The airlock closing off the bridge was foreboding - covered with reactive plating, with two metal irises in the roof that likely concealed gun turrets. Certainly, the Captain trusted his crew! Jerome just hoped that they were not automatic, and the ensign didn't know how to use them. A console with a full keyboard access panel and an iris scanner was located right next to it, provocatively - if he only knew the code.
Autumn found itself presented with the AI's metallic cat face on the screen, which recited: "Pod access and launch disabled. Emergency pods are locked down, because Gods, Monsters and Men, must die together in the end. Enter override password please."
A keyboard panel slid out.
Thank you, AI, very helpful.
To Autumn's pleas, it answered: "Unknown user profile. You are not crew."
Then, the on-screen avatar licked its metal paw with its metal tongue, uncaring as any cat she had ever seen.