"Centurion is hailing us," Morgan reported.
"Damn the Centurion!" Grif snarled. "Ktk, engines! Morgan, get me the SL Beacon. Better yet, get me one of those warships!"
Grif felt a sudden release as the grav plates deactivated, then a slight tug above and aft from the Centurion's gravlock. That cut away as the nullifier plates kicked in, preventing the gravitational pull of the beam from crossing the hull into the ship.
Over the intercom, Ktk reported that it was a bad idea to try and push the fusion drive at this point in time.
"I don't care if it's a bad idea," Grif said. "Until we're presented with a good idea, we're going to go with the only idea I have at the moment. Get on it!"
"This isn't fair," Doma whimpered.
"For once," Grif said, "I agree with you."