She moved behind his coffin "let get to it then" she said then looked to maze " come it wont cover much of you but the coffin will help a little."

"Pass," Maze said in a guttural tone. "I'll offer you cover."

That's when he saw the trio.

"Who the hell are you three?" She asked them as she reached to her rear pouch to ready a stun grenade should things go south.

"Me... Maze...they....," and he shrugged.

A wayward trooper, clearly on his own and detached from his unit stumbled into the gap between Maze and the trio. Even with a blast helmet on, you could tell he was shaking.

Maze was on him in two steps. He crushed the gun with one hand and held him strong under the other arm. "Want me crush or bring for talkey?"

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