With a stolen Morganroete tech uniform and a hacked ID badge, everything for Domino had been going precisely according to plan. Keeping a datapad in his hand, his rushed pace made him seem like someone who was running around the facility in a hurry. He had a cap, the same one a rookie engineer would be wearing, pulled down to cover his face just a bit. It kept anyone from looking too closely and wondering if they had seen the blue-haired, gold-eyed student engineer before. Luckily, Morganroete did hire Coordinators or he would stick out way too much for such a mission.
As he headed down the halls of the facility, trying his best not to look too lost, he began speaking to himself-- well, not to himself, but rather to Rafael over a secured communication channel. “It looks like your directions were wrong, Shades.” Just as he was about to turn a corner, he peeked around it cautiously at first. He could see a pair of military guards patroling the corridor ahead of him. As he waited for them to turn around the next corner and follow, he spoke up again. “We’re here to steal the Earth Alliance prototype suits, right? Everyone around here has Orb uniforms. They are on high alert-- something is going on.”
He began to head down the corridor in the same direction that the guards went when he suddenly felt a presence behind him. “Hey! Don’t hang around the halls, it isn’t safe.”
He looked over his shoulder to see an Orb soldier staring in his direction, it was clear from the expression that this was a regular thing he had to do regularly, “Where are you supposed to be?”
Domino thought quickly, considering his options and decided to first attempt to bluff his way out of the situation. “I’m supposed to be in Hanger 6.” That sounded reasonable-- if he was lucky, the guard would show him the way to the mobile suits. He would have more options from there.
The guard’s brow twitched just a little as he repeated in an obviously suspicious voice, “Hanger 6?” Only then did Domino notice more carefully the sign he had been following on the wall ‘Hanger D’. Letters, not numbers. The guard began to reach down to his side to draw his weapon. Fortunately for Domino, this was a natural.
Before the guard could grab his gun and pull it, Domino lunged with lightning speed out and slammed him hard in the chest, causing the guard’s heart to stop for just one beat and causing him to be stunned for second. Then, falling back, Domino kicked his foot up from the ground, gaining momentum and landed a square kick right on the guard’s chin. The guard flew backwards, landing hard against the wall and falling to the ground unconscious. The gun tumbled out and Domino grabbed it before making a mad dash towards the direction of this ‘Hanger D’. He just had to hope it would take a little while for anyone to find the fallen guard. But then-- guard patrols usually moved in pairs, if that guard was alone his partner could not be far away.