Sydney Shatterdome: June 14, 2019, 10:00 PM
Sylvia Mansen’s hands shook as she fitted the protective plates on the pilot suit, feeling them lock into place. She’d done this many times before, suiting up before locking into the piloting simulators, but somehow it felt entirely different here. She checked the suit over one last time, trying to distract herself from what she was about to do.
Not to mention what she’d just done. Don’t go there, she thought. You’ll deal with it later.
Part of her was yelling that she should give this up now, sneak out and abandon this crazy idea before she did something she’d regret even further. But she might never have a chance like this again. One of Vulcan Specter’s pilots, Carrie James, had been injured in a training exercise and Vulcan was grounded until a replacement pilot could be found. There was no active maintenance on the Jaeger and it was just sitting there, unused and put on hold. Practically begging Sylvie to come and try it out.