Asses are meant to be kicked
Welp, that was over fast. Not only had the battling ended just as soon as it started, no one could begin to touch Lt Justice. The middle aged former hero lunged first, before springing from hand to hand until the finally closed in a thunderous energy clap. Right when her finished Lieutenant Justice was dashing at the alarmed ranged combatant. He jumped into a violent grab, catching the girl by the throat before slinging her ruthlessly at the wall. She smacked against it before crumpling down, and Ryan was descending to avenge her with a mighty leap. The nimble man's boot adorned feet clapped against Ryan's shoulders before he carried him in a speeding somersault that left him crashing near Kevin and Lillian. He was approaching them next, and the predatory look in his eye hinted at the monstrous ass beating the veteran intended to deliver.
One by one the man engaged the heroes. He took the longest time with Lillian and Alex but the duo failed to attack as a unit. When they dropped the legend twirled an acquired projectile between his fingers before flicking it swiftly to nail the hovering Aiden against the side of the head. As he plummeted, unconscious long before he hit the floor, Lt Justice leaped into a tumble and slid. Their paths crossed with Lt Justice gripping the unconscious Aiden by the neck when he finished colliding against the floor. Holding Aiden's head securely, the man seemed prepared to snap his neck without a second thought. He went on to calmly ask Masaru, "Complete the mission with a fallen comrade or rescue your ally?"
Masaru clicked his tongue before inching up his sleeves. He then turned to face Lieutenant Justice with a jerk of his shoulder, the young man's hands slowly closing into tightly balled fists. The man stood and tossed Aiden to the side, before beckoning Masaru. Exhaling, it dawned on Masaru how terribly they worked as a team. Megan was in a corner quivering. Ryan was passed out belly down with his tongue flapped out. Riley was unconscious and resting flat on her back. Lillian on her side, defeated. Alex was down and out as well, a fist weakly gripping the hilt of his sword. Aiden was still close to the combatants about to throw down.
Suddenly he could sense, and Masaru smiled. His powers were back. Maybe this wouldn't be such a one sided ass whooping after all. Off they took, sprinting towards one another. Masaru teleported, appearing above the skilled fighter and brought a fist towards his exposed back. The trained hero weaved his head out of the way and grabbed for Masaru, who teleported again, spinning when he landed to gain some distance from the man. Before he could attack Masaru grimaced when dust was blown in his face.
Rather than panicking Masaru dryly said, "...fuck."
As soon as Masaru put his sensing to good use it was a split second too late. His back hit the floor... he was down.
Baylee was last, and she seemed to be hesitating. The man didn't want to hurt his daughter, but he had a job to do. If he didn't do it now someone else would do far worse in the future. The hero ran at his daughter and Baylee seemed to be contemplating how to react. Her apprehension cost her dearly. She, too, hit the floor without even getting a chance to act. Lieutenant Justice sighed at their poor teamwork, and approached Megan last. The girl squeaked and held up her hands, "I surrender!"
"End the simulation," commanded the lieutenant. "Tell them to meet me in the library later."
As he walked out Megan sat there with wide eyes before facing her unconscious allies. If they got their asses kicked what chance did she stand? "Okay, that does it. I'm totally done with the whole hero thing."