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    Re: Everybody Needs a Hero (Termite)

    A pack mule, huh? Well it could be worse. Bea really didn't trust herself with a gun, but she still wished she had something she could use to defend... Hold on a sec... "There you are!" She nearly sounded giddy when she noticed what little bit of stuff there was stacked over in the corner, and among them was her trusty bat that she gave to Max. Even with the short time she had been wielding it she thought of it as her baby, and now that she had it back in her hands her happiness just wouldn't be contained. She had to showboat.

    The woman's left hand took hold of her weapon, and a moment later that same arm was whipping behind her back in a practiced move that almost felt like second nature. Her grip was released, and with that the bat spun a couple times in the air as it rose. Once it reached the height of its jump her right hand reached over her shoulder and plucked the bat right out of the air by its handle. A quick chop brought her sword back to her front, and once she was done she held her pose for a split second.

    With that bit of grand-standing done Bea was feeling a lot better, and when she turned back toward the redhead she had a mischievous little grin on her face. "Lead the way!" It was at this point that she noticed Kris waiting nearby, and Bea decided to give the blond a casual wave hello.

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      The redhead sighed and shook her head. "Fine, but if that gets in the way and you have to drop it we'll just leave it. Can't keep track of half the junk in here I swear..." Her voice trailed off. She had a lot of frustration, but it didn't all seem to be directed at Bea. Fortunately the blonde was in a better mood, letting Bea go ahead of her so she would take up the rear. She looked a bit apologetic, but didn't challenge the other woman.

      Before heading out they checked if anyone else was free to go, but everyone was busy with defending the warehouse or preparing for their eventual departure. They exited through a bay door, out a direction Bea hadn't been yet. "We have to go a few blocks, as we've already searched around here." She didn't waste any time in heading down one of the alleys. The pace was quick enough that Bea would have to struggle to keep up. "For now just keep your eyes open for monsters, I have a map here of where we might find supplies." There were any hostiles in sight, but the warehouses had roofs that were perfect for ambushes, and they seemed to be traveling down the creepiest, dark paths.

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        At the mention of Bea having to leave her bat if it got in the way of carrying things the woman raised an eyebrow. "But if I brought a gun then..." Don't finish that thought! Jen seemed annoyed at everything, but right now that annoyance wasn't at aimed her. Her inner voice told her it was best to let sleeping dogs lie instead of pointing out that if she had a gun that would be as much of a burden as a bat, and they sure as hell wouldn't be leaving that behind. "Nevermind."

        With Bea keeping her objections under wraps she followed the redhead as they group wandered around the warehouse asking if other people were willing to volunteer. She really wasn't paying too much attention, though. She really couldn't overlook the fact that even if it was a means of defense the bat still occupied one of her hands. If they were going to pick up some sheet metal or some other large thing than her weapon would get in the way. She needed some way to carry it without actually having to carry it, like a harness or some other thing. Doubtful anything like that was nearby. Maybe if she had a leather strap and some bungee cords...

        That thought was broken when it was time to leave. Once outside it was all business, and the first thing she noticed was the speed they were all taking. Bea felt like she was having to push herself to keep up with them. If they all ran into a group of spiders blocking their path then combat would be a little strained since they all would be a little winded. But the longer they spent out here the greater the chance of being spotted. Maybe speed was more preferable to stealth.

        But that made it that much harder to keep an eye out for monsters. There were too many viable ambush locations, and shifting attention from one to the other while practically running all over the place was just too much. So it was time to prioritize. Jen was in the lead, so she would be watching where they were actually heading. Kris was in the rear, so she would be the first to hear anything trying to catch them from behind. That left Bea to watch the rooftops. Her attention was focused on that space right over their heads, the only time it wasn't those few moments when she needed to look down and keep track of where everyone was heading. She really wished Jen would decide to slow down at least a little bit, but until then she would just have to do her best.

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          After stumbling around debris a few times, Bea noticed that a lot of the stuff was automotive. They were looking for car parts, of course, but neither of the other women said anything about finding what they were looking for.

          They finally slowed down when the group found a chainlink gate blocking the path. Kris looked uneasy, but Jen's grump "hmph" sounded a bit more content then usual. She pulled a lockpick out of her pocket and began fiddling with the padlock. "This is going to take a minute... but there's bound to be good stuff in here..." Her voice was quiet, to avoid attracting attention, but her bad attitude made it a bit louder then it probably should have been. Kris nervously glanced back, but kept her eyes on their line of retreat for anything sneaking up on them. They were kind of boxed into a corner, though there were some loading bays nearby and other doors that could potentially be other escape routes, though they could just as easily contain monsters themselves. The tension was so thick it could be cut with a knife.

          (I know not much to do here, but believe me, the little details of your next post will determine a few things (how's that for tension ))

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            Noticing that they were looking for car parts Bea let Jen rush the group forward since she seemed to have her mind already set on a specific area to search. With their trip suddenly coming to a halt next to a chainlink gate the woman took the time to let her body gain a bit of rest. As she did she took a look around and found that they were pretty much stuck in a corner, their backs to the wall with no real escape should something decide to pop down and ambush them. There were a few doors and loading bays nearby that could offer a possible escape, but without knowing what was on the other side the humans could just as likely open the door to another spider nest. Things were not looking good.

            With Jen working on the lock and Kris looking nervous as hell Bea figured she might as well try and see if she could hear anything. She closed her eyes and tilted her head from side to side, her mind able to focus more easily on any sounds she may have ignored while her attention was focused on what she could see. She opened her eyes every few seconds to take another look at the rooftops in case something was moving silently, but she also started moving closer to the nearby walls to try and catch any slight shuffling or skittering from behind the nearby exits. Jen would probably finish before Bea was done, and once that lock was popped she tried to get the leader's attention and silently ask her to stay still for a few more seconds. Once she was assured things were safe then she'd open her eyes and nod her head to say she was ready to keep going.

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