As you listen to the surrounding area, you don't seem to hear anything except the howling wind.
Elisabeth was quietly talking to someone on her radio. With each passing moment, her face became more grim, until she finally cut the communication and released a long irritated sigh:
"...guys, I'm afraid we have some bad news" she said, closing her eyes and rubbing her face with both hands:
"I just got off the radio with Councilor Mercer... It appears her request to acquire the video tapes, has fallen on deaf ears.
Artemis doesn't trust her, or Equestria. And seeing as Mercer survived the Slavegear attack, they weren't afraid to accuse her of possibly being involved in the incident.
So until further notice, Artemis refused all cooperation, and told Mercer to go to hell, in no uncertain terms.."
"Are they mental?" Kaylee exclaimed: "Do they understand the situation we're in?! Those tapes can point us to Slavegear!"
"I know" Elisabeth sighed: "But as far as Artemis is concerned, we want those tapes to plan our next attack against them. After their city got burned, and Mercer survived, they have no reason to trust us. I can't blame them honestly"
"So.. we have no tapes.." Kaylee slowly looked at the ground: "...we need those tapes Eli... we need them bad..."
"Yeah, well, there's nothing we can do, so" Elisabeth looked at the horizon, pressing her hand into her earpiece: "...I'm gonna call in the chopper, take us out of here"
"...well.." Kaylee rubbed her fingers together: "...there is.. one thing..." she slightly moved in place, seemingly thinking:
"...you said we have an hour until we need to pull out right?... and we know where the tapes are... so.." she slowly looked at Elisabeth, seemingly weary to continue:
"We could... infiltrate the local police department.. copy those tapes aaand.. sneak out really quick.."
Elisabeth twitched. Her face became pale and irritated at the same moment: "...what.."