Swarm Attack!

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Caution: This Science Fiction Story contains strong sexual content, including Science Fiction, Humor, Violent, Military, .

Desc: Science Fiction Story: Just a simple pickup, but the swarm are already there and moving in. Absolutely minimal sex. Nothing graphic. You just know it's happening.

They landed just before dark. The area looked good for their purposes. There appeared to be good sources of food around, and they quickly found a suitable underground hive location. They moved underground and settled in for the night. In the morning, they would start foraging and exploring their new world.


It was unusual for the Confederacy to do a pickup in an outside location, but Gunnery Sergeant Schmidt was originally from this area, near San Bernardino, California, and he knew that there would be lots of suitable people in this park area early in the morning. It was also somewhat isolated from passers-by that weren't heading here directly, so they shouldn't be disturbed. He placed discreet sensors and sentries near the park entrance and drones overhead, of course.

The announcement of the pickup and the rounding up of all of the people in the area took a bit of time, but there were over two hundred people out here, even though it was still not quite seven AM on a summer morning. Most were fit, or at least not too badly off, and there was quite a bit of interest in the twenty high school girls that were there to practice their cheerleading routines. There was also a small Tai Chi class, several family groups, walkers, groups of kids on foot or on bikes, several groups of runners and individuals that were out before the heat of the day, and a bunch of skateboarders.

The gunny told the older sponsors who were married that he would arrange to collect their spouses if they wanted them. Kids, of course, would be collected. There were twenty-one male and six female sponsors who were due a total of ninety-six concubines. The lady cheerleading coach grabbed a young married couple and two of her cheerleaders. The rest of those went fast as well. Everything was going well, until one sponsor wanted to test-drive a girl who was there with her jealous boyfriend.

CPL Wilson and PFC Martins both used their stunners with a narrow beam setting on the brawling boyfriend. One of the beams only partially hit him, while the rest of that shot went past him into the bushes. The stunners, which had a sonic component to the beam, hit a roiling mass that had just left the hole in the ground. It had already noted the disturbance and was planning to deal with the intruders. Now, they were under attack. The swarm consensus, reached instantly, with no deliberation, was "Defend the hive!" They headed for an all-out war.

The first screams were from the girl and the prospective sponsor. "Bees!" The two of them and the boyfriend were stung in passing as the swarm spilled out in it's thousands. When the two Marines saw it, they instantly widened their beams and started spraying the swarm. Their shots seemed to have no effect. Well, maybe that wasn't quite correct.

The AI contacted them both. {Your weapons are making them angrier. The insects seem to be focusing upon you. I suggest that you cease-fire and remove yourselves from the vicinity.}

"Martins. You heard the man, err, AI. Run away!" Wilson was retreating towards the transporter. "Gunny. We need to bug out. Bee swarm. Really mad!" His message was automatically transmitted to Gunny Schmidt over fifty meters away.

{It appears that the swarm will not stop. They are pursuing all in the area, but especially the two Marines that fired on them and the three who were first stung.}

Several bees landed on the prone boyfriend and stung him. When honeybees sting, the barbed stinger is torn from the body and the bee dies. In the process, pheromones are released. The pheromones tell the other bees. "This in an enemy." He was stung again and again.

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