Tragic is all we're gonna know, Beansprout.”
With Allen looking ready, they head into the tunnel, Lavi running a hand along the cool and rough surface of the stone walls. The further they go, trying not to use the flashlight, the more louder the woman’s calls are starting to get. She’s definitely the only one down there, but… how are they going to deal with her? Maybe Lavi should do it so as not to strain Allen and letting the virus coarse faster through his veins.
There would be no choice. They can’t move around her because he can hear her footsteps as she stumbles around, words somewhat garbled. She would hear them. They’re still making their own slightly-heard shuffling noises.
He can’t help but glance back at Allen to say, “
I'll take care of her.”
Unlike his comrade, the redhead is more willing to do what is necessary—he won’t let Allen do it because of the previous stated reason, because Allen might not even do it in the end, and also because Lavi is NOT going to waste time when he has to get past her and outside to wait for Bookman.
"Yeah, thanks for the reassurance," Allen whispered with dripping sarcasm. It wasn’t as if Lavi wasn’t probably right about it, but did he really have to say it so tactlessly? He mentally sighed. No point in sugar-coating it, he supposed. Anyway, Lavi’s blunt honesty was one of his more admirable traits. He rarely, if ever, seemed afraid to just say things as they were and do so shamelessly.
The near-silence of the hall as they walked was almost nerve-wrackingly disquieting after everything they’d dealt with today, but all the same it was welcomed and relieving. Hopefully, other than the one person trapped in the spores, they wouldn’t run into anything else.
He could hear the garbled, somewhat nonsensical words and movements. Whoever was ahead was already starting to Turn, and he couldn’t help but wonder how much longer he had himself, before he’d become a danger to others around him. He still felt okay, but that didn’t mean much.
"M…maybe… I should do it," he said after a moment. He didn’t want to, and he didn’t think Lavi did either, but he wanted to spare Lavi from as much as he could, and having to kill wasn’t easy. And he wasn’t going to live long enough to regret it for long anyway.