Seeds Chapter 6 Page 31

guard to one side and to the front of the armoured monster, like a squire securing her masters chariot. Attaching the rope to the harness under his camo gear he prepares for his decent while looking back over the town.

Here he is, so close to so many drones yet, having his chess pieces in position, he feels secure. Taking the rope to climb over the edge he stops suddenly and ducks down as the sound of one thousand feet stamping all at once rings out from the park. As if they all suddenly stood to attention at the sight of a commanding officer. The combined force of the foot stomp can be felt as much as heard.

Steve’s mind races: Was this it? Was this the alpha controlling the main horde? Maybe even the cause of all of this. The outbreak monkey himself.