"Malak!" I shout, dodging the writhing tentacles and shattered debris. "Shoot it again! Aim for the chinks in the armor by the neck, but only give it one shot. Then we get out of here, because there's trouble coming on the scope!" I am using my own lasers to hammer the limbs that are trying to destroy the escaping freighters and shuttles, though I have nothing powerful enough to take on the beast itself. I get a glance at the shiny black back, with the yellow triangle pattern on it. Been a long time since I saw one of these monsters, and I sure hope this is the last time.
I hear a message on the universal channel and respond. "Triarii, this is Invictus. If you're hanging around and you've got some guns, help me get these ships into hyperspace."
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