The coolant engine finally snapped into life.

" Woah!"

Prima backed away from it a couple steps, ears perked up as he observed it.

Noctis was already tapping her fingers against the room's holoscreen display, adjusting settings. She spent a few minutes fiddling with it, then stepped away, satisfied.

" Good. We're done for today. The coolant cycling needs to stabilize before we prepare the KNC to receive the samples the Commodore General is giving me."

" So. We're done, right," Prima asked.

She gave him an unflattering look.

" I just said so," she said.

" Okay. Cool. I've uh, got things to do this evening, is all," he explained.

" Then go," she said. " I have personal studies to attend to."

He got out of there fast.