He stepped back beside her, and she soon heard one of the helicopters grow nearer.
Stepping onto the ledge outside, Lana heard the sounds of gun and laser fire too close for her comfort, along with the beat of helicopters in the dark skies.
The base camp housed the emergency response helicopters for Tucson and neighboring sectors and was manned with a skeletal crew of Guardians and one on-duty pilot, a Natural who'd been trained to fly.
Helicopters thumped in the distance while military patrols roared overhead.
Two more helicopters landed at different helipads while the searchlights continued to rove the compound.