All these thoughts ran through his head in a matter of seconds. It was the benefit of being a trained killer; you tend to size up your opponent quickly.
Genesis opened his mouth to respond, but the man before him seemed to collapse faster than a house of cards. A yelp resounded right by his ear, and without warning, Sandy jumped down and ran over to the collapsed figure. Eyes widening, Genesis chased after her. They hardly knew who these people were, it could’ve been a trap and now Sandy was throwing herself face first into it. Sandy, on the other hand, had no reservations. Something about all the violence she had seen today had overwhelmed her. She couldn’t bear to see one more person collapse in front of her.“Not against you, certainly not willing to kill you or that little girl.”
Her tiny fingers wrapped themselves around three of Regi’s fingers. It was all her hand could wrap around, being so tiny as she was. Remembering the lullaby her father used to sing to her when she was sick, Sandy hummed while she held his hand. Genesis caught up quickly, and upon seeing relatively no movement from the man on the floor he looked towards the woman. She didn’t appear to be an overt threat, but one could never be too careful. Genesis laid a hand protectively on Sandy’s shoulder as he crouched with difficulty next to her, emitting a slight wince and setting his things down. His leg burned where the bullet had caught him and his shoulder stung where another had grazed it, but he’d be damned if he’d let Sandy sit next to this stranger alone. He kept a hand hovering near his machine gun while he pondered next moves.
“What’s wrong with him?” he heard himself ask, his eyes turning towards the woman yet again. There was no question that they needed help, and while there wasn’t much Genesis knew about medicine, he did have that kit in his bag. It probably would be of no help, but Sandy had already made the choice to involve them. The time for decision making had passed, now all he could do was play along and hope they didn’t get killed.