Seeds Chapter 13 Page 12

cutting them down quickly before they can get too close.

The drones that follow trip and stumble over the bodies of their dead associates as they return to the behaviours of a regular drone, the training towards disciplined soldiers lost when they get close to their target.

Steve takes note of this in between trigger pulls, the drones were not as well trained as Mark would like to think. Returning his focus to the metal plate as it slowly lifts up from the forest floor, he continues to fire the rifle, disposing of whatever drones have made it out of the treeline.

Two more lieutenants emerge from the shadows and walk to the rear of the plate and take some of the weight as it begins to shift and moves forward. He throws