"Daniel, what are you doing? Stay away from the window!"
"But I wanna see what's going on!"
"NO!! It's too dangerous! Do you wanna die?"
"Just because he's peeking doesn't mean he's gonna get killed, Erin."
"He's my brother, David. It's my job to make sure he doesn't," the 11-year-old girl glared at her cousin.
"At least, don't kill the fun," replied the redhead being referred to. He winked back at Daniel who, in turn, laughed at his remark. "Besides, he's just a kid. The police don't hurt kids."
Despite Erin's protests, Daniel went back to watching the chaos outside the four-storey building. They were watching TV some few minutes ago before the huge rally took effect on the street down below and brownout happened. The babysitter who was supposed to be there with them did not come so the three kids were left alone to fend for themselves. As far as 8-year-old Daniel was concerned, watching POSRA wrestling 'rebels' was better than aimlessly waiting for the power to turn back on.
"Why did Mom and Dad have to go to work again? It's Saturday today. Dad promised me we'd go fishing!"
"I don't know! They didn't tell me either," shrugged Erin. "And don't even think you'd get a clear answer from him," she said when Daniel looked at David.
"I'm four months older than you, Erin. Unlike you, I am a genius and you guys can only dream of having a brain like mine!"
"Oh yeah!? You can't even use the microwave without my help!" the young girl rolled her eyes. "What can you tell me that I don't already know, huh?"
"I heard that 'there's a drastic change in Pearson City's economy so we have to sacrifice family time or else, we'll get cut off from work'," said David, deepening his voice to sound like an adult.
"And who might I ask told you that?"
"Dad, who else?"
Erin grimaced and crossed her arms in front of her. "Your Dad bailed on you years ago!"
"Uh... There's a thing called a 'video call' now...! Where were you from? Jurassic Land?"
"Hey, umm... guys. What's that?"
Erin and David looked at the door Daniel was pointing. Smoke was coming in from under it and there was some kind of commotion happening behind it. The three of them had no other way out but through that very door.
"FIRE!!! FIRE!!" screamed David.
Before Erin could react, her cousin had already reached the door and opened it. She coughed and immediately teared up. The room temperature still felt the same so whatever started this, it wasn't fire. Erin saw David disappear behind the curtain of smoke so she grabbed Daniel in order to prevent him from doing the same.
"David!! David, wait!!" the young girl called desperately in between gasps. She then felt her brother free himself from her grip and saw him dash for the door. "DANIEL!!!"
Once outside the building, POSRA and protesters were at each others' heels wherever Erin looked. The officers mainly used batons and water cannons to subdue people while the latter employed broken bottles, stones, sticks, card board signs and homemade oil bombs to hurt them back. Apparently, some of that action made its way up to the building where the three kids stayed before and the smoke that entered the apartment was actually tear gas. Erin even saw some officers use their rifles like baseball bats and hit people's faces. Still coughing, she darted through the huge crowd on the street in the hopes of finding both David and Daniel.
Panic overcame the young brunette as she felt a large hand grab and pull on her shoulder.
"What do we have here? You lost, little girl?" said an enormous man towering over her. He was wearing a tactical suit with a vest torn in the middle topped by a helmet with a cracked face shield.
Erin shrieked and tried to yank herself off from the officer's grip but to no avail. The latter just smirked and tugged on her even tighter than before. He dragged her carelessly towards a group of officers who were idly watching everything from the safety of a POSRA truck parked behind line after line of barbed wires meant to serve as barricade. Erin's foot got caught on one of those and lost a shoe.
"Look alive, people! Here's fresh meat," grinned the huge officer as he shoved Erin onto the pavement outside the truck. The young brunette came down hard and barely missed hitting her head on the stirrup.
"Too young to be a protester if you ask me!" laughed the officer sitting nearest the vehicle door.
Erin cried in pain as he grabbed her hair and lifted her up. She felt like her whole scalp was going to give way. The young girl winced as the officer raised his other palm to her face.
"Where are your parents, hmm? Do they know you've been arrested?" he asked with a rather sarcastic tone.
Oddly though, the said officer smelled like the young girl's father whenever the latter was drunk. Erin glanced over to the inside of the truck and, true enough, there laid empty bottles of alcohol everywhere. There were other people tied up inside the vehicle as well and they all looked like they were badly beaten up.
"Please! Why are you doing this? I didn't do anything!" cried Erin.
"Why? 'Coz we don't like punks like you growing up like them!" the officer jerked his head towards the captured protesters.
"LET HER GO!!!"
Everyone present quickly turned to the direction of the sound.
"Well, well, well! If it isn't little miss sunshine's 'prince'!" commented another officer as he alighted from the POSRA truck. "You here to save your damsel?"
"She's not a damsel. She's too ugly to be one! And I'm not her prince. I'm her cousin!"
Although she was glad that he survived, Erin felt like punching David in the face herself at that very moment.
"If you let her go, I promise to be easy on you!"
"Did that kid just threaten us?" another officer asked the first officer who alighted from the vehicle.
"Yeeeeaaahh. He did, did he?"
"I say we take his guts out and feed 'em to the dogs," laughed the huge officer who was dragging Erin earlier. He took out his tactical knife, showed it to the group and smiled. "Oh... But we don't have dogs so... let's just cut his throat, shall we?"
"No! Run, David! Run!!" cried Erin.
"Oooooohhh- Daaavviiid!" the other officers chorused.
"Don't worry, boys. I'm nothing like Goliath," the huge officer told his comrades. "But I won't disappoint you 'coz... I AM going to kill this little rat!"
The group laughed as the huge officer began to approach David. He was about to lay his hand on the kid's head when another hand suddenly grabbed his arm. The huge officer glanced back but a blow on the head got him unconscious before he could even see the culprit.
Like her mother, Erin had a knack for watching the news as well as other things that show the truth about people, like documentaries, interviews and such. It did not surprise her to see a petite, pink-haired girl rabbit overpower a colossal, full grown man in seconds. Erin knew that hybrids were stronger and faster than humans, even against those who consider hunting the rabbits down as a life-long profession. At least, that was what the news said.
The other POSRA officers staggered as they went straight for the rabbit. "Take her alive! She's no good to us dead!" shouted one of them.
Quick in her movements, the pink-haired rabbit shoved an officer to the barbed wires behind her then kicked another on the groin. She jumped on the head of a third one and twisted her body to throw him down. The hybrid smirked as more officers arrived at the scene with weapons in hand. She then took the tactical knife from the huge officer she knocked out earlier on and hurled it towards the incoming horde. It seemed unintentional at first but the blunt weapon landed just a few inches away from the head of the officer holding Erin, making him let go of her.
It took some time for David to get a hold of himself and back away to one side. He had only ever seen simulated fights -in movies, in computer games, on the net, and on TV- and could not believe he was actually witnessing a real one, much less involving a single rabbit against a trained group of humans. The young boy felt excited and at, the same time, enamored. Even the bullies at school were not as bad-ass. Still shaking with adrenaline, David hurriedly crawled his way to the POSRA vehicle and reached for his cousin. "Hey! You okay? Can you move?"
"Daniel! Where's Daniel?"
"What do you mean 'where's Daniel'? Wasn't he with you?"
"I- I- I lost him! We gotta find him!"
"I don't know, but we gotta go find him! Please help me find him!"
David turned to look back at the hybrid still fighting POSRA.
"Hey! Did you hear me?" Erin snapped at her cousin. "Come on!"
Both kids stood up and were about to leave when the pink-haired rabbit landed hard in front of them. Erin and David almost fell down to the ground themselves when they saw the huge officer -fully awoken from his previous state- panting and walking towards them and the rabbit.
"Think you're the only one who can throw punches?" The huge officer lifted his arms into a boxing stance. "No one interferes! The hybrid's mine!"
The pink-haired rabbit sat up and tilted her head to one side as Erin, David and the other officers stood by.
"Gimme your best shot!" barked the huge officer. "COME ON!!"
Suddenly, the huge officer felt another hand grab him from out of nowhere and turn him around. Despite the tactical vest, his upper body was subjected to intense pain, something he should have had been used to as a law enforcer. He felt the air escape his lungs as three body shots landed on his stomach. It seemed that his training -as extensive as it was- did not prepare him enough for those. "Not agai--" muttered the huge officer without finishing his sentence after a fourth body shot threw him face down to the ground.
Before the group, a tall, lean man with purple hair and rabbit ears proudly stood as he offered his hand and helped the pink-haired rabbit to her feet. Around them, Erin and David saw three other rabbits -all with turquoise hair- disarming and disabling the rest of the POSRA officers on the scene.
"Late as usual," said the pink-haired rabbit, taking the purple-haired rabbit's hand.
"Sorry! Got caught up with some stuff. Oh, you know! Hard, cool spy stuff, et cetera," replied the latter. He gently placed a hand on the pink-haired rabbit's chin and examined her face for any wound or injury. "Well, you've been busy!" he said to her, seeing Erin and David sitting right behind her. He then turned to the kids himself. "You might wanna close those mouths if you don't want them flies getting in."
The cousins closed their mouths when they realized what the hybrid said.
"My name's Lockett," continued the purple-haired rabbit. "This girl is Morgue. The three others back there are Jarred, Jeremiah and Jericho."
The turquoise-haired rabbits straightened themselves and stood right next to Morgue and Lockett. They appeared to be brothers -triplets, to be exact- based on their strikingly similar features.
David's eyes grew wide with excitement as he went to the rabbits. "H-hi, I'm... I'm David," stammered the redhead. He extended his hand to Lockett who returned the favor and shook it. "This is my cousin, Erin. We lived in an apartment on that building there."
"Yeah, we know," interrupted Morgue. "Let's get a move on and bring these kids to safety before the protesters get here and do more mess," she said calmly as she looked at her teammates.
"Wait, what about my brother? He's just eight and he's out there by himself!" exclaimed Erin.
Morgue paused for a moment before continuing. "Jericho -take the kids with you and find a higher ground. See if you can spot the girl's brother from there. Lockett -as soon as Jericho spots the boy, get him back. Take the three of them to a safe place, away from all of this, then come back and finish the job. Jarred -watch for anyone else out there who needs our help. I'll do the same. Jeremiah -you stay here on the ground. Disable any POSRA truck you can find and free the captured protesters."
The last rabbit Morgue referred to shook his head in disgust. He frowned and did not budge. "I can't believe this. The humans have done countless crimes against our kind and you still wanna help 'em?"
"You have your orders, brigadier!" Morgue said with a firm tone. "When you chose to go on this mission, you swore to follow my commands as your team leader. Our mission's to protect the citizens and that includes helping and saving captured protesters among others. Now, either you follow what I told you or go back to HQ and receive penalty!"
Jeremiah clenched his fists.
"Don't make me repeat myself," Morgue gave him a stern look. Lockett stood right next to her and clenched his own fists while staring at Jeremiah himself.
The turquoise-haired rabbit looked at his brothers, as if waiting for them to back him up. Jarred silently shook his head at him while Jericho seemed like he was about to say something but then bit his lower lip.
"So much for brotherhood!" Jeremiah gritted his teeth. "Good thing Jerome's back at HQ or else he'd be disappointed on his twins, too," he commented, hinting that there was a fourth turquoise-haired rabbit.
Jarred sighed and rolled his eyes. He grabbed Jeremiah's shoulder before the latter could get onto the POSRA truck right next to the group. "I'll do it," he said to his reluctant twin. "We'll talk later!"
Erin saw Morgue shake her head at the boys. She could only imagine the petite, pink-haired rabbit being a team leader forced to deal with this sort of thing over and over everyday. The young brunette, on the other hand, only had Daniel to look after and he was already a handful all by himself.
Then without warning, the ground roared and everyone felt a strong wave lift their bodies up into the air. Mere confusion turned into terror when they realized too late what just happened. Someone threw an explosive onto their midst!
Closest to the blast, the left side of Jarred's suit caught fire at once and melted right onto his skin. David hit his head on the pavement the moment he landed, rendering him unconscious, while Jeremiah broke Erin's fall when she accidentally came down on top of him. Lockett quickly got up to his feet and went to see if Morgue was okay, while Jericho was lucky enough to not have a scratch on him despite landing the farthest.
"NO!!" shouted Morgue as the POSRA truck nearest them burned, with the captured protesters still inside it. She stood immediately and ran toward it.
"Stop, stop!!" Lockett caught up to the pink-haired rabbit.
"But there are humans in th-"
"It's already too late for them!"
Morgue shot Lockett with questioning eyes. The latter just shook his head.
"HELP!!!" Jericho called out. He had just put out the fire on Jarred's suit as the latter rolled in pain.
"Shit!" exclaimed Jeremiah as he ran to his brothers. "Hold on, Jarred!"
Lockett and the pink-haired rabbit looked at each other then ran to the triplets themselves.
On the other side, Erin crawled up to David and shook him gently. "David. David, hey! David." The young brunette paused when her cousin did not move. "David, David! Y-you're joking. I know you! You're just joking, right? David!" she slapped him over and over. "David!! Someone, HELP!!!"
"Go see what's wrong with the kids!" said Morgue.
Lockett did what he was told while Morgue rummaged her backpack for clean bandages, which she wrapped around Jarred's arm.
"What happened?" Lockett asked Erin.
"H-he wouldn't wake up!" cried the little girl.
The purple-haired rabbit quickly probed for David's pulse and lifted his hand to check the boy's airway. "He's still breathing."
"Let's take Jarred's clothes off," said Jeremiah.
"NO!! These are third-degree burns," interrupted Morgue. "Removing his suit right now would only damage his skin further and expose him to this hot air. We can't have that!"
"What would you want us to do? Watch him suffer?"
"No. Take him to the infirmary back at HQ! That's the only thing we can do right now," said Morgue. She then looked around and pointed at something. "There! That bus!"
"I'm on it!" answered Jericho. He sprinted towards the vehicle as fast as he could.
"My brother! Please! We still have to find him!" Erin told Lockett.
The purple-haired rabbit glanced back at Morgue and the others. Realizing his teammates were too far from him and the kids, Lockett could not help but curse under his breath. The purple-haired rabbit remembered what Morgue ordered them to do a few moments ago. But he also knew he had to make a choice: wait for further instructions or do what was originally planned -the latter meant to be done by Jericho and not by himself.
"Let's go!" said Lockett, lifting David onto his back and tugging Erin.
"W-what about the others?"
"I'll radio them on the way!"
"Come on, come on!!!" grunted Jericho as he hot-wired the bus.
Morgue looked around wildly as she heard a huge uproar coming towards them. "LET'S GO!!" she screamed at Jeremiah when POSRA officers started to arrive at the scene, followed closely by protesters.
Jeremiah threw Jarred's arm around him, just like what the pink-haired rabbit did with the other arm. Jarred limped and cried in pain loudly as he did his best to run with them.
"Come on, what are you waiting for!?" Jeremiah snarled at Jericho the moment they settled Jarred in the bus.
"EVERYBODY HOLD ON!!" exclaimed Jericho as he stirred the wheel.
Without saying a word, Morgue suddenly jumped out of the moving vehicle and rolled onto the ground.
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?!?" Jeremiah shouted in disbelief.
"You boys deliver your brother home! Our mission's not finished so come back out asap!"
Gritting his teeth, Jeremiah leaped out of the bus himself.
"Wha-" exclaimed Jericho but Jeremiah immediately cut his sentence off.
"GO!!! I can't leave her alone!"
Jericho nodded at Jeremiah and Morgue watched as he drove off. The pink-haired rabbit then turned to Jeremiah. "This doesn't change anything! What you did before the explosion was-"
"-insubordination," interrupted the latter.
Morgue nodded. Jeremiah was usually too proud to admit his mistakes but, this time, he acknowledged it. That was a good thing, especially in the situation they were in. "Time to work," she tapped on the turquoise-haired rabbit's shoulder.
"Aaaaggh!" shrieked Erin. Sprinting alongside Lockett, she accidentally stepped on a broken bottle. A piece of it lodged itself deep into the sole of her bare foot.
"Shit," exclaimed Lockett. The purple-haired rabbit slowly bowed down and lifted Erin. He carried the cousins into one of the buildings closest to them.
Erin knocked on the very first door they saw. "Hello? Hello? Is anyone in there? Please, help us!"
A woman in her late 20's took a peek then let them in. "Set them down there" she said, offering the couch on the living room. She disappeared into one of the rooms for a moment and came back with a first-aid kit.
Lockett was surprised the woman did not even flinch at the sight of him. He watched intently as she removed the broken piece of glass from Erin's foot and cleaned the wound. It was as if he was actually watching Morgue doing that herself. "You seem to know what you're up to."
"I'm a nurse."
"You're not scared of me?"
"Actually, I am! But as you see, these kids need help. Especially this one," said the woman, looking at David. "How long has he been out?"
"About six minutes or so..."
"Aaaahh!" David screamed suddenly and sat up in an instant.
"David!!" Erin almost clapped with joy. "You're awake! Thank God!"
"Wha- Whe- Wha-!?"
"You're in my apartment. I'm Alison," said the woman. "Do you know your name, how old you are...?"
"I'm... I'm David. I'm eleven," said the redhead. "Hmmm... Nice crib!" he grinned, looking around.
Lockett smiled. The boy seemed to be himself despite the fact that just a few moments ago, the only sign of life he had was his steady breathing.
"Do you remember what happened?" asked Alison.
"No," the boy shook his head. "Where's Daniel? You found him yet?" he turned to Erin.
"Working on it," answered Lockett. The purple-haired rabbit was already punching keys on a virtual keyboard in mid-air right after David woke up. Earlier that day, he happened to place cameras on strategic locations around the vicinity to monitor the rally even before he and the triplets rescued Morgue and the kids. Numerous screens projected themselves from his mask as he turned to Erin. "See him anywhere?"
"There...! I SEE HIM!! RIGHT THERE!!! By the red car!" exclaimed the 11-year-old girl.
The purple-haired rabbit zoomed in on the image and recorded Daniel's face into his gadget to track him. Being a car enthusiast, he immediately recognized what type of model the red car was.
Alison saw Lockett take a pink rabbit-shaped walkie-talkie out of his pocket. Still wary of the hybrid, she could not help but think it was weird of him to have had a feminine taste despite being all masculine.
"Morgue, come in, Morgue" called Lockett. A few moments passed and there was only static noise on the other end. "Morgue!!" he repeated, fidgeting uncomfortably.
"Lockett," answered Morgue, causing the purple-haired rabbit to sigh in relief. "Where are the kids?"
"We're in an apartment down at-" Lockett peeked out the window, "-Voyage Street. We've spotted Erin's brother hiding behind a Corvette at Harper Avenue, north-east of your position," he continued, watching Morgue and Jeremiah on the monitor.
"Got it!" replied the pink-haired rabbit.
Morgue kicked an officer on his back while Jeremiah tossed a number of smoke bombs to random directions. The pink-haired rabbit ran toward Daniel's location, with Jeremiah closely following behind her.
"Wait! Where are you going?" David asked Lockett as the latter walked to the door. "You're gonna leave us?"
"I have to get your cousin. Don't worry, you'll be safe here. Right, Alison?"
The woman referred to nodded quickly. Lockett glanced at Erin who nodded to him as well. The purple-haired rabbit tossed his walkie-talkie to Alison. "I'll be back for that."
Being a street punk, Jeremiah have had tremendous fighting experience. Not based on any technique, his style was somewhat erratic and out of control, surprising POSRA officers who were used to fighting professionals. He easily gained the upper hand on most of them and was able to create enough distraction which allowed Morgue to move through the crowd fast. The turquoise-haired rabbit remembered their momentary bickering earlier. If only he just did what she told him to do, it would be him lying on a hospital bed in the infirmary and not his twin.
Out of nowhere, a punch on the face knocked Jeremiah out of his daydreaming. The officer went in for another shot. Lucky for Jeremiah, the former was slow enough for him to dodge the attack. He delivered his very own punch to the officer's body. The latter still managed to stand though, causing Jeremiah to question the strength of his own fist. The officer was about to charge again when Morgue landed both her feet on his shoulders and brought him down herself.
Lockett almost flew across a hood of one of the vehicles on the street. This rally was bigger compared to the previous ones and a lot of motorists got stuck in traffic. Some already left their cars in fear of being involved in the situation with the POSRA and the protesters. Lockett used the sensor on his mask to track Daniel as well as his teammates' whereabouts.
"Daniel?" Morgue gently tapped the boys shoulder.
Daniel was immediately frightened and backed away from the pink-haired rabbit as fast as he could.
"No, no! Wait! Your sister sent us to get you!"
"G-go away," cried the little boy. "I don't talk to strangers! Go away!"
"We will not harm you. Won't we, Jeremiah?"
Daniel looked back and cried even more when he saw a frowning Jeremiah behind him.
Morgue took out her walkie-talkie and showed it to the little boy. "Look. See here? We can talk to your sister through this." Daniel sniffed as Morgue proceeded to communicate using the gadget. "Lockett. Lockett, come in! We have Daniel."
"H-hello! Hello!" answered a female voice.
"ERIIIIN!!" cried Daniel. He grabbed Morgue's hand toward him. "Erin! Where are you?"
"Where are you?" asked the little boy.
"I'm out of the house! Are you okay?"
"Yeah! Come get me! PLEASE!"
"I can't! I'm sorry! I got a large wound on my foot!"
"Erin!!!" Daniel cried harder.
"Listen, listen! Those guys, the rabbits, they are friends. They saved me and David from some evil policemen!"
"It's alright, Daniel. Don't be scared, okay?" Morgue gently told the little boy. "Erin, where's Lockett?"
"He went out to meet you guys!"
"Okay," replied Morgue. "Stay put. I'll hang up now and we'll bring Daniel to you, alright?"
The little boy calmed himself as Morgue faced him. Jeremiah smiled. He found it amusing to see how Morgue becomes a totally different person whenever dealing with children. He watched quietly as Morgue wiped Daniel's tears and patted the little boy's head.
Lockett pulled a metallic wire from his belt and used it to bring down some of the officers he came across, while the others, he kicked either on their faces or on their bodies. The hitman was tempted to pull his guns on the officers more than a couple of times and secretly congratulated himself every time he did not give in to the urge.
Daniel hanged on for dear life as he rode on Jeremiah's back. He tried to comprehend what was going on around him but everything just happened so fast. One moment, they were standing on top of a car, and then the next thing he knew, they were already on the roof of another car which was at least three to four cars away from the previous car. Daniel wanted to shut his eyes but he was scared he would be left alone again if he closed them.
"WATCH OUT!!!" Daniel heard Morgue scream.
As soon as she did, Daniel felt a gust of wind lightly brush his face. Morgue then jumped and took out the gunman. She broke the automatic rifle in half and threw the pieces away.
"Don't shoot! Don't shoot!" ordered one of the officers. "The rabbit's got a human on his back!"
At that point, Lockett came and took out the officer nearest him. The other policemen got ready to fire openly at him but he threw an electrical button at each of them, disabling them in seconds.
Morgue looked at the newcomer. "You're-"
"-late again, I know!"
"Well, better late than never, yeah?" shrugged Morgue.
The group ran back to Alison's apartment as fast as they could, all the while fighting their way through the crowd. Morgue took a baton from one officer and used it to deter more officers. Jeremiah did his best to carry Daniel, dodge and attack at the same time. Lockett finally used his own pistols but only shot POSRA officers either on the foot or on the leg. The group was half-way to the apartment when a bus suddenly pulled up on them.
"Need a lift?" asked Jericho as he opened the vehicle door.
"What's up, man!" exclaimed Jeremiah. "I thought you bailed on us!"
"Wha- Me? Do that to you guys? Never," grinned Jericho. "Besides, you know I can't leave Morgue alone with you for so long. She's the love of my life!"
The brothers laughed as Lockett frowned and crossed his arms while Morgue herself lifted an eyebrow.
"If you don't mind, I picked up a few guests on the way!" said Jericho, pointing other human passengers filling up the bus.
"Not at all," replied Morgue. "Good job!" she said, patting Jericho's shoulder.
"Let's go already!" snarled Lockett.
"Erin!" cried Daniel.
The little boy embraced his sister the moment she got onto the bus. David also ran and hugged his cousins himself. Both he and Daniel helped Erin find a seat in the bus soon after.
"Here's your phone," Alison smiled to Lockett, handing over the walkie-talkie to him.
"Thanks!" said the purple-haired rabbit. He turned and gave the gadget to Morgue. "Here you go! I accidentally grabbed it on my way out. It was sitting right next to my blue one so..." he said, a slight blush glinted on his face.
Morgue just shrugged. She gave Lockett the blue walkie-talkie she was holding and walked away. Erin let out a faint laugh when she saw Alison's smile vanish.
"Most of the evacuees from this side of the city are at Madison Park," announced Lockett as various images projected from his mask. "They have tents, supplies, communication rings and medics available."
"Think it's safe?" asked Morgue.
"Yeah. We could try it."
"Okay. It's settled. Let's send these people to Madison Park." Morgue turned to Jericho. "Jericho-"
"Bring as many people as I can then come back alive!" smiled the latter.
"You read my mind!" Morgue smiled back.
"Wait, you're not coming with us?" asked David.
"We still have a job here, kid!" answered Jeremiah. Morgue, Lockett and the rest of the group looked at him. "We still have citizens to protect," continued the turquoise-haired rabbit.