As the ships slowly passed through the portal, there was another audio anomaly, this one sounded almost... amused.
The glow of the portal grew stronger as the ship passed through, Mainframe thought she'd received a message from the control room for a moment, though it was distant, if sent through veil, the door to the room opened, but nobody came through instead they were faced with the same glowing wall of non-colour as they witnessed on teh outside, a faint humming, It grew closer and closer…
Halcyon who was sitting besides her seemed almost eerily calm, either he didn't care or he had gone through this before.
The wall moved and swallowed them up, before they could do as much as react…
For the next few moments there was a swirl of indescribable colours, no sound, no thought, no feedback from the sensors, as if Mainframe was alone in her body once more.
The moment passed, the otherworldly event faded out, no, just… disappeared.
Instead it was replaced by the blaring of alarm sirens and emergency messages, mainframes thoughts were flooded with errors, damage reports and nonsensical data from the ship itself, there were messages from the control room but they were drowned in the wave of data and impressions.
Their altitude was dropping, rapidly.
Now even Halcyon had jumped up from his seed, he seemed to be not entirely sure what was going on but was familiar with the sensation of falling so started looking for anything to hold onto, Yuki burst into the room once more, saying something about ‘crashing’, ‘bracing’ and ‘impact’, moments before there was a loud crashing and the lights went out…
Minutes later, the lights went back on. Mainframes sensors and readings normalised and she saw Halcyon, slowly getting up from the ground.
Halcyon in the meanwhile had his own thoughts on the situation.
Did they just crash out of the sky? They passed the portal, did they do something wrong?
Was it all an elaborate trap from the Herald?
He calmed down as his breathing slowly returned to normal, he stared it his right arms, hanging off his body in an unnatural angle. It was broken.
He cursed in a language alien to Mainframe.
No, no, this had been planned but it hadn’t killed them. What were the Heralds intentions with this incident?
In the meanwhile, Mainframe began getting new data from the cockpit as Yuki righted herself up, or rather, the data that she received no data from the outside of the ship.