She really couldn't worry about the insect outside the door in the passenger room for the next few minutes. One moment she was in the dark room and then she was out in space, thrown out by the malfunction. To make things worse, there was those ships they had dodged and now they were firing on the pod!
Sxle sat in the pilot's seat, and started pushing random buttons. The pod started to spin as it headed to the planet, chased by Zikaren fire.
They crash landed somewhere in a forest, the native birds squawking loudly in surprise as the flaming pod crashed spectacularly. With the inside burning, Sxle quickly disabled everything in the ship that can be tracked. She checked herself as well, though she wasn't carrying anything that can be traced. Quickly she scampered out of the ship, as the flames started to get hotter. She was sure the pod could have been destroyed in one shot, but the zikaren seemed to be making a show of it, though they managed to damage the pod. To ensure they can't escape probably.
On the way down she had only manage to make the pod do spiral left or curve up. With only those moves available( the rest of the terminal was scorched) she had managed to get the pod down in one piece. Mostly. As she stood outside the burning pod, she wondered how much of it was pure dumb luck.
Sxle adjusted the backpack she always carried, now looking like a simple native leather backpack. She didn't really know what to bring so she had brought the small reactor along with her. She can't power the Heat Wave herself.
She stiffenned as she remembered about the insect. Where was it? Plotting to kill her? But if it wanted that it could have done it in the shuttle. She could eat it, but Captain said not to harm it yet. Should she take care of it? Perhaps she should. The captain was letting it live for a reason. It may even grow huge while remaining perfectly docile, like those bugs they farmed in Vander. But she needed to go far from here fast. If what she was thinking was right, they meant to capture her alive.
"Uhm... Bug thing? Are you out there?"