Once the group was on the ship R71952 turned to face Tower, “we need to talk”. Was the extent of her sentence, she faced Ptal-l’y, “get us out of here. We need a safe harbor to park for repairs, this place isn’t one of those.”
“R7,” Dolin says, “Where’s the fire?”
R71952 looks at Dolin with crossed arms, using every ounce of control no to kill him, she speaks softly, defying her own impatience. “Did you want to die here?” Her voice laced in sarcasm, “if we stay, they will find me and I’m sure that wouldn’t be so good for you.”
“How would they know you were here?”. Dolin asks not backing down from her furry.
“Someone is on this ship who doesn’t want me to make it, sabotage. It was sabotage, and I don’t take kindly to sabotage. Now let’s get out of here before we are all caught… I’m sure I’m not the only one on this boat that would rather not be caught.”
“Eye, eye captain.”. Is all Dolin says.
“Tower a word!” R71952 says and walks into a private room off the bridge.
“Who did it? I know you have been in desperate need of connection, but if you did this just to get that connection, I will sacrifice this whole ship just to destroy you.”
“I didn’t do it, someone exposed you to a chemical that eroded your seventh junction processor, what you were planning wouldn’t have worked, they wanted you to go nuclear.”
“Fine, you give me the breakdown, you fixed it, but there was not time to do much more, but I know you ran an analysis.”
“Their chemical is DH319C.”
R71952 stilled, she knew too much about that chemical. “Will it succeed?”
“I don’t know R7, I fixed what I could, but without the facilities and a thorough technology once over, I just don’t know.”
“Then you keep fixing, but no one finds out. I know you didn’t do this, and I only know that because you know the risk to yourself, and I don’t think you would risk it all just to fix me. I see the fear in your eyes, you didn’t do this. Now, how often do we need to connect?”
Tower sighed, calculating he speaks, “Every six hours to start, see if we can get ahead of the chemical, but I don’t know if that will save you.”
“It has to.”