As they entered back inside, Elletra tried to ignore a sense of déjà vu as she scanned for the exit in the giant room. Hawkeye was muttering in Martese, staring across the crowds for an opening that would seem inconspicuous.
A scream suddenly pierced the room, the music and conversations scraping to a halt as Elletra noticed the crowd rushing over to the far end.
“Help she’s dying! I think she’s bleeding! Someone find my sister’s husband!” Inessa shouted, gathering the frenzied attention of all.
Hawkeye chuckled and they made a beeline for the doors that were now unattended.
“That was a distraction?” Elletra asked incredulously as they flew down the darkened steps.
“It worked, didn’t it? I must say, her scream has improved tremendously.” He grinned.
Elletra heard the familiar hoofbeats of a galloping horse in time for her to dive into the shadows of the building with Hawkeye quickly following. They silently watched as Dieter sped by on a black horse towards the most industrial part of Machina.