He had taken out his new Lotus Elise and gone for a joy ride first.
"I'm here, I'm here, Elise," Lana mumbled.
"You're obsessed," Elise said.
That's a big deal, Elise continued.
"I'm glad you're down there, Elise," she said.
"Everyone's asleep, and I'm bored," Elise complained.
"I'll be rotating to the surface this afternoon," Elise said.
He'll be replacing Elise as your current roommate for the time being.
My friend Elise is on the special security team.
"I had a feeling this week would be rough," Elise said with a smile.
Elise held out a meal bar, which Lana accepted.
Lana jerked, afraid she'd been caught, before she realized Elise was calling over the command center's channels.
"Heya," Elise said, flashing a quick smile.
Elise gave a few hand signals to her detail.
Wait, Elise, can't you tell me what's going on out there?
Elise hesitated then said, Frankly, I don't know.
Both Elise and the Guardian were grim about the world outside the compound, and neither explained exactly why.
"Elise, you're taking your men out to the west side for supplies tonight," the general replied.
The woman named Elise grimaced but made no response.
I won't subject you to Elise and her insubordinate rabble, but you'll remain with the other army seniors here as my advisors.
A moment later, Elise darted by with a hand laser in her grip, disappearing between the same buildings.
Elise nodded in understanding.
"Hell, no," Elise snapped.
Elise lowered her laser as Lana blocked her shot and approached the man named Arnie.
"If he moves too quickly, take your shot," Elise replied.
Elise followed his lead.
Elise rushed them, and Brady followed.
Elise grabbed at Arnie, who twisted free and followed Lana.
Elise shouted, leaping atop the nearest boulder with her laser aimed at him.
"Lana, you fool," Elise scolded, squatting beside them.
Elise grabbed her wrist, but Lana resisted again.
"Move, Elise," the general snapped, pushing the guard commander away.
You'll report to Elise tomorrow morning.
Elise sheathed her weapon with a glance at him.
Elise fell into step beside him after checking on Lana.
Elise gave him a sidelong glance.
Brady lifted Lana gently off the gurney and entered, following Elise through the waiting area into the bay beyond.
She was the opposite of Elise: delicate and sweet, quiet and soft-spoken.
"I'm here, Elise," the same man who greeted them at the gate said with some irritation as he entered through a side door.
"I want updates hourly," Elise ordered.
Elise turned her attention on Brady.
The doctor ignored her, and Elise left.