“Can I help?” Mrs. Oscar asks, glaring over the edge of her glasses.
I shift uncomfortably and Roan gazes into space, still heartbroken.
Leo steps forward and clears his throat.
“We have information on the Mole.”
Her glare stays steady as she pulls out a clipboard with a sheet of paper on it.
“Fill in the details and sign at the bottom.” She sighs in a bored tone.
“No, you don’t understand we-”
“Thank you.” She interrupts in a no nonsense tone.
Leo looks at me over his shoulder, unsure how to proceed.
Then, as if breaking through fog, Roan steps forward, all six foot four of him coming to stand looking down on Mrs. Oscar sitting at her desk.
“She’s made a run for it, but if you’re quick, you might be able to track her down.”
“Look, you may scare everyone else but-”
He meets her eyes and I watch in shock as her mouth falls slack, useless.
“He’s mind controlling her.” Leo breathes in disbelief.
“You need to let us see the head.” Roan says, a hypnotic quality to his voice.
The hairs on my arms stand on end.
And I’d thought my Quirk was scary.
She nods and presses a button, leaning close to the mike.
“Some students who need to see you, Head.”
We hear a feminine sigh.
“Let them in.”
There’s another buzz and the double, deep mahogany doors click off the latch.
Roan strides forwards and we follow close behind him into the Heads long, narrow room with the soft carpets, potted plants and blinding light.
Today however, the huge curtains are drawn and we can see a slight blonde figure sat in a tall chair at the other end of the room.
“I had a feeling it would be you three.”
“Rin is the Mole and she’s currently running.” Roan says, forgetting the pleasantries.
The Head turns serious.
“This is Rin Kim?”
He nods still looking stoical but I catch him swallowing thickly.
“What makes you think this?”
I step forwards.
“Madouc’s painting. There’s a cage and-”
“Yes, I’ve seen it.”
I swallow my nerves and hold my hands behind my back so she can’t see they’re shaking.
“Well, we’re looking for a Channeller. The cage is the Mole, but in the cage are lots of different Quirks. Fire, mind control, shifter-”
“Then how do you know the Mole is Rin? We have two Channellers.”
“Rin left a note.” Leo explains, carefully leaving out the part where we beat up Alex. “She was there when we explained this to Roan, we left and when we came back, she was gone. She left a note saying sorry.”
She nods, looking thoughtful before pressing a button on her office phone and bringing it to her ear.
“Michael? Yes. Confirmation on Rin K as the Mole. Start tracking.” She’s silent for a few moments as she listens and then starts tapping her screen.
“Yes, yes it’s Romeo, Tango, Kilo, six, ten, nineteen ninety five.” She nods and sets the phone down, giving us a smile.
“Thank you, we’ll deal with this.”
Leo and I shift towards the door but Roan hesitates.
“What… how will she be punished?”
She smiles again.
“We’ll deal with this.”