“When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.”
Pyunma had heard that old saying about looking into the abyss, but he’d never quite considered applying it to a situation like this. Probably not a fair thought, but when he’d tried to understand 002, he’d underestimated just how much 002 returned the favor; he’d also underestimated how horrible 002’s ideas could be.
“You’re going to get shot,” he told the flier as they climbed into the torpedo tube.
002 just barked a laugh and said, “They’re not going away, and you want to get out there and do something as much as I do.”
And he was right, the anxious itch in the back of his mind easing as 002 contacted the bridge; Pyunma didn’t have to admit it out loud, though, so he just smiled as he tightened his grip around 002’s hips and said, “You’re just a horrible influence.”