Seeds Chapter 13 Page 13

another grenade into the crowd as he reloads again. The empty shells around his feet roll and slide from the roof into the mud below sending short puffs of steam whispering up into the red glowing light as their heat is extinguished by the damp soggy earth.

The metal plate heaves forward suddenly and grunts emerge from behind it. Steve fires at it but the rounds bounce away harmlessly, they were not powerful enough to penetrate it, and he returns his aim to the drones he can kill. The plate continues to advance towards him, slowly at first but then picking up speed. A last grenade is thrown into the final group of drones and they dive for cover as the blast decimates the bulk of their numbers. The metal plate however has continued to pick up speed and as it approaches his position it becomes