Sayeeda was not crazy about all the angles of attack the large engine room provided. For the first ten minutes she scanned unceasingly but boredom set in sooner rather than later. With no sound but her own rhythmic breathing and the occasional clink of tools, their vibrations transmitted through the hull to her boots there was nothing to occupy her.
Neil kept up a constant chatter, mostly technobabble which she sometimes grasped and she sometimes did not. It seemed that the engines were at least fireable, but that the damage the ship had suffered had triggered a variety of shut outs, some of which were intentional and some of which were hardware failures that Neil now had to find work arounds for. It wasn't tremendously interesting to listen to but she understood its importance.
"Junebug, er I mean Captain!" a voice crackled in her ear. She started slightly at the unexptected voice before recognising it as Taya. The girl sounded in a panic even over the radio distortion.
"Six here go ahead," she said, lapsing into correct commo protocol even though the girl was not using it herself.
"The... the ship, that is Lonney, says that one of the xenos ships is burning towards us, what do I do?" the girl babbled.
"Take a deep breath, can you send the telemetry data through to my helmet?" she asked calmly, clicking her visor over to display the incoming signal, a moment later the telemetry appeared as a fifty percent mask. Neil paused in his labor and looked up but judging she had it under control and retuned to her work.
Two courses showed up on her visor, one in blue pastel the other in red.
"Boster display intercept time..." she started to say but the view already was refining first showing the intercept time - 41:35 - and then adjusting for weapon range based on estimated values from sensor data.
"Taya are you...?" she started to ask but the display refined again adding in the time increment that she and Neil had taken to reach the engineroom. Red line was 23 minutes, either they could get the engine started or they would have to haul ass back to the Highlander and boost away at maximum survivable G's.
"Is that what you wanted?" Taya's voice asked, nervous yes but excited also.
"Yes that is wonderful Taya," Sayeeda responded marvelling at the girls easy grasp of infomration systems.
"Neil we got twenty minutes to fire this bitch up or we have to scrub!"@POOHEAD189