The Brood had been on the planet for more than 4600 years. Over four Millenia worth of watching and waiting. Planning and plotting. Biding their time until the moment arrived. The moment the would strike out against the world and consume every resource and rewrite every last host into new Brood. 7.6 Billion new Brood. Give or take the few hundred they would have to decimate before their inevitable domination. Sacrifices had to be made for the greater good of the Brood after all.
Jonny Lynch had jogged this route for months on end. Every day. Sometimes in the mornings, sometimes at midday, and sometimes at night. No matter the time, Jonny never missed a day. Running was a family tradition for Jonny. His family had run in the New York Marathon going back decades. Jonny Lynch had a very, very large family after all and he needed to make sure they were all proud of him.
Turning the block, Jonny headed towards the middle point of his job. The outskirts of Mutant Town. Jonny’s route always took him around the edge of the unofficial town. The locals of Mutant Town had been leery of Jonny at first, though as time went on and Jonny never caused any issues, they soon started to ignore his presence and not pay any attention at all. Though they would pay attention today, as Jonny was not the only one running at full speed down the street.
From out of cars and subway tunnels. Out of buildings and busses came more and more people. People of every race and color. Of every socio-economic status. Hobo Joes in grimy clothes. Hipsters in man-buns, and skinny jeans. Business suits, pants suits, sundresses. A few cops and a few firefighters. Dozens on Dozens running full tilt down the street directly towards Mutant Town.
Hana had been watching over the city diligently. Weeks ago she had wormed her way into New York’s Real Time Crime Center. New York being one of the most heavily surveilled cities in the world. Through the Real Time Crime Center, Hana was able to tap into every official camera, and those cameras that the city was not supposed to have access to but had used the desperate times calls for desperate measures argument to approve their clandestine spying on several groups of people. She had access to the shotspotter microphones and the dash cams.
Standing in her room at the hotel, Hana had the drapes open and was stoically looking out the window. Her hands clasped neatly behind her back as she worked and she watches. The X-men had all seemingly vanished from the hotel without a trace except for Angel
. It did not take Hana’s mathematical ability to predict what that meant. The fight with the Brood had started, which meant the New Mutants were about to find out if their own prediction about Mutant Town’s safety was accurate. She briefly pondered informing them of the New Mutants plan then promptly dismissed the idea. The math said there was a high probability that would get them confined in the Danger Room.
Hana’s holographic form arched a thin eyebrow as movement in one of the many cameras being watched by the Real Crime Center caught her attention. A mob, no a mass of people running towards Mutant Town. They moved from camera view faster than any human could. They, however, were not mutant. As the mass closed in, one after the other began to burst open and shuck off their human skins. The Brood were bursting forth in that mass of people as they ran into Mutant Town. Other movement caught Hana’s attention as more were flying in following the Hudson. The assault on Mutant Town had begun.
With a thought, Hana sent out two messages. :: Mutant Town is under attack. All New Mutants report to the designated portal point.::
Went to all the New Mutants. Advising them to gather report to Nezhno’s room for portal hop to their designated command position. :: Sargent Adams. I saved your life. You owe me a debt. Pay it by bringing SWAT to Mutant Town. Or I will crush you in unfathomable debt.::
A few days prior, Hana had prevented Sargent Adams from walking into a Trap
He owed her or he would regret it.
Arriving to Nezhno’s room, Hana stepped through Abra
’s portal and on top of Off Key Karaoke Bar. After hours of war game like scenarios with Gunslinger
and a few others, they had settled on the bar being the most optimal position. Well stocked with the grain alcohol for Ash. (Thanks to Hana quintupling their usual order) Great line of sight in all directions, and positioned in a decently defensible position. Not to mention that there would likely be quite a few mutants already in and around the bar to add to their numbers.
Hana’s five drones floated out from behind the holographic image of the slender Japanese teen. Using the emergency broadcast system that she had spent the day dominating, Hana pushed out an Amber Alert notification to the cellular phones in the area. ::People of Mutant Town. We are the New Mutants, come to defend Mutant Town. We make our stand at Off Key.::
The Brood had already plunged deep into Mutant Town, while the flight of Brood banked from the Hudson and soared in from the sky. The scene threatened to burst out into chaos. Just as they had anticipated. Though they were ready. They had predicted this would happen, and the New Mutants had planned for it. With a thought, all five of Hana’s drones ignited their hard light shielding. Three flew out off the top of the building and headed into the melee, blocking Brood from striking at the civilians of Mutant Town while two stayed with Hana. [/color]”Roan, new portals in the order we practiced.”[/color] Hana’s Drone named Hylian flew up and pointed its camera at specific spots. Just long enough for Roan to open the portal and the New Mutants to step through. One to deposit Gunslinger
at his sniper nest. Others to place the ranged mutants in their spots and a few more to deposit the melee fighters.
Today the Brood would learn. Never ever give the New Mutants two weeks to plan a fight.
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