Another smack from Bobby brought Jake back into the nightmare of the real world. Hana’s voice could be heard over the intercom. “Hana to Sarah; Hana to Sick Bay; Someone answer down there!”
Jake after awhile of listening to her answered back in a voice that had no emotion left “Jake here. Three pirates dead. Ajax and Sarah are…dead. What are the captain’s orders?”
Hana did not answer back, but Skival’s own voice came over the intercom, “Jake, please go help engineering if you can. They are being hit hard. Stay with us now.” Jake couldn’t tell whether Skival was using any telepathy on him or not, but at the moment Jake felt nothing.
“Acknowledged” was all he could get out. The captain proceeded to talk to Bobby on where it was safe for him to go to see if anyone could be treated. Jake left the sick bay. As soon as he stepped outside, he saw crewman Nick slumped against the wall with a hole burned through his chest. The sight had no effect on him. Somewhere deep down he realized that the lack of emotion indicated something bad, but he could not care anymore. He turned right and saw the remains of Bect’al. Several of the huge insectoids limbs laid piled up to one side of the corridor; his body was cut into three segments. Jake started to run but heard a faint sound.