Feathers and bullets were flying, a haze of dust clouded the opening in the wall, but despite the unexpected beginning of the robot attack it seemed to be going well. Coughing into her elbow from the stench of the pepper spray, she looked up to see the cockatoo that was The Archosaur rising from the head of another victim. It fell to the floor with an electrical twitch alongside another felled by Captain Awesome's barrage. The latter shouted something that she thought might be orders at first, but turned out to be... Too soon.
The screams rising up from the lower levels and the streets below were clear indicators that the attack was happening in more than just this room. Perhaps The Sleeper was faring better, and she ardently hoped that was so. It wouldn't do to have them all pinned down by two dozen mindless robots at the very start of their assignment.
Just when things seemed like they might be coming around their way, the robots did something strange. With a blue flicker their robotic eyes changed and they ceased firing and retreated back to street level, but not before one rasped out, "He wants them alive."
Watching them go, The North Face took in the chaos. The NYPD was still in danger and citizens were running in every direction. If the screams inside were any indication then wherever the four of them were, the more danger to the civilians nearby. Her eyes fell on the prone form of The Sleeper. A robot zipped towards him and he saved himself at what seemed like the last minute with a gunshot. Thank goodness another one of them was properly armed! That relief was short-lived, however, as he limped towards the building and called for backup. His attempt to pick off the two robots tailing him failed, and she wondered whether it was because it had jammed or he was simply out of ammunition.
It would have been preferable to have time to plan out next steps and strip some useful offenses from the armoury, but if their presence was dangerous it seemed like the best they could do was hoof it down to The Sleeper's position as quickly as they could.
The North Face wheeled to the man nearest the table, "Captain, The Sleeper is in a tight spot below us with two of those tin cans on his tail! If we really are the targets then anyone around us is in the most danger. The NYPD won't be able to hold them off alone indefinitely. It looks like The Archosaur can make it to him the fastest. Can you fly also?"
Running to the door to the hall, she flattened her back against the wall and peered out carefully as she continued to question their team leader. "What is the plan? I can take the fire escape and meet you below. If you and The Archosaur can fly, then perhaps after we fend off these goons The Sleeper and I can find a car and catch you two up somewhere less populated?"