"Save yourself Stavos. Take the other guys (or at least the ones who were really motivated) and go somewhere safe...I can't afford to lose you."
Ok, I clean myself up as best I can, recognizing the time limit. We need to figure out a way to hide or a way to talk ourselves out of this.
Our best bet may be to head towards the rat people's lair and hope that the Rat King will be happy with getting his crown back and will be willing to assist us in fighting the dustmen.