Chapter Sixteen – “Departure” — Part One of Forty-One
To be continued…
Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer
© 2013 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved
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“Are you okay, baby?” Jack said.
“Yes, I think so. Are you?”
He nodded. “I love you.”
“Love you, too.”
“Thanks for coming to my rescue, but I really had the situation under control.”
Charlotte laughed. “Sure.”
“Damned things were easier to take down than I thought they would be.” He said.
“These models are designed primarily for spying. Whoever sent them here today did not anticipate a violent confrontation- If they had they would have sent the hunter-killer models and our blood would be splattered all over the condo.” Charlotte said.
Jack looked around at the three robots laying on the pavement. The one that he had decapitated was clearly out of commission. The Sentry that had been stabbed in the face by Charlotte was still laying in a crumpled mess nearby. Smoke continued to pour out from the caved in face of the third, and, although its arms were twitching slightly, it appeared to be inoperable.
“Do you think there are more of these things lurking nearby?”
Charlotte shrugged. “Hard to say, but they definitely want to capture you alive. Hey, check it out, we have an audience!” She pointed at one of the windows above where they were standing.
“It sure was nice of them to come down and help us!” Jack said.
“I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for something like that to happen- Most people are spineless cowards today. They were probably too busy notifying the authorities about what we were doing!”