The battle was too much for them to handle. They were outgunned and outmatched in every sense of the word. Six sets of various weapons — staves, swords, balls, spears — pointed in the same cohesive direction. There was nothing to be said in their decision, they were given a single job and would complete it at all costs. One little speck of determination was all they needed. They were there to protect the young woman nestled in the centre of their protective group.
She stood there, resolutely and unafraid of the villains before them. The one who stood directly in front of her looked over his shoulder and nodded confidently. It was a signal that he intended to lead the charge. Or at least that was the plan as the brunette girl nodded to the blond. He moved with ease toward the men in front of them and feinted a slash before grabbing her hand and rushing past the startled guard.
“I won’t go so easy on you next time!”
Written for dailyprompt over at Dreamwidth using the prompt “Run.” Last quote is in italics due to direct quoting of the Final Fantasy X script.