Two uniformed men armed with AK-47s stood at the double doors to the small room. The windows appeared to have darkened glass which made sense since the intense glare from the firing missile rockets would impair any observer’s vision. The guards were smoking and one laughed and pointed to a darkened corner close to Kane’s position in the shadows. The overhead lights were like those of a football stadium at night but their beams directed down to the launch platform creating almost black shadow areas starting at an 18-foot perimeter from the ICBM. The laughing guard waved the other to go to the area where Kane was.
How was it possible for anyone to see him? Kane’s pulse increased. He looked up. The stars were clear and the crescent moon was visible but his stone was inactive. Kane reached into his pocket and felt no heat and no pulsation. It had to mean he was in no danger. The guard was coming his way. Kane wedged himself into a corner in the blackened shadow as the guard stopped 10-feet away and turned to face the black wall and lean his weapon against it. The guard removed his goggles and both hands went to his groin.
He’s going to relieve himself. As the thought registered, the stone throbbed and Kane’s palms became hot. Kane looked at his hands. There was no light but he had a sense of intense energy. He looked at the guard who completed his urinary release, zipped up, turned around and moved to pick up his AK-47 as his eyes took in Kane’s image. Kane’s eyes turned red and shot out non-diffusing red laser-like light into the guard’s eyes. The man’s entire body went rigid and then went completely limp as his brain and spinal cord were dissolved.
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