Ryan let out a sigh of relief and wiped his forehead when he heard the message from the Atlantis bridge: =Is everyone off?! Are we ok to leave?!=
He was still next to the radio, so he was quick to reply:
= "Ryan to bridge. No, the captain's still one that ship. He ordered Jelena and me to leave." =
Wait, Jelena! How could he have forgotten about her? No doubt she would not be pleased, but before he could mention to Poppy that the fierce woman was also still on the transport ship, Jelena decided to make that announcement a public humiliation for the chief engineer, as her voice carried over the radio and sounded throughout the ship:
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"Oi, Ryan!" she yelled into her radio, "You left me behind, you little..."
Jelena then made some comment about his manhood that would make a Companion blush.
Ryan's face turned a deep red. He thought about contacting her to apologise, but decided that this was a conversation best not had over the radio. And there was still the matter of the approaching ship.
Cursing himself for his forgetfullness, he headed for the engine room, which was where he ought to be in times of crisis. He wondered if Kundan would still be there. His hands were actually feeling a bit better, but it would be nice to have some assitance if worst came to worst.