The Mind Chronicles – Mutant Siege
N ONE POLICE STATE (NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK) – JANUARY, THE YEAR 2076
N ONE HEADQUARTERS
High Senator Richards and Captain Raf Mulian are standing over their Global Mutant Detection Screen.
“How Long until they reach N One…” Senator Richards asks Captain Raf.
“The First Wave of Mutants will begin to reach the Outer Perimeters of N One within the next 12 to 18 hours… And from there it’s only going to get worse” he explains.
“How many Mutants are we talking about?” he questions the Captain.
“Hard to say for sure… The initial Reports look to be around 8 to 12 Thousand 1st Breeders… After that–” he explains, but The Senator cuts him off mid sentence.
“I don’t want to know beyond Wave One… One thing at a time…” he says as he starts to head towards his office.
“Yes Sir… But–” The Captain tries to plea a bit to him, but he wont have it.
“No Captain… Report to me when you have your Defensive Strategy sketched out for dealing with The First Wave” The Senator replies, then goes into his Office and shuts the door.
“Yes Sir…” The Captain says under his breath.
YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA
The Mind’s Vehicle makes its way across the fairly charred Yukon Territory, Canada. East of Fairbanks Alaska.
Jarod, and the two Ex Canada Legionnaires Sprig and Nick are playing Cards in the back of the Vehicle.
Meanwhile Farahi sits in the Cockpit Passanger Seat as The Mind Drives.
“Where are we heading Mind…” Farahi asks a grumpy Mind, as he’s been driving for days.
“East” he replies flatly without looking at her.
“Was it worth it?” she asks.
“What losing my Lavish Tower for the chance to kill a hand full of the Mutants…” with this he looks at her.
“You Better Fu@#’n believe it” he replies.
Farahi smiles slightly.
“I am fairly alarmed that N One hasn’t more aggressively begun pursuing me… Or at least, it doesn’t appear as though they have” The Mind discloses.
“Maybe it’s a trap?” Farahi replies.
“Not likely… Trapping me isn’t really a Strategy they’re liable to try and use against this” with this The Mind points at his own head.
“Mmm” she replies.
“Mmm??!” The Mind replies back and hits the breaks, bringing the vehicle to a complete stop.
“EVERYTHING ALRIGHT UP THERE?!” Jarod hollers.
“GIVE ME A DAMN MOMENT CAPTAIN!!” The Mind replies to Jarod, who shrugs, and continues to play cards.
“I want you to think of a number between 1 and 1000″ The Mind says to Farahi.
“Uhhh” she replies.
“6!” he announces.
“AGAIN!” he says robustly.
“Err” she replies.
“17!” with this she looks shocked “Any more doubts, leave a note in my box little lady” he then steps on the gas.
Things are quiet for maybe 20 minutes before The Mind speaks.
“I give you 1 to 1,000, and you choose 6 and 17?” she looks over with a half smile.
“I’m surprised you made it all the way to Alaska with limitations like that” he expresses.
Suddenly she looks a bit sad “Well, 17–“.
“Is your age, yes, I know” he points at his head again.
“And 6…” she starts to tear up.
With this he suddenly puts his hand on hers “Your little brother that you lost… Forgive me… I may be smart, but I’m not always sensitive” with this she smiles again.
“It’s ok Mind… At least you’re kind enough to share your Ride” she replies with a smile.
He looks over at her…. “Kind… Is one thing I’m not” he replies, and they continue driving across the Yukon Territory.
NEXT TIME… DID SOMEONE SAY… 80,000 MUTANTS???
IN… THE MUTANTS THAT ATE NEW YORK!!
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