Whatever the Synod was doing here, I couldn’t fight them with a weapon that sent me out of control with every burst. I got myself into that airlock as quietly as possible and pulled up visualisation on the hull sensors. Huge swathes were blanked out, but I caught glimpses of their movement. Whatever they were up to, it wasn’t good.
There were five other suits in the armoury, three primaries and two spares. I woke them all up to be on the safe side, moving them out and down towards the bridge in a tight nickel-titanium huddle.
“Reckall reporting, Captain. At least a squad-sized enemy infantry force crawling around on our hull.”
“Copy that, Lieutenant – stand down your armour units, would you?”
“Sir? The boarders -”
“Are Synod. We’re being told – quite firmly – that they’re here to take us in.”
“Copy that, Captain. Not sure this is a good idea, sir.”
“Me neither, but we nearly burned out the engines trying to get free. We need them to let us out.”