by Hydrargentium

They burst through the gate, and immediately deployed around the courtyard. Stripes and Starchild found cover behind a truck along the left wall. Cannon stood ready to the right, ignoring cover for a better field of view. Gazer hugged the gatepost, staring at nothing, and Warwind took the opposite side. Atomica raced across the open space, juking sideways at random intervals to throw off snipers, and then disappeared under the overhang of the inner gate. Rockface strolled straight up the middle, stopping dead centre in the courtyard and crossing his arms on his massive chest. Groundhog, of course, was nowhere to be found.

The Fire King found all these preparations quite amusing.