The looks that Carter's teammates were giving him was exactly what he had feared. They looked hurt, betrayed, angry. But most of all...confused.
"What do you mean part ways?!" Kat yelled, the tone in her voice was extremely fierce. "Carter we've been with you through thick and thin, and now you want us to just go?" Kat asked in a huff.
Roulet cracked his knuckles, and sighed, "Listen Kat, Collins, Yilvoxe, Eddie, Joey, Hawk, Rolland, all of you." Carter said, "You guys have been an incredible team." Carter paced around the upper room of the bunker.
"But what? Were not good enough now?!" Kat snapped, she seemed to be doing most of the talking. It was probably because she was the most hurt.
"Kat shut up and listen to me!" Carter snapped, "This is bigger than all of you. It's bigger than me. It's something I can't control." Carter explained, "I know what you're all gonna say. Were in it through everything. And I appreciate that, really I do." Carter said, "But I don't want any of you to die. I can't live with your deaths on my conscience."
"You can't possibly think that you can handle Failsafe on your own...do you?" Joey asked, his arms folded across his chest.
"Maybe I can, maybe I can't." Carter said. "But what I can't handle is any of you dying." Carter stuffed his hands in his pockets.
Yilvoxe raised her hand, "Can I say something?" she asked. Yilvoxe seemed to shiver when she spoke. Probably because the ice she controlled ran so thick within her body.
"Yeah." Carter said, "Go ahead."
"You say you couldn't live with one of us dying." Yilvoxe pointed out, "But how do you think we would feel...if we could have helped you, and you died?"
Carter raised an eyebrow, "I don't have an answer for that." Carter replied, "But you all have lives to live. Reasons to go on, mine is so simple, and so small." Carter said, "Kill Dr. Williams, that's all I've ever wanted to do. That's the only thing will do."
Kat huffed, "Fuck you." she snarled, "You're stupid!" Kat insulted, "Thinking you can take on all of Failsafe by yourself!" Kat yelled, "Fine, go on, we don't need you! Especially if you don't need us!" Kat screamed. There was a faint tear in her eye as she stormed out of the room.
Carter nodded, a painful sigh came from his lips, "I'm sorry." Carter said, "To all of you." Carter looked up, "You all served me well. You were more than friends, you were all family." Carter said. "But it's time for me to go."
Hawk stared down at his boots from beneath his helmet, "We would gladly do it again." Hawk said to Carter, "You're the kind of person I would follow into any battle, and the kind of person I'd die for."
Eddie removed his cat like mask, "You helped me conquer my fears." Eddie smirked, "I'm forever in your debt.
Rolland shrugged, "It was fun." Rolland chuckled, "Fun killing people, fun serving you. And that's all I ever wanted when I decided to join you." Rolland smirked.
"I forgive you." Joey spoke up, "For my father...for Sielen. I know it wasn't your fault. I know...it was a long time ago." Joey said, "And if this is goodbye, I'm glad I got to meet you."
Yilvoxe perked up, "As am I." she smiled, "Thanks for taking in a silly alien girl like me." she smiled, "Not many people would have done that."
Collins, who was very tired, and almost unconscious, didn't say much. But that didn't bother Carter, not at all. "If I find out what happened to me...if I kill Williams, I'll send you all a post card." Carter chuckled. As did the rest of the team. "Now get out of here." Carter waved, "Before I make you give up your lives for me."
The team smiled, as one by one they exited the large bunker. Carter stared at Jemima, who was handcuffed, and tied to a chair. "Looks like it's just you and me."
(A/N) Hey ya'll. This Chapter is extremely short for one of two reasons, the first is this kind of a practice chapter. I want to see your guys' reaction. And how you like the leave. If you enjoy this chapter, I will most likely reupload it, but add more to it. The second reason is because this was my plan all along, but after further analysis of the story. I wasn't sure how well it would be received. PS: I got a new desktop recently, and have yet to set it up. I uploaded this from a friends house, on his computer. So anyways, that's all folks. I love you guys and gals. Thanks to those still reading. I promise it will be worth it...hopefully. In the meantime let me know what you guys think.