Remi had stood up, assuming that this was the moment they dashed to get away. With the girl on the side of his bruised eye he didn't realise that she had changed tack and was rushing towards the line of sight between the two forces. What could possibly have come over her? Remi asked himself. It had been a very simple plan and even the Martians had waved them in the direction of the way out. Remi's feet had changed direction and he was still contemplating what to do when he realised where he was running. He drew himself to a halt a few feet away from Violet. His gaze went right past her to the line of earth marines. They looked more like a line of identical robotic killing machines than human soldiers. Thick armour protected their torsos, their eyes were barely visible through the visors. Remi had nothing to say to add to Violet's argument. He took a half step backwards as his head caught up with the stupidity his feet had enacted.