The girl must have heard him stop and pull out his gun, because she leapt to the side just as he fired. Dang, she was good.
The theif rounded a corner, and Hastin had to start running again. He came to a T, and the girl was nowhere in sight. She'd either tunred left, to escape the building like any sensible person who'd already lost once would, or to the right, to attempt taking the diamond again. He decided to go right.
There the theif was, in the dark room, reaching up to grab the diamond. Where was everyone else? Had she really defeated all the other guards on duty beforehand?
Hastin pointed his gun again. "Don't you dare move."
The girl froze. The room was a dead end, only the door Hastin stood in and concrete walls. She wouldn't be able to slip around his wide stance. Hastin checked his clock. The new shift would be there soon, and they'd help him.
The two stood still for a moment, staring at eachother from across the room, like cowboys in a classic showdown. Except Hastin was the only one with a weapon.
The girl rolled her eyes, but besides that, she was absolutly still. "Listen, you're protecting the diamond because it's powerful, right?"
Hastin hesitated, not sure what her goal was. "Right."
"Well, this is the only thing powerful enough to save the world. I'm trying to take it to use in a weapon that will save us from something coming. Something coming soon." She had a perfect poker face. It was impossible to tell if she was lying or not. After I didn't reply, she spoke some more. "Let me go, or everyone will regret it."
Hastin did something that shocked himself. It went against his years of training for this exact situation, but he still did it. He stepped to the side of the door to let the theif through. "Fine."
The girl smirked, grabbed the diamond, and walked past him.
Hastin grabbed her shoulder, which made her yelp, but he had a strong grip. "On one condition. I'm coming with you- and you won't dare harm me- to make sure you aren't lying. And if you are, you will regret it."