Spider BytesThey waited at the mouth of the service corridor, the mezzanine railing just a few meters away. Above them somewhere, the heavy thumping of the security spider marked its progress in its pursuit of them. Across an open space broken at intervals by tree trunks and greenery, the armored glass of the laboratory stretched floor to ceiling, and out of sight in either direction.Spider Bytes1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
"That going to present a problem?" A rhetorical question. Mett knew Gaez wouldn't have signed on for this if it wasn't going to present a challenge.
"Working on it" the disinterested reply. Gaez was more interested in their stalker.
They broke cover and sprinted left, hugging the wall. Cameras hung limp and blind at frequent intervals from the ceiling, one of the many indicators that Gaez had taken ownership of the facility's less deadly security systems.
A whine from above, rising in pitch, was abruptly punctuated by a volley of sabot rounds fired across the garden atrium into the laboratory windows. Large pieces of
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“With your tattoo?”
“Yeah. Here, put your hand on it. Grab my arm.”
Clove did so.
“Alright.” Adriene said, closing her eyes again.
Clove stared at her hand and waited for a few seconds. Nothing happened.
She looked up at Adriene. “Should I-- oh!” Clove pulled her hand away, “it moved!”
Adriene hid her arms under the table and looked around for their parents. They were all still talking in the other room.
“It moves?” Clove whispered.
Adriene rested her elbows on the table. “Grab my hands,” she said, wiggling her fingers.
Clove gave Adriene a look of suspicion, but that just made Adriene smile and wiggle her fingers with greater enthusiasm.