However, just before Viperhit the floor she felt a pair of arms around her. She looked up tosee the guy they called Axel had caught her just in time. Viper gotto her feet and stuck out her hand. “Cheers.” She saidgratefully as she shook his hand.
“No problem.” Hereplied and hurried to help the rest of the team. Viper stood on thespot and looked up at the balcony where Paine had been. But when shelooked she saw that he was no longer there. She looked up and downthe alley but he was nowhere to be seen.
Lioness fell into thesplits to avoid one of Spydah’s mechanical legs. Jumping back shebrought her leg around and it made contact with Spydah’s cheek. Hecursed her and raised his fist. However, he froze as a small redlight on his wrist started flashing. “You got lucky Lioness.”
“Nine lives Spydah.”Lioness replied.
“Hmph.” Spydahtook off and Flesh soon followed.
As Flesh barged past,Viper placed a small tracking device on the back of his neck.Immediately afterwards it began pulsing a pale blue light. Viper wassatisfied and leapt for the railings on the balcony. But just as shegrabbed hold with one hand she felt a hand around her ankle. Shelooked down to see Axel’s hand around her leg. “Not so fast.”
She did not look alarmedinstead she replied calmly. “Let me go.”
“You’ve got someexplaining to do. In other words, why do you want to track them?”Axel questioned.
“Let me go first.”Viper said still hanging on to the rails with one hand.
“How do we know youwon’t run off?”
“Axel. Let her go.You’ve got to believe the word of a beautiful lady.” Hawkinterrupted.
“Oh brother.”Viper groaned as she saw him offer to catch her. Axel let go of herankle and instead of falling into Hawks arms, Viper vaulted off theside of the rails and landed neatly on the ground behind the group.
Hawk looked dissapointedbut soon hid it and returned to his usual smug looking face.
“Well you might aswell start with your name.” King said.
Viper raised an eyebrow.”Misha Roberts.”
“And you got thenickname Viper? How?” Shark said.
“It’s a long story.”Viper answered. “But I believe the only reason you stopped mewas because you wanted to know why I put the tracking device on Mr.Tall big and gruesome.”
“Well yeah.”Shark answered.
“Well when Painedestroys your home and steals your ten-thousand year old talisman,you kind of want it back.” Viper explained.
“A ten thousand yearold talisman? What do you want with it?” Hawk said. “Couldn’tyou just buy a new one?”
“No I couldn’t. Itwas passed down for me. And it’s sort of unique.” Viperanswered.
“Right. But why doesPaine want you to join his team?” Axel asked.
“What is this? Sixtyquestions?” Viper sighed. “Because…now don’t all hate meat once, I’m sort of an expert at getitng into places undetected.”
“So you’re a thief.”Lioness said.
“Welltechnically…yes.” Replied Viper. “But that doesn’t mean Iuse every oppurtunity possible to steal things.”
King raised an eyebrow.”It’s true.” Viper insisted. “But anyway. If that’sall your questions answered. I’ll see you around.”
“Wait. If you needour help you can find us at the Aquarium.” Offered Axel.
“Thanks. But Ialready know.” Smiled Viper.
“You were able tobreak in to the base?” Lioness said. “What did you take?”
“I got hungry andfancied a little snack.” Viper said as she leapt onto thebalcony and out of site.
“What!” AxelShouted after her.
“See I told you itwasn’t me that took the food.” King interrupted.