She hesitated, then looked at what capability the pod did have to keep her from smashing into the planet, even if she made it through the atmosphere.
She wanted to curl up in the pod and sob until he rescued her, even knowing he'd never know where to find her.
The computer blinked off, and the pod slid, stopping finally.
The effect slammed her downwards, and the pod spun out of control, head over tail, shaking as it fought gravity.
Whether this whale belonged to the pod in advance, seemed questionable; for it is not customary for such venerable leviathans to be at all social.
She didn't have much air left, and she couldn't enable the control panel so she could direct the pod elsewhere.
For a long moment, it was dark and silent, until the interior of the pod lit up with two screens, one displaying the empty space outside and the other displaying a control panel with writing similar to that of the battle planning station.