The girl and her followers stepped into a rather large room. It was full of rather impressive looking equipment, clean and perfectly organized. A few scientists and engineers were present too, but they quickly dropped one after another as their heads were reduced to a bloody mist by seemingly soundless gunshots. There was also a huge power generator right in the corner of the room. The group started making their way towards it.
The girl leading the group was Ciel Rhea, and the group itself was a squad part of a large resistance group. They were fighting the very Empire that had assaulted their home planet years ago. Ciel was one of the youngest ones that could still remember how their real home looked like and those memories alone were enough to fuel her anger and hatred. It also served as raw motivation, the result was an exceptionally young woman with an absurd level that was approaching the 4 digits range. Needless to say that also made her quite powerful, as such everyone was confident that the mission here would be a walk in the park.
The men had started mounting what appeared to be a bomb to the generator when an explosion took away their sense of hearing. Ciel looked at her digital map. It was one of the bombs from the other team at the same facility. Something was wrong, they were not supposed to detonate yet. She tried communications, but all she heard were a few screams and gunshots before the signal was lost.
They had been ambushed. Ambushed and trapped.
In a matter of moments they were swarmed by soldiers. The operation was aborted in the same instant. "Return fire and retreat!" Ciel yelled, though they had nowhere to run and they were outnumbered massively. Her men returned fire, but were eliminated one after another. This was supposed to be a simple routine mission, so why would they send in so many forces? The answer came quickly when Ciel realized that some rather high-level individuals had entered the facility too, there was only one reason as to why they'd send those here. They were going after her. One way or another they found out that she would be here and were now determined to either capture or kill her.
That triggered the most basic of instinct. Flight or fight. Though she could take on entire armies of Marines on her own, the number of individuals who could in fact challenge her one on one kept increasing with each minute. Most likely all generals and high ranking officers. And with that it was decided. She would be overwhelmed and killed if the decided to stay. She had to run.
With a single thought her entire appearance changed. Most of her frail looking body was obscured by a giant hulking armor. The hand alone was bigger than a grown human being. Her head was covered by a helmet too, but her pale hair was longer, overflowing and running down the mechanical back.
She pointed her hand at the wall next to her while seemingly ignoring the hundreds of gunshots coming from the soldiers that were surrounding her. Each of her fingers was a massive cannon, all of them charging and firing in the blink of an eye. The wall, designed to take the whole planet's nuclear weaponry supplied head-on without a scratch, crumbled before here like a piece of glass. That was one obstacle less, but she was far away from freedom. An energy field had been erected around the whole base. It fed of all energy released inside, which meant the more time passed the more powerful it would become. She had to act fast.
She started sprinting inside the massive armor, taking the shortest route towards the barrier that was separating her from escape.
In her way was a group of three kids, civilians. They were wearing strange clothes and they had equally strange hair colors well at least two of them.
Though then again, Ciel wasn't really sure if she could call any kind of appearance inside of this world strange.
Slowly she was reducing the distance between them.