Your hand waves down to dismiss the act of open fire. She puts down her automatic rifle, and nods. "Nissa, what do you think we should do? Personally, I think we could do this without any casualties - to any sides."
"Mmm...I think we should directly confront whatever it is. Judging by its posture, it looks humanoid. Possibly a mutant. Go for the usual?" You give her a thumbs up, and she tosses the rifle towards you. You move away from your mounted sniper carefully not to draw any attention.
Once you are far away from Nissa, you take raise your arms high and yell. Immediately, the spider-creature turns your way and approaches. You don't tense up; it's all part of the procedure. Negotiate with the victim. If violence is used, deploy a warning shot. Then go in for the kill.
"Your clothing seems very suspicious, and your thing there looks threatening, but hello anyways!" The spider, no, girl said cheerily.
"Hello. I ask for a safe passageway for my partner and I to wherever this cave leads, granted it's safe. I will promise you nothing; however nothing of bad harm will come to you intentionally."
"Okay!" That had caught you off guard. How compliant. Out of all the negotiations you had, this might've been the easiest. However, you smile.
You give the motion to clear the negotiation phase. A slight click is heard from across the cave walls, and a quiet tapping is heard on the cave floor.
"So...about your partner. Is she a cute one?"
"Opinionated statements are always biased. I have no right to say." You really didn't want to answer that way, but it is necessary.
"Aww, you're no fun!"
Nissa comes, walking briskly. You wait a while, then you freely toss her the automatic rifle. She does the same with your trusty sniper.
As the three of you progress deeper into the cave, a long bridge connects the way to a city-looking complex.
"Here's the further I'll guide you. Have fun!" The spider-girl waves and winks at you. "Good luck."
You take the first step onto the bridge, and it creaks, not feeling too sturdy under your footing. You shift the weight to both your legs to balance it out. You cross it, but Nissa looks a little skeptical. Nevertheless, she crosses it without difficulty. Her small frame, alongside the fact that she didn't have to carry a sniper, made it easier.
You glance around, just checking the surroundings. A green eyed girl is seen approaching Nissa slowly.
"...so jealous." Your partner looks at her, eyes filled with questions, but she doesn't let Nissa talk. "Your...chest size is so much bigger than mine! I cannot believe it. And not to mention that your bust is a lot nicer than mine...I'm so jealous." Nissa keeps a straight face, but you can tell by the light in her eyes that she's holding in her laughter. You sigh and walk faster, tuning out all the chatting that came after.
The green eyed girl (Parsee, as Nissa said), remained around and followed the two of you around. After an explanation of your surroundings, the girl provided to be not of much use. However, she was a great guide.
Your current destination seemed to be a giant mansion-like building. It seemed to be a good refuge from the rebels.
...A sour smell came up to your nose. Seems alcoholic.
[ ] Trace the smell from the origin.
[ ] Keep heading towards the mansion.
[ ] Stop and reassess your inventory. Never hurts to double check.
[ ] Check up on your Unit Dispatch Transmitter.