Eli shook the hand of the Hybrid that had just joined them, it had been a long time since he had ever met someone who was so polite in the zone "Eli, and this guy here is Flash" he pointed at Mikka
This new STALKER seemed to be slightly taller than Eli, and for first impressions, Eli tought he wasn't exactly here just for the money he probably was promised, few people who were in it just for the money would actually show up like this and say their own name, clearly he came for the info as well "Right...maybe now we'll actually have a fighting chance against the Military...those dogs will only keep them busy for so long"
he pulled out his PDA and checked the information again for the last time
"Ok...Flash, Alex, we're here to find some piece of information, something these guys may have missed when they raided the building, a file or a flashdrive or pictures...anything would work, as long as it can point us on where to go next to find this Strelok guy. check your weapons and ammo, i have a feeling this is going to go bad before it gets better for us"
As he checked his FAL's scope he noticed someone dashing off in the direction of the checkpoint, it didn't seem like a soldier, but Eli didn't want to run his chances, he tried to keep low, as well as warn the rest there was someone in the vicinity
"what the hell is a STALKER doing here...." he said out loud, he decided to let him pass, if he was connected to the military it would be a bad idea to call his attention, and if he wasn't he was probably going to head back and find them, asking for help
with that, Eli led the way through the bushes onto the side of the base, they weren't going to take them head on obviously. a breach on the wall let them see inside, two buildings stood tall along with what seemed to be a military tent, probably for their soldiers, two guards stood near the breach of the wall, but they didn't seem to be paying attention even with the red alarm over the base, clearly with all the gunfire going on they wouldn't notice the group right away
"We need to search those buildings...Flash, you take point"
A jeep came out of the complex, after hearing the gunshots and the possibility of two STALKERS entering.
Inside was a Bear, unlike most STALKERS he was in a lab coat, and was talking to a man sitting next to him
"But sir, there's a reason why we left that project die all those years ago, it's too dangerous! it's the sole reason of why i stopped working directly with the government in the first place!"
"I don't care, i'm risking enough as it is keeping your little new projects away from them, and there's only so much influence i can have on the Duty faction...i need some results Sakharov, and fast, i don't care how many men do i have to lose to that -scorcher- of yours"
Sakharov sighed and looked up to the Commander, now with a flustered look on him "allright...i'll talk to Vororin when i'm back in Yandar then..." he muttered a few words in russian before going quiet completely "may god help us...."