Lana's gaze lingered in its direction, her heart quickening.
Lana's body ached from sleeping in chairs.
Lana's smile remained as she crossed the helipad towards the barracks.
Elise was there, one hand aiming the laser at the raging man with the other hand planted on Lana's shoulder to prevent her from entering the potential line of fire.
Lana's eyes opened, and she stared at Brady, emotions flying through the expressive gaze.
Brady jostled Lana's still body in his arms as he rose.
He brushed hair away from Lana's pale face.
"Is this a laser wound?" the doctor asked, releasing the seal around Lana's wrist.
Lana's head buzzed, and she staggered, leaning against a wall.
Lana's head spun at the news.
It wasn't just the injury and meds that made Lana's head spin.
Lana's the little girl who got shot, right?
Lana's heart skipped a beat, and she pulled out the tracker Elise gave her, starting through the forest towards the stream.
Lana's skin was soft, her body fitting comfortably against his.
Lana's eyes opened at his voice.
Lana's heart stopped, and she opened her mouth to shout for Elise.
Cold water soaked Lana's boots as Dan kept them on the creek's edge for a few hundred meters before veering into the surrounding forest.
Lana's head broke free, and she pushed the water-breather up, gasping.
Her brow knitted together as her eyes took in Lana's clothes.
Lana's face grew warmer.
Lana's face grew warm again, and she silently thanked the retired fed for brushing off her grays so diplomatically.
Lana's apartment held the basics: a place to sleep, a place for her clothes and enough furniture for Jack to sleep on.
Lana's a place to sleep and nothing more.
The terror on Lana's face was fresh in his thoughts, and he heard her scream again as he was flung from the helo, before it hit the water.
His heart leapt then sank as Lana's scream echoed in his thoughts again.
"I see," Brady said, looking over Lana's blond friend.
"We thought we'd start at Lana's house," Elise said as they all walked towards the awaiting helo.
Lana's heart pounded as she left the forest.
Lana's second plan was foiled.
When Kelli woke her, the warehouse was dark, except for the low light of lanterns like the one dangling from the ceiling into Lana's room.
Lana's eyes settled on them, and she found herself tensing.
Lana's access was limited to the eastern part of the country.
The remains of Lana's home was more what he was used to: debris surrounding a dirt crater large enough to swallow the whole community.
Elise said she was Lana's neighbor.
"We're looking for someone," Elise said and handed him her micro, which displayed Lana's picture.
On instinct, Brady opened the channel to Lana's net.
Lana's hand went instinctively to the pocket with her micro before she dropped it.
The hand pushing against his side was covered in warm blood, and Lana's panic increased as Brady's body began to relax.
He just … I tried … Lana's throat was too tight to explain.
Doctors worked quickly to stabilize Brady in a helo ride that seemed far too long for Lana's comfort.