Chief Martin and the NRO agents descended the stairwell. Martin was still sore from the injection. The second agent sensed that his feelings were an indication of getting close to one of the intruders. He advised Martin and the lead agent to continue down the stairs. They reached the sixth level where they were taken by surprise by the smells of the smoke and fire coming from the opposite side of the facility. The second NRO agent took the lead, using his feelings to guide him. His pace quickened as he drew closer. With every step, he had a stronger feeling of togetherness. The lead agent, unaware, of these feelings followed, trusting his partner. Chief Martin had no idea what was happening; he had no choice but to follow. They came to the airlock, and stopped.