Wires connected to the machines above dangled in front of them and wrapped around their feet. They stumbled forward. The only light came from the hole as the pulses of light accelerated. Finally, as though with satisfaction, the hole in the floor was detected. The blast of an energy beam singed and widened the area surrounding the hole in the floor. That change would be detected in the next pulse and the hole would be widened further. They had to work themselves as far away from the opening as possible.
“I'll call Haavens. Maybe he can break in and turn that thing off,” Permac shouted.
“If you can. If everything’s working up there, communications will probably be blocked,” she said.
“Yeah. Just getting static. I think we’re on our own.”
Another blast and debris peppered their heads. In the silence and darkness that followed, both Linsora and Permac stopped.
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