Re: The Dividing Line - Space
That‘s why i‘m not letting it have anything dangerous. Spore‘s aren‘t usually intelligent, i‘ve never seen anything like this before. If i can get a recording of it beforehand, as well as the autopsy, that makes it so much easier. Doubly so if i can record the connection between it and a corpse as well, instead of having to guess from the spore on it‘s own.“ Caitlin sent back, sounding excited.
Turning her attention back inwards, she started thinking of the problem of getting the corpse to the creature without setting it loose. She had no real airlock to the bay it was in. The hanger doors were a single hull themselves, and the shield that kept the air in was ineffective against anything else. She had the fields up to keep the spore from trying to eat at the inner hulls, but those weren't shapeable. The elevator led into a short hall leading to it, but it was too large for her use, and she didn't want to risk it getting in there, where she had no fields to keep it at bay. If she could shorten it somehow...
That may just work. She had to find a section of inner bulkhead to use, but she could screen the hall, of a sort. place the corpse between it and the door, and give the makeshift wall a shove as soon as the door opened. If she used Bob to brace the bulkhead, she could make sure it didn't press it's way in, and she could close the door again after, pressing the bulkhead right to it beforehand to make sure it stayed in the bay.
Nodding to herself, she checked the camera feed one more time to make sure the spore was remaining docile, then disconnected from the ship proper, leaving the lab for the main bay, where she kept the maintenance tools. She'd have to shift the spare flesh around some, but one of the bulkheads from the secondary quarters would have to do. She'd stop by the hall to the secondary bay, to make sure she had the measurements right.