Don't forget to read the past chapters so you aren't reading this, not knowing what is going on. I honestly wish I could keep all of this together but, my chapters are much too long for KW to like them so, they must be broken up. Enough of me, let's get to the story! Whoo!
Prunia and the rest of the team looked in a sort of shock at what Zero said. They looked at each other than back at Zero.
“We’re gunna discuss this considering the suddenness of it,” Prunia said to Zero. He nodded in agreement.
They huddled up and were whispering amongst themselves, making sure that Zero couldn’t hear any of what they were talking about.
“Well, what do you think,” Prunia asked her teammates.
“I think we should give him a chance. He has potential and I don’t see him as the type that would betray us,” Quake said.
“Yeah. I agree with Quake. The guy’s good. He actually survived Tarik's wrath for quite some time. Considering that his first encounter with him,” Rizzo added.
“I don’t think we should trust him. We just met him and we don’t actually know what he did with the general. It all could’ve been staged, a way to get us in the open. We don’t exactly have the best reputation with people in the city,” Umbra argued.
“That just seems like paranoia. Granted, we aren’t liked by a lot of people but, I highly doubt they would go that much out of their way just to get us out in the open,” Prunia countered looking at Umbra.
“I don’t know. I’m getting an odd vibe from him,” Umbra said looking past everyone to look at Zero who was looking around the city, “And we haven’t even seen his face yet. He’s had that mask on since we met him.”
“We have majority vote, Umbra,” Prunia concluded. Umbra looked irritated with the decision, “look we’ll keep a close eye on him. If anything seems off about him, we’ll confront him, okay,” Prunia assured.
The team headed over to Zero. He was still looking around the city, slightly baffled by its size. He hadn’t been in a metropolis before so this was quite an experience.
“Zero,” Prunia said getting my attention. She stuck out her hand, “Welcome to the team,” she said.
I reached for her hand and shook it, “Thank you,” I said letting a smile sneak onto my face under my mask. I didn’t want to admit it but, I was glad to have people I could call friends.
“Only under one condition,” she added at the last second.
I tilted my head, “What’s that,” I asked being completely confused from the question.
“Take off the mask. How can we trust you if we haven’t even seen your face yet,” she said.
I looked at her, not liking this deal at all. I had the mask on for a reason. I knew they weren’t in kahoots with COSMO but, you could never be too sure. I thought of how to answer, trying not to come off the wrong way but, couldn’t think of a way without being blunt, “No. The mask stays on,” I said assertively. I paused before continuing, “I want to tell you about my past. Honestly. But, not yet.”
Prunia looked at me confused, “What does taking off your mask have to do with your past?”
“Everything,” I answered, seriousness flooding my voice, “I take off my mask, questions will arise. Answering those questions involves going into my past.”
Prunia looked at me, trying to fully understand what I was saying. She looked at the team then called another huddle, seeing as that was going to be the only way to solve this.