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Kate was just giddy, grinning like a fool as she ducked next to Sam behind a wall. The guy downstairs had told them that they just needed to hit each other to accumulate points and the couple with the most points at the end of the session would win. So far, she had hit Benji a couple of times because the dumbass left himself wide open.

“Do you see them?” She whispered at him. They had a whole floor to themselves and there was one other couple running around as well. They were team Yellow.

But it seemed that those two were professionals or something because Kate had a hard time dodging them. So far hits were low for her and Sam, in her head Benji and Kira were the ones with the biggest hit target and then there were those other two. She wanted to win, but then again as long as they didn’t end last she would be fine with that too. She just wanted to win from Benji. Guy needed to be beaten for once.

Movement from the corner of her eye, she signalled to Sam that she was going to have a look. Crouching low she scooted over to the corner and went to look but something else caught her eye too, a pair of red dots over at the window.

Frowning she looked at them, it was dark outside, no lights were shining and she couldn’t make out what it was. Rain had started to fall down, hard, making things even harder to see. It had worried her that they had to walk through that later, but when the game had started the worry about rain had faded quickly.

Those red dots, it felt like they were watching her. She moved, they moved, she moved again and they moved as well.

There was a high-pitched noise, like something was charging and she frowned. Getting closer to the window to see what was going on. Suddenly she felt herself being tackled, and then the window was gone. Dust and brick flew over her head, a pair of strong arms holding her tightly against her and she looked up, coughing, into Sam’s face.

Another blast, another wall being targeted. Right above their heads and she started cursing.

“Is that a sentinel?” She yelped, when Sam cursed along and then dragged her away from the rubble. From a distance she heard Benji shouting, trying to hit the damn thing with his energy blasts.

Targets located. Kate Bishop. Jenna Coleman.

And then the room started filling with black clad SentS agents. And all hell broke loose.
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01-24-2019
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“We’re going to win.” She murmured. “I’m glad I didn’t team up with the human.” Because Kate and Sam were down. If she could get around the partition they were crouched behind, she would attempt a look at the scoreboard. She had a general idea of where she thought Kate and Sam were, but the other two, she had no idea where they had disappeared to. The latter set did not necessarily stick together either. They had a tendency to split.

A red pinpoint light cut through between them and she set her hand against Benji’s shoulder, pushing him slightly away from her to better look at the tiny little beam. It looked like the sight from one of their laser-tag guns, and then a second appeared, moving in equal tandem.

“What is that?”

They weren’t trained on either him or her, and then they shifted and settled momentarily on Benji.

Her jaw slackened and she exhaled audibly when a high-pitched hum twisted through her eardrums, her body’s perpetual need to regenerate itself sharpening her sense of hearing, drawing on the sound and amplifying it readily for her. It changed, though, alternated, shifted briefly lower, and then spiked higher once more. Her vision blurred in response and she let go of the gun in her hand in order to press her hands tight against her ears in an attempt to diffuse the pitch.

An explosion rippled through the construct of the building and glass shattered and rather than it raining inward, it seemed to suspend above the concrete rubble before it was drawn back outward.

Her first thought was the human. “Kate!” She called out through the concrete dust. When she didn’t immediately respond, Kira called out for Sam.

“It’s a fucking Sentinel.” Sam called back through the haze.
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Benji was trying to be very serious for once, he knew that winning was important for Kira right now. Mostly because Kate had ditched her for Sam. “Babe, teaming up with me is always smarter.” He told her on a whisper. Even though that tiny human had hit him several times already over the last half hour. She was good, but he wasn’t going to let her win.

“What is what?” He asked, trying to follow her gaze as she pushed him out of the way. He was met with a pair of red dots that went up and down, left and right. Going over her and then lingering on him for a moment.

They shifted away and he saw Kira putting her hands over her ears. What was going on? He grabbed her, his instincts telling him that something bad was about to happen.

Benji wrapped his arms around Kira, shielding her from the sudden explosion that rippled through the building. Concrete and dust wafted through their floor and he started coughing. Kira called out to Kate, Benji was standing tall and came face to face with a

“Sentinel.” He whispered when Sam called out pretty much the same, his fists immediately lighted up and he started blasting away at the damn thing. Of course, it wouldn’t work, the metal head was protected but it would distract the thing. A dozen of agents filled the room and started shouting at them to lower themselves to the ground. They kept yelling, he held up his hands in surrender when they pointed guns at him and he looked down at Kira.

His heart squeezed, he couldn’t let them take her. She wouldn’t survive, they would use her because of her abilities because healers were coveted. It was why those humans had kept her for so long.

Benji felt himself go eerily quiet, his eyes stuck on Kira who was looking back at him. For once in his life, since he had gotten the mental blocks he wished for his power to do what he asked of it.

“I’m sorry.” He told her, in a fluid motion he called for a portal behind her. Slightly surprised that that had worked. The agents started to yell, getting into action to take him down. He didn’t wait for that to happen, he used his telekinesis to push her through the portal and closed it before she could dash back through and decide to help him. He would do anything for her, he knew that now. Even if it meant that he wouldn’t see her anymore, he would know that she was at least safe.

He went down. One of the agents smacking him in the back of the head with a rifle. Last thing he saw was Kate going down as well, and then Sam.

Well crap.
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“Nathan”, Jenna stared at her brother as suddenly small red lights danced on his chest. Yellow, her mind insisted. They were the yellow team. Just that it had nothing to do with the laser game, or what colour they had gotten. His gaze followed hers, then he looked back up and a single word escaped him before everyone around them exploded into shouts and screaming and shots.

“Sentinel.”

Jenna’s mind made connections quicker than she could fully comprehend. There was only one thing she knew. She had to act. Quickly. She pushed forward, not even bothering trying to reach his ears over the commotion.

Down! She shoved her shoulder into his side, her left arm outstretched, as she put everything she had in her slender figure into the move. Nathan staggered backwards and then, wrapping his arms around her, let himself fall to roll. His heavier frame momentarily pushed the air out of Jenna’s lungs right before she was once more on top.

“Jackpot”, someone said from above and behind them. Jenna slowly moved. The connections she had made earlier once more ran through her mind. A sentinel. Why bring one when humans were involved? It made her conclude that mutants had to be here… And still that did not explain why Nathan had been in the crosshairs. Three weapons had been pointed at him. The markers hovering, not skidding across to the next target. Not searching. No. They had found what they were looking for.

This struck fear into her. Had Nathan reached the limit? Had he done too much? Annoyed the wrong people? Where they coming after him now? The idea shook some very old and very worn restraints in her chest loose. Anger. Deep seated anger. Nathan was pretty much the only family she had left. She would cut throats and dance across dead bodies before she let anything happen to him.

It was a notion she sometimes had to smile about. What could a small woman like her actually do? But she had her ways. And in the end, all that mattered sometimes was conviction.

She glanced at her older brother, the one person who had always played a major role in her life. From day one. And his silent response was so loud to her. A glance so familiar. His eyes shifted from her to the man now pointing his gun at her back.

Jenna rolled sideways as Nathan pushed up. She kicked out one of the man's knees while Nathan met him with a crushing upper cut as he came down. Jenna stood, her fist connecting to the chin hard as she knocked him out.

“This isn't a… Gun. It's a tranquilliser.” She was shouting over the commotion as she yanked the firearm off the man. She stood, and lifted it, nuzzle pointed at Nathan's shoulder. This time he did not even need a verbal command. He simply ducked to the side just as Jenna fired.

Dart to the neck.
Another one went down.

Nathan stood, threw a wide-eyed glance at her. And he was implying what she was thinking. Why were they coming after them?

A dart grazed Jenna's upper arm and she hissed. Her other hand came up and she could feel blood. Turning around she searched for the origin but saw nothing. Nathan turned up in her periphery and she just waved it off. It was nothing. Just a graze.

She would be f… But she could already feel it.

So she did the one thing she could think of. She charged forward. Tranq gun in hand she fired at anything coming at her. She was certain they had blockers in their system. Mighty dumb thing for one of them to shoot themselves in the leg and then end up as a loose end on a crime scene.

Still she tried.
Nathan was somewhere behind her, but Jenna didn't see. They had to be coming for her. She was the one with the odd sense of luck. She should ha e died a good half dozen times already and each time she walked out with barely a graze. She had the gene. So maybe all it took was to take their attention off of him.

Someone grabbed her by the back of her shirt and flung her against something hard. She couldn't see, only felt the air go out of her. The dizziness was getting worse.

She looked up, saw Nathan with a gaze on his face that telegraphed danger. At least for her. She was certain he was about to pull out all the stops. Fists were flying and he put over twenty years of military and police training to good use.

As Jenna sank further down, reality escaping her, she smiled. Her big brother. She would tease him, defy him, make it hard for him every step of the way. But at the end of the day she knew he was her hero. When their father had died, he had eventually assumed that role. For her. For them.

She felt she owed him so much. And here he was. Giving more.

Once more she wondered whether he had grasped that it was not necessarily her they were after. Had he figured out her little secret? Or was he just being a big brother who did not see the greater picture. She gripped the grip of the tranq gun harder.

Was there blood on his neck? Jenna's heart beat faster. Was it his?

There was not time to guess. She stood, finding it hard to assume a secure stance. She shot him an encouraging smile. And it did exactly what it was supposed to. It interrupted him, made his actions stutter to a halt. A big question mark there across his face. She felt something in her chest squeeze.

And then she fired from the hip.
Dart gun right to his neck.

Jenna barrelled into Nathan’s side again, this time to knock him into a dark corner and out of sight.

When she turned back around she grinned despite the weakness in her knees. Two were charging at her.

Well, come on then, she thought as she pushed one foot back and raised her fists.
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