Lewa Okoto crossed her legs as she sat down on the floor in the common area of the Basement Prison, with a corner to her back and the entire room to her front, where she could see every prisoner that wished to wandering about. She examined the various guards with a weary sense of curiosity, watching them as they patrolled back and forth around and through the prisoners.
Slowly, she closed her eyes, resting her hands upon her knees and taking a deep breath, beginning to relax.
“You can’t be serious!”
Her eyes snapped back open at the sound of Pohatu Okoto’s voice. She quickly spotted the silver Toa of Stone pacing towards her with Tahu Okoto and Kopaka Okoto at his sides. The silver Toa was glaring at Kopaka Okoto and looked incensed; the Toa of Ice also seemed frustrated, although Tahu Okoto simply seemed resigned. Her three brothers came to a halt directly in front of her; not wanting to have to stare up at them, Lewa Okoto pushed herself to her feet with a sigh.
“What is it?” she asked, directing the question to Pohatu Okoto, who was looking at her expectantly and ignoring Tahu Mata, who she could see watching them with curiosity out of the corner of her eye.
“It’s Kopaka,” Pohatu Okoto muttered. “He’s trying to leave - trying to say that we were wrong to support Tahu Mata, that we should have gone with the other one. Tahu Stars.”
“If we had sided with Tahu Stars from the start, we would not be prisoners,” Kopaka Okoto snapped.
“Tahu Okoto is our leader,” Pohatu Okoto said, stressing the final word.
“Then perhaps he should not be,” the Toa of Ice replied, glaring at the Toa Okoto of Fire, who glared back at him.
“Hey,” Lewa Okoto said quickly, stepping in between the two Toa before it could come to blows. “I know that tempers are high right now. We’re all frustrated. But we need to stand together, as a unified whole, or else we won’t get anywhere.”
“Not you too,” Kopaka Okoto spat, sounding disgusted. “Don’t wax philosophical like you’ve been alive for more than a week.”
“We have a purpose here,” the Toa of Air reminded him. “We’ve travelled through time. There must be a reason.”
“Yeah?” Kopaka Okoto asked, scoffing. “And there’s got to be a reason why all of us plastic toys are alive as well. But you don’t see anyone scrambling to answer that particular question!”
The episode releases later this week.