You and Ari's team finally arrives at Base E. The sun sets more, showing the night sky with distant cold stars. Just then, Ari signals you and the team to duck cover. All hides on a big dead bush. A guard passes by. Ari looks intently at the storage on the back.
“Please go to the storage with Commander Rex while I and my team fight these base forces.”
You are surprised to hear Ari's instructions.
“Wait, what?” You say. “What about you?”
Ari ignores and runs toward the base with her team. She immediately shoots arrows at the soldiers. Soon the gunfire sound comes near you. Commander Rex pulls you.
You follow Commander Rex and quietly runs through the back of the base. You and Rex safely enter the back door. As soon as you enter the door, you see some nearby troops walking through the storage. They look at you and surprised, they grab you instantly. You try to shoot them but you hit hard on the head. You fade out.
You open your eyes. You are kneeled down, with carbon ropes on your wrists. You sense a familiar person sitting right next to you. You look. There is Ari, also bounded with rope. She struggles to free herself. But just then, a low voice booms through the room.
“You can't free that, kiddo.”
You look where the voice came from.
There appears a big, strong looking man with sunglasses, standing under a single fluorescent light.
“So,” he continues, “the thieves.”
“We are not thieves!” Ari shouts out, “And it's YOU who is a thief.”
The man twists its eyebrows. “Do you have a particular reason, kiddo?”
Ari's face goes red. “You stole our filter masks recently. You destroyed our base! Base A!”
The man chuckles.
“I'm sorry, kiddo. You've must be mistaken. We're not related to Ants. You should check once more.”
“We are not Ants,” Ari says. Then she shows the mark that was on her shoulder the whole time. It seems like a logo.
“Albatross…” the man murmurs, seemed to recognize the logo. Now he looks hard at Ari. “You are from Albatross?”
Ari glares at him.
“Turn on the lights,” The man orders. The room now flashes with light. You blink. You now could see the 'sheriff' badge on the man's chest.
As soon as he takes a closer look at Ari, the man's eyes suddenly turn sad but also seem relieved.
“Ari!” the man says.
You are shocked. Ari is shocked even more. She gasps.
“How do you know my name?” Ari shouts. “Were you spying on us?”
“I was one of your father's best friend,” the man says, “I am Dr. King.”