It took her thirty microseconds to realise the core had entered into cascade, and another ten for her to create the time bubble around us. But that wasn’t enough, and after a few minutes inside the bubble (5 microseconds outside it) we realised that the ship was lost.
Since I had nothing better to do, I looked at the laser.
She glared at me.
“You did this?”
“No, no… I meant, about us. I’m sorry I ruined it.”
She shook her head.
I only lived, relatively, another forty microseconds. But at least I was happy beforehand.