Elinor's mouth opened at nearly the same time as Cera's, so that it almost looked as though Cera's voice was coming out of her dentalla's mouth. Elinor's voice remained silent, though; she figured conflicting orders were worse than none at all, and in any case Elinor had forgotten about the shields and had only been going to order the evasive action. But Cera seemed to have her priorities straight. Instead, Elinor responded to Cera's guilty look with a quick, private "We'll talk about it later," then turned to the problem at hand. "Sam, if the Esper can function underwater like Broadsword can, let's do that soonest." The water itself would be a nice shield if they got deep enough. "If not... we need to find a way to get our boys outside to shoot back, and us girls too. Can we restore shields in the field? Redirect from somewhere else?" Support from the Broadsword would be nice too, but if the Esper's shields were at half already, Elinor didn't think they had time to wait for reinforcements.Your conversations come to a sudden halt as the Sam unit in the copilot's chair shouts out in Hiroshi Kirin's voice. "Alert! Missiles in the air! We are under attack!"
Without thinking, Cera shouts right back. "Shields up! Evasive action! Who is it?"