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Exodus: Leaving Moscow


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She followed the child out onto the platform between cars. It was just in the nick of time. About the same time Kae stepped out she saw a hand catch the girl's leg and begin to drag her down. 

Kae jumped forward to catch and hold her so she wasn't pulled off the train. 

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Kae felt a surge of relief as she got the girl free, "Get in!" she urged as she herded her in. 

Before she could follow a hand caught at her ankle and Kae felt herself dragged down violently. She clutched for the railing but her hands were slick and her grip slipped away.

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Dag was working to keep people back from the train when he heard the cry. 

"Redford!" he yelled for Richie when he saw the girl dragged off the train, twisting and pointing. 

The train was finally picking up to a real speed at that point, chugging along despite the surging crowds. Dag was forcing people back, bellowing commands to his soldiers. 

Suddenly a small boy no more than four years was lifted over the crowd by a woman running along side the train, begging to let the boy on. Dag wasn't sure what took him in the moment but he reached to take the child - right in the nick of time as the woman lost her footing and fell. 

The boy was crying as Dag pulled him in against his chest, turning to duck into the nearest car. 

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There were a few Redfords that turned to the call but it was Richie that saw Kaella get swallowed by the crowd and he basically jumped out of the train to get to her. It was a fight of people tugging and pulling at him as he elbowed and punch his way through to her. He didn't really have time to think anything through as he knew that the train was picking up speed and if they were going, then they needed to go.

When he got to Kae he grabbed her and basically covered her as he fought his way back toward the train with her.

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Once he was sure the teenager he had pulled onto the train was fine, Marcin stood up again and saw the chaos growing around him. The Rangers were struggling even more than he had expected, and he actually saw a little girl get pulled off the train.

Luckily, the girl was brought back, but a grown woman had sacrificed herself to the crowd to grab her, which in turn caused another man to leap off to try and recover her.

What a mess.

Usually Marcin kept to himself, but he felt that as one of the train passengers, he should probably try and help out at least a bit.

He grabbed his Kalash assault rifle from his still-opened backpack and ran out to the platform between carriages. Relocating the two train riders who were now stuck in the crowd, Marcin saw the mob circling around them as the man fought to push them back.

He wasn't sure if it would change anything, as many shots had already been fired, but Marcin pointed his Kalash to the ceiling and fired about ten rounds to discourage the curious, before throwing the gun back into the passenger car. He grabbed onto a railing and put a leg behind it as well to make sure he couldn't be pulled off, and reached out one of his arms to Richie.

"Come on!" he yelled, though the noise might drown out his words. Regardless, his outstretched hand made it clear that he was trying to help them back on. Anytime someone other than Richie would reach for him, he'd pull his hand back, but he was really hoping the man would get here before Marcin himself got pulled off.

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Trying to play off the awful situation he says “Hey”. His voice cracked at the y. It was obvious he wasn't where he was supposed to be. But he had to try

”Want a cig?” Yemen said friendly, this was his best attempt at blending in.

 

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Richie was a stubborn man and as the man reached out for them he lifted Kae up to take the man's hand before the rush of people overwhelmed him and pulled him back from the train. His rifle was still on the train as he didn't want the mob to take it so he could only use his fists but as he fought to get back the train had already moved forward nearly ten feet and was picking up steam.

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Kae stayed tucked close to Richie until he physically lifted her. She reached for the extended hand, gripping the stranger's hand tightly. 

"Thank you," she breathed heavily as she held his wrist until her feet were solidly on board. 

Unfortunately by then Richie had fallen behind, "Seryozha!" she yelled down the line as she stood beside her yet to be named savior, watching with her heart in her throat as Richie attempted to get onto the next car. 

 

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As he ducked into the baggage car Dag shifted the crying child in his arms. 

His gaze went to the stranger sitting among the crates and supplies, "I could use a drag," he accepted the offer, "name's Dag," he supplied his own name without questioning the other man. As long as he didn't cause trouble, the ranger wasn't inclined to do so either. 

He sat the youngster down on a nearby crate and continued attempting to hush him as he cried for his mother. 

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"I couldn't really tell you," Dag shook his head once as he lit the cigarette, "his mother threw him on before she fell under the crowd." 

He paused to look at the boy who was starting to calm to a sniffle. The kid looked exhausted. 

There was another burst of gunfire outside. Dag took a long drag from the stick and let the smoke roll in his lungs a moment, "Too many people trying to board. Mob is surging at the train. At this point we have no choice but to keep them back."

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Richie had gotten a good wake around him as he slammed another person in the face and knocking them back into others. He would turn and see the next two cars had already passed him and picked up speed and so he took off at a run, pushing people aside as he went to catch one of the ladders, his arm groaned as he continued to run with it before he pulled himself onto the ladder with a loud grunt.

He wrapped both of his arms around the ladder as he set his head on one of the rungs and just took a breath.

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