Creepy Crawly

Things are moving now.

"Fire at will! Everyone in the antechamber now! Let's go!", orders Roberts as he watches the window to the outer corridor.
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"Oh shit oh shit! What are these?", Jensen shouts as he pulls out his pistol.
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Capt. Kenny tries barking a few orders till he realizes the crew can't hear him. He looks at Paddy with concern then asks MUTHUR, "MUTHUR? We lost coms. Please find out why. I need to know if it was caused by the parasites or some glitch."
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Asahi looks at the vents and frowns. Fuck, he really did not wish to die this early. He was meant to die a nice life next to his family and surrounded by piles of money. Holding the young girl on his back, Asahi looks at the rest of the crew and then concentrates back on the vents.
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Even as Vera blasts the vent with fire, the floor is thick with the crawling things, each one of them at least as big as a quarter (roughly 25mm).
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“...communications damaged... reason unknown... possible astral interference... attempting reconnection with crew...”, MUTHUR announced.
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Paddy Lohan presses some buttons at his console and focuses the external scanners.

“Captain, I’ve got multiple pings around the exterior of the Montero as well as one on the hull of the Cronus. I’m gonna say that’s not astral interference.”, called Paddy.
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Capt. Kenny replies, "Give me some options Paddy or we are gonna become dinner for an alien parasite."
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“I can throw on an EVA suit and go check it out. Or we could uncouple the umbilical and do some fancy maneuvering. Your call, Captain.”, Lohan replied.

“Neither of those are great options but I can’t do anything else.”
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Capt. Kenny nodded and replied, "Then shake them off Paddy or this will be our last conversation."
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"OK Move! Get in here and seal the hatch. Kirby! Flame as you back up.", Roberts yells as he steps up to the viewport and looks around to see if it is clear.
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Vera fires a gout of flame at the oncoming spider horde, reducing many of them to char and cinders but the sheer amount of them is overwhelming. Soon they are upon the crew. The spiders are hungry and start to feed on whatever is available.
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Jensen and Johns start slowly losing air as small holes are eaten away from the fabric and synthetic materials of their suits. Vera's clothes are being shredded, revealing her muscular frame underneath.
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Roku pulls the Jensen and Vera, ushering them into the corridor then slaps the button, closing the hatch. Spiders squish and pop under the door as it slides shut. The window on the hatch is soon blocked by the underbellies of the little pale translucent things. The crew still has a swarm problem focused on Vera, Jensen and Johns.
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Vera rolls herself against the walls and beats at the swarm skittering all over her, squashing many of them under hand and foot.
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....back on the Montero...

The Captain straps in as Paddy uncouples the docking clamps and rolls the Montero.
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"Someone roll Bruce! Kill whats on him. People help. We need to do this now!", said Roberts. He let out some profanity as he moved to Bruce using the butt of his shotgun to squish the spiders.

He manages to clear Jensen of the swarm, swatting and crushing them in numbers while pushing Jensen against Vera.
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Jensen clears Vera of the swarm and Johns flails at the pests, finally clearing them off of himself. The area surrounding Cryo 3 door is now covered in fleshy legs and sticky, yellowish green spider juice. The way forward is clear but Jensen and Johns are now losing oxygen.
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“Well that was new.”, says Clayton in surprise.
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...back on the Montero...
Paddy performs a few more fancy maneuvers for good measure and the Captain asks MUTHUR to make another scan of the ship for movement.

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"...Movement detected... B Deck > P1 Airlock...", said the calm voice of MUTHUR.
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As [b]Paddy[/b] turns about, the Captain briefly spots 2 figures floating out in the void.
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Roberts goes back to the broken window and looking out he says, "OK everyone on your feet. We can't wait here anymore. Line up. Kirby, you are with me upfront everyone ready weapons. We are going to move fast as the group can move to Junction A1. We clear the door like has been the same drill guys. Bruce! Can you do this? Are you good? We need you now.", said Roberts.
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“Ugh yeah...", Bruce Jensen said in disgust, wiping away spider goo. "Gotta do something. I can’t stay here.”.

He felt around for his keycard and picks it up off the floor, shaking off the sticky stuff. Jensen then unlocks the door for Roberts as everyone readies their weapons.
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They exit the antechamber and follow Roberts out the door and through the corridors toward A1 junction. The way is clear.

They reach the ladder leading up to the dorsal airlock above A1 junction. Roberts and Vera notice the light next to the hatch is flashing red indicating the airlock is depressurized or open to the vacuum of space.

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