The colonel looked at the admiral, "Sir, how do you feel you can manage that when we've already lost a Green Beret unit out there? You REALLY feel your SEALs are THAT much more skilled? I seriously doubt it admiral...with due respect to your men. Let's face it, this project is not like any other admiral and you are as aware of this as we are."
The admiral glances to the captain as he cocks his head back and sighs...sliding hands into his pockets and listening to the colonel spill his two cents worth.
"Admiral, the hybrid project alone was created to outsmart such elite style teams the enemy might have. To be able to single handedly take out entire armies. How sir...respectfully speaking admiral...can you feel that your SEALs are any different than Berets? We've sent men into the thickest jungles of Vietnam to face the vietcong just as your branch has done so with the SEAL teams of past. They BOTH have served in some of the most dangerous of places of wartime admiral. It's not like we sent in a bunch of boyscouts."
The admiral interrupted the colonel. "All this...is chatter colonel, I said I needed answers. You have one hour."
Captain Peterson left with the admiral as Colonel Kotter shook his head and returned to sit down, using the glove again to pull up the program that connected him with the created machine that was out of control. The army's newest secret project design of AI robotics.
THE ISLAND 03:24:00 hrs. NORTH SECTOR. ZONE 32
One of the team of SEALs signals quickly to the Lieutenant that one of their men is now missing. The others on the team pick up the message as 1st Class Conners signals with a red light flashing code from about 100 yards away from LT. "MAN DOWN, MAN DOWN PHELPS IS MISSING." Was the message.
LT signals quickly as the men of the team follow his lead, also using his red light.
The men pan the shore as the raft rests half on the beach and half in the water. Slowly it begins to float out as if it has a mind of its own. LT frowns... watching this and looks to his chief as he signals to look at the raft. Chief shakes his head no, not sure why the raft is moving backwards as if on its own power. LT finally signals for Chief to send someone. Chief looks at Conners, signaling for him to move to the raft asap!
Conner runs while panning all around him, the others of the team watching his movements closely as suddenly Conners stops. Chief and LT can't believe it either as they all now see the raft suddenly bend in the center, pop and gush air as it is sucked under as if it was a toy!
"God BLESS! D'you just see that!" whispered one of the men on the team to the left of chief. It was Erickson.
Conners turned and with eyes wide as he drops to his stomach in the middle of the beach under the moon light. He signals to the others as he backs up slowly on his stomach, moving through the sand, his eyes not leaving the shore as the entire team that is left...watch as their ten man IBS boat and motor and any gear left in it...quickly are sucked under the surface of the shore. Nothing else is seen, no sign of any shark or large fish or tentacles even...nothing! Whatever it was...it was powerful! And whatever it was...it was working now within the water. And was right near the shore line!
LT HAD to get a message to the ship about this. They've already lost one man. Just as he was about to do a search, now this? Just WHAT the heck was really out there? They didn't know. IT stumped him and he was still in a trance, looking to the shore where their boat USE TO BE.
"I KNEW I had a bad feeling about this place," LT whispered again to himself. The chief looked over...hearing LT.
Conners looked back at LT as he signaled quickly to Conners who was still on his stomach. "GET UP! MOVE BACK!" was the signal LT gave with his gloved hand. Conners quickly shooting sand with his feet, ran back to his position and dropped. He landed this time next to chief...whispering..."Chief! Did you SEE THAT!"
The chief slowly looked at Conners and nodded yes as if he had seen a ghost, his eyes still wide. He then said, "This isn't good. No, this is NOT good at ALL."
Conners suddenly turns, hearing now some bushes moving behind them in the dark jungle. "What tha!" HE aims, rolling on his stomach to behind a tree, dropping down NVGs as they let off a high pitch sound. The jungle now is illuminated in neon green. Conners sees something moving. Something he's never seen before in his years of being on the teams. He almost can't move. Is it real? He wasn't certain...but whatever it was...it was now coming towards their entire team.
Conners couldn't move and he felt electrified by a current of some sort. He was shaking...and couldn't stop. His image was in blue, orange, yellow and red colors from what was now targeting him.