"Listen up, girls! We have a rescue mission to complete!" I stride into the room after winning that verbal battle with Draven.
Lila and Nola glance up from watching over Purplebottle.
"Who are we rescuing?'' Lila asks eagerly.
"Luna Fuzzyradish! She's being held captive somewhere."
"Well let's go get her out!" Nola jumps up.
"Yes! Draven has the--" I yank open the door to an empty hallway. "What the cheese?! DRAVEN!!!!!" I bolt down the stairs.
"What? What's going on??" Lila asks, following me with Nola close behind.
"No, one of you need to stay in case the girl wakes up," I say.
"I will," Lila decides.
"Grand." I finger-gun her then run out of Crusty's Canteen with Nola following.
"He can't have gone far, right?'' She says hopefully.
"I can't believe it!" A voice complains. I perk up as I see an empty airship dock nearby and a flustered man.
"What's down, sir?'' I ask, running up.
"What's down? No, it's up! Up and disappeared in the sky!"
"What..." Nola raises an eyebrow in puzzlement.
"Some kid ran out here, shoved this money into my hand, then took the ship and flew off! If he breaks it I'm gonna..."
"Blond hair and a trench coat with a red stain on the left shoulder?''
"Uhh. . . well, he did have blondish hair and a coat. . ." the man responds.
"Hey, he did have a stain on his coat, from carrying the wounded girl!" Nola mentions.
"And a tendency to never listen and get into all sorts of nonsensical episodes I somehow get dragged into?'' I grit my teeth.
"Not sure how I could see that, miss," the witness looks as confused as Nola, now.
"Right, thanks for your time." I walk away. "Nola, next time I see him, remind me to. . ."
"Ask. . . how he's doing?'' She suggests.
"No, something like stealing his gauntlet for running off..."
"Say how it's not good teamwork to go off running to a heavily fortified prison with just yourself and no backup?'' Nola looks at the sky.
"No, I'll do that and I'll take his gauntlet! For, like, a really long time!!"
"Right..." she exhales. "Maybe we should-- what's that?''
I stop and listen. Sure enough, another shriek sounds from back towards the Canteen.
"That sounds like Lila!" Nola exclaims in alarm, running towards the source of the sound. The two of us race inside the building and up the stairs, towards the room with Lila and Emily.
An imposing black and red clad figure is standing inside the room and blocking the doorway. An activated flame cane is held easily in his hand and dropping sparks onto the floor as Lila fearfully stands her ground by the bed. The girl is still unconscious...
"Where is he?!" the man demands.
"I won't tell you! Glow, help!" Lila yells.
"Hey!" I power up the blaster in my bionic arm in an instant, a bolt of electricity whizzing by mere inches from his face and colliding with the wall. "Cool your jet springs, man!"
"Who are you?" he says incredulously. Nola runs to Lila's side with weapons drawn and I slam the door shut.
"I could ask the same of you! What are you doing here?"
"Looking for Draven Eldercraft. I'm collecting his bounty."
"Of course you are. . ." I stand at a ready stance, unsure of what he'll do next. "Who are you?''
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