Originally posted by Gatac
Chapter 20 is here! It also took forever. Well, more forever. Forever-er. You know what I mean.
Music is Heart - Barracuda.
You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me
You'd have me down down down down on my knees
Now wouldn't you, barracuda?
What, you didn't think the Hand of Glory gives up that easily, did you?
I slightly embellished the capabilities of UAVs here (as far as I know, tracking a moving vehicle in a busy urban area isn't feasible yet), but since the setting generally assumes "five minutes into the future" tech in the shadows, I think it's okay. I mean, when you have freakin' power armor running amuck in Asia, a little use of smart drones over South America doesn't look so bad. (And for those who are keeping track, yes, both drones and the missile are projects the German Army is involved in. Easy enough for the Hand to get their hands on, I'd say.)
A missile attack from a stealth-design UCAV is the next-best thing to lightning from a clear sky. Comes out of nowhere, drops some pain and disappears again. You're only safe because your enemies aren't willing to go to such lengths to attack you - but if you make them angry...
Yes, it's another cliffhanger. I am, in fact, evil.
Just 'cause will, in fact, wrap up in the next few chapters. There's just so much stuff to blow up...