Officer Ledifni shot the engineer in the head and carried on with his business. It was a tragedy, but his orders took priority.
He found Gumpy strolling between the facility buildings as if he owned the place. He saw the officer approach, pulled out a weapon, and rushed him.
The fight was very short and very one-sided.
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Much later, Gumpy stared defiantly through blackened eyes. "I'm part of the Exigent Organisation. But you knew that already, didn't you? You just wanted to get your rocks off making me bleed."
Ledifni ignored the jibe. "I need more information. Tell me about your presence here."
Gumpy flexed against his restraints and smiled. "How about you talk to my friends instead?"
Ledifni suddenly found himself pulled backwards through solid concrete, constricted by incredible telekinetic force. Blinking in the sudden daylight and dancing dust, he heard the unmistakeable sound of cannons charging up...
Crashing through the warehouses as if they weren't there, Unit Munkus interposed himself between his partner and the thundering volley of superheated death. The barrage left the mech riddled with glowing, smoking holes.
"I appear to be severely damaged," said Unit Munkus.
Ledifni got back up. Glancing through the hole in the wall, he noted the empty chair where Gumpy had been.
"The suspect has escaped."
"No." The officer drew his pistol. "People don't escape from us."
"People often escape from us."
"Yes, but we always kill them at a later date. That's the point I was making."
"Then you should have specified."
Munkus has 50 Life remaining.
Gumpy is part of the Exigent Organisation and was unable to take action last night.
If the above is correct, I can probably spin this:
If nothing comes up calling me out, I can post that I was attacked in the thread, explaining that I received notification that I was seemingly guarded by someone (true) and I pretend I have no idea what is going on, but I'll ask for the guard again and hope that they decide to move on to other targets and leave you to survive.
Might get me some credit and get some people to reveal themselves arguing with me when I try to position myself as anti-mafia due to the kill power.