David struggled not to drop her as he turned and saw six of the golden armored Guards suddenly surround them. One was brandishing a staff, which had no doubt been used to bash Ru on the head, knocking her out instantly.
“Stay where you are!” said the lead Guard, a statuesque young woman with bright white hair who appeared to be leading the group.
David set Ru gently down on the ground, then stood back up, holding his hands up. “Officer… uh, Guard… uh…” he cleared his throat. “Ma’am, what seems to be the probem?”
The woman glanced at him, but refocused her vision on Ru. She motioned to the Guards closest to the unconscious young woman, and two of the Guards reached over and pulled Ru over to them. They began stripping her down.
“She doesn’t appear to have a mark, Captain,” said one of the Guards.
David blinked. He suddenly remembered the seven-pointed star mark that was supposed to be located on Ru’s left breast. It wasn’t there now, and it hadn’t been there when Ru had been naked at the brothel. Did it only appear when her power was active?
“You, boy,” the Captain said in a forceful tone. “Touch her.”