Blinded for several seconds by the white flash of the Guardian's warp drive exploding, Doctor Insidious froze, his mouth half open and his fists clenched. 'WTF?' was his first thought.
"Sir," his ship's computer warbled quietly, "It seems that the Captain modified his ship. I picked up an enormous burst transmission the moment before the hull disintegrated. It is likely that Salinger has escaped again, possibly affecting your deliciously overcomplicated plan." The computer made a sound, imitating a human clearing their throat. "Sir?"