The earth explodes and the world is on fire, and Nico barely has time to register anti-tank missiles before Umi is screaming at her to fire! fire! and her body is swept to the side when Rin forces the tank into the steepest turn she’s ever experienced.
“Clear!” Nozomi’s voice is hoarse from smoke but clear in Nico’s ears.
“On the way!” Nico pulls the trigger, and the tank roars. In the distance, a flash of light, and then flames and blazing bodies.