Time: +6:15 hrs
Location: Space, a very far way from Earth
Location: Water Processing Room
The being hit their head with a sickening thunk and for a moment Tessa worried that Vinnie had killed them. But then they blinked. "Look I don't mean you any harm. I'm just a technician. Please." Tessa winced. They needed answers, but maybe almost killing technicians wasn't a good way to do it. "You can search me. I swear I don't have any weapons."
"What about that weird device you've got?" Tessa asked them. She didn't bother trying to search the technician, Vinnie had them securely pinned.
"That's just a computer. It stores information about the systems in here. It gave me an alert that a water valve had been shut off. I was coming to check pressures anyway and then you lot were attacking me." Tessa bit her lip at that answer and looked at Vinnie.
"Maybe we take them with us back into the pipe to the rest of the group." She was convinced that what had transpired was a misunderstanding. She didn't trust the capitol Them, but this person was just a technician, a grunt. They probably didn't have a say in the kidnapping of the group even. Tessa realized she didn't know the being's name and felt weird about calling them the being and so on in her head so she asked, "What's your name?"
"My designation is Y92-6." They said the dash. Tessa frowned, was Y92-6 a robot like the one girl in their group had been?
"Hey, either of you got your steak knife still? See if they bleed green like the robot did?" Y92-6's eyes widened in fear.
"Wait please don't hurt me. I swear I'm just a technician." They begged.
With Cal's help, the group was able to get the camera taped to the grabbed Roomba. They soon had a makeshift set up and set the robot down. It returned to its hidey-hole and the group could watch on the monitor at the end of the line. It was dark in the tunnel, but thankfully the camera was equipped to handle that. At first, it was just a straight line, then it t-sectioned.
"Turn left." Luke said forgetting that they didn't actually have control over how the Roomba moved. It turned right instead. Luke frowned but soon the view showed the Roomba joining several other Roomba in what could be best described as a charging room. There was a door though. Large and round. They had a route to an exit. There were now two doors the group could try, but getting to either would be a tight squeeze.
Manny entered the room at that moment. "Zarina found someone. There apparently is a scuffle going on. What are you lot up to?"
Manny nodded and moved away from the opening. As he made his way to the Galley he noticed Noah. "Hey, can you fit inside the pipe? You're small." Noah looked up at Manny. Several emotions crossed his face before he finally shrugged and stood up. Manny kept going and went into the Galley.
"Excuse me Raynor, Sophia. Let me see if I fit." Noah said.
When Raynor and Sophia had moved aside Noah easily pulled himself up into the pipe and made his way up it. He climbed up the ladder and found the scene of the girls fighting with the unnaturally tall person.