She gestured with the inducer. "Tell them to unseal the door." Rune shook his head slowly. "I'll use this if I have to."
He cocked an eyebrow. "On all thirteen of us?"
"I'm not worried about the other twelve."
"Maybe you should be. Maybe you better call for backup."
"I don't need backup." The inducer swept back and forth. "Put your hands behind your heads. Everybody!"
We glanced at each other, then at Rune. Nobody moved.
He drew her attention back to himself. "Oh, I get it. You're gonna crush the rebellion singlehandedly. Bucking for Director?"
"Why not? You got a date with the brain scrambler, and I'm senior." She waved the weapon again. "Come on, people, hands behind your heads! Do it!"
"We're not going back." I blinked. Did I say that out loud?
"We'd rather die," Lu added.
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