Seeds Chapter 20 Page 14

attention’. Their training was going well.

The sound of the swarms waking up to the threat at their doorstep reaches Steve as he skids around the end corner of the cornfield and continues his advance along the tracks. Dylan crackles in his ear:

Dylan: Almost there, still no sign of them yet. So just hold at the end of the town right?

Steve grunts once for Yes.

Dylan: Roger!

Steve: Roger? Jesus kid.

He smiles to himself at the weird sense of humour the kid was showing. It added a soft edge to the mission, like how it used to be back when he went on a mission with a team. It was a rare occasion as he usually