Personally I was thinking they had one or both of the twins. Ben is also an excellent guess, though I was thinking he's currently on a base right now, and thus not an easy target.Another question is, did Kiki see more than just a few guys with weapons, say, already bloody victims from earlier grabs?
The lesson is really that you do not go after someones kids, no matter how smart you think the plan is.If Mithras has any functional brain cells remaining, he will not have harmed a hair on his hostages heads. Most of those hostages will be kids as that is the only way I think Mithras & Co. could get Kiki into the van so quietly. Even if it was Ben or one of sisters, she would have resisted.
If he has hurt them and he is very, very lucky he will be killed in the opening seconds of the rescue attempt.
If he is unlucky, he will be in a whole world of hurt.
If he is very, very stupid and involved Kat's kids AND hurt them, then no power in the 'verse can help him. Because I can see Kat utilising methods that would give the ghosts of Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible and Stalin nightmares. Hell, Kim Philby's ghost will be grateful that he only got fed to a tiger.
If you do go after someones kids, you make DAMN sure that they never know it was you. I'm not trying to play armchair terrorist here (don't even think about making that joke Theg, I know you are ), but the only reason you ever target kids is if you absolutely have to, and you still do everything you can to avoid being blamed for it, cause once kids start dying, people will stop supporting you.The lesson is really that you do not go after someones kids, no matter how smart you think the plan is.
The one already in prison is the only one safe, cause any info they have (if they haven't already given it, which would be dumb) would be too outdated to bother "interrogating" them for.Welp, question is, how long before former buddies of Mathras start singing to avoid the Kat coming by and neutering them on the idea they might be involved?
Indeed.And already the plan goes sideways.....
Insanely so.Man, I thought it was only OTL idiots in the 1970s who were into glue sniffing. What a brain-dead plan.