Vesuvius smiled as Hellbent crossed the forcefield. obviously, this man meant to attack.
They made a mistake. The trap that would destroy the children was no ordinary trap. all they would do is maximize the damage.
"I hope you know what you're doing," Vesuvius growled. "Because your choices will have dire consequences,"
The child he had been holding had transported away. That hardly surprised him. He knew investitures in the alleyverse that could do such things.
However, whoever had done it had neglected to remove the small explosive embedded in the childn's arm. A simple bulge in the childn's skin.
Vesuvius pressed a small button on his alivened arm. The explosive went off.
Not that any of these people would know it, but it was still worthwhile. He could almost imagine the short scream.
Vesuvius met Hellbent's eyes. "Hand over Benson," he said. His last reminder.