Dogs across the the ship begin to bark softly in unison.
3 Weeks have passed.
Phydeaux's ship speeds towards Orion's #belt.
The travel time hasn't gone to waste, Phydeaux has gotten to know his officers, he has picked their brains and spent hours studying how the insects fight in the vacuum.
He's spent a lot of time in the gym.
Phydeaux has fought the enormous insects Paw to Claw, Teeth to Mandible.
Has instructors teaching his Marines how to rip through the armored bodies.
They're fine dogs and the young captain has no doubt that they will make a great showing.
Ship comes out of FTL.
The Alligator's space station is enormous.
It's obvious that it has been attacked often.
Somehow the Alligator space port is still in orbit of their hot planet.
Swamps, islets, and high-tech buildings made to resemble #wood coat the entire surface.
Phydeaux orders his ship to dock.
Right beside 25 Simian vessels.
Before the Navigator and pilot can put the Throatbone into it's assigned #slip, systems alert that the station is under attack. Phydeaux's commands soon have he and his marines literally between the approaching roaches and the Alligators home planet.
Ape ships join in.
The black sea of space is filled with the Roaches ships.
The Alligator vessels are tough and can take a lot of punishment but they are slow.
The Simians and Dogs do their #part to slow the seemingly endless flow of insect ships. Metal teeth and plasma fire continuously.
The battle lasts for 4 days.
Canine, Simian, and Reptiles are all tired but they have driven the roaches back into their space.
Phydeaux has shown that he deserves his command position.