Whee! Another fun yarn. I admit, I was wondering how exactly they'd learn about their new friend. It was only a matter of time before they got at least a small introduction into the wider world Corwin alluded to in his mis-sent letter to Mio.
>Well, there's enough of a charge time on her frame shift, even for
>such extremely short-range jumps, that she knew she wasn't going to be
>able to get to Ui and then get both of them clear before the truck hit
>them. Similarly, tanking the impact directly wasn't going to
>help—she wouldn't have been harmed, but she didn't have a good
>way to brace for it, so all it would have changed was that the object
>that plowed fatally into Ui would have been her instead of the
>truck. Not ideal! Throwing the Klein field was the obvious solution
>to both problems.
I did -not- know they could use Frame Shift on short notice like that, or with Mental Models at all. I'm trying to remember if Frame Shift is even in Arpeggio; I admit it's been a long time.
>(They were also too far from shore to leave it to Rensouhou-chan. I
>mean the truck was in range, but the flight time on the shells
>would have been too long to help. Also, although she has no specific
>orders about avoiding disclosure, bombardments are so
Yeah, pretty sure that would exceed the Admiral's orders. I mean, he's a laid back kinda superior officer, but shelling the city might stretch that a wee bit. =)
Also, had to Google Rensouhou-chan, but hey, that's what it's for.
Fearless creatures, we all learn to fight the Reaper
Can't defeat Her, so instead I'll have to be Her