A powerful charge had built and zapped through the rear right engine of the ship. The echo could be heard through the metal chassis, and from the sudden rumbling, it was clear something was amiss. It ebbed, growing louder, and then quieter, and then louder still. Like a ticking time bomb. Crackling wires ran overhead, and sparks flew from them, searing into the metal. Plastic and rubber burned, and fires set ablaze in the distant halls, burning precious oxygen.
Meanwhile, the AI, overwhelmed by the shortcircuit in the system, shut down.
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Author's Note wrote:Those who wish can have the short-circuiting system cause them to come out of their cryogenic sleep early. You'll find your possessions in a nearby locker, which your keycard can access.