Matthew jerked awake, blinking at the sight of soldiers. Sensing their intentions were a little on the bad guy side of things, he leaped to his feet.
"Dino..." Matthew whispered urgently. "...I think we should listen to these guys for now."
As he spoke, his thoughts wandered to his ACST. He hoped earnestly that they didn't try to turn it on. The button was a little hard to find, but if any unauthorized person tried fiddling with it...the self-destruct sequence would activate. True, the ACST would not explode, just disintegrate into light particles; but he'd spent years and years of his life designing that thing.
A couple sparks swirled around his hands. Punching the closest soldier would send him flying into his comrades. However, he had no idea how many troops were outside their prison, so it was probably best to go with the flow. That is...if Dino was in the cooperating sort of mood...