Nick looked out the chopper's window as they approached the drill site.
"Something's not right," he said. "I can see gunfire from the oil rig."
Suddenly his headset crackled with static then a voice came through. "This is Lieutenant James Hall. We're being overrun. Long range communications have been jammed. Can anyone hear us?"
Nick turned his headset mic on. "Lieutenant this is Nickoly Pov, task force designation 7051. What's your status?"
"We've barricaded ourselves in the oil rig and have set up an anti teleportation shield around us. But that's not stopping them from just walking in."
"Lock yourselves in a secure room, Lieutenant. Leave this to us."
He slipped his headset off and looked at Camron. They were close enough now to see blue humanoid shapes circling the drilling rig. "Battle plan?" he asked.
"Nick, Richard get down there and distract them from the rig," said Camron. "The rest of us parachute down and take them out."
Nick looked at Richard who grabbed his arm and they appeared on the roof of one of the buildings surrounding the rig. Richard snapped his fingers and pulled out his assault rifle.
"Let's get this party started," he said as he cocked it. He snapped his fingers and fired a bullet. Nick saw one of the humanoid creatures climbing the side of the drilling rig fall backwards and hit the ground. Only to stand up again. Screeching something uninteligable.
"I guess a chest shot won't kill them," commented Richard. "try the head."
Nick sighed and unclipped a tactical tomahawk from his belt with his left hand and drew one of his glock 18s with his right. "Watch my back and the rig until the others get here," he told Richard. "There's more than enough of these guys to go around."
"Wilco," said Richard. "Wilco."
Nick leaped off the top of the building and rolled as he hit the ground. Coming up right next to one of the creatures. Which he immediately sunk his tomahawk's head into.
Nick didn't pause to see if he'd killed it. He just kept moving wading his way through them until they seemed to get the message: mess with this guy and you will get hurt.
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Nick looked up to see Camron, Janette and Shari floating down suspended from black parachutes.
"Help yourselves," he said as they landed. "There's a lot left."
Suddenly something caught Nick's eye. One of the creatures was splitting in two. Not in the tearing itself in half splitting in two. But more like a cell dividing into two new complete cells.
"Crap," he muttered. Then he yelled at the others. "They're splitting themselves into more! Find a way to kill them. Permanently!"
"Try a headshot," came Richard's voice in Nick's earpiece. A creature leaped at Nick with clawed hands raised. Only for its head to suddenly sprout a hole and to send the creature flying backwards.
"Thanks Rick," said Nick.
"You're welcome, Morty," came Richard's voice.
"I thought I told you not to call me that," growled Nick as he slashed a creature open. "Bad enough that you watch those old shows. Worse that you call me that."
"That's enough guys," came Camron's voice. "We've got their attention. Now draw them away from the rig."
"That may be easier said than done," said Richard. "They can teleport."
Nick cursed. That was the last thing they needed. Then he noticed something. The creatures weren't attacking anymore. they were pulling back.
"Something's not right," said Shari. her eyes closed in concentration. "Their brainwaves are off the charts."
Suddenly the creatures shimmered and disappeared. All of them.
"Where'd they go?" Asked Janette.
Richard popped into existence where the creatures had been before they vanished.
"They didn't just teleport," he said. A frown on his face. "They time traveled as well."
"Can you figure out where they went?" Asked Camron. "Time travel leaves a synt type pattern I can trace."
"That's no problem," said Richard. "A teleportation leaves behind traces of it's power. Pointing out the direction and distance. The more power the farther the distance."
"Then what are we waiting for?" asked Shari.
"They went to PEI," said RIchard. "When did they go, Camron?"
"2021," said Camron. "You guys do know what happened there then, right?"
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"That doesn't necessarily mean we caused it," said Richard. "But those things are dangerous. We're going after them, right?"
"Anyone wants out this is your stop," said Camron. "Any objections bring them up now. otherwise forever hold your peace."
No one said anything.
"Alright. I guess it's unanimous," said Richard. "Everyone grab each other's hands. We're going on a trip!"ns 126.96.36.199da2