“What kept you?” Yuni asked.
“She wanted to catch a glimpse of Anya before we leave,” Katelyn said.
“I was talking to Naoko,” Alexa said. “About the mission. Why would I want to see little miss scrap metal?”
The flight went by without incident and the group landed several metres away from the installation.
“We’re here,” Alexa whispered.
“Thank you, Miss Obvious,” Katelyn said. “Getting a parachute strapped to my back and being told to bail wasn’t enough of a hint for me to deduce that.”
“Cut the chatter,” Alena said. “We only have five hours to blow this place and get to the extraction point.”
“How should we get in?” Alexa asked.
“Maybe if we disguise ourselves as cleaners,” Yuni said.
“Yuni,” Alena said. “I love you, but I’m not enthusiastic about your plan. Maybe if we…”
Sirvanna broke away from the group and walked up to the fence. With a crimson blast the gate went flying from the hinges. The alarm sounded and a rush of footsteps came towards them.
“Or we could just waltz in,” Katelyn said. “I’m sure that won’t have any negative consequences at all.”