Fragments Chapter 22 Page 30

anxiously as they wait for their swarm to overtake the bus and put an end to this renegade. They have no idea that behind the barrier the plane is about to lift off and soon their meal will be out of reach.

Steve salivates in anticipation of his greatest kill score yet. His little piggy inching deeper into the crowd. His Trojan horse.

Steve: This whole situation is exactly what I’ve always dreamed about. My masterpiece. My time to shine!

He looks at the plane as it makes it off the road just above the heads of the second swarm. Job done. Another quick check on his destruction bot and, as the walking landmine gets within a few meters of the bus, he turns and jumps down off the roof. Then runs to what he estimates