ISLAND IN THE SAND

PART XXX

Star would have liked to do nothing but she couldn’t. The dwelling was seemingly impenetrable, except for the tiny openings created by the special weapon Sly and his band had been able to find and bring into action. That this was the second type of such great destructive devices, following the larger weapon that had almost been brought to bear against the underground control center, was increasing her anxiety. Sly had some sort of savant helping him if that young man still survived. His ability to rapidly uncover and use weaponry unknown to her own people worried her deeply. It was as if the theoretical aliens were attempting to equalize both bands and, they were going to let the winner of some strange final combat between them resolve the issue of what might happen to humanity’s survivors on the planet.

“Ninety-One, the dwelling thing here said that it was sending transmissions to somewhere else, but it wasn’t clear about where that somewhere else was. Do you know?”