But he could be surrounded by another swarm right now and not even know it, a second wave waiting for him to stand before finishing him off. Recognising the shape and texture of the goggles he slides them onto his head and wipes away the mud on the sensors. He’s alone, and looks around to find out what happened. The shattered metal plate the lieutenants where using as a shield is lying on the ground at the side of the beast, steaming from the blast.
Steve: Was I out for a while?
What seemed like a blink was in fact about two hours of unconsciousness. He had lay there completely vulnerable and exposed which told him he’d cleared out every drone in the ambush, but somehow he’d survived yet again. The lieutenants who carried the battering ram