After the dramatic events at the mall parking lot, the group gathers up in the ashes of the fukshituppery. Nata and Flip bring the still burning tank out of the smoke, and the group gather and go home to the airport.
They regroup, talk to Ellison. He realizes he pretty much have to trust them at this point, and tells them there was a light mutiny from his XO, Cpt. Donovan. Donovan snagged a ground team, snatched Ellison, and left him for dead in the mall right before Aimi appeared. He has an idea about where Donovan took Aimi, so the group moves for that location, letting Ellison contact the ship on the way to hear about Donovan. They haven’t heard from him.
The group moves out to scout, leaving Nata, Aimi and Ellison in the tank as backup, and scouts the location, a logistics keypoint at Moonshine Hill with a warehouse and a community building of sorts.
They spot the helicopter, a Hummvee and two soldiers outside, and another one in front of the smaller house. Charlie spots Aimi through an open door and just sprints for her, with Richard following close after. Callum has doubts, but then decides to shoot the lone guy in the leg. So he does, then immediately gets his vice on saving people as four other dudes rush out the front door of the house. Lilith shoots one of them dead in the chest with her magnum, then hides as two of them head out to find her. The other two capture Callum, of course, and head for the larger warehouse with the shot one, who surived thanks to his armor, and just happen to be Donovan.
In the warehouse, Charlie is clinging to Aimi trying to gnaw her chains off. As Richard lowers the winches, the two soldiers from before appear, and Charlie bolts at them. They fire at Charlie, but miss, so Charlie gets up top of them and starts attacking furiously, ripping a dude’s arms off while Richard shoots the other’s head off with Aimi’s shotgun.
As Aimi frees herself, the other ones appear by the other door at the far end of the warehouse, bringing the gagged Callum with them. There’s a stand-off where Aimi offers to fight Donovan one on one like a man, but doesn’t, and instead brings Charlie over and has them attacking him while she walks around and takes care of the others with some scary talking.
As the situation resolves, they gather up, offering the remaining not very many soldiers to go free. They snag some ammo and rifles from them though, and bring them back home to the airport to patch them up a little. They also free Callum, eventually.