"Yeah, well, I was sort of pressed for time," Lake replied, grinning. "You know, heat of battle and all.... " She paused. "Sorry about your forward thrusters though," she added. "I'll do better next time."
As they turned the corridor, Lake said, "Think we're going to have a very interesting briefing." She looked at Fredrick askance. "Master Mejia started an interesting debate on the reasons why we are all here."
Veni, Vidi, Velcro. (I came, I saw, I stuck around)