Addison found the ceiling panel, pushed the release catch. In the next minute she was climbing into the rope harness. Her thoughts were calm, the steady mantra of task-oriented instructions that she'd learned to apply the instant things became stressful.
Secure the rope.
Grab hold of something.
Turn on the water.
Get down on the ground. Find Paul. Get him on his feet. Activate the jetpack. Fly back to the chopper.
The vagueness of the final two steps was disconcerting. But right now, it was all she had. With one hand, she gripped a handle next to the HAZMAT panel. She turned to Ben. 'OK, now.'
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