Synopsis by Emru Townsend
Two months after the misguided warp fold, the SDF-1 is approaching Saturn and the city has been rebuilt again. Also, Rick has joined the Robotech Defense Forces to become a Veritech fighter pilot, and is unfortunate enough to encounter lieutenant commander Lisa Hayes, again getting off on the wrong foot. Meanwhile, the SDF-1's chief engineer has devised a plan to create three small, movable energy barriers to provide some shielding against enemy attacks. Captain Gloval decides that the time is right for a blitzkrieg and prepares to lay a trap for their Zentraedi pursuers. It's a dangerous maneuver, and Rick's first mission. Nervous and more than a little scared, he meets Minmei the night before the mission to talk, but she seems oblivious to his concerns. However, Rick does well on his first outing, until he finds himself face to face with a Zentraedi soldier -- and finds he can't pull the trigger.