SECURITY FOOTAGE, LHR, MALAIKUDI, PAD 21, MILITARY DOCK
AUDIO/VIDEO TO TEXT TRANSCRIPTION
“Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh shit.”
Clattering of tools dropping. Witness slides down the side of the Vulture, ISS Huginn. Witness identified as Muninn. Navy record: non-existential.
Camera switch to rear. Subject enters fighter from rear hatch, seems to pop open an internal compartment, reaching for something inside.
‘INCOMING MESSAGE DETECTED’
Subject directs attention to comms panel in cockpit.
‘HACKING INTO COMMS’
[Distorted audio message]
“… ‘ave come through, we’re needed as fighter support in Daramo, Squadron Leader is insisting.”
“Okay, I’m making my way down. Fuel up Huginn, do the pre-flight checks and send out the beacon to the flight- time to burn some hulls.”
Witness switches comms to PA system for pad, getting into the harness of the co-pilot position. “All engineers detach fuel lines and rotate the pad, be prepared for launch in ten.”
+++Audio rendered mute by the warming up of thrusters+++