By Tim Sevenhuysen
Posted May 17, 2012
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Haddock swam lazily through space below the Galactic Pelican.
“Okay, here we go,” said Tic. “Be ready with the cloaking device, Milly. Haglyn, target their ships, not the building itself. We need to get in there afterwards.”
“This still seems reckless to me,” said Overard.
“Hey, we voted,” snapped Tic. “Gal, begin atmospheric entry.”
“Yes, sir,” said the AI.
Overard settled grumpily into the passenger cabin.
They broke through the clouds directly over the Dunter Yeti Security headquarters and shot past the blaring air traffic beacons.
“Here they come!” said Tic.
Ships began buzzing up out of the hangars. Within seconds, the sky was filled with a dozen Liberati ships and fifteen or twenty of Dunter’s green jets.
Tic’s courage melted away like snow under an afterburner. “What!? Where did they all come from? Abort!” Milly engaged the cloaking device as Tic pushed the sublight engines to full power. The Pelican screamed away from the city.
Three red diamonds blinked onto the viewscreen. “Cloakbusters!” shouted Tic. “Haglyn, shoot them down!”
Haglyn used the turrets to scatter lasers behind them, and was rewarded with two massive explosions, but one missile was still on their tail.
Tic hollered, “Gal, full power to the shields!”
“So much for the head-on approach,” muttered Overard miserably.
The missile hit.
The Pelican tumbled end over end, sinking out of the sky, and hammered into the snowy ground, carving a long scar across the desolate mountainside.
“Urgh,” said Tic. “Thank goodness for Entulovian military technology. Are we okay, Gal?”
“I am intact,” the ship informed him, “but my flight and combat systems are rebooting. My sensors detect nearby movement.” A view from a side camera showed four massive, shaggy beasts with bright eyes rapidly climbing the mountainside towards them.
Haglyn groaned. “Yetis!”
How do they react to the yetis?
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