Kids At War When Evadne jumps to conclusions, Ben frowns. Kicking her off the team is the last thing on his mind – it’s probably the first thing on Noah’s mind but not his. Sure Castor was a problem they would need to address at some point, but her brother’s actions didn’t give Ben any reason to distrust her. They all desired privacy regarding their past lives…who was Ben to disrespect that? “Castor’s just a bump in the road,” the redhead replies with a smile. It hurts to smile. The cut on his cheek is open and bleeding, not to mention his fat lip. Despite the pain, he smiles anyway. “We all agreed not to talk about our backstories,” he continues. “We all have skeletons; I don’t think any less of you for all this.” At least she wasn't a double agent or something. He flashes back to his conversation with Noah earlier today. He’d told the archer he would trust Evadne no matter what; the redhead was willing to stick to that promise. Evadne had shown him and the others so much kindness; if it wasn’t for her, he, Scorp, and Daze would probably be dead or something. Not to mention the crime levels in Oceanship City would much higher. “Noah might, but we can handle that tomorrow,” he adds with a laugh. Still – on the thought of Audrey, Ben grows serious. As skilled as Castor id, the real threat tonight was Audrey. It was clear to him that Evadne’s brother still cared for her and wasn’t a real enemy at the moment. But Audrey was unpredictable. She’d almost killed them all tonight, whether she meant to or not. That needed to be addressed. He follows Evadne’s glance to the rubble; this was serious damage. He keeps an ear open during Evadne’s explanation and nods at appropriate times. He’s not sure what it is, but despite her powers, Ben senses a weak link in Audrey. She might be the key to getting one up and this mysterious Organization. If they could get through to her. “She doesn’t sound all bad to me,” the redhead says. He glances towards Daze, Scorp, and Noah to make sure he wasn’t overheard – he wasn’t sure how much Scorpius and Noah would appreciate that comment. “And clearly you know her better than anyone else does; you think you could get through to her?” Audrey had Ben in a tight spot. He recognized and respected the friendship between her and Evadne, but she was an enemy doing bad things. The redhead wasn’t in this to redeem people; he was here to put the bad guys away. And he was hesitant to admit it, but some feelings for Evadne were introducing some grey areas. The sound of sirens robs him of his focus for a second. With wide green eyes, he glances towards the fire department that had finally arrived…late. He trusted them to pick up the mess. With a shake of his head, he returns to the moment. “Maybe I’m wrong, but I think she might be doing this against her will.” It’s a bold statement, but he stands by it. Audrey didn’t strike him as a conniving villain like her partner or Oswald did. She was different. And the idea of not only removing her from his list of enemies, but getting her out of this conflict sounded fantastic to him. But that was all up to Evadne, not him. “If you can get to her, do you think you can talk her out of all this?” It’s not a simple question, Ben knows that; it’s asking a lot of Evadne, but he prefers this option over Noah’s “shoot now and ask questions” later method. This is all too much for any of them to handle. He hardly knew what this Organization was planning; all the redhead did know was that it was up to him and his friends to stop them. And these bouts with Audrey, Luke, and Castor were only the beginning. At this rate, they’re going to end up fighting an all out war with the Organization before summer’s over.