Skeletons of the Past: Chapter 6
Collection: the Halleaux/Age of Youth
Chronicled by Ghasty
The boards that covered the doorway of the building in which Lacea, Lukas, Mech, Xanthia, and the two doctors lay shattered upon the floor. Before the group inside knew what was happening, a dozen or so Authority Guards burst into the building, guns drawn.
The four in the main room turned in shock, but they could do nothing. A tall man strode in behind the guards. He was dressed differently from the guards, though he wore the same colors. His uniform suggested he had a high rank in the Authority Guards. He pushed through the guards and stood in front of them. A grin widened upon his face when he looked at the four.
“And what do we have here? Four wanted people, all gathered in one room for our convenience,” He said.
“How did you find us?” Lukas asked.
“You didn’t do a very good job of remaining unseen. It was bound to happen.” The man turned to the guards. “Confiscate their weapons.” The guards went about collecting Lacea’s energy rifle, Lukas’ revolver, Xanthia’s crossbow, her flasks and pouches, and the doctor’s various medical tools which could be used as a weapon if need arises. The four were also handcuffed by the guards.
“Now, I know that there was another with you. Where is he?” the man asked.
“There is no one else here,” the doctor answered.
“Would you put your life on the line for that answer?”
“Yes,” the doctor said without hesitation. The man turned to one half of the guards.
“Search the place,” the man commanded. He then turned to the other half.
“Take these prisoners, except for Macario,” the man ordered. Lacea, Lukas, and Xanthia were escorted out of the building. The rest of the soldiers began to search the room. Macario stood there facing the man.
“Why wasn’t I taken too,” Macario asked.
“You can go with them once it’s proven that no one else is here,” the man responded. One of the guards opened up the backdoor leading to the operation room.
“I found them!” the guard yelled, his gun trained on the female doctor.
“How fortunate for us,” the man said sarcastically, “but not for you”
“Why do you say that?” Macario asked.
“You said you would put your life on the line.”
“I didn’t think you were serious about that.”
“I am a commander of the Authority Guard. I have no time for not being serious.” The man unholstered an ornate revolver from his side.
“Any last words?” the man asked.
The rest of the guards had left the building escorted the female doctor. One of the guards carried Mech in their arms. The doctor heard a gunshot come from the building. She turned her head and saw the commander leave the building, but Macario was not with him. Tears ran down her cheeks as she looked down. She was unsure of what was in store for her our the other prisoners, but she knew it wasn’t anything good.
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