futile, though, as more geth appear from all sides. He takes in a deep breath, bracing his back on the cover to fire on the north side.

Renala looks over her shoulder. "Fuck!" she shouts. "We're gonna die if we don't move." She crouches and stays close to the shuttle to avoid getting hit by the turret. She opens fire towards the nearest Geth to the north.

Watty staggers back from the strike, his shields dropping to 6%. He quickly analyses the armature and quickly concludes that none of his weapons will cause any significant damage to it without assistance. So, he takes cover out of it's line of sight and starts to fire on the Prime.

Skythix felt like she was facing death in the face as more came out of no where. She sits down on the edge of the shuttle to try and get some of her energy back, firing at any geth that she could see.

Pip starts panicking as she focuses on boosting Watty's shields. "We're dead... We're dead...".

The Prime is staggered by watty's fire, it's shields draining. Some troopers go down from the fire of the rest of the team, but it puts no real dent in their numbers. The Armature now opens fire on one of the rocks being used for cover by Zaylus, blasting it apart.

Watty would alternate his attack, switching to his sniper and firing a precise round at it's flashlight head.

Jason glances to the left, then the right. His trigger finger squeezes down, sending a stream of disruptor rounds at the troopers approaching from the east as his shields are quickly wittled away. "There's no chance we're fighting all of them off! Team, punch a hole in their ranks to the east, we need to move! Find a location we can dig in and keep them on one side of us!"

Renala nods and reloads her weapon, firing towards smaller Geth units to the east. She takes a few shots, but her shields hold up so far.

Steve releases his thermal clip and slams another one in. Realizing how futile it is to keep shooting at an endless stream of infantry, he lifts his hands up, a blue glow enveloping him as he rushes out of cover and attempts to pull one of the geth troopers on the east side across the ground, his goal being to bowl over as many others with him as he can to slow down their advancement.

Zaylus hits the ground, grunting in surprise as his cover is torn apart. He scrambles to the nearest point of cover, his shields having taken a big hit from the direct fire. He turns to the east, hoping to help punch a hole.

Halisi closes her eyes, trying to calm herself with little success. "Oh god... oh god... we're gonna die..."

Skythix stands up and shoulders the rifle she has. "Jasper, Halisi, Pip! We have to leave! There's no way we're gonna survive here!"

Jasper continues to work on the console. "Retreat!? How in the hell are we s'posed ta get off this ice cube without the shuttle!? We can't just-..." he trails off and adjusts his cap, "...Ya'll pull back and I'm sure they're jus' gonna follow. I'll stay behind and keep workin' on the shuttle. I can swoop in and pick ya'll up as soon as I got the thing workin'!"

Ilyna sighs. "I doubt they'll just leave you alone," she says. "We're all running once there's a hole in their ranks."

A few troopers to the east are taken out by the combined gunfire, and many more are knocked over by the one Steve is lifting, each in sequence falling into the snow as the flailing, floating geth impacts them, in a manner that would look rather comical under different circumstances. The Prime is stalled by Watty's sniper shots, a piece of its head being blown off. The armature however is unimpeded, and fires a shot right at the shuttle door.

Pulse rifle fire continues to rain down from every direction. The dropship now passes to the east, and another prime drops with a thud, alongside more troopers.

Watty switches to his assault rifles, venting the heat, then commencing his attack on... Well, anything really.

Viper decloaks inside the shuttle, dropping off the artifact before joning the others outside, firing arrow after arrow on the approaching troopers.

Skythix searched around for viper just before the armature shot a missle heading right for them. She went wide eyed and shouted, "Get down!" She dove away from the shuttle door to try and cover herself from the coming blast.

Pip starts to panic, her breathing become rapid, her arms shaking. "Ohgodohgodohgod!"

Ilyna is out of view from the shuttle door, standing near the door to the pilot's compartment.

Jasper is hurled to the ground as the armature round nails the shuttle. "Shit! We're takin' hits, now!" he calls out and quickly climbs to his knees to assess whether or not any more damage has been sustained by their ride.

Renala reloads again, and fires in bursts towards the new Prime.

Jason drops to one knee as a trio of shots dance up his left side. He grunts out in pain and leans against the side of the shuttle, continuing to open fire to the east with hope of punching a hole large enough for the team to escape through.

The plasma bolt strikes the side of the shuttle, melting away armor and sending Halisi flying to the floor. The troopers are still advancing and firing and the new Prime is winding up its gun. The shuttle's front-right thruster has taken ehavy damage from the Armature's attack.

Jasper curses loudly. "And now we're down a thruster, too! They're gonna keep dishin' out damage faster than I can fix it!"

Renala takes that as a cue to retreat to recharge her shields, and runs out of cover, keeping close to the shuttle's walls. She enters the shuttle and moves out of view from the doorway.

Pip sees Halisi fall and, keeping one omni-tool focused on boosting Watty, runs over to her. "Doc?!"

Yet again the dropship makes a pass to drop more troops, when suddenly the rear portion explodes in a ball of fire. The ship descends beyond the ridge to the south and not long after a loud crash is heard. Not long after several shots strike from above, large explosions blowing away several of the geth furthest away.

Steve hurls his bowling ball at the Prime and immediately pulls his SMG out to follow it up with a stream of gunfire.

Skythix hustles up from the snow and runs into the shuttle to check for damage. She sees the doc on the ground and dashes over to try and help her up. "This isn't a joke anymore! We have to evacuate!" The sudden explosion that rocked the air made her look back out the door. "What was that??"

Jason swings around to the south, watching with a confused expression as numerous geth are taken out. "I don't know." he grunts, his side burning from the rounds embedded in him, "It doesn't matter, just keep firing!"

The Prime is mostly unaffected by the trooper hurled at it, and it returns fire at Steve with its minigun. Another Prime has appeared to the west, advancing with a large wave of troopers. There is a loud roar as a Kodiak flying Alliance colors comes over the southern hills, side door open and a human in heavy black armor opens fire with a mounted turret, flanking the troopers on the southern slope. A squad of four soldiers drop out of the (TyrGM)

shuttle. The largest, wearing heavy power armor, brandishes a Typhoon LMG, and joins in on the gunning-down of the nearest geth troops. The other three are advancing towards the shuttle, with one of them, a woman in tight-fitting light armor and no obvious weapon, dashing ahead, going around and through geth troopers, biotic energy swirling and bursting around her. (TyrGM)

Jason furrows his brow as he watches the exchange. "Alliance...?" He leans heavily against the shuttle and continues to pour rounds into the geth he's exposed to. "Alright, looks like we've got a little assistance!" he announces over comms, breathing a sigh of relief. "Pull back to the shuttle!"

Pip kneels over Halisi, not entirely paying attention to what's happening outside.

Halisi is still on the floor of the shuttle. She's not moving much out of either pain or fear. (TyrGM)

Watty keeps his fire focused on the Geth, though he registers the timely arrival of the Alliance soldiers. (Pip_Summers)

Viper looks at the Alliance shuttle and mumbles a 'fuck..', but continues launching arrows at the geth. (TyrGM)

Steve attempts to drag the nearest geth between himself and the Prime biotically to use it to shield himself from as much of the gunfire as possible. "Lil' busy right now!" he responds over comms.

Ilyna moves over to the shuttle doorway. Not long after, a biotic barrier materializes in front of her, although it wouldn't stop anyone walking through it if she can see them and temporarily weaken the barrier.

Renala stays in the shuttle, waiting for her shields to reload.

Skythix blinked once at the sight of an Alliance kodiak flying overhead. "What the..." She didn't bother continuing the thought since right now she had more important things to worry about. She made sure the doctor was okay before grabbing her rifle again, loading in a fresh thermal clip, and laying down suppressing fire for the people retreating back to the shuttle.

Zaylus , not well suited for this combat, has taken significant fire and wastes no time retreating. He carefully navigates the field of crossfire, coming up to the shuttle doors and Ilyna's barrier. "Knock knock." He says quickly before coming through.

Jason sidesteps into the barrier, taking a bit of effort to stay upright. He lowers his weapon and uses one hand to stabilize himself against the shuttle. "How long can you keep this up, Ilyna?"

Watty starts falling back to the shuttle, alternating his attacks and venting heat when need be. (Pip_Summers)

The biotic soldier's approach is halted, and stops to hurl a geth trooper away before gesturing for Ilyna to let her in. Her face is obscured by a helmet with two brightly glowing eyes. The two others are still on approach. Both of them are in heavy armor, one armed with an automatic pistol and the other with a Valkyrie rifle they both fire on the northern geth while approaching the shuttle. The last soldier meanwhile is walking towards the (TyrGM)

prime to the west, reloading the thermal clip of his machinegun as he goes. The turret continues to lay down supressive fire on geth troopers, and although many are still able to fire on the crashed Kodiak, some are turning their attention to the new shuttle. (TyrGM)

Ilyna looks at Jason. "It's hard to say," she says. "We're not the only target anymore." Ilyna's barrier is easy to cross with her permission and due notice, barely offering more resistence than a curtain in the way. She does let the stranger through with a nod.

Pip looks up at the stranger, narrowing her eyes suspiciously.

The Prime to the east quickly shreds through Steve's non-meat shield and then continues to fire on him even as troopers around it are being gunned down by Skythix and the shuttle turret. (TyrGM)

The Armature fires a blast at Ilyna's barrier, walking closer to the shuttle on its massive, armored legs. (TyrGM)

Steve 's shields crackle and pop as he rushes forward, towards the Prime, whipping what's left of his makeshift shield at his attacker. He weaves back and forth in an attempt at minimizing the damage his shields sustain and, when a short distance from his target, expels a large amount of biotic energy to hurl himself through the air, rather sloppily, at the Prime. He lowers his shoulder,

hoping to at least nail the Prime somewhere in his upper half with his Stevejectile and topple the machine over temporarily.

Ilyna takes most of that blast to her shields, which barely survives, as she is still holding the barrier 'open' for the woman. "Hurry inside!" she says.

Skythix switches fire to the prime that is attacking Briggs. She didn't reject the new alliance arrival but she really wasn't in a position to turn away help at the moment. She sat down on the lip of the kodiak's door while firing.

Jason lowers his head slightly at the impact of the Armature's blast and quickly hobbles into the doorway. Once inside, he quickly puts himself in front of the new guest to limit her movement around the shuttle. "I'm far from ungrateful for yout teams intervention." he begins, "But, with all due respect, who the hell are you?"

Steve slams into the Prime, accomplishing little more than confusing and temporarily dazing it. It struggles to shake him loose with a string of digitized vocalizations, several shots striking both it and Steve from Skythix' weapon. (TyrGM)

Steve 's entire body burns from the day's exertion. His shields finally fall as a few more rounds pelt them. As a last ditch effort, he plants his boot against the Prime's shoulder and grips its goofy flashlight head. A bright blue glow envelopes him and he gives a loud cry as he attempts to rip it free.

The biotic human passes through the barrier field and then lifts both her arms, palms out. Her voice comes out slightly garbled by her helmet speaker. "Alliance. N7." She looks to Ilyna. "I'll take over." The other two have now split up, the one with the rifle - a woman wearing a set of black Defender armor - moving west, taking cover behind a rock and starting to blast the heads off geth troopers. The man with the pistol runs east, gunning down (TyrGM

one of the geth platforms while heading for Steve and the Prime. The soldier in the power armor changes course, heading for the Armature. His shields take several shots from troopers but they seem to hold as he slowly makes his way forward. The shuttle is now circling west, trying to flank teh troopers there as well as it can. (TyrGM)

N7... Here? Of all places?

Watty keeps shooting at the Geth, Pew pew. (Pip_Summers)

Jason nods a couple times. "Explains the flashy hardware..." he says before giving a glance at Pip, "Well. In that case, how can we help?"

The Prime's head is ripped off with a metalic groan, wires sparking and synthetic fluid spurting as the Prime falls forward, crashing down on top of Steve. The N7 soldier with the pistol stops briefly in surprise before coming to his senses and running for Steve, taking out another trooper on the way. (TyrGM)

Steve 's eyes go wide as the large mechanical beast goes tipping over in his direction. He gets his knees up, hoping to lessen the impact somewhat and keep enough room between himself and the Prime to wiggle out from underneath.

The light snow around them swirls up as the Prime lands on Steve. His knee trick should allow him to get free from the heavy geth platform. The N7 soldier now reaches him, reloading and then firing on the few geth that remain in this direction, an omni-shield flaring to life to cover the both of them from the pulse rifle fire. (TyrGM)

Steve wiggles back and forth as he frees himself from the Prime's body with a grunt. He scoots back through the snow as he struggles to draw his SMG once again, unsure as to whether he should be taking aim at the geth or the soldier approaching. Once the N7 begins covering him, he lets out a deep breath and squeezes a few shots off at the nearest geth. Most of the fight has been drained from

him.

The man in with the Typhoon is circling around the shuttle barrier, and as he comes closer to the Armature a weapon unfolds from his power armor, swiveling on its mount until it has a lock on the massive war machine, launching a missile that strikes its shields. He raises his LMG and fires on it while continuing to march forward slowly. (TyrGM)

Ilyna nods, and her barrier disintregrates. "Thank you." She steps into the shuttle, and to cover so her shields can recharge.

Skythix stopped to reload her rifle, hazarding a glance back at the new human. "Not that I'm knocking the help here, ma'am," She said before beginning to fire again. "But what the hell are you doing out here?"

The soldier in the N7 armor takes out a grenade, lobbing it at the remaining Prime. It sticks to its left leg, detonating a moment later and sending the geth falling into the snow. She dodges back into cover as return fire comes her way from the remaining troopers. (TyrGM)

Renala walks over to look outside now that her shields are back, and looks over the battlefield outside before looking at the new arrival.

Viper doesn't seem to happy about the arrival of the N7 operatives, and after firing another arrow she retreats back into the shuttle. (TyrGM)

Halisi gets up into a seated position, looking toward the shuttle door and then to Pip. "W-What's happening?!" (TyrGM)

Pip shrugs. "N7 happened, apparently...".

The N7 biotic immediately raises a barrier bubble of her own, shielding the shuttle from the fire of the remaining geth. The Armature seems to reconsider its targeting, now sending a shot at the approaching soldier in powered armor, which completely drains his shields and sends him to a knee. (TyrGM)

Zaylus remains inside the shuttle, allowing his shields to recover and considering the efficacy of stepping back outside.

Halisi blinks. "What? Here?" (TyrGM)

WAtty sees the soldier drop to his knee and charges up his sniper, firing at the flashlight head of the armature as he jogs towards it. (Pip_Summers)

Yup...

Pip shrugs again. "I know. But I'm not goin' to brush off help."

The Armature's shields are weaking, and the sniper shot, along with another missile from the armored soldier - the launcher still operating without his input - causes them to flicker and die. The geth troopers are thinning out, and the shuttle turret is gunning down many of those that remain as they attempt to fall back. (TyrGM)

Jason sighs as he gets no response. "That makes two of us, Pip." he says. As his shields spark back to life, he makes his way over to the N7 and begins to lay down more covering fire on the remaining geth. "Back to the shuttle, Briggs!"

((makes his way over to the N7 and begins to lay down more covering fire on the remaining geth*))

Watty charges and keeps firing his sniper at the armature, protecting their new-found ally. (Pip_Summers)

Steve empties the rest of his clip, breathing heavily as he struggles to regain his composure. "Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm doin' the best I can right now!" he reports back. As soon as he has a clear path back to the shuttle, he books it back with little regard for what may happen to the N7 soldier.

Steve and the man with him are taking out most of the eastern geth. The last trooper there soon goes down to their combined fire. At this the omni-shield fades and the soldier gestures for him to get back to the shuttle before running that way himself. Meanwhile the N7 operative in Defender armor primes another grenade, hurling it at the Armature approaching from the north. The walker is struck by another sniper shot, but then returns fire, (TyrGM)

shooting at Watty this time. Another missile hits, and then the grenade. One of its legs stops moving, causing it to slant to one side and almost fall over, but the plasma cannon remains operational. (TyrGM)

Halisi is still sitting, clutching her side. She looks between Pip and Zaylus. "Maybe we're not dead afterall..." (TyrGM)

Pip 's shields are brought down to near depletion, only surviving due to Pip's singular omni-tool boost. He returns fire with another shot at it's head.

smiles. "Seems so, doc."

Skythix frowned to herself when the human didn't answer her. She just made sure to continue peppering the geth with fire, too weak to do much else.

Jasper continues pulling things apart, rewiring, omni-dooping, omni-looping, and omni-gooping. "Goin' as fast as I can here!"

Watty 's shields are brought to near depletion, only surviving due to Pip's singular omni-tool boost. He fires another round at the armature's head. (Pip_Summers)

The last of the troopers in sight go down, and a moment later the Armature takes another sniper shot to the head, and then another missile. Machinegun fire proves to be the last straw as the soldier in the power armor gets back up and resumes firing, and the massive geth platform finally collapses as its legs can no longer bear it. The geth attackers are dead. (TyrGM)

Jason allows his weapon to whine down as he lowers it to his side. He places his free hand on his side and glances over the battlefield with a satisfied nod before turning back to the N7 soldier. "Suppose we owe you a bit of gratitude." he says, wincing a bit as his hand makes contact with the wounds he suffered.

Steve slows to a jog as all of the fighting dies down. "Fuuuuck this day just never ends." he groans as he climbs back into the shuttle and leans heavily against the wall. "Everyone make it?"

The biotic N7 operative lowers the barrier after looking around to confirm no more geth are in sight. She offers a faint nod in recognition of Jason's statement. The other soldiers are now converging on the downed Kodiak while the shuttle in the air circles around the area, looking for stragglers. (TyrGM)

Skythix practically tossed the rifle to her side and layed back into the shuttle while she tried to catch her breath. She didn't know why the Alliance were here but they saved them and that was all that mattered.

Watty approaches the downed shuttle, his gaze shifting to the new arrivals. "A t-t-timely ArrIVAl. AssistAN-ssssht-ce was very welCCCome." (Pip_Summers)

Ilyna sighs relieved as the fighting dies down around them. "Thank you," she says. "We wouldn't have survived this without your help."

Zaylus gives a cursory glance to the doctor but remains mostly focused on the operative, too leaning against the shuttle wall.

The man in the power armor keeps his weapon aimed in Watty's general direction without raising it. "Is that mech yours?" The woman in the Defender armor approaches Jason, holstering her rifle and extending a hand. (TyrGM)

Pip looks out and sees the man aim his weapon at Watty. She springs to her feet, hissing in pain as she does so. "He's mine! Put the fuckin' gun down!" she growls.

Jason reaches for the woman's hand and gives it a firm shake. "Appreciate the assistance. We weren't expecting to run into geth today. Far from prepared."

Watty simply raises his one hand at the man, a gesture to show he means no harm. "C-calmmmmmmm doWN P-ssssshhhtt-ip." (Pip_Summers)

Renala moves over to take a seat once the fighting is over, looking at the N7 curiously, but defers to the managment to do the talking.

The soldier returns Jason's handshake with a nod. "Not a problem. I'm Captain Riley, this is my squad." The one with the machinegun lowers his weapon, still keeping an eye on the mech. The shuttle is now touching down a little bit away, as no more geth are detected. The man with the omni-shield rejoins the others by the Cerberus Kodiak. (TyrGM)

Jason nods a couple of times and leans back against the shuttle with a grunt. He glances down and looks over his wound for a few moments before returning his attention to Captain Riley. "What's got you folks out this way?" he asks, "Not that I'm complaining."

Pip sits back down in the shuttle, glaring dangerously at the soldier who aimed at Watty.

Renala takes off her helmet, and puts it on the seat beside her, preferring the cold over the discomfort the helmet is causing.

Steve lowers himself to a seated position on the floor, too exhausted to make his way over to his seat after all the bioticing.

Watty lowers his hand after a small wave and turns back to the shuttle, tilting his head curiously at the new arrivals. (Pip_Summers)

Lee looks briefly to their shuttle before her death mask turns back to Jason. "We are here to take custody of the hazardous cargo you are carrying." (TyrGM)

Say wha- how in the holy hell of Satan did you- you know what... don't care.

More soldiers are now emerging from the landed shuttle. Eight marines in SpecOps armor, all armed with Valkyries. (TyrGM)

Pip throws her hands up. "I may be weird, but you people-" she says gesturing around her, "-have some really fuckin' strange luck."

Jason 's eyes flutter for a few moments before he reaches back and scratches at the back of his neck nervously. "Pip is a little annoying, I'll give you that." he says, leaning to the side to glance at the woman, "But I wouldn't call her hazardous cargo." he jokes, giving the woman a lopsided grin. "I'm afraid I'm not exactly following. What's this about?"

Skythix leaned up when she heard mention of special cargo. How on Palaven could they have known what they were carrying? That also didn't explain their convenient presense. The geth didn't make any sense either. No, this stunk to high heaven and she now cursed her weakened state.

Watty steps forward. "I do not connnnnsider myself dangerousssttttt at the best of timm-eeesss." (Pip_Summers)

Lee doesn't seem very amused. Not that it's easy to tell through the mask. "You may not be aware, but the object in your possession is extremely dangerous. The Alliance will take care of it for everyone's safety. After you have handed over the object we can give you a ride home. Our doctor is ready to help treat any injuries." (TyrGM)

Jason gives a shake of his head and turns towards the door. "Appreciated but not necessary. I'm not sure what you're talking about, Captain, but we'll make our own way home." He takes a couple steps alongside the shuttle towards the door, using the Confetti Maker as a makeshift cane.

Skythix was now highly suspicious of their new rescuers. She stared at the Riley human through her polarized mask, wondering when the jig was gonna be up.

A frigate-size ship slowly approaches from the northeast, hovering gently over the ground as it descends, remaining a couple of meters above the ground in a stationary position. The ship is a sleek design with multiple large engines and standard Alliance blue-white coloring. 'SSV Teutoburg' is written on the side of it. The marines are spread out in the area between the two shuttles, but most of them quite clearly have their attention on the (TyrGM)

Cerberus shuttle. (TyrGM)

Zaylus sets his jaw, mentally comparing the two forcing gathering here. It doesn't inspire confidence.

Lee sighs. "Don't lie to me. I know it's here, and I'd prefer you cooperate. We take care of the object, you go home. That's what's best for everyone." (TyrGM)

Viper steps out of the shuttle, looking around at the numerous soldiers and shooting Riley a poisonous glare. (TyrGM)

Jason shakes his head as he continues towards the door, stopping just beside Viper. It's obvious that there's no bluffing his way out of this. "This is your battle, not mine." he says, glancing over towards Viper. "I held up my end of the deal." He makes no attempt at providing context for Riley.

Renala looks the door with a sigh before looking at Steve. "You alirght?" she asks.

Steve gives a couple of weak nods. "I'll be fine. Just feelin' a lil' burnt out right now..."

Ilyna steps outside, as well, looking at Viper in anticipation of her response.

Viper 's gaze wanders from soldier to soldier, and then to the frigate. For a moment it seems like she's about to attack, but she then closes her eyes briefly and slides her backpack off, opening it to show the orb and handing it to Riley. "Take it." She says through gritted teeth. (TyrGM)

Skythix was surprised that Viper handed over the orb so quickly but she figured she knew that it was an impossible fight. She grabbed her harrier and stood up with a pained groan. Just forget it, she thought to herself. Let the 'higher-ups' handle this.

Lee takes the pack, handing it off to one of the marines, who immediately starts bringing it back to the frigate. "Thank you for your cooperation. Can you all walk? We've already put your shuttle in our hangar, so no need to fetch it." (TyrGM)

Zaylus watches as Viper seemingly gives in, but gives no change in expression. He takes a step toward Skythix, putting a hand on her shoulder armor. "Good?" He asks simply.

Jason gives a glance through the shuttle door. "Any of you need immediate medical attention?" he calls out, looking over his worn out team. A small smile crosses his lips, but he doesn't elaborate on how happy he is that the artifact found its way back into the right hands.

Halisi lets out a relieved sigh, leaning back against the shuttle wall. "I do. I... haven't been able to treat myself very well." (TyrGM)

Skythix let out a sigh at Zaylus' touch and shook her head. "Not really but I'll make it this time. I probably need to be seen again." She let out another groan of pain and clutched her side. "Doubt Alliance knows how to treat someone like us though. What about you?" She asked with a turn of her head.

Jason gives a glance back at Riley. "I've got numerous non-human personnel. Can your people provide proper care for them?" he asks, shifting his weight onto the Confetti Maker.

Pip grumbles. "I just wanna go home... I'm tired of all this bullshit...".

Zaylus appears thoughtful. Would they know? "Couldn't hurt." He mutters, flexing his left shoulder and giving a wince, letting it down gently again.

Lee nods. "Our doctor has full training to care for allied species." She gestures towards the frigate. "Let's get you all home." (TyrGM)

Renala stands up. She picks up her backpack which is almost bursting, and puts it on her back. She also grabs the helmet, but doesn't put it on. She offers a hand to help Steve up.

Ilyna gets up from her seat, and picks up her bag before looking around the area for anything she could have forgotten. "Should I leave the pistol I took from the mission site?" she asks, looking at Jason and the N7. "In case they have a tracker on it or something like that?"

Skythix looks over at Zaylus and tilts her head in confusion. With a combination sigh, shake of her head and shrug of her shuolders, she offered Zaylus an arm if he wanted to take it to help walk over to the human's ship. "At this point I just want to go home too. I haven't been this shot up in years." Skythix made no effort to leave behind the new rifle he claimed from the mission.

Lee shakes her head. "Our techs can take a look at it and make sure it's safe. Even if it has a tracker Cerberus wouldn't attack an Alliance ship openly."

Steve reaches up and grasps Renala's hand, using it to pull himself back to his feet with a grunt. "Time to go home, Ren." he sighs as he collects his bag from his seat.

Jason climbs back into the shuttle with a little difficulty. "Alright. Let's get moving. Jasper, I'm gonna need you to carry my gear because I feel like hammered shit right now." He looks towards Skythix, "You gonna be alright on your feet, Sky?"

Zaylus lets out a dry laugh. "I did warn you." He replies less then sincerely, taking the offered arm that they may lean on eachother for support.

Halisi is smiling widely, happy that they're finally safe. "I, uh... I could use some help getting to the ship.

Watty raises his hand. "May I re-request repai-sssttttt-rs?" (Pip_Summers)

Skythix looked to Jason with a leveled look. "I'll live." she says with a sigh and begins walking to the ship with Zaylus. The contact was welcome even if it couldn't really be felt through the armor.

Lee looks at the mech and then to Pip, as if expecting her to say something instead.

Jasper stops his mad dash to repair the shuttle and frowns as he moves back to the passenger's module. "Course, Jason." he sighs. "Jasper fix the shuttle... Jasper watch the guards... Jasper carry my luggage..." he mutters as he lifts Jason's cases up and starts to exit the shuttle and head towards the frigate.

Ilyna slings her bag over her shoulder and walks over to Halisi. "You can lean on me," she offers.

Pip shrugs at Riley. "You heard him. He can speak for himself," she says.

Halisi offers an appreciative smile and reaches out towards Ilyna in the hopes of getting helped up.

Steve allows his arms to dangle loosely at his side as he exits the shuttle and proceeds to make his way towards the frigate. He casts suspicious glances over the Alliance soldiers, unable to deny his discomfort over being in their presence. But beggars can't be choosers.

Lee looks at Pip for a few moments, clearly puzzled. Eventually she states "We can do some basic repairs.".

Renala smiles, and follows beside Steve after they exit. "Mhm," she says. "I'm looking forward to worrying about simple things like which couch is going to fit in our living room."

Ilyna takes her hand and helps her up. "How hurt are you?" she asks. "I mean, can you walk if I support you, or should I carry you?"

Watty "Thank y-y-ou." He starts following the rest of the group with Pip. (Pip_Summers)

Zaylus gives Jason a reassuring nod as they set off together toward the frigate. He puts most of the pressure on his right, letting the left arm and shoulder relax.

The biotic soldier remains by the shuttle along with Captain Riley. The other two are heading back towards the frigate. Her gaze follows Steve as he departs for the frigate, expression unknown through the helmet.

The three-hour trip back to the planet where the group changed shuttles has passed. Halisi has spent the time patching everyone up to the best of her abilities without access to the hospital. Bullet fragments have been removed, medi-gel has been dispensed, painkillers administered, bones set and vitals stabilized. She's also requested Watty be shut down for the time being to prevent everyone from dying from poisonous fumes or spontaneous

explosion. Viper, meanwhile has spent the trip in the cockpit, guarding the orb. the shuttle should be closing in on the icy planet right about now.

Jasper continues on course. "Alright, folks, 'bout time to change shuttles! Get yer stuffs all rounded up!"

Pip , after a round of painkillers and medical attention, starts to power up Watty once again after some jury rigging and makeshift repairs.

Va'ynna has slept like a stone after her bullet wounds were treated. She wakes up as Jasper speaks, looking around. She's in her armor, except for the pieces on her chest and back that was removed while the doctor removed the bullet fragments.

Ilyna <-^

Steve is seated in his chair, leaning back against the wall. His armor has been removed from the waste up and a bit of hastily applied bandaging covers his wounds. He's been mostly quiet, exhausted from the whole ordeal and in a bit of pain.

Jason hasn't slept. He's just remained watchful over Vasquez and continuously pestered Halisi with questions regarding her condition.

Watty powers back to life, his optics flickering to his regular calming blue. He glances around the shuttle as Pip pats him on the head.

Skythix groaned in her seat as she slowly came to conscious. There was a strange feeling she couldn't shake but it instantly came to her when she looked down at herself and saw that she was only in her skin-tight black undersuit. She sat up in a jolt and immediately regretted it as her head felt like it was going to explode instantly. The rest of her body ached like hell too. She quickly

gripped her head, feeling for the head wound she somehow remembered getting. "Does this mean we made it?" She asked, looking around for her armor.

Watty looks up at Sky and smiles at the turian, nodding. "We made it," she says, deciding to bury the hatchet with her, at least for the moment.

<---^

Zaylus leans on one side, propped up by an arm. He's replaced the armor that had to be removed during treatment. Sky's quick motion gets his attention for a moment before he sets his head back in his palm.

((Retcon*))

Steve is seated in his chair, leaning back against the wall. His armor's plating has been removed from the waist up, leaving only his undersuit. He's been mostly quiet, exhausted from the whole ordeal and in a bit of pain.

Skythix glanced at Pip with tired eyes. She gave a small turian smile herself before leaning back against her seat. "Good." She muttered. The announcement to gather their gear only made her let out a weak groan as she tried to sit back up again. Her sides still ached and her head was definitely going to hurt for a long time. She looked around for her armor that was removed from her during

treatment as well as her new rifle and brought it at least to her feat at her original seat. She wasn't sure yet if she should put it back on. She was going to need help if she did.

Jason begins gathering up his things, having long since returned his gear back to the cases. "A short ride from now and we'll be back home, Sky. Just get some rest." he offers from his seat.

Vasquez is still unconcious.

The shuttle shudders a bit as it starts to enter the outer atmosphere of the planet.

Pip grimaces and gathers what little gear she had. Apart from the shotgun and a few thermal clips, she didn't really have anything left. And she was damn hungry too, if the famished growling from her stomach was anything to go by.

Renala has been quiet for much of the trip, but unable to sleep. She has on some occasions started on her projects, but hasn't really managed to focus enough to do anything meaningful. She gets up to fetch her helmet.

Steve has passed Renala her SMG back and placed most of his gear back in his bag. He begins the slow, painful process of putting his plating back on.

Watty simply sits in the shuttle, unable to really do anything due to his size.

Zaylus has recovered his few things during the ride, and just waits to transfer to the other shuttle.

Halisi is reviewing the medical data she has gathered now that her treatment of the team is finished for the moment.

Jason glances over at Halisi. "So.. What's the plan? Straight to the operating room with her when we get back?"

Halisi nods. "That's the plan. We'll get her fixed, Jason." she says, with a gentle smile.

Can we all get fixed too? Ya'know?

Pip shrugs with a toothy smile.

Jason raises an eyebrow at the woman. "I don't think there's a whole lot that can be done to 'fix' you, Summers."

...I feel like there's an underlyin' insult there...

Skythix figured it would just make it easier to carry if she wore her armor but it was still heavy. She was clearly having difficulty. "I'm guessing I'm gonna need more treatment if my aching body is anything to go by?" She slipped up with getting her leg armor on, unable to complete the seals. "Can you help me?" She turned her head to ask Zaylus, embarrasement hinting in her voice.

Watty tilts his head to the side, looking pointedly at Jason. A silent stare.

Jasper pilots the shuttle towards the general location of the Redrock vehicle, slowly descending towards it.

Jason gives a couple nods. "Underlying. Riiight." He returns the robots stare, "See? This guy knows what I'm talking about."

Halisi looks to Pip, a bit caught off guard. "Of course. Most of-..." She turns to Jason and seems about to say something when the shuttle shudders, lights flickering and the control interface of the shuttle suddenly disappearing. A moment later the mass effect generator goes offline along with the lights. Only the thrusters remain as the shuttle starts falling.

You know what, I-

Ilyna starts putting on the armor pieces she didn't sleep in, listening to what the others are talking about.

Zaylus looks up from his palm, nodding wordlessly. He reaches out to help form the seals, easily navigating the turian armor but flinching from the effort. He's about to help with the rest as the lights suddenly go out.

((retcon))

Watty suddenly deactivates and starts to slide as the shuttle starts falling.

Ilyna is putting on the last armor piece when the shuttle's goes dark. "What's happening?"

Steve stumbles a bit, placing a hand against the wall to steady himself. "What now?" he groans.

Jasper is glancing all about, poking at things, pressing things, probably even turning a few things. "We just lost power!" he calls out, "No idea what's goin' on!" He attempts to gain control of the large shuttle, hoping that the thrusters alone will be enough to slow their descent to the point of a safe landing.

Skythix watches Zaylus put her things back together. "Thank you." She mutteres. She's about to look down and double check the seals but the lights suddenly go out, plunging them into darkness. "What do you mean we lost power?" She was about to start shouting but regretted it as soon as her head started pounding. "That doesn't just happen!"

Pip yelps, trying to grab hold of Watty in a futile attempt to stop him from sliding about. "Bad, bad, this is bad!" She says through gritted teeth as pain flares up in her body at the strain.

Jason cusses under his breath and hurries over to Vasquez' side, attempting to hold her in place so the erratic movements don't bounce her around. "Alright, folks! Just hold on! Jasper, can you fix it!?"

The shuttle is heading towards the ground at an inadvisable speed, shaking violently as the mass effect field is no longer keeping things in place. A high-powered thruster burst may be enough to slow it to a relatively smooth landing.

Viper curses, grabbing a tight hold of the orb as she braces for the landing.

Jasper gives a couple shakes of his head. "Ain't nothin' ta fix! We're just dead in the air, here! Thrusters are still online, though. Ima do my best to set 'er down as gently as I can, just hold onto yer butts!" He attempts to straighten the shuttle out and burn the thrusters as they rapidly descend.

Ilyna finishes putting on her armor, and quickly puts on her harness.

Halisi is staring at the floor, looking like she's doing he best not to throw up.

Zaylus grits his teeth, giving a quick glance around the shuttle. He double checks the seals, trying to get as much of Skythix's armor together before a expected rough landing.

Renala stumbles on the last step to her seat, but manages to get seated and harnessed.

Steve quickly fiddles with the last latch on his plating before jumping back into his seat and working on the harness.

Watty stops his sliding as Jasper straightens up. He's still deactivated.

Skythix felt her gut rise into her throat as she suddenly found a burst of energy to reach up and secure her harness, hurting all the way. Sadly, she didn't try to stow her things, only caring for her safety. She was not ready for a crash landing like this and seriously hoped they didn't vent atmosphere. "Fuck fuck fuck." She mutteres to herself. She had a look of horror on her face.

Pip quickly flops into her seat, locking down her harness and gulping.

Zaylus pulls back, securing his harness before he can be shook out of his seat. Gripping it tightly, he shuts his eyes.

Jasper just barely manages to stabilize the shuttle, evening out and slowing their descent almost to acceptable levels. It lands with a soft, anti-climactic thud in a pile of snow that covers the viewscreen.

Jasper lets out a deep breath and then a quiet 'Whoooo'. "Well, folks. You can unclench yer buttcheeks. We ain't dead yet. No thanks ta this hunk a' junk."

Pip lets out a breath she didn't even notice she was holding. "Oh Christ..."

Viper immediately unbuckles, stowing the orb in a backpack and activating her omni-tool. "Something like that doesn't just happen."

Ilyna takes a while to open her eyes, looking around in disbelief as everything looks intact. "Goddess," she mutters.

Jason leans heavily against Vasquez' unconscious body as they near the ground, bracing for impact. He lets out a deep breath through his nose as they land safely. "So what caused it?" he asks, looking over Linda to make sure she didn't bounce around too much before climbing back to his feet.

Steve releases his harness once more. "Any chance those assholes followed us and knocked the systems offline?"

Vasquez would sigh in relief, except she's unconcious.

Halisi blinks, looking around the shuttle. "Oh."

Pip coughs. "EMP. Watty just shut off too."

Skythix realized she was holding her breath and her holding the harness tightly. As soon as they hit the ground a lot more gently than they thought, she released her harness and looked around for her armor which had skid around the cabin during landing. She didn't want to take anymore chances. "Please help me into the rest of it." She asks Zaylus in a panic. With a painful grunt she stood up

and gathered up the rest of her armor.

Renala sighs relieved and gets out of her seat. "Fuck," she says. "How far are we from our shuttle?"

Jasper quickly removes his omni-tool, searching for their coordinates in relation to the Redrock shuttle. "Gimme a sec!"

There is no indication of their coordinates - the planet has no satellite system.

Jasper calmly deactivates his omni-tool and looks into the cabin. "Right. No idea."

Pip pulls herself from the harness and gets to work on getting Watty operational again.

Zaylus opens his eyes to look around the cabin, somewhat surprised. At Sky's words, he unbuckles his harness, rising to help her with the rest of her armor. "Good idea." he mutters, giving a skeptical glance toward the cockpit as he works getting the seals secured.

Viper stands up, heading into the cabin. "This is not good..." she says, heading for the door and then looking across several of the others, eventually stopping at Jason.

Steve groans loudly and stands up from his seat, scooping his gear out from under it. He slings the bag over his shoulder and steps into the center of the shuttle. "Well. We can't just sit around. If it was those assholes, then they'll definitely be followin' up on the EMP."

Jason reaches up and presses a hand to his forehead. After a few moments of silence, he shakes his head. "Fuck. We don't even know where the shuttle is. Any way you can get this thing back online, Jasper? Few of us can head out and see if we can get our bearings, but without a way to navigate, there's no chance of us finding the kodiak."

Ilyna loads a clip into the Phalanx pistol she picked up from one of the bound guards. "I can take a team outside," she says, standing up.

Jasper pokes at his omni-tool for a few moments and then finally sighs. "Yeah, yeah. Gonna take 'bout an hour...?" he offers, "Maybe two? We were on track to our location until we lost power, so we shouldn't be too far off our mark. Take a quick look around and give me a chance to dig into this thing."

Steve nods at Ilyna. "I'll go with her. I'm not interested in stayin' here any longer than we have to. Not if there's any chance those cocksuckers are on our tail."

Jason sighs and nods, giving a look around the passenger compartment. "Anyone else feel up to going on a quick hike? This outfit isn't exactly fit for a run in the snow, and somebody needs to stay behind and guard the shuttle anyway." He reaches down and plucks at the crotch of his irritating Cerberus duds once more.

Pip sighs, checking Watty's electronics. "I'll need to stay here and get him workin' again. I'm sure you all will prefer havin' a workin' mech if those bastards come a'knocking."

Zaylus raises a hand. "I'll go." He volunteers. "Used to the cold." He shrugs, turning back to fixing Sky's armor.

Steve reaches into his bag and removes a couple thermal clips and his recon hood. He tosses the bag over towards his seat and begins attaching the clips to his armor before seating his helmet and securing it in place. "Alright, let's get this over with." he sighs, stepping towards the door with little interest in stepping back out into the cold.

Viper grunts and then places her omni-tool against the door, fiddling a bit before using it to power the door-opening mechanism. Cold air quickly fills the shuttle, but the weather is otherwise calm. outside the door the land rises upwards at a slope, and the ground is covered in a foot or so of snow, except for where rock formations stick up at various points in the slope, which seems to stretch around the shuttle in all directions but one.

I think I'll stay in the shuttle, too. My good arm is still recovering from that fucking sword.

Ilyna puts on her helmet and walks out of the shuttle without another word, looking around the scenery for any signs of life.

Zaylus follows the others outside the shuttle, leaving Sky with her armor reassembled.

Steve gives a glance back over his shoulder. "Keep my seat warm for me, Ren." he calls back before hopping out of the shuttle.

Almost immediately after Ilyna steps outside, a large, gray, wasp-shaped dropship passes overhead with a loud roar.

Jason hurries over towards the door upon hearing the sound. "What the fuck was that!?"

Viper stares up at the sky in disbelief.

That sounds bad!

Ilyna stares at the ship, horrified. "We need to find our shuttle," she says. "Quickly."

Several geth troopers drop from the ship, landing with a clank, snowflakes swirling up as they unfold, the ship passing behind the slope in the meanwhile.

Skythix thanked Zaylus for helping her into her armor and secured her helmet on. She didn't think she was in any shape to help a recon team so she didn't volunteer. At the mention of snow made her really not want to volunteer. She hated cold hazards. The instant the cold flooded the inside of the ship she remembered why. "What's going on?" She asked over comms as she gathered her new rifle

and her bag of equipment.

Zaylus watches the ship slip out of view, speechless.

Steve follows the ship with his eyes, watching as troopers are dropped from the sky. "Shit! Boss, we probably ain't gonna have time for that repair. Looks like we've got geth incoming." He takes a few steps back from the shuttle and glances at Ilyna, "Well? What're we doin'? Stayin' and fightin' or lookin' for our ride?"

The five dropped troopers are about twenty meters away, and as soon as they're unfolded they open fire with their pulse rifles, digitized chatter sounding among them as they advance.

Jason glances over at Viper. "Geth? Geth!? I thought you specifically chartered our course this way because we wouldn't encounter geth?" He stomps away from the door and kicks over one of his cases, scrambling to remove his gear. "Defensive positions. Jasper! Cut that hour or two down to twenty minutes. Everyone else? We need to buy some time."

Halisi looks towards the open door, fidgeting uneasily. "What? Did you say geth?!"

Shitshitshitshitshitshitshit!

Pip starts working in overdrive trying to get Watty active.

Ilyna looks around for the nearest piece of cover that's not their shuttle before raising her pistol and opening ifre on the nearest one. "It's Geth," she says. "We'll have to get up to a high point so we can see our shuttle."

Viper takes several shots to her shields before activating her omni-tool and firing off an arrow at the nearest trooper.

There are a few smaller rocks a few meters away taht could serve as halfway decent cover.

Steve takes Ilyna's actions as enough of an order for now and follows suit, drawing his SMG and rushing off towards the nearest rock formation as he returns fire.

Renala raises her brows, and stands up. "Fuck that stab wound, I'm not going to sit by if the fucking Geth are here," she says, and digs into her pack to find her submachine guns.

Zaylus fires his hand cannon at one of the troopers, sidestepping to the cover of the rocks.

Skythix felt her entire world plummet around her at the mention of geth. What the fuck were geth doing out here?! To be honest she didn't even know where 'here' was but those AI freaks were basically ghost stories at this point. Well, it was time to face her nightmare. She instictivley grabbed her rifle, loaded a clean thermal clip, and joined the others outside of the shuttle. The cold made

her entire body shiver even through all the armor and thermal regulation it provided. As soon as she could get a sight on them, she would open fire with her harrier.

Jason scoops up the Confetti Maker and holsters his Phalanx at his side before loading up with his remaining thermal clips. "You gonna be alright, Sky?" he asks as he spots the turian make her way to the door. He taps the weapons interface to switch over to disruptor rounds as he hops out into the snow, his entire body tensing up at the rigid air, "You took a lot of damage back there, if

you can't do this, don't push yourself!"

One trooper drops, SMG fire and an arrow to the head. Another falls to harrier fire. A third is driven into cover. They continue to return fire, the two not in cover moving closer.

Steve stops once he's made it to a rock formation and swaps out his SMG for a pistol. He pokes out and begins to slowly plink away at the enemy, choosing his shots carefully as there's no way to tell how many enemies they'll be facing, or how long this will go on for.

Ilyna runs towards the cover, as well, taking a few hits to her shields on the way there.

Skythix growled as she hammered fire down the way at the geth troops coming at them. "I'm fine!" She lied with a shout. She wasn't about to try and acrobatics but she could at least kneel down in the snow and hit her shots home. She had plenty of supplies to help her out in her pack if she really needed them but right now all she needed to do was to keep firing until the gun was too hot.

Halisi hurries to the doorway, peeking outside but staying in the shuttle - there's little she can do.

Renala loads a clip into the Punisher SMG and steps outside. She raises it towards the nearest Geth and opens fire at it with 2 long bursts.

Zaylus gets behind the rock formation, steadying himself against it as he takes more shots at the advancing troopers.

Jason immediately begins strafing towards the nearest bit of cover as his boots hit the snow, sweeping a stream of disruptor rounds at the two exposed geth. "Pip. Can you get Watty combat-ready?" he calls out over the staccato of gunfire.

One of the advancing troopers drop from Sky's and Steve's combined fire, letting out a garbled cry as it goes down. There's a brief respite as the last trooper in the open retreats to fire after Renala and Zaylus shoots it, but lasts only a moment - six troopers are advancing down the slopes from the west - the opposite direction to the first group of geth soldiers, firing on the group from above and behind with their rifles.

to cover

Pip shouts into the comms. "Tryin'!"

Viper is about to jump into cover when the other troopers appear, rendering the cover pointless. She fires off an arrow before cloaking.

Jason swings his heavy weapon around and continues his stream of projectiles as the new combatants enter the battle, still slowly making his weay towards cover as a few rounds pepper his shields. "Try. Harder." he calls back to Pip.

Steve spins on his heels as a few rounds impact his shields from behind. "More company!" he calls out, firing a few rounds off in response as he backpedals off to the side of his cover, unsure of where exactly is safe at this point.

Pip furiously trys to get Watty back up and running.

Two geth go down from Jason's fire, but the rest return it in kind. From the south now another group appears. Three troopers, and a towering, antenna-equipped geth armed with a massive minigun.

Watty 's lights flicker to life. "Re-re-rebooting." He slowly starts to repower his systems, one at a time as Pip attempts to hasten the process.

Skythix made sure that the kodiak was a sufficient enough cover for the new groups of troopers coming their way. She had no idea how many more troopers there were but the quicker they got rid of them the better. Standing just enough in cover so that she could see the geth coming down a hill, she gathered as much biotic energy as she could. It instantly gave her a piercing headache and the

strength it took to throw her arm hurt her newly fixed side. A small sphere would leave her hand and attempt to form a singularity in their ranks.

57%! He's almost back in the game!

The last two eastern geth troopers are sucked up by the singularity, floating helplessly, expressing their dismay in their usual incomprehensible noises. Meanwhile the prime to the south opens fire, a hail of gunfire coming at the group from the side. The troopers around it also open fire, their pulse rifles pinpoint-accurate.

Zaylus quickly turns as he takes on fire from more directions. He follow's Sky's singularity with his aim, firing on the Geth where it lands.

Renala moves over to take cover by the front of the shuttle, popping out to open fire at the Prime.

Jason halts his fire as the weapon cycles to a new thermal clip, cussing loudly as another group appears. He rushes to the front of the shuttle alongside Renala as his shields fizzle and pop. "Not good. This is not good. We can't hold them like this forever!"

Ilyna runs after Jason, her shields getting depleted by the Prime's fire, one shot making it past that and hitting her right leg, causing her to almost stumble into the ground. She limps the last 5 meters to the shuttle, taking cover inside of it while the medi-gel does its thing.

Steve moves around his cover so he only needs to contend with the few remaining geth approaching from the west. He begins letting off pot shots, steadying himself against his cover.

The dropship passes to the north, behind Jason and Renala. There's a thundering thud as a large geth structure is dropped thirty meters or so away. It starts to unfold, great in size and armed with a plasma cannon - an armature. The eastern troopers are easily taken out by Zaylus after being drawn into the singularity. Meanwhile thegeth to the south and west advance, the Prime lagely unaffected by Renala's fire.

Watty flares to life, his servos whirling and lights flickering. "Online," he states in the YMIR's signature deep gravely voice. He immediately picks up on the Geth Prime and shifts out of the shuttle, careful not to bash into Ilyna. Pip starts boosting his shields, diverting all her omni-tool's processing power to the task at hand.

Halisi helps Ilyna into the shuttle, giving her a quick look-over and glancing out the door with a terrified look on her face. "H-How many?!"

Skythix ducks back under her cover with a new surge of pain. The strenuous effort of throwing that singularity almost blacked her out with the headache. It was certainly not doing any favors to her amp. She didn't know how much longer should could keep this up. At the sound of the dropship bringing in a new behemoth only made her heart sink. She had no idea if their shuttle could take fire

from an armature. The kodiak might need to be abandoned.

I'm putting Watty's weapons into overclock! Can anyone hack or shield boost?!

I don't know, but two big ones, at least. We won't last long if we can't get the shuttle in the air.

More troopers are now appearing from every direction. A dozen. Two dozen. The Armature opens fire, not on the shuttle but on Watty, the heavy impact of its plasma cannon striking. The Prime launches a turret, which lands on top of the shuttle and opens fire on the team from above. A few troopers are gunned down, but more are approaching.

Jasper works tirelessly at the console, which he has now pulled apart and is using his omni-tool to repair whatever he can.

The repair work is taking time, far too much time for a hasty escape.

Zaylus drops into cover, desperate to get out of sight of the Prime. It seems futile, though, as more geth appear from all sides. He takes in a deep breath, bracing his back on the cover to fire on the north side.

Renala looks over her shoulder. "Fuck!" she shouts. "We're gonna die if we don't move." She crouches and stays close to the shuttle to avoid getting hit by the turret. She opens fire towards the nearest Geth to the north.

Watty staggers back from the strike, his shields dropping to 6%. He quickly analyses the armature and quickly concludes that none of his weapons will cause any significant damage to it without assistance. So, he takes cover out of it's line of sight and starts to fire on the Prime.

Skythix felt like she was facing death in the face as more came out of no where. She sits down on the edge of the shuttle to try and get some of her energy back, firing at any geth that she could see.

Pip starts panicking as she focuses on boosting Watty's shields. "We're dead... We're dead...".

The Prime is staggered by watty's fire, it's shields draining. Some troopers go down from the fire of the rest of the team, but it puts no real dent in their numbers. The Armature now opens fire on one of the rocks being used for cover by Zaylus, blasting it apart.

Watty would alternate his attack, switching to his sniper and firing a precise round at it's flashlight head.

Jason glances to the left, then the right. His trigger finger squeezes down, sending a stream of disruptor rounds at the troopers approaching from the east as his shields are quickly wittled away. "There's no chance we're fighting all of them off! Team, punch a hole in their ranks to the east, we need to move! Find a location we can dig in and keep them on one side of us!"

Renala nods and reloads her weapon, firing towards smaller Geth units to the east. She takes a few shots, but her shields hold up so far.

Steve releases his thermal clip and slams another one in. Realizing how futile it is to keep shooting at an endless stream of infantry, he lifts his hands up, a blue glow enveloping him as he rushes out of cover and attempts to pull one of the geth troopers on the east side across the ground, his goal being to bowl over as many others with him as he can to slow down their advancement.

Zaylus hits the ground, grunting in surprise as his cover is torn apart. He scrambles to the nearest point of cover, his shields having taken a big hit from the direct fire. He turns to the east, hoping to help punch a hole.

Skythix stands up and shoulders the rifle she has. "Jasper, Halisi! We have to leave! There's no way we're gonna survive here!"

Halisi closes her eyes, trying to calm herself with little success. "Oh god... oh god... we're gonna die..."

((*retcon))

Skythix stands up and shoulders the rifle she has. "Jasper, Halisi, Pip! We have to leave! There's no way we're gonna survive here!"

Jasper continues to work on the console. "Retreat!? How in the hell are we s'posed ta get off this ice cube without the shuttle!? We can't just-..." he trails off and adjusts his cap, "...Ya'll pull back and I'm sure they're jus' gonna follow. I'll stay behind and keep workin' on the shuttle. I can swoop in and pick ya'll up as soon as I got the thing workin'!"

Ilyna sighs. "I doubt they'll just leave you alone," she says. "We're all running once there's a hole in their ranks."

A few troopers to the east are taken out by the combined gunfire, and many more are knocked over by the one Steve is lifting, each in sequence falling into the snow as the flailing, floating geth impacts them, in a manner that would look rather comical under different circumstances. The Prime is stalled by Watty's sniper shots, a piece of its head being blown off. The armature however is unimpeded, and fires a shot right at the shuttle door.

Pulse rifle fire continues to rain down from every direction. The dropship now passes to the east, and another prime drops with a thud, alongside more troopers.

Watty switches to his assault rifles, venting the heat, then commencing his attack on... Well, anything really.

Viper decloaks inside the shuttle, dropping off the artifact before joning the others outside, firing arrow after arrow on the approaching troopers.

Skythix searched around for viper just before the armature shot a missle heading right for them. She went wide eyed and shouted, "Get down!" She dove away from the shuttle door to try and cover herself from the coming blast.

Pip starts to panic, her breathing become rapid, her arms shaking. "Ohgodohgodohgod!"

Ilyna is out of view from the shuttle door, standing near the door to the pilot's compartment.

Jasper is hurled to the ground as the armature round nails the shuttle. "Shit! We're takin' hits, now!" he calls out and quickly climbs to his knees to assess whether or not any more damage has been sustained by their ride.

Renala reloads again, and fires in bursts towards the new Prime.

Jason drops to one knee as a trio of shots dance up his left side. He grunts out in pain and leans against the side of the shuttle, continuing to open fire to the east with hope of punching a hole large enough for the team to escape through.

The plasma bolt strikes the side of the shuttle, melting away armor and sending Halisi flying to the floor. The troopers are still advancing and firing and the new Prime is winding up its gun. The shuttle's front-right thruster has taken ehavy damage from the Armature's attack.

Jasper curses loudly. "And now we're down a thruster, too! They're gonna keep dishin' out damage faster than I can fix it!"

Renala takes that as a cue to retreat to recharge her shields, and runs out of cover, keeping close to the shuttle's walls. She enters the shuttle and moves out of view from the doorway.

Pip sees Halisi fall and, keeping one omni-tool focused on boosting Watty, runs over to her. "Doc?!"

Yet again the dropship makes a pass to drop more troops, when suddenly the rear portion explodes in a ball of fire. The ship descends beyond the ridge to the south and not long after a loud crash is heard. Not long after several shots strike from above, large explosions blowing away several of the geth furthest away.

Steve hurls his bowling ball at the Prime and immediately pulls his SMG out to follow it up with a stream of gunfire.

Skythix hustles up from the snow and runs into the shuttle to check for damage. She sees the doc on the ground and dashes over to try and help her up. "This isn't a joke anymore! We have to evacuate!" The sudden explosion that rocked the air made her look back out the door. "What was that??"

Jason swings around to the south, watching with a confused expression as numerous geth are taken out. "I don't know." he grunts, his side burning from the rounds embedded in him, "It doesn't matter, just keep firing!"

The Prime is mostly unaffected by the trooper hurled at it, and it returns fire at Steve with its minigun. Another Prime has appeared to the west, advancing with a large wave of troopers. There is a loud roar as a Kodiak flying Alliance colors comes over the southern hills, side door open and a human in heavy black armor opens fire with a mounted turret, flanking the troopers on the southern slope. A squad of four soldiers drop out of the (TyrGM)

shuttle. The largest, wearing heavy power armor, brandishes a Typhoon LMG, and joins in on the gunning-down of the nearest geth troops. The other three are advancing towards the shuttle, with one of them, a woman in tight-fitting light armor and no obvious weapon, dashing ahead, going around and through geth troopers, biotic energy swirling and bursting around her. (TyrGM)

Jason furrows his brow as he watches the exchange. "Alliance...?" He leans heavily against the shuttle and continues to pour rounds into the geth he's exposed to. "Alright, looks like we've got a little assistance!" he announces over comms, breathing a sigh of relief. "Pull back to the shuttle!"

Pip kneels over Halisi, not entirely paying attention to what's happening outside.

Halisi is still on the floor of the shuttle. She's not moving much out of either pain or fear. (TyrGM)

Watty keeps his fire focused on the Geth, though he registers the timely arrival of the Alliance soldiers. (Pip_Summers)

Viper looks at the Alliance shuttle and mumbles a 'fuck..', but continues launching arrows at the geth. (TyrGM)

Steve attempts to drag the nearest geth between himself and the Prime biotically to use it to shield himself from as much of the gunfire as possible. "Lil' busy right now!" he responds over comms.

Ilyna moves over to the shuttle doorway. Not long after, a biotic barrier materializes in front of her, although it wouldn't stop anyone walking through it if she can see them and temporarily weaken the barrier.

Renala stays in the shuttle, waiting for her shields to reload.

Skythix blinked once at the sight of an Alliance kodiak flying overhead. "What the..." She didn't bother continuing the thought since right now she had more important things to worry about. She made sure the doctor was okay before grabbing her rifle again, loading in a fresh thermal clip, and laying down suppressing fire for the people retreating back to the shuttle.

Zaylus , not well suited for this combat, has taken significant fire and wastes no time retreating. He carefully navigates the field of crossfire, coming up to the shuttle doors and Ilyna's barrier. "Knock knock." He says quickly before coming through.

Jason sidesteps into the barrier, taking a bit of effort to stay upright. He lowers his weapon and uses one hand to stabilize himself against the shuttle. "How long can you keep this up, Ilyna?"

Watty starts falling back to the shuttle, alternating his attacks and venting heat when need be. (Pip_Summers)

The biotic soldier's approach is halted, and stops to hurl a geth trooper away before gesturing for Ilyna to let her in. Her face is obscured by a helmet with two brightly glowing eyes. The two others are still on approach. Both of them are in heavy armor, one armed with an automatic pistol and the other with a Valkyrie rifle they both fire on the northern geth while approaching the shuttle. The last soldier meanwhile is walking towards the (TyrGM)

prime to the west, reloading the thermal clip of his machinegun as he goes. The turret continues to lay down supressive fire on geth troopers, and although many are still able to fire on the crashed Kodiak, some are turning their attention to the new shuttle. (TyrGM)

Ilyna looks at Jason. "It's hard to say," she says. "We're not the only target anymore." Ilyna's barrier is easy to cross with her permission and due notice, barely offering more resistence than a curtain in the way. She does let the stranger through with a nod.

Pip looks up at the stranger, narrowing her eyes suspiciously.

The Prime to the east quickly shreds through Steve's non-meat shield and then continues to fire on him even as troopers around it are being gunned down by Skythix and the shuttle turret. (TyrGM)

The Armature fires a blast at Ilyna's barrier, walking closer to the shuttle on its massive, armored legs. (TyrGM)

Steve 's shields crackle and pop as he rushes forward, towards the Prime, whipping what's left of his makeshift shield at his attacker. He weaves back and forth in an attempt at minimizing the damage his shields sustain and, when a short distance from his target, expels a large amount of biotic energy to hurl himself through the air, rather sloppily, at the Prime. He lowers his shoulder,

hoping to at least nail the Prime somewhere in his upper half with his Stevejectile and topple the machine over temporarily.

Ilyna takes most of that blast to her shields, which barely survives, as she is still holding the barrier 'open' for the woman. "Hurry inside!" she says.

Skythix switches fire to the prime that is attacking Briggs. She didn't reject the new alliance arrival but she really wasn't in a position to turn away help at the moment. She sat down on the lip of the kodiak's door while firing.

Jason lowers his head slightly at the impact of the Armature's blast and quickly hobbles into the doorway. Once inside, he quickly puts himself in front of the new guest to limit her movement around the shuttle. "I'm far from ungrateful for yout teams intervention." he begins, "But, with all due respect, who the hell are you?"

Steve slams into the Prime, accomplishing little more than confusing and temporarily dazing it. It struggles to shake him loose with a string of digitized vocalizations, several shots striking both it and Steve from Skythix' weapon. (TyrGM)

Steve 's entire body burns from the day's exertion. His shields finally fall as a few more rounds pelt them. As a last ditch effort, he plants his boot against the Prime's shoulder and grips its goofy flashlight head. A bright blue glow envelopes him and he gives a loud cry as he attempts to rip it free.

The biotic human passes through the barrier field and then lifts both her arms, palms out. Her voice comes out slightly garbled by her helmet speaker. "Alliance. N7." She looks to Ilyna. "I'll take over." The other two have now split up, the one with the rifle - a woman wearing a set of black Defender armor - moving west, taking cover behind a rock and starting to blast the heads off geth troopers. The man with the pistol runs east, gunning down (TyrGM

one of the geth platforms while heading for Steve and the Prime. The soldier in the power armor changes course, heading for the Armature. His shields take several shots from troopers but they seem to hold as he slowly makes his way forward. The shuttle is now circling west, trying to flank teh troopers there as well as it can. (TyrGM)

N7... Here? Of all places?

Watty keeps shooting at the Geth, Pew pew. (Pip_Summers)

Jason nods a couple times. "Explains the flashy hardware..." he says before giving a glance at Pip, "Well. In that case, how can we help?"

The Prime's head is ripped off with a metalic groan, wires sparking and synthetic fluid spurting as the Prime falls forward, crashing down on top of Steve. The N7 soldier with the pistol stops briefly in surprise before coming to his senses and running for Steve, taking out another trooper on the way. (TyrGM)

Ilyna reinforces the barrier once she's inside. She tilts her head at N7, but decides against asking as it's clear the others know what it is.

Steve 's eyes go wide as the large mechanical beast goes tipping over in his direction. He gets his knees up, hoping to lessen the impact somewhat and keep enough room between himself and the Prime to wiggle out from underneath.

The light snow around them swirls up as the Prime lands on Steve. His knee trick should allow him to get free from the heavy geth platform. The N7 soldier now reaches him, reloading and then firing on the few geth that remain in this direction, an omni-shield flaring to life to cover the both of them from the pulse rifle fire. (TyrGM)

((retcon))

Steve wiggles back and forth as he frees himself from the Prime's body with a grunt. He scoots back through the snow as he struggles to draw his SMG once again, unsure as to whether he should be taking aim at the geth or the soldier approaching. Once the N7 begins covering him, he lets out a deep breath and squeezes a few shots off at the nearest geth. Most of the fight has been drained from

him.

The man in with the Typhoon is circling around the shuttle barrier, and as he comes closer to the Armature a weapon unfolds from his power armor, swiveling on its mount until it has a lock on the massive war machine, launching a missile that strikes its shields. He raises his LMG and fires on it while continuing to march forward slowly. (TyrGM)

Ilyna nods, and her barrier disintregrates. "Thank you." She steps into the shuttle, and to cover so her shields can recharge.

Skythix stopped to reload her rifle, hazarding a glance back at the new human. "Not that I'm knocking the help here, ma'am," She said before beginning to fire again. "But what the hell are you doing out here?"

The soldier in the N7 armor takes out a grenade, lobbing it at the remaining Prime. It sticks to its left leg, detonating a moment later and sending the geth falling into the snow. She dodges back into cover as return fire comes her way from the remaining troopers. (TyrGM)

Renala walks over to look outside now that her shields are back, and looks over the battlefield outside before looking at the new arrival.

Viper doesn't seem to happy about the arrival of the N7 operatives, and after firing another arrow she retreats back into the shuttle. (TyrGM)

Halisi gets up into a seated position, looking toward the shuttle door and then to Pip. "W-What's happening?!" (TyrGM)

Pip shrugs. "N7 happened, apparently...".

The N7 biotic immediately raises a barrier bubble of her own, shielding the shuttle from the fire of the remaining geth. The Armature seems to reconsider its targeting, now sending a shot at the approaching soldier in powered armor, which completely drains his shields and sends him to a knee. (TyrGM)

Zaylus remains inside the shuttle, allowing his shields to recover and considering the efficacy of stepping back outside.

Halisi blinks. "What? Here?" (TyrGM)

WAtty sees the soldier drop to his knee and charges up his sniper, firing at the flashlight head of the armature as he jogs towards it. (Pip_Summers)

Yup...

Pip shrugs again. "I know. But I'm not goin' to brush off help."

The Armature's shields are weaking, and the sniper shot, along with another missile from the armored soldier - the launcher still operating without his input - causes them to flicker and die. The geth troopers are thinning out, and the shuttle turret is gunning down many of those that remain as they attempt to fall back. (TyrGM)

Jason sighs as he gets no response. "That makes two of us, Pip." he says. As his shields spark back to life, he makes his way over to the N7 and steps just beyond the boundery of her barrier to lay down more cover fire on the remaining geth. "Back to the shuttle, Brigg!"

((makes his way over to the N7 and begins to lay down more covering fire on the remaining geth*))

Watty charges and keeps firing his sniper at the armature, protecting their new-found ally. (Pip_Summers)

Steve empties the rest of his clip, breathing heavily as he struggles to regain his composure. "Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm doin' the best I can right now!" he reports back. As soon as he has a clear path back to the shuttle, he books it back with little regard for what may happen to the N7 soldier.

Steve and the man with him are taking out most of the eastern geth. The last trooper there soon goes down to their combined fire. At this the omni-shield fades and the soldier gestures for him to get back to the shuttle before running that way himself. Meanwhile the N7 operative in Defender armor primes another grenade, hurling it at the Armature approaching from the north. The walker is struck by another sniper shot, but then returns fire, (TyrGM)

shooting at Watty this time. Another missile hits, and then the grenade. One of its legs stops moving, causing it to slant to one side and almost fall over, but the plasma cannon remains operational. (TyrGM)

Halisi is still sitting, clutching her side. She looks between Pip and Zaylus. "Maybe we're not dead afterall..." (TyrGM)

Pip 's shields are brought down to near depletion, only surviving due to Pip's singular omni-tool boost. He returns fire with another shot at it's head.

smiles. "Seems so, doc."

Skythix frowned to herself when the human didn't answer her. She just made sure to continue peppering the geth with fire, too weak to do much else.

Jasper continues pulling things apart, rewiring, omni-dooping, omni-looping, and omni-gooping. "Goin' as fast as I can here!"

Watty 's shields are brought to near depletion, only surviving due to Pip's singular omni-tool boost. He fires another round at the armature's head. (Pip_Summers)

The last of the troopers in sight go down, and a moment later the Armature takes another sniper shot to the head, and then another missile. Machinegun fire proves to be the last straw as the soldier in the power armor gets back up and resumes firing, and the massive geth platform finally collapses as its legs can no longer bear it. The geth attackers are dead. (TyrGM)

Jason allows his weapon to whine down as he lowers it to his side. He places his free hand on his side and glances over the battlefield with a satisfied nod before turning back to the N7 soldier. "Suppose we owe you a bit of gratitude." he says, wincing a bit as his hand makes contact with the wounds he suffered.

Steve slows to a jog as all of the fighting dies down. "Fuuuuck this day just never ends." he groans as he climbs back into the shuttle and leans heavily against the wall. "Everyone make it?"

The biotic N7 operative lowers the barrier after looking around to confirm no more geth are in sight. She offers a faint nod in recognition of Jason's statement. The other soldiers are now converging on the downed Kodiak while the shuttle in the air circles around the area, looking for stragglers. (TyrGM)

Skythix practically tossed the rifle to her side and layed back into the shuttle while she tried to catch her breath. She didn't know why the Alliance were here but they saved them and that was all that mattered.

Watty approaches the downed shuttle, his gaze shifting to the new arrivals. "A t-t-timely ArrIVAl. AssistAN-ssssht-ce was very welCCCome. (Pip_Summers)

"))

Ilyna sighs relieved as the fighting dies down around them. "Thank you," she asys. "We wouldn't have survived this without your help."

Zaylus gives a cursory glance to the doctor but remains mostly focused on the operative, too leaning against the shuttle wall.

The man in the power armor keeps his weapon aimed in Watty's general direction without raising it. "Is that mech yours?" The woman in the Defender armor approaches Jason, holstering her rifle and extending a hand. (TyrGM)

Pip looks out and sees the man aim his weapon at Watty. She springs to her feet, hissing in pain as she does so. "He's mine! Put the fuckin' gun down!" she growls.

Jason reaches for the woman's hand and gives it a firm shake. "Appreciate the assistance. We weren't expecting to run into geth today. Far from prepared."

Watty simply raises his one hand at the man, a gesture to show he means no harm. "C-calmmmmmmm doWN P-ssssshhhtt-ip." (Pip_Summers)

Renala moves over to take a seat once the fighting is over, looking at the N7 curiously, but defers to the managment to do the talking.

The soldier returns Jason's handshake with a nod. "Not a problem. I'm Captain Riley, this is my squad." The one with the machinegun lowers his weapon, still keeping an eye on the mech. The shuttle is now touching down a little bit away, as no more geth are detected. The man with the omni-shield rejoins the others by the Cerberus Kodiak. (TyrGM)

Jason nods a couple of times and leans back against the shuttle with a grunt. He glances down and looks over his wound for a few moments before returning his attention to Captain Riley. "What's got you folks out this way?" he asks, "Not that I'm complaining."

Pip sits back down in the shuttle, glaring dangerously at the soldier who aimed at Watty.

Renala takes off her helmet, and puts it on the seat beside her, preferring the cold over the discomfort the helmet is causing.

Steve lowers himself to a seated position on the floor, too exhausted to make his way over to his seat after all the bioticing.

Watty lowers his hand after a small wave and turns back to the shuttle, tilting his head curiously at the new arrivals. (Pip_Summers)

Lee looks briefly to their shuttle before her death mask turns back to Jason. "We are here to take custody of the hazardous cargo you are carrying." (TyrGM)

Say wha- how in the holy hell of Satan did you- you know what... don't care.

More soldiers are now emerging from the landed shuttle. Eight marines in SpecOps armor, all armed with Valkyries. (TyrGM)

Pip throws her hands up. "I may be weird, but you people-" she says gesturing around her, "-have some really fuckin' strange luck."

Jason 's eyes flutter for a few moments before he reaches back and scratches at the back of his neck nervously. "Pip is a little annoying, I'll give you that." he says, leaning to the side to glance at the woman, "But I wouldn't call her hazardous cargo." he jokes, giving the woman a lopsided grin. "I'm afraid I'm not exactly following. What's this about?"

Skythix leaned up when she heard mention of special cargo. How on Palaven could they have known what they were carrying? That also didn't explain their convenient presense. The geth didn't make any sense either. No, this stunk to high heaven and she now cursed her weakened state.

Watty steps forward. "I do not connnnnsider myself dangerousssttttt at the best of timm-eeesss." (Pip_Summers)

Lee doesn't seem very amused. Not that it's easy to tell through the mask. "You may not be aware, but the object in your possession is extremely dangerous. The Alliance will take care of it for everyone's safety. After you have handed over the object we can give you a ride home. Our doctor is ready to help treat any injuries." (TyrGM)

Jason gives a shake of his head and turns towards the door. "Appreciated but not necessary. I'm not sure what you're talking about, Captain, but we'll make our own way home." He takes a couple steps alongside the shuttle towards the door, using the Confetti Maker as a makeshift cane.

Skythix was now highly suspicious of their new rescuers. She stared at the Riley human through her polarized mask, wondering when the jig was gonna be up.

A frigate-size ship slowly approaches from the northeast, hovering gently over the ground as it descends, remaining a couple of meters above the ground in a stationary position. The ship is a sleek design with multiple large engines and standard Alliance blue-white coloring. 'SSV Teutoburg' is written on the side of it. The marines are spread out in the area between the two shuttles, but most of them quite clearly have their attention on the (TyrGM)

Cerberus shuttle. (TyrGM)

Zaylus sets his jaw, mentally comparing the two forcing gathering here. It doesn't inspire confidence.

Lee sighs. "Don't lie to me. I know it's here, and I'd prefer you cooperate. We take care of the object, you go home. That's what's best for everyone." (TyrGM)

Viper steps out of the shuttle, looking around at the numerous soldiers and shooting Riley a poisonous glare. (TyrGM)

Jason shakes his head as he continues towards the door, stopping just beside Viper. It's obvious that there's no bluffing his way out of this. "This is your battle, not mine." he says, glancing over towards Viper. "I held up my end of the deal." He makes no attempt at providing context for Riley.

Renala looks the door with a sigh before looking at Steve. "You alirght?" she asks.

Steve gives a couple of weak nods. "I'll be fine. Just feelin' a lil' burnt out right now..."

Ilyna steps outside, as well, looking at Viper in anticipation of her response.

Viper 's gaze wanders from soldier to soldier, and then to the frigate. For a moment it seems like she's about to attack, but she then closes her eyes briefly and slides her backpack off, opening it to show the orb and handing it to Riley. "Take it." She says through gritted teeth. (TyrGM)

Skythix was surprised that Viper handed over the orb so quickly but she figured she knew that it was an impossible fight. She grabbed her harrier and stood up with a pained groan. Just forget it, she thought to herself. Let the 'higher-ups' handle this.

Lee takes the pack, handing it off to one of the marines, who immediately starts bringing it back to the frigate. "Thank you for your cooperation. Can you all walk? We've already put your shuttle in our hangar, so no need to fetch it." (TyrGM)

Zaylus watches as Viper seemingly gives in, but gives no change in expression. He takes a step toward Skythix, putting a hand on her shoulder armor. "Good?" He asks simply.

Steve gives a glance through the shuttle door. "Any of you need immediate medical attention?" he calls out, looking over his worn out team. A small smile crosses his lips, but he doesn't elaborate on how happy he is that the artifact found its way back into the right hands.

<^

Halisi lets out a relieved sigh, leaning back against the shuttle wall. "I do. I... haven't been able to treat myself very well." (TyrGM)

Skythix let out a sigh at Zaylus' touch and shook her head. "Not really but I'll make it this time. I probably need to be seen again." She let out another groan of pain and clutched her side. "Doubt Alliance knows how to treat someone like us though. What about you?" She asked with a turn of her head.

Jason gives a glance back at Riley. "I've got numerous non-human personnel. Can your people provide proper care for them?" he asks, shifting his weight onto the Confetti Maker.

Pip grumbles. "I just wanna go home... I'm tired of all this bullshit...".

Zaylus appears thoughtful. Would they know? "Couldn't hurt." He mutters, flexing his left shoulder and giving a wince, letting it down gently again.

Lee nods. "Our doctor has full training to care for allied species." She gestures towards the frigate. "Let's get you all home." (TyrGM)

Renala stands up. She picks up her backpack which is almost bursting, and puts it on her back. She also grabs the helmet, but doesn't put it on. She offers a hand to help Steve up.

Ilyna gets up from her seat, and picks up her bag before looking around the area for anything she could have forgotten. "Should I leave the pistol I took from the mission site?" she asks, looking at Jason and the N7. "In case they have a tracker on it or something like that?"

Skythix looks over at Zaylus and tilts her head in confusion. With a combination sigh, shake of her head and shrug of her shuolders, she offered Zaylus an arm if he wanted to take it to help walk over to the human's ship. "At this point I just want to go home too. I haven't been this shot up in years." Skythix made no effort to leave behind the new rifle he claimed from the mission.

Lee shakes her head. "Our techs can take a look at it and make sure it's safe. Even if it has a tracker Cerberus wouldn't attack an Alliance ship openly."

Steve reaches up and grasps Renala's hand, using it to pull himself back to his feet with a grunt. "Time to go home, Ren." he sighs as he collects his bag from his seat.

Steve climbs back into the shuttle with a little difficulty. "Alright. Let's get moving. Jasper, I'm gonna need you to carry my gear because I feel like hammered shit right now." He looks towards Skythix, "You gonna be alright on your feet, Sky?"

<^

Zaylus lets out a dry laugh. "I did warn you." He replies less then sincerely, taking the offered arm that they may lean on eachother for support.

Halisi is smiling widely, happy that they're finally safe. "I, uh... I could use some help getting to the ship.

Watty:raises his (Pip_Summers)

Watty raises his hand. "May I re-request repai-sssttttt-rs?" (Pip_Summers)

Skythix looked to Jason with a leveled look. "I'll live." she says with a sigh and begins walking to the ship with Zaylus. The contact was welcome even if it couldn't really be felt through the armor.

Lee looks at the mech and then to Pip, as if expecting her to say something instead.

Jasper stops his mad dash to repair the shuttle and frowns as he moves back to the passenger's module. "Course, Jason." he sighs. "Jasper fix the shuttle... Jasper watch the guards... Jasper carry my luggage..." he mutters as he lifts Jason's cases up and starts to exit the shuttle and head towards the frigate.

Ilyna slings her bag over her shoulder and walks over to Halisi. "You can lean on me," she offers.

Pip shrugs at Riley. "You heard him. He can speak for himself," she says.

Halisi offers an appreciative smile and reaches out towards Ilyna in the hopes of getting helped up.

Steve allows his arms to dangle loosely at his side as he exits the shuttle and proceeds to make his way towards the frigate. He casts suspicious glances over the Alliance soldiers, unable to deny his discomfort over being in their presence. But beggars can't be choosers.

Lee looks at Pip for a few moments, clearly puzzled. Eventually she states "We can do some basic repairs.".

Renala smiles, and follows beside Steve after they exit. "Mhm," she says. "I'm looking forward to worrying about simple things like which couch is going to fit in our living room."

Ilyna takes her hand and helps her up. "How hurt are you?" she asks. "I mean, can you walk if I support you, or should I carry you?"

Watty "Thank y-y-ou." He starts following the rest of the group with Pip. (Pip_Summers)

Zaylus gives Jason a reassuring nod as they set off together toward the frigate. He puts most of the pressure on his right, letting the left arm and shoulder relax.

The biotic soldier remains by the shuttle along with Captain Riley. The other two are heading back towards the frigate. Her gaze follows Steve as he departs for the frigate, expression unknown through the helmet.

Halisi smirks, and then immediately winces. "I-... ngh... I can walk. Just need some help." she says as they too set out for the Alliance ship.

Jason steps back out of the shuttle and takes a position beside Viper as he waits for his team to get situated. "We're good, right?" he asks, looking the woman over, "I had no say on the course we chartered. This was all you. I kept up my end, so we're good...?"

Ilyna stands beside her and pulls her hand over her shoulder, the other wrapped around her waist. She starts moving towards the frigate without a word.

Steve keeps his head low, avoiding the stares of the soldiers. He forces a weak chuckle at Renala's joke. "That's all on you, darlin'. I ain't the decoratin' type. You do the pickin', I'll do the liftin'."

Viper 's jaw is still clenched. She seems to be holding back her frustration best she can. She almost starts to chuckle but then immediately bites down again.

Jason reaches out and places his free hand on the woman's shoulder. He squeezes it and gives her a bit of a shake. "We're good. Right?" he repeats, staring her in the eyes.

Viper is still staring straight ahead. "I'm dead." She states with an empty tone.

Renala chuckles. "I'm not the best, either," she says, "but you're going to be sitting in the couch, and eating at the table, too, so it can't just feel right to me."

The frigate has now gone low enough that the open ramp to the hangar bay is touching the ground, allowing for the Alliance and Redrock teams to enter without issue.

Jason sniffs loudly and gives a roll of his shoulders. "Yeah." he says, giving her shoulder a couple pats, "I figured as much." He takes a step away from Viper, continuing to use the Confetti Maker to hold his weight, "Captain Riley." he calls out, "We've got one more inside the shuttle that's going to need assistance. Can your people carry her? She's going to need to be looked after by our

doctor once onboard."

Pip would enter the frigate with the rest of the group.

Lee nods, and gestures at the biotic operative, who moves into the shuttle and soon emerges, floating Vasquez above her outstretched arms, staring to take her towards the frigate. The last of the marines are making their way inside the ship along with the Redrock personnel.

Steve starts up the ramp, giving a shake of his head. "Like I said, I ain't too picky, Ren. Right now I wouldn't give two shits if it was made of stone. And don't even mention eatin' right now." he groans, placing a hand over his stomache, "I'm starvin',"

Jason moves beside the biotic, attempting to keep pace alongside Vasquez, limping along without so much as a glance back at Viper.

Skythix walked to the frigate with Zaylus on her arm. "I know you warned me. I don't think anyone could have been prepared for something like that." She tried to add a laugh to her voice but she was bone tired at that point.

Viper starts walking towards the shuttle, only Riley after her. She still seems to have some trouble processing what's going on.

Renala nods. "That makes two of us," she says. "I still have some food in my pack, but a ship this big must have a kitchen and a stocked fridge, right?"

Zaylus cracks a small grin. "Yeah, me neither." He says distantly, looking around them as they come up the ramp. After a moment, he questions in a lowered voice. "Know much about the alliance?"

The hangar has room for two shuttles, no more. The Redrock shuttle sits to the right fairly deep into the hangar alongside some tools and other equipment. To the left are several weapon lockers as well as a workbench and an elevator.

Skythix shook her head as they walked, every step made her right side sting. "Not really. We've interacted with them in the past for mutually beneficial missions but never directly with them." She looked at their kodiak with a baffled look. "I still have no idea how they found us out here."

You and me both...

Pip says to Sky.

Zaylus hums thoughtfully, letting his expression set into stoicism. "Right. How about that." He responds flatly, glancing over to Pip and giving a short sigh. "Let's get home."

Steve gives a nod. "Hopefully." he says, continuing to keep his gaze low. He occasionally glances up at the Alliance personnel, but doesn't allow his gaze to linger for too long.

Skythix had a strange look on her face but was still masked by her helmet. "What's bothering you? You're acting weird." She asked Zaylus

Jason slowly moves up the ramp, having a bit more difficulty with it as his side throbs, causing him to fall back a bit. As Viper begins to catch up, he glances over at her. "Hey. You gave it your best shot, right?" he asks. There's definitely a bit of sarcasm in his voice, but a small part of him can't help but feel sympathetic.

The Alliance Kodiak lifts off from the ground and soon comes flying into the hangar, parking infront of the Redrock shuttle. As Viper, Jason and then Riley enter the ship, the ramp starts to close, the frigate slowly lifting off the ground.

Zaylus let out a short grunt. "How do you figure." He replies sarcastically, giving her a look obscured by the helmet. "Let's talk more back at the bar, huh?" He suggests, watching the shuttle entering the hangar.

Viper doesn't respond right away. She eventually glances at him, at last seeming rather drained. "You might be targeted too." She says.

Halisi is still leaning on Ilyna in the hangar, looking around at the others before glancing at the asari. "I can't believe we made it..."

Ilyna nods. "I can't believe it, either," she says. "I wonder how they tracked us down, though." She looks around for the closest crew member or a sign to point them to the medical facilities.

Jason frowns, hobbling a bit quicker to keep pace with Viper. "The fuck do you mean I might be targeted!? I didn't ask for a fucking job from you morons. I asked for information. Information which I was willing to pay for. You know, the way it normally works? But that wasn't enough. You told me I'd need to deliver the artifact. So? Fuck it. I did. Now you're saying that I might be

in danger because you're too fucking incompetent to cover your own tracks?"

As the frigate takes off Captain Riley enters the elevator, looking over their passengers. "You will be staying here in the hangar for the duration of the trip. Those of you that need urgent medical attention can come with me to the medbay now. Someone will be bringing down sleeping bags and rations later. We'll be wanting a word with each of you as well."

Skythix didn't know how to respond to that. "We've got plenty of time to kill until we get home, you know." She retorted, glancing at Jason when he started to yell. She had less than zero desire to sit at a bar right now, let alone in the near future. "But whatever. If you want to sulk by yourself then that's your perogative." She let go of his arm, no longer needing his support. She hobbled

over to Jason's side but didn't enter the conversation.

Pip grumbles. "Brilliant...".

Viper raises an eyebrow. She speaks quietly, in the hopes of not being overheard. "My employer doesn't tolerate failure. Don't blame me for this. I don't know how the Alliance found out about the artifact. I was just trying to warn you."

I don't care what your employer tolerates. I don't work for you. I don't work for him... Her... Them! Whoever!

Several of the marines are staring at Jason and Viper now.

Zaylus returns his focus as Skythix pulls away, "Hey, Alright, I-..." He trails off, letting her go with a half hearted wave of dismissal. He continues on, faltering slightly as he readjusts his gait. With a sigh, the turian shoots Pip a glance that should be easily understood, even under the helmet.

Jason gestures towards himself, patting a hand against his chest. "I didn't fail! I'm sick and tired of this shit." he growls at the woman, making no attempt to keep his voice down, "You failed. You. You understand? I kept my end of the deal. Once we left that place, I had no control over anything. That was all you. I don't give a fuck what you've gotten yourself into, but don't you dare

go dragging my team into it. Understand?"

Viper tilts her head. "I was just trying to warn you. " She repeats. "I don't have any control over what my employer does. Now will you please stop yelling?" She says through gritted teeth.

Pip shrugs at the turian. She takes a seat against Watty as he sits down. "Smooth moves..." she says aloud. Whether she's on about Jason or Zaylus, that's up for interpretation.

Ilyna nods, and starts walking towards the captain with Halisi.

Halisi follows along, glancing briefly at Jason and Viper before entering the elevator.

Zaylus stops walking, standing somewhat idly in the hangar deck. The turian does his best to ignore Pip as well as the rest of the group, taking in the surroundings and considering the extent of his injuries.

Skythix stands by and tries to listen to Viper and Jason talking. She chose to ignore Zaylus and Pip. She wasn't in the mood to play therapist. She just wanted to get her wounds treated and go to sleep.

Renala walks over to the elevator, looking at the doctor. "My arm just needs to heal on its own, right?" she asks.

Halisi nods with a faint smile. "You'll be fine. I'll take another look when we're home. Nothing urgent."

Jason raises his free hand slowly as he stares the woman down. His middle finger inches upwards and he waves it in front of her face, unable to express his frustration in a more reasonable ways. "I don't need your warnings. I need you to stay the fuck away from me and my team." He stomps off towards the elevator.

Viper 's shoulders drop. She makes her way the Redrock shuttle, sitting down behind it.

Renala nods, returning the smile. "Copy that," she says before returning to where Steve is.

Ilyna enters the elevator with her, as no alliance personnel has taken over assisting the doctor.

Steve glances over at the disturbance but doesn't particularly seem to give a shit. He snorts loudly and shakes his head. "So?" he glances at Ren, "Sounds like we're in for quite a feast. Military rations. Nasty food and sleepin' bags, just like old times..."

The biotic N7 operative is in the elevator, still carrying Vasquez. A marine moves up to Ilyna and motions for the asari to let her take over.

Jason glances over at Riley as he takes a position on the elevator. "I'll answer any questions you have, Captain." he offers with a nod, "I'd appreciate if you leave my team out of it, though. They don't know anything. They were purposely kept in the dark on this one."

Ilyna lets the marine take over with a appreciative nod, and she walks out of the elevator.

Lee considers this for a moment before responding. "I'll relay that onward. There may be requests to talk to interview some of your team regardless though."

Zaylus sets himself down where he stands, deciding just to get some well needed reprieve from all the action. Leaning forward, he attempts to get comfortable as he scans the hangar.

Skythix walked to the end of the hangar, waiting for the criticall wounded to go up the elevator. So many questions left unanswered. She hazarded a glance over in Zaylus' direction but only once. She missed being able to celebrate after a mission with her team but nothing about today felt victorious other than her still drawing breath.

The elevator ascends. Slowly. Very slowly. So very slowly.

Renala sighs. "Doc says I can wait until we get home," she says, before looking around for a place to settle down for the night. "I've got some snacks and three sandwiches in my pack, I'm sure we'll survive the night." She chuckles.

There is a faint shudder as the frigate enters FTL.

Zaylus wouldn't catch Sky's gaze as he settles into place, stretching his legs out in front of him. He sets his hands uselessly on his legs, fixing his own gaze into the floor, settling into his own introspection in this moment of quiet.

The shuttle finally reaches the next floor. Halisi is escorted to the medbay, and Vasquez is carried there. Once everyone is off the elevator goes down again, most of the marines heading up. Two remain in the hangar along with the biotic N7 operative.

Ilyna moves over to a crate (or anything to sit on) near the Redrock shuttle and takes a seat. She puts the bag down on the ground beside it, and starts taking off armor pieces.

Sitting-suitable crates are plentiful. Hooray!

Jason shakes his head while following the others off the elevator. "I'm doing my best to work with you, Captain. And I am grateful. But I don't want my team interrogated without me present. So long as you can agree to these simple conditions, I've got no problems. If not, me and my team will get into our shuttle and be out of your hair."

Steve follows Renala around as she hunts for a place to call home. "Snacks?" he asks, "What kind of snacks?"

Lee sighs. "I can't make any promises, it's not under my control, but I'll put your request forward. My word carries a fair bit of weight."

Skythix put her rifle down next to her and opened up the pack she had with her. The rest of her supplies were inside that included her repair kits and five days supply. What in the spirit's name were they doing here... This whole day had been rediculous. Unwinding by herself after a mission was not what she wanted and being on a mysterious alien military ship didn't help make her feel any

better. She brought her knees up to her chest and wrapped her arms around them. She looked very uncomfortable.

Renala finds a place about twenty feet from their shuttle and pushes some crates around. "It's not much," she says. "Two energy bars, and a bag of chocolate pieces I grabbed while I grocery shopped last. It's probably a bit crushed." She puts the backpack on the ground, and sits down with her back leant against a crate.

Jason furrows his brow a bit. "Captain, this is my team." he says, continuing to hobble beside her, "You have to understand that I'm not just going to allow them to be interrogated without my presence." He taps his chest, "I'm Alliance, too-... Ex-Alliance." he corrects, "I understand how protocol works. But my people aren't Alliance. And this certainly isn't council space. Like I said, I'm

willing to assist you folks to the best of my ability, but my team's safety is the most important thing to me right now." He gives a short chuckle, attempting to keep the tone light to the best of his ability, lest he come off as demanding, "To be honest, I'm kinda glad you came and scooped that little ball of evil out of our hands. Hope you have someone who knows how to dispose of it. You-...

you do know what it is, right?"

Steve sighs and hefts his bag a bit. "Suppose I should get my gear loaded up into the shuttle." he says with a glance back towards the kodiak, "I'll be back in a few." He starts off towards the shuttle before pausing and giving a glance back towards Renala, "And, for the record, I'm expectin' you to share those sandwiches!"

Jasper has totally been around this whole time. He's inspecting their shuttle to make sure nothing is out of place.

Renala nods. "You better hurry up, then," she jokes before opening the backpack and rummaging through it.

Zaylus lets his gaze drift as he sits, noting the range of emotion of the hangar group. Eventually he comes upon the turian woman, looking for only a moment before he rocking forward, pulling his legs under him again as he stands up. Whatever this game was he didn't think the winning move was sitting alone in silence. He steps over her way, setting his body down again a few feet off, placing

his helmet off to his side. Wordlessly, he leans over to pull something from his armor pocket, snagging the gifted ration, now worse for the wear, though still edible. The turian grins to himself as he breaks off a piece to eat.

Lee stops, still in one of the ship's hallways, turning to talk to Jason. "I'm afraid all information related to the object is classified. But we are aware of its danger, don't worry." She reaches up with both hands, removing the death mask with a grunt and placing it under her arm before glancing at the elevator and then looking at Jason, meeting his gaze directly in an attempt at convincing him of her honesty. "I have no interest

in agitating your team, and I'm aware our jurisdiction here is... shaky. The more information you can provide the likelier it is that Agent Lessard will agree to letting the others go without interviews."

Ilyna is still removing armor pieces, though there's only armor on her legs now, the rest of her is covered by the black undersuit. She is sitting near the shuttle door.

Jason gives a nod, seemingly relieved by her answer. "That's not a problem. I'm just as interested in seeing that thing contained as anyone. I'll tell you whatever you need to know." He breathes a sigh of relief, for the first time feeling as if his troubles with this little sphere of death may be coming to a close.

Steve stops beside the shuttle, giving Ilyna a nod. "How you doin' 'Blue'?" he asks with a quick chuckle as he pats the interface of the shuttle door, "Yet another close call for Redrock.... Seems to be our style, eh?"

Lee nods in return, smiling slightly. "They'll likely be wanting to give the mech a look, download its logs of what happened. That's not a problem, right?"

Skythix was staring down at her armored boots lost in thought. She looked up at the sound of foot steps coming her way in time to see Zaylus sit down near her. She watched him wordlessly through her polarized helmet, not really sure why he decided to suddenly come next to her. Maybe she struck a nerve from before and he was coming to get revenge. However, once he took off his helmet and dug

something out of his suit, she found herself only more confused. "Saved the ration I gave you?" She looked at the object in his hands. "Smart." She wanted her voice to sound curt and annoyed but it only came out tired and a bit sad.

Jason considers it for a few moments before giving a shake of his head. "Let's be honest here, Captain. Do I really have a choice in the matter?" he asks, not attempting to be antagonistic, just a genuine question.

Ilyna offers a small smile. "I'm fine," she says followed by a sigh. "And yeah, that's been our style since even before we had a name."

Steve sighs as the doors slide open. "Lucky us..." he mutters. "S'pose the important part is we're all comin' home, huh?" he asks with his back to the asari as he climbs inside the shuttle and tosses his bag onto a seat.

Ilyna nods. "Yeah, we always do," she says before continuing getting her armor off.

Jasper makes his way around the shuttle and crouches down beside Viper as he looks over the thrusters. "You gon' be alright?" he asks without looking towards the woman.

Lee shakes her head slightly, biting her lower lip. "Not really. Just... hoping to keep things civil, yeah? Information on Cerberus activity is very important. The mech's logs could be of great value to the Alliance. We have an AIA operative onboard. That's who'll be interviewing you, and he's no doubt going to want a record of what the mech saw of Cerberus. Just a data copy. That's all. It'll help confirm what you tell us as well."

She studies him for a response. She looks to be in her early thirties, with fair skin, brown buzzcut hair and blue eyes. "Not a problem, right?" she repeats.

Viper glances at Jasper. She's not as energetic or erratic as before, the severity of her situation clearly weighing on her. "Nooot really, no. I've been better. Gonna have assassins after me soon."

Jason gives a shrug. "I'd prefer if you didn't. But if I'm not being given an option, what's the point in protesting?" He gives a tilt of his head, "I appreciate the pleasantries, though." he adds with a smirk.

Jasper looks over his omni-tool as he checks the thrusters. "That's a rough corner to be backed into." he says, as if he could possibly understand her situation, "Whatcha gon' do 'bout it?"

Zaylus chews thoughtfully on the ration, not quite clueing into Sky's intentions. "Forgot, actually." He says with a shrug. After a moment he turns. "You can ignore me, if you've got problems with me, or whatever. But this is a human ship, and I'm sticking next to the only turian in the place." He explains, followed by a shallow sigh. After a moment, he asks, "You hungry?" He holds out the

ration.

Lee smirks slightly in return, looking down the corridor for a moment. "Alliance sure as hell doesn't need any more enemies out here. The information could save a lot of lives, so I hope you understand."

Viper shrugs, sucking her lips as she ponders the question. "Get killed, I guess? That's usually what happens."

Jason cracks off a quick, goofy salute and gives her a wink. "No worries, Captain. I'll do what I can to assist. Thanks again for the last-minute save out there." he says before beginning to hobble back in the direction of the med bay.

Steve begins removing his armor plating, opting to reduce his loadout to only his undersuit as well. "Almost didn't this time." he calls back to the asari, "If it weren't for these folks runnin' interference, it might've been a whole different game out there."

Lee shakes her head with a grin as she heads the other way.

Skythix had looked back at the ground when she stopped talking before but looked back at Zaylus now. She unsealed her helmet and removed it, revealing her green eyes and the injury on her head that was still healing. The cracked plate was probably gonna take a while to fix. "I don't have a problem with you Zaylus." She said earnestly. "I know we didn't exactly get off on the right foot when

we first met but I tried to get past that so we could work together. You just always seemed really distant." She muttered the last sentence, not totally able to keep his gaze. At the offering of his ration she realized that she hadn't eaten in a while and biotics made her expend calories like crazy. Even though she had plenty of food in her bag of things, she understood the kind gesture and

accepted it. "Thank you." She spoke softly and broke off a large part of the ration to eat before handing the rest back to Zaylus.

Jasper continues to study the thrusters. "Mmmhmmm..." he says, finally turning his attention from the shuttle with a sigh, "Doesn't seem like a good choice ta me. Now, hear me out, but if I were you? I'd opt for not gettin' killed. But that's just me."

Ilyna frowns. "I know," she says. "We wouldn't have survived. Our plan failed when they reinforced the hole we punched." She takes off her right boot before starting on the pieces on her left leg.

The biotic N7 soldier heads over to one of the equipment lockers, removing her helmet and then flexing her shoulders for a bit before leaning against the wall, still observing the Redrock personnel closely. She looks to be in her late thirties, with brown skin, dark brown eyes and purple hair a few centimeters long. She takes out an energy bar and starts eating as her gaze wanders across first the turians and then onto Renala and Steve.

Viper chuckles quietly. "Yeah, that's an interesting option. Hadn't considered that one. Might be tricky."

Renala picks out a sandwich from her bag, and unwraps it. She doesn't notice the alliance marine looking her way as she's too busy eating the sandwich.

Steve exits the shuttle once more wearing just his undersuit and boots. He runs his finger over the area where the shots penetrated for a few moments before looking up at Ilyna. "You need to talk to him." he says flatly, giving a quick glance around before approaching the asari and lowering his voice, "From what I understand, you and Wolfe go way back. You need to talk to him. He's a good

guy, but he's gonna get us all killed if he keeps pursuin' whatever it is he's got goin' on." He sighs, partially expecting Ilyna to just tell him off, "He can't expect us all to just give up our lives for his crusade..."

Jasper reaches out and gives the woman a pat on the arm and a warm smile, "Tha's alright. You seem like a pretty tricky gal. You'll figure it out. Just can't give up, right?"

In the medbay, Vasquez and Halisi are lying on two medical beds with the Alliance doctor, a man in his fifties, currently treating Halisi. A marine is standing watch outside the room.

Zaylus takes on a small smile, clearly having expected a difference response. At her last statement, he brings a hand up to his fringe, looking almost guilty. "Yeah, yeah. Give me some time on that one, eh?" He says, almost as a request as he takes another piece of the ration. After a few more thoughtful moments of chewing, he begins again. "You didn't want to see the alliance meds?" He

questions, gesturing toward the elevator off to the side.

Viper looks at the hangar wall thoughtfully. "Mmh... maybe not. Guess I'll have to figure something out when we get back."

Jason gives the marine a nod before entering the medbay. He makes his way over to Vasquez' side and glances at the doctor. "I'd prefer if you left her alone. I've got my own medic keeping an eye on her. She's got a few issues that are being addressed."

Jasper pulls his hand back with a shrug. "Well, thanks fer makin' sure everyone made it outta there in one piece all the same." he offers, watching the woman for a moment longer before returning his attention back to the shuttle.

The doctor furrows his eyebrows, but nods. "Very well. Problem with her implant?"

Jason gives a few nods. "You could say that." He casts a quick glance over at Halisi before resting his gaze back on the doctor, "As a matter of fact, is there any chance you could give our medic access to some of your equipment? The sooner we're able to treat her, the better."

Viper nods in response. "You're the first one to notice. Wasn't fucking easy." she says with a grunt.

Skythix rolled her eyes at him but fluttered her mandibles in a grin. "Time, yeah. Probably gonna have lots of that once we get back." She started to undo the armor on her torso to at least lessen the pressure on her body's injuries. She extended one leg out this time, keeping the other one to her chest as she tried to make herself more comfortable. "No, not really." She mumbled. "I'm sure

Halisi did enough." Truth being she just really didn't want to be treated by some random human doctors who just happened to swoop in at the last moment to save them. She had half a mind to think they were Cerberus just flying Alliance colors to trap them. She still wasn't completely sure she was wrong either.

The doctor raises an eyebrow, and is about to respond when Halisi interrupts him. "I... think that'd better wait until we get back, Jason. Alright?"

Ilyna tilts her head at first, but then nods. "I can bring it up with him when we're back," she says. "I'm not sure if I'll have the same position within the agency when Vasquez is ready to take over, but I'll make sure your concerns are taken seriously regardless."

Jasper gives a quiet chuckle and nods. "They do have a tendency to get themselves into a bit of trouble every now and then." he sighs, "Anyway. They're a good bunch. Can't really strongarm a group of people into doin' yer dirty work then expect 'em to like ya..." He glances over at Viper apologetically and uncomfortably adjusts his cap, "...Just sayin'..."

Viper looks up at Jasper quizzically. "Didn't strong arm anyone... Jason had a problem. I had a solution. Hell, he has what he wanted now. Me? Not so much."

Steve sucks in some air through his nose at the mention of Vasquez. But that's a fight for another day. He gives Ilyna a nod, "Appreciate it. I ain't lookin' to cause a ripple in things, just wanna make sure my own hide is protected, ya know?"

The N7 biotic is listening curiously to the conversation between Steve and Ilyna, munching away on her energy bar. Of the two marines one is standing watch by the elevator while the other has moved over to the workbench, tinkering with his weapon.

Jasper lifts his omni-tool up and looks at some readings with an uncomfortable expression. "I mean, sure, maybe. But it ain't like he had any choice in the matter. Fer better or worse, he loves that woman. You folks used that ta get what ya wanted. It was unconventional and underhanded. Ya can't express to leverage somethin' like that against a man and expect things to be all on the up-an'-up afterwards." He glances over towards Viper and gives a

Jasper | sympathetic tilt of his head, "Fer what it's worth, I don't think yer so bad. Just followin' orders like everyone else."

Zaylus seems content only to remove his helmet for the time being, getting comfortable despite his armor. He nods his response, remembering the doctor had patched him up fine as well. "As for time, I can only hope. There's always needing downtime, but this might require extra." He comments, pulling his hand down to rub on his temple. "I don't know how I could sleep on this ship, I really

Zaylus don't." He says with a shake of the head, glancing between the few marines standing about.

Have you brought it up to Jason before?

Steve snorts and gives a shake of his head. "Nope. Don't plan on it, either. I don't particularly think he likes me all that much." He puts up a hand, palm outward, "Not that I give two shits. But I don't think my word would carry half as much weight as yours. Like I said, I ain't tryin to create ripples or nothin'. Thanks for hearin' me out." He nods and takes a step back from Ilyna.

Viper shrugs. "We made a deal. Would've been a win for everyone if it had worked out. Looks I lost though." She chuckles quietly. "Should've been able to avoid geth..."

Skythix let out a gruff laugh. "We better get some time off. I'm gonna need time to recover and get back into perfect fighting shape." She moved her bag so that it was in front of her where she could see it. She looked up at Zaylus at his sleeping comment. "Sometimes where you're tired enough you'll sleep anywhere. I fell asleep against my gear locker once on a ship. I got a lot of shit for

that." She let out a laugh at her own joke. "But you can sleep here next to me if it makes you more comfortable." Her tone changed to more kind and sympathetic.

Jasper sighs and gives an understanding nod. "Sometimes thing just don't go our way, right? Ain't nobodies fault. Ya did yer best." he says, suddenly a bit ridiculous given the stakes. You did your best? He gives a smile and nods.

Jason glances back at Halisi with a frown. "But-... The sooner we-..." he nods towards Vasquez and stares pointedly at Halisi.

Viper seems to consider saying something, but just grunts instead, resting her head against the shuttle and bringing up her omni-tool.

The Alliance doctor looks at Jason. "What exactly is the problem with her...?"

Ilyna frowns. "I understand," she says. "I don't get much of a chance to hear from you between the paperwork and taking care of Li, so I think it's good to hear what you all think about where we're going as a company." She takes off her left boot, which is the last of the armor pieces.

Renala is almost done with the first sandwich.

Jasper gives a shrug and continues his scan, assuming he must've eased the woman's concerns. He begins to hum to himself.

Steve glances over at Renala and begins to frown as he realizes his chances of getting a sandwich are quickly diminishing. "Yeah, I'm sure you've got a lot to take care of." he says a bit dismissively, "We'll... uhh... we'll catch up later, alright?" he asks, glancing back at Ilyna with a nod as he backs up a few steps towards Renala, "I'm gonna take it easy for now. I'm pretty drained."

Vasquez is unconciously wishing she too had a sandwich.

Zaylus holds a grin, "Better get you all the time you need, can't have those biotics out of commission." He says, shifting a little. "Makes it easier to put someone down when they're all floating around. Funnier, too." He chuckles to himself, amused by Sky's tale of narcolepsy. Her offer causes him to raise an eyebrow plate, however. "I hope that's not pity." He warns less than sincerely.

Ilyna nods. "I'll see you," she says before bending forward to gather up the armor pieces.

Steve nods to Ilyna and spins on his heels. He takes a short jog over to Renala. "Alright, alright. You're like a black hole, just suckin' all them sandwiches in. Give one here." he says, putting his hand out with a frown.

Halisi seems like she was about to say something, but goes quiet when the other doctor adresses Jason.

Jason glances back at the doctor and gives a shake of his head. "With all due respect, it's not particularly your concern. Like I said, we'll take care of her." he frowns.

Halisi sighs. "I think it's better to wait until we're back in Freedom Falls. And the doctor here told me it should only take six hours or so. This ship is... rather fast, apparently."

Skythix shook her head at him slowly. "Serious offer. You said you wanted to be next to the only turian on the human ship. Well... How do you think I feel?" She said while keeping his gaze, her own tone more sincere.

Renala chuckles and pulls out a plastic-wrapped sandwich from the bag. "I could eat a varren right about now," she says before handing it to him. "I feel like I'm the only one who thought to pack food, and even I wasn't prepared for half a day in a shuttle."

Steve snatches up the sandwich and eagerly begins to unwrap it. He takes a large bite and shuts his eyes as he scarfs it down. He wipes at his mouth with the back of his hand afterwards and gives Renala a shake of his head. "Figured we'd be chartin' a ship like last time or somethin'. Nobody told me to bring food!"

Renala takes the last sandwich out of the backpack, and unwraps it. "Typical, isn't it?"

Steve shoves another large portion of his sandwich into his mouth and chews loudly. "Sure seems that way..." he mutters.

Jason sighs and gives Halisi a nod. "Whatever you say doc..." he says, giving a concerned glance back at Vasquez.

Zaylus let the joking demeanor fade, keeping himself from averting his gaze. "I, uh.... had already planned on it." He answered quietly, trying to match the tone. The sincerity was making him ill, and he spoke in fragements. "Thanks, though. I would feel better."

Vasquez looks as unconcious as ever.

Halisi smiles reassuringly. "She'll be fine, Jason. Don't worry."

Renala nods. "I've already given him crap about that, though," she says. "It doesn't look like it stuck." She begins eating the second sandwich.

Steve nods towards Ilyna, gesturing in her direction with his sandwich. His delicious, delicious sandwich.

I had a lil' talk with her. Sounds like she's gonna try hammerin' some sense into Wolfe, too.

Renala stops eating for a moment, glancing towards the other asari. "I'll make sure to wish her good luck, then," she says followed by a chuckle.

Skythix furrowed her browplates and stared at the turian. "Oh, so you already planned on sleeping next to me? Confident son of a bitch, aren't you?" She said with a smirk. She then scooted closer to Zaylus, moving her things with her. "Don't mention it." She returned with a smile.

Steve snorts and gives a shake of his head. "She'll need it." he agrees. He looks Renala up and down before nodding towards her, "So? How you feelin'? That arm doin' alright?"

Renala shrugs. "I think so," she says. "I'll have the Doc look at it when we're back in town tomorrow. I hope it's tomorrow, I mean." She continues eating the sandwich.

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