Whoa, that's a new way to do a space battle; different in a good way. I was surprised at how this short story unfolded, had me thrown for a loop, as I really didn't expect the crew to cheer in glee when they were taking a pounding.
But with the tongue-in-cheek humor from Gryphon ("Whoo! That one would've parted our hair! The SOL targeting crews are really on the ball today."), Zoner ("Yeah, I wouldn't want to have gone up against this crew back in '97.") and Kei ("Come on, you guys! Put your backs into it! Do you want us to blow up today or not?"), I caught on that it wasn't -that- kind of space battle. Nice to see where it went.
"What happened to this one here?"
"Uh-huh... and how did you subdue him?"
"I know kung fu."
--cropped from Titans: Convergence by Benjamin D. Hutchins