Nog stabbed at the controls, watched the read that told him the cloak was active as the Defiant darted away, out of Macet's sight and into the vast dark,circling towards home.
From: Star Trek Deep Space Nine Unity, by S.D. Perry.
Parallelism is used to show that all the things took place in the past. Also a participial phrases is used to close the situation and say what is happening.
I moved the slider, watched for a change in the lights, to decide what to do next, watching the director.