The trek to Logic Gate to Katya felt like one of the longest moments of her life. Battling what she believed to damaged and stiff controls. She watch the fight the unfolded between the Cruxi Elite and Maria. Partly in awe of how both the Elite and Neo Angel moved. Partly in dread as the fight from her point of view seem mostly one sided. It was a sight would not soon forget, although for a reason she was blissfully unaware. Katya setting Caretaker sensors to the fight saving everything to detachable storage device she kept attached to Caretakers main computer core. So she could look at it in greater detail later.
She watched as Neo Angel was knocked back by a plasma weapon or what she had assumed to be. Katya not have a clear line of sight from her position. She had just reached Logic Gate, setting her drones to dismantle the modded werk, focusing on the access hatch. As she saw the Elite about to charge at Neo Angel. Katya raising Marker Light to take a couple of shots. Hoping to by Maria enough time to recover. But, much to Katya announce her targeting system was malfunctioning. So lining up the shot took longer then she would have liked.
Being given a positive lock she fired, but Caretaker pulled up at the last moment, and the shot missed its mark striking the ceiling. Out of anger, Katya slammed her fist in a control panel.
“Stupid werk.” she muttered, however even if she failed to hit the Elite it seemed by the look of it Maria had enough time to recover. Turning to Logic Gate Katya order Caretaker to set down Marker Light and using the werks hands she started to pull what she could off the werk she thought would get her inside quicker.
To get into Logic Gate was relatively quick process the drones working quickly as they quickly dismantled what was needed to fulfil their command. Once Logic Gate was opened up Katya was greeted to a sickening sight. One that gave her both the feeling of anger towards the Cruxi for doing what looked liked to be a horrific thing to Elora and concern hoping Elora was okay and would recover from her time as a P.O.W. Once she was able, Katya quickly ripped the glass tube away from Logic Gate. Scanning it, she could see what looked like to be the access point. So ordered the drones to dismantle it.
The drone made short work of the tubes access point. What came next was Katya making Caretaker delicately as possible extract Elora and place her inside the extraction sphere, and for a moment Caretaker once again felt like it was a mere extension of her body. Once Elora was secure inside the extraction sphere, she noticed the controls went back to feeling somewhat clunky although not as bad as before and most of her systems had started to function properly in particular her comm system had stopped acting up. A small smile appearing on her face, as she open a line on the command channel hoping the Hyperwave would be able reach the NOAH.
“This is Caretaker to command. Infiltration team as secured the first objective. I repeat Cadet Liu'un is secure.” she spoke into the comm. Ordering Caretaker to pick its rifle back up and look over to Neo Angel and the Elite. Seeing that Elite was no longer alive.
“Second objective as been destroyed. Team will attempt extraction. Any assistance that can be provided would be appreciated. Team, as suffered damage. Atty is nonfunctional. Will attempt to recover werk or extract pilot.” She spoke turning Caretaker towards Atty.
Katya made Caretaker started the trek back to Atty, pushing Caretaker to move quickly as it was able. Meanwhile redeployed the drones on Logic Gate to Neo Angle. While the rest were sent to Atty. To see if the werk could be back online and made to move. If not Katya was more than ready to extract Serah and leave the crippled frame behind. Even if she thought the machines themselves had value and it would be wrong to simply abandon Atty. She couldn’t risk the other life Caretaker was now transporting, in some vain effort to salvage a werk that might be too badly damaged. After redeploying her drones, she opened the comm to both Jake and Maria.
“Sorry for being quiet. I’m going to check if Atty is salvageable if not I’ll get Serah. Then we’ll attempt to withdraw.” She spoke, wanting nothing more than to out of this station.
“Both of you what’s your status?”