--IC: The Clique (Luffy, Kri, Pyle, Oshi, Exigent): In the Mock City--
"Yeah! We'll show her that she was wrong to turn us away!" Luffy said, pumping his fist enthusiastically. "Cause we're awesome."
He clamped his hands on the shoulders of his two new teammates, who he immediately dubbed Blue Guy and Yellow Dude. "Glad you're with us, friends. You're gonna have a ton of fun working with Drippy Guy and me."
"Yeah, yeah, alright, you're in. Not that you have much of a choice."
Kri was a little snippy; instead of someone else being the VIP, leaving her free to charge into pain, she now had to be protected from it. Oh well, at least she had her Butterfly Knife to keep her arms bleeding. "So, what's our first move? Of should I decide, seeing as I'm the VIP?" she asked her team.
Pyle said nothing; he just followed the rest of the team, fuming silently. Out of all four of them, he was the one best suited to be the VIP. He had skill, a useful variation, effective weapons... what about that didn't scream VIP material? But noooo, Icarax just had to choose the most obviously visible member of their team to be the most important.
He seriously considered betraying everyone at one point...
Oshi hurried to catch up with her teammates; she didn't want to be left behind. Or alone. Not this time. It was a weird feeling for her, to actually want to be around someone else.
Especially someone like Kororia. She was different. In a good way.
She stuck close to the small tan Rahkshi, keeping a nervous eye out for anything that could attack her back.
Exigent took stock of his and his team's surroundings before they entered the building. There were a number of vantage points all around that they could put to use later in the assignment, if need be. But for now, an interior location would be beneficial.
Once inside, he said, "I believe that a scout would be a good idea. It would help in knowing exactly what approaches us, that we may deal with it accordingly."