After popping out the window and climbing out, the hot air escaping the radiator inundated Tetsuo. He could feel the slight pain, but it hardly mattered. Hot air wouldn't burn his eyebrows and hair, and the scalded skin would heal fast. It was a small price to pay if it meant stopping the guard in time, in case he was still around.
Steres followed when more gunfire could be heard. But it wasn't coming directly from their location, so they pressed on. Steres voiced his concern, but finding the guard pinned down stopped Tetsuo from responding. This man wouldn't go anywhere and was hardly a threat now. The command post drew their attention with more gunfire. Just what had happened there? Tetsuo couldn't believe that the violence of the automatic weapons had not supressed the crowd yet. Or the soldiers had totally lost it and were on a killing spree. Part of him wanted to go over there and check it out, but he knew it was a mistake.
They had to make use of this confusion to get in the zone. But what about the soldier. He was obviously hurt and Tetsuo had wanted to spare his life.
"I was hoping the car would get us a bit further, but it doesn't matter. We have to cover some ground." he said to Steres. "We can always get a new one inside. Moving through the alleys for a bit might not be a bad thing."
Before he was gonna start jogging away from the carnage, he quickly ran to the soldier. First he'd look for the man's rifle and then check if he could get some more ammunition off him. If Tetsuo came across the mans walkie, he'd send out a distress call, naming the street corner, before moving away. Whether or not it was set to the right channel/frequency would be up to fate. Tetsuo wouldn't waste time doing it more than once.
"For Feanor was made the mightiest in all parts of body and mind, in valour, in endurance, in beauty, in understanding, in skill, in strength and subtlety alike, of all the Children of Illuvatar, and a bright flame was in him"