|| Roman Replica ||
|| Morning ||
|| None ||
Samson patiently paced himself to the inside of the basilica where Aria had jutted to so quickly. Once near enough, she seemed to be in front of a door of sorts. With the panel on the wall beside it, it seemed to be an elevator door. This certainly seemed an odd addition when considering the ancient roman theme they had been faced with so far. Then again, the television monitors that their captor felt the need to install around them, perhaps it wasn't as foreign as he imagined.
The fact that they needed a key of sorts to get through this door was an issue. It occurred to Sam that the metallic man was more interested in toying with them opposed to being lethal, or effective. That made him think twice about going to either of the other locations. Perhaps those had clues as to what was to happen here. Though, now holding to the unconscious Firebird, he didn't believe it would be best to put him in jeopardy by going back.
Instead, his hope lied in the comrades that took those separate paths. In the meantime, he felt the urge to once again remove one of his inner-ear plugs. When he did, he was immediately bombarded with the sound of a man's shout, followed by a hard thud from above. Then, more faintly, machinery and rolling. The rumblings and roars sounded like automobiles...Cars on a street...? Could they have perhaps still been in Castleburg? What was happening up there?
It seemed it wasn't long before he'd learn the answer to his auestions as he noticed Will and Brie return. Whatever they had been through, they managed to guess correctly and find the key to this elevator. That was a welcome surprise, and before he knew it, he was on the elevator with the others going up.
When the doors opened, the sounds got louder and he replugged when the elevator abruptly 'dinged'. The scene was rather odd, as the man who seemed so arrogant and vile on the monitors was currently writhing on the floor in pain. Although tied up, it seemed, their opponent didn't anticipate the capabilities of the ones he hauled as hostages.
As it were, Nero had set off a bomb that Rumi quickly went to difuse. With more allegations on Seraph from his comrades, he narrowed his eyes some. Sam didn't know much of this fellow truly, they had never met. However, the list of things he was being painted as being responsible for, looked worse with each passing moment.
As the situation seemed to be calming now though, he relaxed his shoulders some. Just when Sam's head was on a swivel for the exit, he caught the sound of many small thuds surrounding him. As he was bracing and opening his mouth to alert his teammates, a door to the outside burst open.
Could this have been another villain sent to dispose of them now that they were on the verge of escape? If so, the way that he tumbled through the door didn't seem very intimidating...or very well thought out.
Still, the giant remained tensed, prepared for whatever awaited them next.
|| Brookside ||
|| Morning ||
|| @Zoey Boey ||
Zhaire was eyeing the odd 'Marcus Aurelius' building as he was approaching. This building placement seemed way too out of place. Yes, they were across the road from an italian food joint, but if that place wasn't renovated, it was hard to believe that there was a true connection between the two. With Smokey's tip, this place was obviously a facade for something.
His train of thought was interrupted though, when the sidewalk in front of him morphed into the form of a female. Immediately taking a step back, it now became a woman with red hair. His eyes narrowed slightly as she spoke rather casually about her ability. As it seemed, she must have thought of him as an ally of sorts, but he didn't see a person with her profile on any of the HERO records. He'd remember a face like hers.
So, now he debated as to what this could have been. Perhaps she was associated with all this. If she thought he was an ally of some kind, maybe he could use this to his advantage. Just ask he was going to speak though, a breeze caught him as a blur zoomed past him towards the building in question. Noticing the blur going around the perimeter, Zy's paranoia spiked.
They might have been trying to contain the heroes inside.
Using the spare second that reflex would mandate of a sentient being to process the situation, he managed to check his phone. From the looks of it, the Director seemed to call in reinforcements to retrieve the heroes. Zhaire needed a better vantage point. Thus if the woman had decided to look back, the young man would already be gone, already nearing the top of an adjacent structure via parkour methods.
Going by gut instinct that the bluring motion was one of the reinforcements, as well as the womanly land shark, Zy decided he'd keep watch from up here. The fact that the Director just as quickly decided to send in backup, made him weary of any surprises. Hopefully Brie would be alright in there.
If not, someone was getting a visit from The Hood...