Marcus fought against them savagely, especially when he saw they had Laurie. His eyes were wild, and it took a few good hits to the head to knock him to his knees, where they kicked him down. Eventually, his body just shut down and he laid still as they beat and spat on him. Other than the pain blinding all his senses and thoughts, he was aware of one of thing; Laurie. Why he had followed him, was beyond the brutal, but he was thankful it was he himself getting the beatings, even if he did have to endure the embarrassment of his lover watching him get his ass kicked.
He heard his voice, loud and clear and desperate, and it soothed him despite all that. The beating didn’t let up, but hearing even the desperate cries of his sniper helped to numb the pain. He looked up, trying to focus his eyes on Laurie, just the blurred outline helping to ease some of the pain. He found those crystal orbs, then he smiled. I’m ok.