Chen's eyes blazed red, or at least they would have if he could will them to. It had not been a good day, and Xiao was making things worse.
"For being such an intelligent man, I'm surprised, Xiao. No, I will not hurt you. Not now at least. Once this is all over, we're going to have... Words."
The capital W was enunciated clearly with the hopes that Xiao got the full intent. Chen had had enough. He looked at the earth ramp Felix made, then turned to everyone.
"Alright, everybody. A few things to go over before we head inside. First off, there have been reports of lots of lightning benders in Musashi Manufacturing working on something important. Whether they are being forced to do so or do so willingly, they are to be considered potentially dangerous. A lightning bender can kill a lot easier than a firebender can, so keep your eyes out and if you hear sparking, dodge." He looks at Siku. "Siku, I hate to say it but waterbending is going to be dangerous. Stick close to me."
"Our objective here is to discover material evidence that'll put Musashi manufacturing down, as well as discover where their shipments are headed. Kara was nice enough to discover a manifest and blueprint for a weapon that detailed a massive shipment heading somewhere. We need to know where that is headed. Find that, and we can all go home."
He began to climb the earth stairs, paused for a moment, then turned and spoke again. "And remember that not everyone is your enemy. I don't want a repeat of the LastDark Hotel here."
Kara and Ren had reached the window when Felix took the initiative and created his earth staircase.
"Huh." Kara muttered, and hoisted herself up the last rung. "We could have done that."
The window to the building was a simple slide latch, one that wasn't locked. However, as Kara opened it, she heard rapid breathing. Someone was inside. She brought a finger to her lips, very slowly opened the window the rest of the way and poked her head in.
There was someone inside; Hidden behind a stack of crates.
Against all pretense of stealth, Kara moved inside and looked at the woman hiding behind the crates. "It's ok. We're not here to hurt you. We're looking for the shipping floor. Do you know where it is?"