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entrance.
turned
Pegasus,
lines,
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they
slowly
suppression?Valletti
well
was
half-metre,Iwant
lose
them.
who
debris
herself
the
running
next
corridor
and
prised
fireball
into
intently
an
the
grabbed
looked.
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jammed,
in
thats
took
ushering
were
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beginning
answered.
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way
elbow
to
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his
you
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evacuate
section.
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smoke
the
few
and
awas
Alonso.
open
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up,
when
out
back.
doing
jacket,
could
into
floor,
everyone,
long
to
one
He
erupted,
nearby
into
wrenches,
said.
flame
one
the
explosion
to
blood
bay.
of
her
where
adown
was
it
to
exterior
man.
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this
Both
the
look
spot
panel
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time,
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athe
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crew
obscure
right;
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was
wall.
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out
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the
area
sides!
at
half
Alonso
and
but
wall
her
smothering
barked.
up
roared
of
similar
these
docking
said,
the
others
doors
main
on
panel
nodded
one
too,Valletti
the
set
anything
happened?
mouth
the
ofdoors
Doctor
the
chaos
lossesata
from
called.
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main
doors,
pointing.
of
corridor,
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view.
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to
heat
outer
were
and
door
managers,
other
where
at
grabbed
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work.
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they
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body
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larger
slamming
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waiting.
descending
ring.
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docking
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side
bare
focal
shed
ducked
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shut,
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ofhis
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snapped.
glancing
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asked,but
Alonso.
chunk
will
the
doors.
of
sounded
could
minimum.
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point.
into
caught
on
entrance
to
hand
One
deactivate
bay.
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the
ship
was
on
asee
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vent
of
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back
flaming
last
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man
Maintenance
docking-bay
main
and
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engine
still
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up
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her
flames
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just
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to
pulled
glance,
the
other
against
was
doors.
ripped
Valletti
lip.
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the
atmosphere.
make
metal
ather
gap.
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pressure
enough
the
reach
retreat
side
atmospheric
The
docking
him
then
the
side,
Doctor
the
back
of
she

Commander,
doors.
docking
down
Whatever
There!
And
and
to
until
I
dropping
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she
Dammit!
idiotic
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What?
doors.
Yes,
Then
What
He
Valletti
skin.
The
would
Fitz
tripped
Running
them.
sealed
Robertson
running
Whats
the
70
work
understand.
aaswas
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lost
nodded
knew
back
sound
atmosphere
wall.
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shoulder

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run
about
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be
the
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pressure
bay.
itself
way,

something
adown
that?
followed
corridor
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shook
to
sight
what
could
of
screaming.
late
Valletti
it

it.
didnt
glanced
sequence
smoke
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at
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her
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is,
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we
on
pushing
free.
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of
turned
still
to
floor
hand
door
Doctor
cleared,
said,
were
Alonso
penetrate
the
his
as
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him
control
in
at
put
head.
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from
were
pointed.
asked.Athin
wait
taste
across
scene.
the
aand
eyes,
said,
and
as
to
doing.
out
out
I
West,
nearby
said,
pressed
the
roaring
fire
Too
the
Alonso.
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for
rolling
hate
smashing
panel.
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from
copper
the
group
peering
its
her
The
other
door
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all
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late.
me.
screen:
fire.
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moment
underneath
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shock
traceof
thoughtI
now
Is
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run
he
of
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going
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where
button
side
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her
doors
below
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and
confused
and
it
the
oxygen.
sequence
wave
Fire
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Doctor
home.
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of
toand
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done?
shed
door,
Robertson
the
this
damn
thin
on
saw
was
the
have
loose
from
not
against
the
suppressions
smoke
it
and
something.
descending
clearly
is
broke
narrowing
sequence!
bitten
smear
but
docking
liquid
for
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very
control
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had
plating.
down,I
beyond
found
was
wait.
the
free
the
of
initial
taken
good
her
was
visible:
bay;
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docking-bay
red
personnel.
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gap.
wall.
panel.
was
door
of
lip.
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running
Abody
aat
offline.
across
venting
her
the
explosion
aminute
it.
into
reopen
Of
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back
trying
grasp,
down
arm
And
all
wiped
her
theitfree
to
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then
the
pale
had

Hydraulics
going
Nope,Robertson
fire.
looked
said,
Anearby
Understood,Robertson
bay.
Is
Maam.
How
And
Robbie
Valletti
speak
Fitz,I
Get
Robertson
enough
Here.
hand,
work.
wont
There
at
nodded
Fitz
broad
of
out
The
were
71
the
sparks.
claustrophobia
whole
Kreiner
the
pressure
nodded
did
looked
the
droppedtothefloor.ItwasatightfitandtherewasnowayRobertsons
streaming
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and
wasa
to
moved
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open
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ifother
pressure
bottom
at
intercom

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you
when
Fitz.
door
bloody
can
acorridor
the
hit
grinding
just
the
pause,
was
all
Caroline
have
as
with
silence,
at
it
was
know?
divert
door
readings
Doctor
open,
the
of
side,
easy
fire.
Robertson.
Caroline,
away
the
through
hoping
door
in
Thats
goingto
ruptured,Robertson
said,
hissed.Vallettis
you?
went
the
thenValletti
explosion
switch,
as
on
screen.
groaned
the
way,
noise
asto
Fitz
from
some
yelpedin
picking
.dead.
then
had
open!
door.
Fitz
getting
surveying
none
.on-screen.
replied.
hydraulics
into
but
all
squeeze
Greenwich
thought
asked.
told
pushing
the
power
and
Valletti
whispered.
but
Any
with
He
The
ofsurprise,
happened.
he

youre
himself
the
apanel
paused.
her.
there
itbay,
my
said,
snapped.
to
gap,
control
idea
the
through.
the
through
down
people
The
to
the
he
East
voice:
said,
could
Which
and
going
soundof
was
just
up.
said.
what
workers
Robertson?

was
some
The
And
motors.
was.
docking
slipped
panel
bumpingup
was
nogoing
got
Were
only
meant
athe
to
There
happened?
Were
suddenly
carrying
Getting
fire
response.
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wide
aching
get,
whod
hurt.
crowd.
exploded
know
Without
bay
he
past
wasa
to
isagainstRobertson,
releasing
open
repressurising
Is
was
over
she
get
been
metal.Robertson
is
out.
he
she
salvage
that
She
him
brief
Theres
and
oxygen-free,Robertson
would
probably
the
in
said.
stuck,
adidnt
caughtin
tookRobertsons
to
door
you?
afoot
people
our
hydraulics
moment
get
shower
gear,
bethen
Go.
upto
door
want
not
wide,
with
the
isnt
the
others
hethen
now.
to
docking
appeared
it
was

medical
dress
it
revealing
tool,
Even
of
WhenValletti
But

against
What?
the
Nestled
and
ONLYstencilled
box,
And
Fitz
to
believe
his
Medic!Valletti
suited
medic
but
He
down
It
As
Valletti
eyes
The
into
Fitzs
72
were
atmosphere.
came
his
nodded
was
floor
Fitz
then
rescue
the
shoulders.
Doctor
hell
it
man
the
but
grabbed
it
turned
his
torn
step
in.
feet,
man:
airtight
turns
attention
bags.
black
the
near
wall,
lid
away
it.
wasnt
said
shuttlecraft
wasnt
Fitz
there
knelt
forearm,
oflaid
the
Hell
be
at
down
and
crews.
pulled
doors.
of
Easter!
towards
saw
with
he
fine.
the
out,
nothing,
Fitz
or
infrastructure
was
trolley
on
was
the
completely
down
listening.
was
the
enough,
docking
pockmarked,
him
base
edge
called,
be
box
shifted
apast
himself
Im
the
sawValletti,
Over
just
box
thigh.
large
crash,
joined
man
fine.
by
her.
she
Over
hed
had
side.
of
both
just
needle
thats
her,
was
the
enough
down
bay
was
just
there!
the
looking
Jason,
as
been
metal
up
here
Some
just
airtight,
She
He
pressing
the
by
lucky
young
nodded
running
Atrolley
the
was
and
below.
haphazardly
debris,
trolley,
out
on
piercing
shook
was
Valletti
didnt
dragged
room
lid
now!
cracked
climbed
what
her
box,
the
Doctor
completely
at
he
of
around,
and
man.
looking
she
as
onmatters.
face
points
But
her
said.
across
beneath
up
the
floor,
bolted
was
he
adaptable.
the
have
braced
She
asked,
the
across
from
who
ribs
out
tapped
beyond
head.
box,
panted,
smeared
piled
words
pressing
snappingher
medic
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squeezed
thick
any
the
was
then
clear.
into
it
the
and
the
ahimself
smiling,
the
Im
springing
He
him
shoes
decking
that,
up
floor,
CUTTING
for
shaking
young
Even
pushed
inside.
astepped
but
blue
with
pile
the
looked
against
floor
down
nasty
on
Large
sorry.
some
his
on.
everything
junction
and
man
fingersata
holding
who
lines
the
blood
of
pushing
how
an
had
GEAR
on
her
hand
byshoulder.
movement.
free.
back
burn
atValletti.
swathes
debris
pulled.
held
cares
injection
Heof
the
broken
the
head:
are
and
as
was
to
on
the
exterior
through
of
EMERGENCIES
As
aacross
sudden
about
his
you
soot,
crushed
greenlet
his
tattoo.
ofevery
your
the
he
I
lid
away
feeling?
got
dont
the
back,
floor
completely?
her
loss
doors.
box,
Then

Lets
Behind
through
to
When
his
dug
constantly
glancing
of
the
creeping
off
if
basis.
anxiety.
chest
about,
out
hand
red
flashing
message
Early
systems
inward
was
The
system
troops
Fitz
73
and
one
iced
the
face
point
Stations
bunk
out
docking
the
downsidetothisstrategywasFitzsneedtotakealeakonaregular
of
door
Doctor
light
raised
headline
slipped
theyd
reaching
closed
shook
then
rising
signs
get
themValletti
and
Doctor
Every
manically
his
flight.
colonies,
dispatched
the
water.
hangover
was
failure
was
and
over
back
Would
whispered
on
where
blinking
out
the
it
updated
bunk,
was
to
his
rescuers
got
contemporary
bay,
headlined
were
the
pale
an
gone
trip
and
on
lightinghad
was
to
into
did
out
Defence
ofthe
Doctor
Adrenalin
the
where
Until
head.
arm
back
communications
on
message,
the
but
he
falling
working
eyes
that
sparked
here,
and
dark
anything
down
to
slide
his
Doctor
open
across
board
said,
harpoon
around
was
toConditionFour.
sleep
and
sleeping
now
the
hed
investigations
quell
He
sweaty.
opened
open
GENERAL
the
ashad
consciousness.
the
their
due
and
out
equivalent
had
that
with
on
chair
the
sat
by
Someone
dimmed,
Fitz
be
left
the
explosion
had
his
with
unexpected.
corridor
but
the
had
to
some
Fitz
rumours
his
Doctor
the
of
down
delivered
there
Pegasus;
back
Fitz
quarters,
Doctor.
it
each
room.
MEMO
changed.
friend
walked
have
unseeing,
where
him.
screen.
uprising.
hit
the
barely
own
flap
was
lead
stepped
signifyingtheendoftheday.Aquarter
in
down
frowned
tell
when
healing
said
home.
docking
and
to
The
An
had
were
of
problems.
aprobably
wearing
Fitz
ALL
ofalien
and
its
As
The
or
abeen
chair,
an
the
icon,
It
in
There
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the
make
he
only
quietly.
his
word
newspaper
he
another?
blood
back
STAFF.
complete,
Ibreath?
they
corridors.
immediately
water
should
unfolded
his
read,
toilet
got
bay.
Doctor
jacket.
may
off
sure
change
shaped
caused
were
infiltrators.
ofthe
reading
into
chair.
towas
began
back?
trailing
explanation.
the
have
His
meet
he
was
Or,
riots
had
Or
their
as
result
though,
there
was
like
by
Blood
ato
slowly
evenings
was
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eyes
overexerted
and
sobering
creating
would
worse,
been?
Fitz
uson
slumped
aholographic
move
the
sober
room.
an
catastrophic
inSeventy
occasionally
to
shut,
of
were
was
to
touched
Station
one
drained
he
soft
envelope,
sickbay.
back
take
lying
its
Fitz
the
staining
on
effect
beer
aenough
be
of
tired
asleep,
level
traumatic
myself.
to
up
floor,
the
had
slide,
halfit;
security
dead,
aand
was
and
jug
in
edge
was
ofone
the

Looking
Had
flames?Afew
hero.
locker?
going
less
them
be
Before,
wasnt
But
The
And
this?
When
he
like
the
So
so
man
of
doing
Did
I
Yesterdays
picking
Fitz
tired.
my
74
asked:
strong
what
had
Fitz
well,
others,
hear
working
the
Pegasus.
trapped
Doctors
details
he
without
Doctor
and
than
both
Fitz
his
you
shrugged
forced
But
to
Could
it
what
could
understood
across
Doctor
When
Fitz
the
looked
saved
your
his
do?
heart
and
for?
know?
aDid
thirty
into
enough
had
could
couldnt.
was
did
clothes.
months
lot
in
Doctor
it
now,
knowing
he
Fitz
away
When
Fitz
wouldnt
loss
still
he
bossisa
heardVallettis
yourself,
noncommittally,
smile,
known
the
should
still
stopped.
dead
at
you
had
Fitz
jumped
wondered:
through
have
seconds
to
worried
had
heknow
had
of
the
him
room
know?
ago,
flames,
locker;
had
remember
happened
protect
who
or
what
repeated.
knew
memory
be
hero,Robertson
been
gesturing
seen
checked
have
be.
Doctor
in
into
done,
alive.
tothe
Fitz
he
Because
when
what
the
toeasy-going,
that
hewas
whatValletti
Something
when
the
had
hoping
worried.
the
cross
them
that
his
hero?
mess
wouldnt
in
how
was
dark,
you
it
the
voice
something
Doctor,
box
he
and
you
to
the
fray
life,
in
was
doing
from
worried
he
trapped
put
of
immediately
Stations
it
events
the
when
what
that
at
did
past
But
had
go
you
the
had
would
yourself
said.
have
docking
who
the
half-truth,
overalls
his
when
was
dead
all
theyd
now
been
happened;
hed
moment,
were
that
docking
few
he
him.
themselves
in
debris.
he
face
voice
doubted
planning
hold
that,
had
logs.
he
over
the
months.
stranded
was.
done,
doing
madeRobertson
thought
bay,
He
in
ran
disembarked
realised
he
any
enough
docking
hed
bay,
little
knew
the
when
harms
The
he
had
half-bravado;
was
into
it.
rescue
could
and
and
idea
might
intercom,
had
looked
ofwhat
Doctor
his
on
come
you
wearing.
His
air,
more
those
had
it
bay,
way
that
what
Earth,
to
he
no
the
own
fade
rescued
friend
from
wasnt
to
pause.
seen
hoping
fight
still
idea
for
you
nothing
than
had
it
emergency
he
man
recollection
trust
away.
when
I
had
the
were
todays
the
was
had
whether
aitbut
wasa
and
just
to
do
that
brought
whisper,
felt
sake
recall
throw
would
man,

WhenRobertson
off.
nodded
probably
Sure.RobertsontossedFitzapairofworkgloves.
trashed
you
Againstthe
erected
sightthathadmadeRobertsonsdaywhenhed
Did
She
offered
Long
cant
lifting
with
say
It
this?
Notthe...
compressor
one
covers
for
longhand.
Stars
The
Only
Robertson
Fitz.
Atlunch,
Is
He
Fitz
75
was
hand
something,
side.Robertson
the
strongest
he
had
And
you
volunteered.
the
hope
just
was
night.
sort
climb
Finders
atamost
about
He
shut.
OK?
goes
table,
Fitz
scrap.
ifstrange
use
to
request
know-how
Caroline
studying
the
looked.
was
shrugged.
stepped
On
breaks
checked
smiled
wallon
the
theFitz
hoses
the
high
Caroline
ainhands
five
Its
part,
the
frowned,
pile
Fitz
kneeling
hand?
sorting
hand
machinery
He
then
keepers.
boss
the
technicals.We
Caroline
was
pages
first
aat
and
GreenwichWesta
Fitz
shook
and
minutes
across
made
night,
the
ofcannot
Robertson
nodded
pulledit
the
chain.
container
up
just
Looks
night
islocker
agesturedatthe
wandered
asked.
debris
the
cover.
Fitz
through
was
on
book:
held
book
page
her
asleep,I
his
Anyone
yourself?
nodded
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