Captain Kim said, “Multiple contacts are incoming.”
“How many?” asked Hyong.
“Hundreds. Thousands, maybe.”
The makeshift base was at full alert and consumed in the chaos of panic. Soldiers ran out of the shelters while scientists ran into them. Searchlights scoured the camp and approach.
“Do not escalate the situation, Captain,” said Hyong irritably. “They will not attack, and if they did your weapons would do no good.”
Kim snapped, “How could you know?”
“Twice now General Namgung has deployed our greatest weapons, yet we still live.”
“Hold your fire,” said Kim over the radio as hundreds of machines arrived.