Inside the building, Jorden was getting worried. He had heard the fighting outside, and could sense that the mutant was now attacking them. He wanted to go join the rest of his team, but remembered what Alex had told him about staying with the police. He frowned, because they were just standing around, while the irritable lieutenant spoke with the mayor's teenage daughter. The girl seemed to be traumatized, and Jorden might have had sympathy for her, if he had not been worried about his own team. He would just need to wait until they could leave.
Studying the lieutenant and other officers that were with him, he began to have an odd feeling. It might have been his heightened instincts, or maybe he was just paranoid, but he somehow knew that he needed to get to the money in the next room before the officers had a chance.
Glancing at them again, he slipped out unnoticed and gathered up the large amount of cash, shoving it into the investigation bag that had been given to them. The stuck up lieutenant could bitch about it later.
As soon as he had it all in the bag, Jorden heard movement, then voices from one of the smaller rooms.
"He left, didn't he? What if he gets all the money up before we can? He will just take it to the station." Jorden swore when he heard the voice of one of the rookie officers. The kid should have stayed out of this. He was on a fast track to losing his career, if he kept this up.
The lieutenant sighed. "He thinks he is superior to us, because he is not even fully human. If he tries to take it, we will show him how quickly a cat can lose one life. Headquarters doesn't know about the money, and he will not ruin it for us."
Jorden strapped the bag securely on his back and stood up. If they wanted this money so bad, they would need to take him out to get it. Opening the door, he faced the two officers. The lieutenant glared at him when he entered.
"Why are you so hostile, lieutenant?" Jorden smiled at both of them. The rookie averted his gaze, and Jorden grabbed him by the arm. "You really don't want to get into the criminal business, kid. It doesn't pay. Believe me, I know." Glaring at the lieutenant, he shifted the weight on his back. "Do you know how well a cat's hearing is? Much higher than a human's. I will not let you walk out of this room with that money."
The rookie glanced at him, then the lieutenant. "I'm sorry, sir. I can't do this. It was a bad idea."
The lieutenant reached to grab him, but Jorden had his arm behind his back before he could do anything. "Go on, kid. Like I said, you don't want to get into this, and he doesn't have a chance against me. I am stronger and more skilled. If you go now, I will not mention this to the department. I promise." He twisted the lieutenant's arm painfully, while he struggled to get away.
"Let go of me, Agent Daken. That is an order," the man growled through gritted teeth.
"Not until the kid leaves," he glanced at the rookie. "I think you should go. Take the hostages out the back door, and all of you get back to the station. Like I said, I won't tell, and neither will he."
The rookie smiled at him. "I'm sorry, Agent Daken. I will do that." Without another word, the rookie left.
Jorden let go of the lieutenant's arm, blocked the punch that was thrown at him, and took the lieutenant to the ground. Punching the man in the face, he ended the fight quickly. Now it was time to go help his team.
When he got out there, he saw that he had been correct that the agents were already fighting the mutant. Rushing over to Bailey, he smiled grimly. He glanced at Deana, telling her everything that had happened in the building. She sent Sam in to take the lieutenant back to headquarters.
Jorden glanced at Bailey, who was watching nervously as Alex fought against the mutant. It was about time they stepped in.
Out of the corner of his eye, Bailey saw Will sneak up behind the assailant and grab him in a headlock. The mutant did not struggle, and stopped fighting Alex, who shook his head at Will.
"Let go of him and let me take care of this. He will only hurt you," Alex appeared to be a bit panicked. "Bailey can take him…"
"I already have him, Alex," Will glanced at Bailey, who looked at the leaders.
"No. You know what he can do. He is dangerous and you are making matters worse. Let Bailey have him, now that he is more pissed off," Alex glared at his brother. "That is an order."
"Okay…I'll let him go," Bailey moved over behind Will to take the assailant, but seconds before he let go, Jorden shouted to Will about the man's hand. Before Bailey could react, he had placed it on Will's back, fully charged with electricity. Will jolted a few times, then fell to the ground.
Bailey grabbed the assailant, snapping his neck using his power. The fight was over as the man fell to the ground.