From her spot in the front of the ship, Nora listened to their esteemed lieutenant major, paying as much of a mind to the briefing as she could while still keeping an eye on the controls. Having been informed of where to land the ship, the chief petty officer marked the map displayed on the dashboard and adjusted her course slightly to match. Her face scrunched up in a frown as they were told the plan.
Nora had never been one for ground combat. She could do it, of course; it was a part of basic training. It was just that she was more of a float-in-from-above-and-blow-them-all-to-hell-with-a-fighter kinda gal. This wasn’t an option, obviously, as it would guarantee casualties on the part of the hostages, but a girl could dream. The plan itself was fairly straightforward and well thought out. Nora spent a few moments wracking her brain to see if there was any information she needed to know that the lieutenant major had missed, but nothing came to mind, so she stayed silent and focused on her piloting instead. The thought came to her mind of an extremely undisciplined officer (she had no idea how he even graduated from the academy) who probably would have argued about the plan and done everything within his power to take over the mission, and she snorted a bit, the thought bringing her some amusement as she recalled the day this same officer was kicked out. That was a fantastic day. He was probably the only person on base Nora refused to sleep with.
Petty officer Carson's muttered words were just barely audible to Nora above the roaring of the ship's engines, but they struck a chord in her brain. Why hadn't
they just blown it up? She had been assuming they wanted to destroy the facility in order to hurt the war effort, but if that were true then why take the hostages? From her experience, innies weren't really the type to demand ransom money, so there must be some other angle. However there wasn't much use in speculating on the matter without obtaining more facts first. Instead of burdening her brain with meaningless theories, Nora just focused on getting them where they weere going.