Re: Iwaku Mall - CHAPTER 7
A faint beep.
A faint, repeating beep, still audible in the breeze.
Iwaku Mall, which was just recently reopened, was struck by the Outsiders, leaving behind a tragic sight. Turbines and all manner of electronic appliances croaked as they powered down, and air vents echoed with miniscule hints of exhaust. In all this silence, only one sound prevailed.
A faint beep.
Upon the roof of the Mall, near the dome, rested a prism-like object, partially resembling the generators that lay across. Atop its metallic body, a red light flashed and blinked, in sync with the repeated beeping. In the center of its chassis was a holo-panel, which displayed numbers too miniscule for the naked eye to easily discern.
It was a countdown, and it just reached zero.
The machine stopped beeping, and it turned off its signal light. The top of its frame opened up, unfolding, revealing a dome of dark, tinted glass, which rose and rotated from side to side - presumably the machine's eye. The lower chassis glowed with life, and there were small, consecutive combustions - the entire machine ascended off the ground and started hovering about, with its dome head still spinning, as if it were in a panic searching for lost property.
The prism-shaped machine emitted radio crackles as it passed, and soon enough, the sound of music set in.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtwJvgPJ9xw"]YouTube- Chamillionaire - Ridin' ft. Krayzie Bone[/ame]
Imprinted upon the frame of the machine was a gray crest that resembled a fusion of a Roman capital letter T and an Arabic numeral seven, with a semicircular arc crowning it - the insignia of the Teknikan Empire.
[SUMMARY: There's an Imperial probe in Iwaku Mall! Sound the air raid sirens!]