Their plan had worked. Wolfovic’s fleet lay in destruction and the path was open for their journey to Eclypsia, however, the six companions gathered on the bridge of the cruiser were not in the mood to celebrate. Panda Joe, Tom Lynx and Harry Hare had paid with their lives to give them this chance and they all brooded on the importance of the mission which lay ahead of them.
“News of this disaster will reach Eclypsia before us,” said Nicky.
“Indeed, and the whole planet will be on the alert. Bursting in guns blazing would blow any chance of reaching the citadel in time. We’re going to have to go in ourselves and rescue Princess Monica before the ceremony takes place,” answered Blackie in a grim tone. “We’ll have to take the shuttle down to the planet while the cruiser stays in orbit out of notice ready to pick us up when the shooting starts. McRuff and Bear-Bot, I want both of you to stay with the ship and when signalled come and get us.