"Oy!" shouted Silva over the intercom from the engineering room. "Handle her a little more gently, will ya you brat?"
"Eat my ass, Silva," said Vesper, gritting his teeth and sweating in concentration. "You try following Lesca's crazy routes once."
"Well, excuse me princess," said Lesca from behind him, her own fingers rapidly hitting keys. "It's your job. If you can't do it, then you can get the fu -"
"Ooh," said Vesper, wincing as another bomb made its way through the shields and blew up. "We are so gonna go after this, cow tits."
"What, so you can lose and go sulk for another week and cry for mommy and "Big-Sister Selphie"? Be my guest," said Lesca, pausing momentarily to regain her orientation as Vesper swung the ship around in a sudden spiral.
"My vote's on Vesper," said Milton immediately and with relish as he jammed a finger down on a button, only to see three bombs explode in a chain reaction.
"Lesca kupo," said Monteblanc from out of nowhere. "Milton, go easy on the second Ultima/G for a few seconds, will you kupo?"
"You know what?" said Silva. "I don't care - we're taking a beating Cap'n, and we need to resupply."
Sol, who had been ignoring most of the conversation, was looking down at the hole created by the ship in the world's barrier. His golden eyes seemed focused and distant from what was happening immediately around him as he watched what was unfolding within the world's boundaries.
"Sol!" said Silva, louder than usual. "Cap'n! We should head down worldside or she's going to take serious damage.
"Silva," said Sol, glancing at the part of the screen with Silva's face upon it. His eyes flashed. "I heard you the first time. Quiet down."
Glancing at the ship's brief diagnostics, and then at the enemies around him, he nodded to himself and spoke up.
"This is unusual, but not unexpected - we'll act accordingly. Get down planetside, Vesper, full speed - Monteblanc, if we have any spare bombs and projectiles that haven't been launched, toss'em out the back to lighten our load. Milton, when Shao says we're out of range, throw a laser at the cargo and blow it all up."
"It'll be expensive to restock in that kind of weaponry kupo!" said Monteblance indignantly.
"Then I won't take a cut off the next shipment," said Sol, looking bored. "Alrighty, go for it, crew."
Vesper suddenly changed direction and made beeline towards the world below them.
"Payload dropped off kupo," said Monteblanc, sighing.
"Getting out of range," said Shao. "In three, two...one."
"Firing Ultima/G one and three," squeaked Milton.
The payload exploded in a fantastic array of light, but the crew did not bother to see exactly how much damage was done. Their focus was set on the battle of giants happening below them in the Dark Depths as they zoomed by.
"Did you see that!" yelled Vesper. "That was awesome!"
"Alright, crew," said Sol, standing up and buckling Tournesol behind him. "We're not out of this yet. Vesper, drop me, Lesca, Shao, and Milton off at the Dark Depths and give us support from above while taking out any Heartless you see coming through the breach in the barrier. Monteblanc, teleport into town and get whatever weapons to restock our arsenal you can. Our payload would have taken out a good chunk of them, but they'll still come back, and we need to be ready. Silva, how long till you can get those craters fixed?"
"Five minutes in a garage, fifteen without," said Silva gruffly. "Mostly just need to recharge shields and we should be fine in taking down Heartless that are trying to breach the barrier."
"Gotta be faster than that," said Sol. "Do it in thirteen, I know you can."
Silva smiled ruefully and nodded before turning around and hefting gummi blocks with the help of his mechanized hammer.
"Alright, then," said Sol, leaving the bridge, Lesca, Milton, and Shao close behind him. "Let's go keep this world in the light, shall we?"
The Ardent Sun, no longer glowing, instead dropped a detachment Teeny Ship, which quickly made its way down to the ground, near the gate that divided the town from the Dark Depths.
"Let's go," said Sol, as soon as the hatch opened.