Hastily climbing the stairs, the group began to hear footsteps coming from above them after passing the secondo floor. The teens stopped on the third floor as the footsteps grew louder. "Must've seen the giant hole in the wall." muttered Richi as he began to get ready for a fight. "Or they heard the explosion. Your partner here could've failed without knowing." offered Cain as he cycled through pictures on his phone. Val, however, shook her head as she pulled out a retractable flute from her belt. "I silenced it. No way they heard it."
"HEY!" A shout echoed from the flights above. Three guards were looking over the metal railing at the 4 teens, and began loading their weapons. "Let's get this started." Cain detto as he clicked the button on his phone, and began shining. "No, let's end it." countered Scotch as two handguns formed in her hands. Richi waited for the guards to get down to their floor.
"Was." noted Valeriya. "Not is?" Richi grimaced as he recalled what had happened to break the once dear friendships he had. "That's for another day."
Scotch intervened before Val could argue. "Anyway....what exactly is Cain's 'power'?" Richi looked over at Cain with loathing before turning back to Scotch. However, it was Cain who answered.
"Simply put, I can copy the appearance and abilities of any living thing as long as I snap a picture of them." began Cain as he pulled out his phone. "I then select their photo, press this button, and I become that person o animal." Val looked at Cain with a look of both disgust and slight fascination. "So te can literally become anyone te want, whenever?
Cain shook his head and continued. "It's a lot to go over now, but I can't copy everyone. People who are incredibly powerful in terms of willpower o spirit won't appear in any foto I take of them. Also, I can only have about 30 different profiles before they begin to get overwritten."
Richi had returned to scouting while Cain explained himself, and now interrupted the conversation. "Hey, I see an opening." Motioning for the others to come closer, he pointed to the Far East side of the factory, which was barely visible from their position. "The guards have fallen asleep over there. If we take 'em out, we can plant breaching charges on the bacheca and blow an entrance in."
Val looked at Richi, skeptical of his seemingly insane plan. "I suppose I could silence the noise from the explosion, but we're screwed after they find the hole." Richi shrugged. "It's our only opportunity." Standing up, he brushed off the dirt from his clothes and motioned for everyone to follow, when Cain received a text.
Pulling out his phone, he accessed the text and began to read. Reaching the wall, Richi turned back and noticed Cain still in his same position and yelled at him as loud as he dared. "Hey, tell your friend you're busy and get your butt over here!" Cain looked up and ran over to Richi. "Change of plans." Cain told him as he caught up. "Our target is only the chairman. Everyone else is to be left alive."
The brat had a change of heart, huh?" muttered Val to herself. Richi shrugged and proceeded to wake up each guard one da one and then knock them out immediately afterwards. Breaching charges formed in Scotch's hands and she planted them all on the bacheca within seconds. "Primed and ready to go."