Darius was the first to step up to the plate. He planted his right foot, and swung inward to the juicer's lower right torso. His plan was to debilitate him and allow Rodriguez to overpower the guy, but a wrench was thrown into that.
As he lunged forward, the juicer caught his arm and snapped it.
Darius dropped his knife, but it didn't end there.
The hulking man gripped the shattered arm and used it as leverage to swing Darius into a door. His body slammed into and caved that door. Darius gasped and grunted as he dropped onto the floor, recoiling in pain.
Rodriguez took that opportunity to jab his knife deep into the juicer's knee. This caused the musclehead to fall to a knee, groaning. Then Rodriguez decked the juicer straight in the jaw several times before shoving an unpinned grenade down his throat.
He front kicked the hulk onto his back, and grabbed Darius. He heaved, slamming his back into the caved door, and busted through. He fell into what looked like an office space.
The grenade went off with a crack and a boom. Blood and viscera scattered up and down the hallway.
There was a small calm, but the gunfire from outside did not have it last for long.
Darius regained his senses and saw that his right arm was bent in the wrong direction. He growled as he ripped it back into place, and huffed.
Rodriguez looked a little worried and asked, "Can you hold your rifle Cap??"
《Jade: Captain, what's your statues?》
The Captain gave a small, but noticeable, smile and said, "I don't need it when I'm a good shot." He unholstered his sidearm with his left hand, and readied himself.
Rodriguez gave an exasperated sigh and a chuckle, "You crazy bastard."
《Jade: Captain? Statues report?》
Darius stood to his feet, lumbering a little. He slowly peered down the hallway to see the horrific splatter of the juicer, and looked back at Rodriguez with an appreciatived nod.
"Eh, it wasn't my finest work, but it was necessary," the bomber only shrugged.
"Yeah, yeah! We're here Jade," Rodriguez shouted into the radio, "Captain's a little beat up, but we're still around. We're making our egress now! Lay out the red carpet for us!" He then looked to his Captain and nodded out the door. "Shall we?"
Darius led the way, and exited the building.
Outside, chaos was rapidly increasing. The number of marauders was steadily rising as their little outpost went on alert. And M-Killers started to appear as the sounds of war were attracting them. They needed to find the lab, quick.
"This is your Captain," Darius radioed as he ducked into some cover, "We're continuing our objective. Close in after ten mikes. We're getting what we need and leaving. Understood?"
《Christy: Loud and clear! Jade I'm coming to you!》
《Karmichael: Understood Captain. Beginning overwatch.》