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34. Wake Up Dead Man

As the six females followed Stan and MYSELF down the hill back to the vehicle I noticed the truck was being illuminated by a light source. I knew we didn’t leave it near any lights plus I hoped the tractor trailer mimic trick would would be a good decoy. Then I heard that now too familiar noise again. “Boss, another army copter and he is coming this way.”

I looked at Stan and thought, “As long as we are in this group they won’t have any reason to stop here.” Stan and I looked up to see the flying machine start to descend…then land a short distance from us. As soon as the machine landed eight uniformed, armed soldiers spilled out of the copter. Stan looked at ME and I knew what he was thinking. I thought,”Stan, you have to do the talking…I can’t and the females are unable. Keep it simple.” Stan turned his head toward me and in a low voice said, “Gotcha boss.”

As the eight uniformed humans approached one of them turned toward the group, said something, then two of them peeled away and walked toward our vehicle. The Nano material that creates the mimic illusion was good but I wasn’t sure what would happen if they tried to get into the driver portion of the truck. Stan, who now looked like one of the college males, spoke first.  “Hey guys you here for the party?”

The uniformed human who had told the two soldiers to look at our truck responded. “What’s your name son?” Stan thought for a second, “Stan, Major sir.” The human smiled. “Military?” Stan moved closer to the …Major and said, “Yes sir, Army National Guard.” Then three very bad things happened at the same time. First, the Major looked at the females, picked out one and asked her for her name. Stan was about to say something about the same time the Major realized all the females were not right….making some reference to hunters they found a few days ago. Second, the two soldiers examining our truck opened the driver side door and realized the inside of the cab did not match the outside of the vehicle. I forgot to alter the inside of the deuce and a half. Third, I found out what happens when I am touched by a human while in the “protective” state.

The two soldiers at the truck yelled something to the Major…the two humans who touched me were propelled twenty feet away and the Major and the rest of the uniformed humans raised their weapons. The Major pointed to Stan and I and yelled, “Fire!” I called up the Lite Ring. They all went down but not before one of the projectiles struck one of the females.

Stan ran over to the female laying on the ground. There was a red liquid coming from the hole made by the projectile…lots of liquid. “She’s not breathing boss.” I knew what that meant. I kneeled down next to Stan and put MY hand over the hole in her chest and summoned the Nano material. It was supposed to repair the damage done to the human structure…at least that’s what the Lite told me. A few moments went by…the female did not move. Stan put his hand on her neck, looked at ME and shook his head.

I stood up not really knowing what to say or do….then the noise from above was back. I rushed the seven remaining females and Stan back to the truck. Somehow the initial feeling of accomplishment  in gaining more humans for MY army was gone.


About the Author

Don Musilli started his journey as entrepreneur and businessman. Surveyed the sky above as a private pilot and lived in the sea below as a scuba diver. Looked at the future through the words of Asimov, Clark, Heinlein, Herbert and Ellison. Learned a new way to write technical blogs and make them readable… and then created LiteWorld to extend his journey.

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