Luc had one arm around the girl; his free hand clutched the machine pistol taken from the sentry. The magazine was full; the safety off.
“Give it up, Luc!” urged the girl, “We’ll never beat Doctor Regulus, not here, not now.”
“I’ll never quit, Missy, understand? If we don’t continue, if we don’t end this now, all the others will have died in vain.”
“Oh, Luc; you’re so brave and manly!”
Missy swooned and Luc still held her in his arms when he confronted Regulus in the laboratory.
“Drop the detonator, Doctor! It’s over.”
“I’ll decide when it’s over, Luc.”