“Tech! Get out of there!”
Cassidy spun around at Ace’s call. Tech was still holding up the building, trying to keep it from collapsing on the busy road and apartment building on the other side of the road. It was an older building, the majority of the structure made of cement, unlike the mostly-metal buildings that populated the city. The structure was crumbling, debris falling dangerously close to Tech and the apartment building. They hadn’t finished evacuating it yet.
Tech didn’t answer Ace. It was doubtful that he even heard him. Cassidy could see his arms, his whole body shaking. This battle had been too long, too rough; and the aftermath even longer. He was starting to tire, and the building was threatening to collapse on him and the people still in the apartment at any second.
One half of the team was inside the apartment, helping people out, and the other half were rushing people to a safe distance. Tech needed help.
Not thinking twice, Cassidy took off towards Tech, leaving Sapphire and Lexi at the main doors of the apartment, calling her name. She ran, heart in her throat and her legs moving automatically to dodge and leap over the scattered and falling debris.
“Cass? What are you doing?!” Tech yelled, voice cracking as the weight of the building pushed down on him.
“Trust me!” She yelled back. For a moment, she glanced back at Sapphire, thinking about the shield when they had managed to combine their powers, the research Tech had been spending weeks on, the theories he had about their powers. He had been too afraid to test anything yet. Placing her palms flat against his shoulder blades, she pushed against him gently. “And trust your own damn research, you idiotic genius!”