Castle wears the stethoscope. Elephant carries the gun.
“Our remaining time,” says Elephant with a puff of frustrated breath, “can no longer be measured in minutes.”
“Are you talking?” hisses Castle. “What is the one thing you think I need to do right now?” Head cocked, pressing her earpiece, she twists a heavy dial tick by tick to the left.
Elephant grinds those great teeth, waiting, crouched by the door with her hand-cannon cocked. Castle hears the last tumbler whisper into place.
Their sleeping subject murmurs, hand fumbling for something heavy on his chest; but the heartbreakers are already gone.