12. Dangerous darkness
I could take out Lucas Sanster and die getting away, or I could take out the guards and Sanster or die trying. I knew what I was going to do, but how to do it. I needed to surprise the guards, catch them off guard and murder their sorry souls before they processed what was happening. I began to push the body of the poisoned man away, from the desk, I'd be using it in my attack. I crept backwards towards the back of the office on my hand and knees. Not wanting to be spotted yet. I raised to crouch and started a sprint to the desk, I leaped on it, hoping I wasn't casting a shadow out into the warehouse below. I jumped from the desk at the window, rolling through the air and hitting the glass.
The glass shattered. I jumped through it, throwing my dagger at one guard and taking him out before I'd even hit the floor. I landed on the second guard, stabbing him with Amicus and rolling out the way as sword slashed above me. I jumped to my feet, brandishing my blades, my heart pounding in my chest, sending my nerves into act first, think later mode. Lucas Sanster stumbled backwards as his two remaining guards came towards me. I smiled at them as they approached. I sidestepped the first mans blade and swirled away from the second's axe.
"Come on now." I grinned, "This isn't a dancing competition." I was taunting them, "But if it was I'd totally win."
One man grunted and stepped towards me, raising his sword, leaving his chest unprotected, his final mistake. I sliced my sword across his chest, cutting him in half. I turned to the final man, Homstem dripping with his friend's blood. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Sanster sprinting towards the door. This death had to be fast if I didn't want the bandit to escape. I kicked the man in the chest and he was sent stumbling backwards. I raised Amicus in my left hand and he swerved to the right, where Homstem was waiting. The twin swords sliced through him together, as a team. The man died before me.
I looked round at Lucas who was running full pelt towards the doors. I was always good at sprinting, but he was too fast. I picked up my dagger from the first guards body and aimed before releasing it and watching as the dagger sailed through the air towards my enemy, my final enemy.