Fear clutched at Melanie's heart as Astra's head drooped lower and lower, her eyes unfocused and her movements sluggish and infrequent. "Astra," she yelled, jerking her body so that it hit the Valkyrie's. Astra's head snapped up and she looked around dazedly. "Huh?" she murmured, "Keep kicking!" Melanie commanded, using her most forceful tone. "I order you to keep kicking." The years of training ingrained into Astra paid off as she automatically nodded and the pace of her kicks quickened.