The officer and his guarding soldiers spread out. The officer takes a step forward and secretly pulls out his gun. He looks at the Queen before shaking his head.
"You haven't heard of the R-UPA? The last line of defence against the Helix AI?"
"A lot of our fleets have a death wish. A lot of them are finding excuses not to fight the Helix AI. That's certain death. At least in here, there's a chance to survive."
"Protection, I am not concerned about. Knowledge, we have a lot of."
The officer turns a little away.
"We have had past knowledge of Clyna. Past experiences."
"Don't ask how, don't ask when, don't ask anything about it."
"And put the gun away. I'm not your enemy."
The soldier motions to the other one to enter the alley. The other soldier puts the flashbang back in his kit.
The first soldier asks the man, "Who are you? Why aren't you insane like everyone else?"
The Tactical soldier remains in his position, the sniper rifle aimed at the head of the old man. The assault soldiers are positioned perfectly, flanking the old man, but not in the way of the sniper.
The soldier and his sniper were one and the one was a killer.