Shepard felt consciousness closing in on her and the, now, familiar feeling of helplessness and constraint brought her back to ‘the darkness’. She strained to hear if there were any noises of approaching rescue, but she still couldn’t make anything out and having her helmet on was not helping with the sensation of being under water. It was cracked, however, she could tell from the way it felt on the back of her head, and the visor had come right off as she could feel her face exposed to wherever she was; that told her what level of force had hit her. It was heavy armour.

She began to notice something else

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