Zira stood behind Lenny, looking at the door, then glancing at each other worriedly. Was it another attack? They had lost many of their comrades in an ambush two weeks ago, three of out nine making it, only because they had fled for their lives as their base burned to the ground. They had rebuilt, it wasn't as good as their old base, but for three girls it would do. They had sent Rapture out for recon to see if RED agents had found them yet, and they hoped it was only her returning...in an unusually noisy fashion...
Lenny grabbed a pistol off the counter and slowly made her way to the door, before opening, just as Zira grabbed her Medigun, ready to heal Lenny if they had to defend themselves. Lenny placed her hand on the keypad, and aimed as the door opened, a black figure stood outside, it had bits of blue around the edges of its' body and Lenny gasped, unloading a couple of rounds into the thing. The thing grabbed the pistol and wrenched it out of Lennys' hand, looking at it, and shaking its' head, "That wasn't very nice." It said simply, stepping forward and Lenny practically jumped back.
"I wouldn't do that if I were you." He told Zira, who had a hand on her syringe gun. She glanced at Lenny for orders.
"Don't." Lenny told her, one of her arms that had been extended in a sign of surrender moved towards Zira, flat palm flipping down towards the ground in a dismissive sort of sign. Zira nodded, but kept glancing between the Lenny and the intruder.
The two girls relaxed slightly as a blade pressed against the creatures, what they supposed was, neck, "Rapture!" They both called out, somewhat cheerfully.
"Who are you, what do you want, and give me a damn good reason why I shouldn't kill you here and now..." Rapture growled, before smiling at her two comrades.
"Is this how you treat your fellow teammates?" The thing asked.
"....what?" Lenny asked.
"Yeah, I'm Fate, newly assigned as BLU team soldier."
"How did they...?" Zira muttered.
"Know?" Fate finished, "Well...when they tried to call your base to see how things were going and got no response, they got worried. So they used the tracking device they installed in your," He pointed at Zira, "uniform."
"W-where?" She asked, looking down at her outfit as if it would magically appear. He merely shrugged.
"How do we know you're not a spy?" Rapture asked, not yet taking the blade away.
"You don't." He replied, and Lenny cracked a small smile. Rapture sighed, and stepped back, placing the blade in her pocket.
"True. But I'm keeping my eye on you." She warned.
"I'm okay with that." He replied, "I have nothing to hide."
"I thought we were supposed to get a pyro..." Zira spoke up.
"We were, but I guess they decided to send a soldier instead..." Rapture replied, a hateful tone in her voice.
"Well...at least we have someone now." Lenny pointed out.
"True." Zira nodded.
"Great, we have three support and one offense, wow! We're going to do so well!" Rapture muttered sarcastically before storming off.
"...sorry about that." Lenny apologized, looking at Fate. A light blue stream surrounded Fate after a second, and both of them glanced over at Zira who was holding her medigun in both hands, with one pulling the trigger back to activate it. After a few moments the holes from where Lenny had shot him had disappeared, "And about that too..." She coughed apologetically.
"Meh, it's fixed now anyway, isn't it?"
"Yeah...true." She replied. Zira tugged on Lennys' sleeve like she was a little kid, Lenny looked down at her, "Yes?"
"Where's he gonna sleep?" She whispered in Lennys' ear.
"Simple, you'll bunk with me until we can add on." She whispered back. Zira nodded.
"I'll be back!" She exclaimed, set down her medigun and ran off.
"You...uh....want something to drink?"
"I don't really drink to be honest..."
"Well, we have a tv, and a radio you can listen to, but I'll give you a tour first, and in a bit I'll show you where you're going to stay."
"Okay, lead on." He nodded. Lenny grinned and made her way out of the room with Fate following, glancing around the place.
"Who built this?" He asked conversationally.
"We did." Lenny replied.
"Really?" He asked, examining a cabinet that was already falling apart.
"Yeah. After we fled, we slept on the ground and Rapture was done, she told us to build a new base. To start over again. It's all we know after all."
"Rapture is the leader of you three?"
"Well..." Lenny paused, pulling a soda can out of a hidden drawer, "she did save us from getting killed, and she is a better leader than Zira or myself."
"What happened exactly?"
"You'll have to ask Rapture or Zira. They know more than I do." Lenny looked up, frowning slightly and shoving a hidden panel back into place, "This place isn't perfect, we all know that, but it's shelter in a storm."
"What are you doing, Zira?" Rapture asked the medic, who had a laundry basket full of her stuff in her arms, waddling down the hall. Zira didn't reply as she let the basket drop to the floor, "Zira. Answer me."
"Oh, hey Rapture. I'm bunking with Lenny."
"Cause Fate needs a place to sleep, course."
"I don't trust that guy." Rapture muttered. Zira stopped, and sighed, shaking her head.
"Listen Rap, I know you have issues with guys, but he's part of our team, and you're going to look out for him as much as you look out for me and Lenny, we're a team. Accept it." Zira moved on, leaving Rapture to stare after her in shock.
"You trust people too easily." Rapture muttered.
"Hey guys." Zira waved at Lenny and Fate, grabbing the soda out of Lennys' hand and drinking some of it.
"Hey Zir, the room ready."
"Mmm-hmm." She nodded, handing the can back, "You wanna see it, Fate?"
"Sweetness!" She grinned, pointing down the hallway before walking down it, Fate looked back at Lenny who was now speaking with an irritated looking Rapture.
"I know it ain't much, but at least it's something." Zira told him cheerfully.
"Can I ask you a question?"
"...are you ever not cheerful?"
"Oh, a lot of the time actually." She told him after a moment of hesitation, "I'm just happy that we have another team member, I was scared we were all gonna die, and with you here, the chances have decreased." He nodded, taking it in.
"If you'll excuse me..."
"Oh, of course, you want to get situated. I'll leave you alone." She left, waving.
"What a weird bunch..." He sighed.