"Alert, Sky Knights! I repeat, alert!"
Such was the current state at Sky Knight's HQ. Emergency calls from the citizens were received repeatedly in the last few minutes. This was no drills. This was a real incident, though things were still unclear whether it was an accident or a planned attack, but early conclusions and preparations were already drawn based on all the previous reports and investigations they have been doing in recent days.
Even though the leader was not present, procedures were still executed. "Ma'am, scouts from sector 2, 5, 6, 8, 12 all reports smokes coming from sector 13!""Ma'am, calls from nearby citizens dictate that a bus has rammed into a ramen shop downtown Shino!"
The leader of Red Squadron was taken aback by the sudden and overwhelming number of reports coming from this incident. But this was not the first time things like this happened.
Decisively, as if she was the group's leader herself, the dragon-horned girl stood up. "Sky Knights! Prepare for combat!"
"Get your weapons ready brothers!""Let's move!"
Every members were raising their combat readiness to unsheathed swords, spread wings and drawn bows. 'Sector 13? That's where Aurelia is patrolling.'
Forte looked at the map of the city skeptically. "All members station at key locations. Be ready to lock the area down in case of a consecutive attack."
She said over the trans-organizational communication channel, as she passed the command baton down to another SK's member. "Red squadron follow me!"
Meanwhile..."What did you say?"
Aurelia was listening to the reports coming in from a Sky Knight's ground staff when her brother gave her a poke "Look sister. To the west."
The two looked to the said direction, as black smoke could be seen far away. That was when the message finally got through, lout and clear to her."It may have been just an accident, but Forte have ordered mobilization to certain key points, in case if it is a real attack."
The Sky Knight's leader simply nodded."Great. I'll look into the site and report back soon enough.""Be careful ma'am."
The voice replied, as she logged out.
Left with a mission at hand, Aurelia and Acion immediately flew in the direction of the smoke. Whilst on the way, Aurelia suddenly tossed over to her younger brother her sword, leaving the latter a bit stunned."What's all this?"
He asked."I have a feeling that this is no accident, so you better have a weapon at the ready."
She answered, "I'll cover you. And right after that, we'll switch so that you'll cover me instead."
And gave him a thumbs-up. "This is unofficially your first mission. You better be ready."
The winged boy returned the gesture. "I am ready."
Once reached a certain distance, Aurelia suddenly said."I will be climbing up now. You go investigate and handle the victims in that restaurant. If there are really someone there, I will be right there."
Acion nodded, as both flyers suddenly separated, with Aurelia soaring up to hundreds of meters in the air, while Acion flying at roof level. Once there, Aurelia quickly executed her procedure. She took out the binocular and looked closely at the target location, which was no longer far from her current location. On the while, Acion was on top of the building that oversaw the ramen shop, along with the burning bus, which was suspiciously placed sideways in the restaurant. "The smoke's so heavy, I cannot see anything."
Acion said as he landed on the street nearby. He tried looking into the bus, the scorching hot flame prevented him from getting any closer. There didn't seem to be anyone inside that bus. Hopefully not.
Acion proceeded to look into the restaurant himself. No one seemed to be in the restaurant as well. They might as well have already evacuated already. There were little signs of human. There were details that really ticked his senses off, like how the bus was sideway in the building. But at first glance, and to an untrained eye, it may as well look like an accident. In this case, he should call his big sis. "Now how do I use this-"
It was at that moment when a frightening sound sent a chill down his spine. The sound of howling hungry wolf. Multiply and overlapping one another. It appeared to come from the alley nearby. "Yeah? What did you find?"
At this moment, Aurelia's voice could be heard over the com link.
But the winged man was a little too shocked, too stunned and too confused at what he just hear to reply.@pkken @Aerandir