I decided not to tell any one about the worm incident because I figured they already knew. But surprisingly, no one mentioned it. What everyone was concerned about was the odd colored substance splattered across X8 and the massive corpses outside. I blamed it on mid morning mist and predators.
After that, training resumed. Today was a tad bit different, though.
"No weapons today, Mord. Just fists." Hayes announced through my intercom.
"Understood. Targets?" I replied.
Then, Blackbird trotted into the training grounds.
"That." Hayes said, pointing to Blackbird.
Blackbird shot Hayes a glare, who cringed. I wriggled X8's fingers. Blackbird launched at me first, and I sidestepped out of the way, just the way I did the night before. Blackbird foresaw this and as soon as he landed, he spun around on the first foot to land and pounced again. I didn't react fast enough, and found myself toppling over.
Let me point something out. Falling when not in a giant metal exoskeleton is nothing