While the actual act was slightly surprising, nobody would have guessed Walter would just up and try to take a group of kids, the thief knew it never crossed his mind once, the result went exactly as planned. Just about everybody was focused on that idiot and didn't notice a lone figure slip into the woods. That distraction was enough that a few more items was able to be grabbed and added to the payload for later. While an exact number of items was never agreed upon one or two more couldn't hurt. They looked exotic enough that they should fetch a high price from the buyer. It pretty much became a mantra at this point, it didn't matter what it did, the story made the sale.And there were plenty of stories to create in that pile that had been collected over these past few weeks. “What are you doing out here?” No, no no. The moment when it was all over and be in the clear was so close, this couldn't be happening now. Calm down, don't give anything away, “Lynda.” She looked impatient as she readjusted the grip on her spear, “Don't make me ask you again. I saw you walk away while everyone was gawking at that idiot and the kids. Okay, relax, there was a plan in mind even if this happened. “It occurred to me that the thief could use the commotion Walter was causing to get to where he was hiding the things he stole. I didn't think I had time to get you or one of the others. Time was of the essence, and it should be one of us who finds the thief and the items that were stolen.” It was hard not to looked unnerved by the glare she was emitting in this direction. But eventually she lowered her spear slightly and said, “Damn right it should be one us.” Good old vault guard pride, so easily to manipulate. “So , did you find anything?” “Not at the moment, I'm starting to think the thief headed to another part of the woods. I sort of went this way at random because it was closer to the commotion.” “We need a better plan than at random”, she said as she walked past, eyes keen for any foreign movement in the woods around them. “Who knows how long the thief has been planning this. He has the advantage of being way more collected in his thinking and not just reacting like we have been.” Then she paused as she looked in a certain direction. No there was nothing out of place, you don't see anything. Getting the spear in position she suddenly said without looking this way, “One of the tunnel entrances is over here,” she said before dashing off. Damn it, damn it, damn it. Stop her before she ruins everything. It's almost over this shouldn't be happening. It was too late by the time she finally stopped, she was at the entrance. Play it off, don't give anything away. “Lynda what is it?” She turned, looking excited. “The tunnels under the training ground. The thief could be using them to hide the things he stole from the vault. He may be be hiding in there himself, this is our chance. We can catch him off guard if we're careful and lucky enough. Watch my back in case he's near the opening.” “Of course.” Follow behind her, don't make any sudden movements that she'd notice and think something was wrong. She got to the entrance and went to open it, now. A small gasp of pain escaped her lips as the tip of the spear pierced her back. Pulling it out, only to swing at her again as she slowly turned around. She went down holding the gash in her neck. Stepping on her spear to make sure she couldn't use it and looked at her, a bit of regret forming, “I'm sorry Lynda, I truly liked you, but I can't have you ruining things more than you almost did.” One last plunge with the spear into her chest ended her life. No time to morn, There were other voices coming now, they'd see what happened and who done it. No time to hide the body now, just enough to opening this door to the tunnels and slip inside, time to move the items out of here. Earlier than planned but it couldn't be helped. But one thing nagged at the back of his mind. Her arm was moving before the blow that killed her landed. At the time the thought was she was trying to get her weapon in an attempt to push him back, but what if she wasn't? Too late to worry about it now.