Things had gone swimmingly at the second sensor. Akari had taken the backpack up to change the battery while Lucia and R.R. had stood watch, and nothing had happened. Not a single invader in sight, not even an incidental wandering one. It had been quiet and easy. Eerily so, in fact. And it was bothering Lucia. True, the mission was meant to be a simple and direct one, but given the invaders they'd fought off earlier, for there to be no presence at all here... something wasn't right. She had no evidence toward that, but her gut was rapidly pressing the notion upon her. "R.R, do you suppose-"
she started to say, before a large explosion in the distance tore her attention away. Within seconds she was switching to the global comm channel. "This is Lucia of Team Novae, what just happened?!"
A dozen seconds passed, with no sign of an answer coming in. Now she was beyond concerned. Something had DEFINITELY gone wrong, and if her ears weren't mistaken as she trained them in the direction the faint, but continuous noises of explosions, impacts, and plasma fire indicated it was still
going wrong. “Holy shit, whatever that is, it sounds like it has fucking power!”
R.R. said with a grin. It didn't take much to guess what she was going to do.
There was no time for doubts. "And our help may be needed against it. Allons-y!"
she declared with a look around at her team and their guest before turning and taking off at a full run in the direction of the explosion. As she ran, Lucia recalled the map of the sensor range; based on the direction and volume of the blast they'd heard, she had to guess it was one of the more distant beacon sites from them. It would take time to get there; she only hoped it wouldn't take too much. Sounds of active combat grew louder and louder as she moved, and eventually she started running past, around, and occasionally through a fleeing invader scrambling to go the opposite way. Eventually, however, she started to get a glimpse through the trees she was traversing of what the commotion was; a more powerful Invader had happened upon the operation site, larger than the small fry and much
more aggressive, and most of the other teams had converged to try and deal with it.
Fashionable lateness it was, then.
As she cleared the tree line to bring the entire field of combat into view she turned her attention to what the other teams were doing. Particularly Falk, who'd indicated he was using heavy ordinance, and anybody else who was throwing wide area attacks. While they commenced their barrage, Lucia turned and bounded up some exposed girders in a destroyed building nearby. Once she was atop the roof she looked down to double check her bearings, watch for a gap in allied fire, and try to get a read on the BIg One's movements. When she saw a chance to strike she long jumped over the edge with her sword drawn, and with a burst of energy from her boots she was flying toward the Invader from above, her sword poised to plunge straight into it!