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Vierho urged the shield closer, bent to peer past the acid fogging. The giant chigger danced sideways, turned, darted off to the right along the fountain rim. Abruptly, it whirled, arched a stream of acid at them. The liquid glistened under the searchlights like a high curve of jewels. Vierho barely had time to swerve the shield into the new attack. "By the blood of ten thousand saints," Vierho muttered. " "This is no bull, my brother. " "We talk too much," Martinho said. " Vierho urged the shield ahead until a bare two meters separated them from the creature on the fountain.
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The brain asked. " "The messengers must be found. They must stay in hiding until a more opportune moment. " Specialist workers departed at once to obey the order. "We must capture a more varied sample of humans," the brain commanded. "We must find a vulnerable leader among them. Send out observers and messengers and action units. " The brain listened then, hearing its orders being obeyed, thinking of the messages being carried off across the distances. Vague frustrations stirred in the brain, needs for which it had no answers.
Counter-Measures (Forbidden Borders, Book 3) by W. Michael Gear