With the order to retreat and form up around the Elle Ciel ships and mobile suits wasted little time. Many of the able bodied suits towed any wounded or damaged suits with them, trying to limit casualties or atleast bring the bodies back for a proper burial. The damaged suits however took priority within the hangers forcing the able bodied pilots to remain outside on defensive duty.
Ships themselves formed up around their ticket home and quickly gave the all clear to the Elle Ciel informing it they were ready.
"That's Royal Guardsmen Kampfer-san, if you fall behind I'm not going to buy you a drink for your good preformance." Takumi smiled while checking the status of the pilot in the damaged mobile suit he was hauling back to safety, while it wasn't showing a good steady life sign whoever was in the suit would live until some medical teams got to them.
Once he was within the fold perimiter a Geara Doga serving as a rescue unit took the damaged Maledict off of Takumi's hands. "Jeez these unknowns were everywhere, alot more advanced then Nexus anything Nexus could put up during the war."
The situation looked grim and for all he knew he could be running into the same situation his grandparents and parents had to deal with. A full blown war. Oh how his sister was going to just love this.
(warping ya Blaze)
With the friendly Maledict in tow Kairi safely returned to the safety of the defense line of Celestial ships. Despite her status of a royal guardsmen however she was refuted landing access due to the influx of wounded mobile suits flooding any ship available especially the Elle Ciel. She was assured however of Lucia's safety and the fact Klaus had his own men watching her for the moment.
-Elle Ciel, Klaus Alastor
"Whenever you are ready Commander, begin folding. I also want any staff you can spare to assist my Guardsmen in reviewing the combat data from the battle." While Klaus had his own ideas of the situation he remained quiet, he'd need to discuss the situation with the representatives later. For now they needed to know what they were dealing with because this was nothing compared to what Celestial's meeting with Nexus had been.
"Understood Captain." Maria watched the retreating Daedalus for a moment with her shield ready before breaking off to join both Lester and Kite on the Pandora. While her own suit was damaged it was mainly related to the sensors in the head, which had their own issues and she tried to guide her suit for a landing with fewer cameras. She succeeded with minimal incident, just bumping against the left side wall in her slow trot further into the hanger.
That further compounded her issues as she had discarded her weapon and now caused another incident of damage on her suit. Not something she wanted on her record. None the less she eased the Daughtress into it's cage and opened up the cockpit to check on her squadmates, her heads up display on her helmet guiding her towards Kite and his own damaged sutit