Turning around to look at the rest of the room’s occupants he pauses for a moment, unable to form the message he has to deliver to them. They were planning a task that would probably make no difference to the situation no matter how successful they were. Yet the news he just heard probably meant they should launch it immediately.
The Colonel notices him standing off to one side and turns back towards the table.
Colonel: Back in a second, I need to take a leak.
The Sergeant looks up to him as he backs away from the table and gets a nod to follow. He walks after him quickly as he exits and they stop out in the corridor.
Colonel: You look like you just saw a ghost. Everything ok?