Seeds Chapter 20 Page 2

making one last play, where only a check mate will do.

The buggy is parked deep in the tree line where Moe and Happy stand side by side, ready for inspection. Steve checks to make sure all systems are ready for battle and taps on Happy’s camera lens before standing back to get into the view. The drones arms, now both secured to the machine gun with one strapped to the carrying handle on the top of the weapon, raise up a few inches. Dylan’s voice crackles incoherently in the headsets and Steve adjusts the wiring to clear the signal.

Dylan: Hey, can you hear me now?

Steve gives a thumbs up to the camera and Happy reacts, taking the hand gesture as an instruction to do something, but he is still unable to move