Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 7

"The Thing" happened a minute before the end of the speech. In the first second the colonel noticed the moving of the crowd in front, and the next in his ears sounded the voice of a soldier:
- Colonel, look back.
What he saw surpassed all expectations. A huge black sphere with a diameter of perhaps five hundred meters just came up from the ground, leaving a hole of the same diameter. Although the hole was not the main problem now, the officer instinctively looked at her, expecting to follow a flow of lava. Nothing like this happened. Instead the sphere moved towards the grandstand.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 6

These five minutes - as Kotov had promised to be the length of the speech, would be the most intense in his career - was sure Krolin. Since the advent of the President of the stage to the beginning of the speech were reported three foiled attempts to shoot. The crowd realized  nothing and stayed in controllable state, but even one shot would be sufficient to start a chaos. And at the third attempt, defeating the shooter was not even by the security forces. Instead an unknown priest just dragged a gun and a man with two broken arms to one of the officers in the back and said he has seen him to aim at the stage. It was not clear if he had himself disarmed the terrorist or the job was done by any of the mafia mugs from families seeking a survival of the president. The mode of action was pointing more towards the second option.