Kit listened to Leather’s words, just like he had listened at the meeting they had had in the headquarters, but he still couldn’t feel positive about this. Sure, people had been warned, but that didn’t mean there was no one around. What if some kids had decided to sneak out and come play to this area? What if a worker had forgotten something important in his locker and came back to get it? There were a bunch of reasons as to why someone might be, right now, in mortal danger, and Kit just couldn’t feel confident about this.
Yet he just took a deep breath and kept going on. He had to. Lots of people had died for the cause already, it would be a disrespect to their souls to give up now. Somewhere, somehow, Gunner, Paisley, Qiana and all the others were watching him, and they were giving him the strength to carry on. Five minutes, that was the time they had to get the job done and get out before they too were blown to pieces.
Taking another deep breath Kit walked forwards, scouting the space ahead while Addison installed the next bomb. The area seemed clear, but since he was much closer he didn’t have the same angle of vision that Leather and Fabricio had. He turned another corner to check yet another area, make sure there really was no one there, and found himself face to face with a Peacekeeper. The man raised his gun, and Kit raised his. For a second there, they stared at each other, neither willing to risk making a move, considering how close they were.
They both knew that if the Peacekeeper called for backup this mission would be screwed, but the man was silent. Perhaps he knew that as soon as he opened up his mouth to speak Kit would shoot him, even if that meant getting shot himself. Sweat was dripping down the back of his neck and on his forehead. Kit quickly blinked to get it out of his eyes, and when he opened them again the Peacekeeper was slumping to the floor, dead.
”It’ll be your turn to cook lunch for the rest of the week.” This time Kit breathed a sigh of relief. This could have been really disastrous. "Addison, twelve o'clock." Now it was Leather talking, and his voice sent Kit’s heart beating even faster than it had when he was facing that Peacekeeper. He quickly turned around and ran towards were Addison was. He wasn’t very far, a couple of steps was all it took to get him back there, but he still felt guilty. Leather had taken care of the threat, of course, but Kit should have been there. She was defenseless and it was his job to watch her back.
No one was blaming him, but he was blaming himself. Leather’s voice was heard again and Kit started bouncing from one foot to the other. ”I’ve cleared the area ahead, we should be good to go. Are you okay Addison?” He shifted his weight from one foot to the other. Just a couple more minutes now and he would be out of here.