Hello everyone. This is the last part of book 3. Next week will begin book 4 and the stories will be longer. Enjoy!
As the Champions entered the west hangar they were immediately mesmerized by the sheer magnitude of objects in the room. The entire wall on the right side of the room was lined with different versions of the robots they had just encountered. On the left side of the room the walls were covered with weapons. The vast array of weaponry included bizarre looking guns of all sizes and a full complement of projectiles; knives, throwing stars and daggers each with uniquely designed handles, blades and sheaths.
In the center of massive room sat three vehicles. What looked like a modified Blackhawk helicopter sat flanked by an armored truck on its right and a small metallic blue convertible with chrome accents and grey leather interior on its left.
The back wall of the hanger was eclipsed by several massive screens each projecting a different set of data and images with a huge interactive map of New York in the middle. Standing in front of the screens at a glass podium was Mr. Smith.
“Welcome. I see you had a little fun with R.A.I.F on the way in. Take a seat and we will get started” he said in a matter of fact tone.
The Champions each took one of the eight chairs in the room.
“Glad to see you are all still in one piece” he continued, “You now have officially started your training. R.A.I.F stands for Robotic Artificially Intelligent Fighter, we like to call them Ray for short. These were designed solely to be used as training vessels. They are made of military grade titanium and house a state of the art AI system. Each R.A.I.F is 10 percent faster than a normal human and, as you may have already figured out, a hell of a lot stronger. Ray here is not only trained in seven different martial arts disciplines and advanced weaponry, it also will be able to study your style and anticipate your next moves during combat. In the days to come you will learn that predictability in combat equates to casualties. The R.A.I.F has one job here and that is, quite simply, to try and kick each of your asses at every training session. Our job is to make sure you have the skills to prevent that from happening. We brought you all here because we believe that you have what it takes to complete our objectives and we will provide you all of the necessary tools to do so.”
Mr. Smith carefully eyed the eight people seated in front of him.
“I can understand that some of you may be wondering what you have gotten yourselves into and my answer is this; a war is coming and you are training to survive it.”
Brajjit raised his hand.
“Yes?” Mr. Smith said, “What is it?”
“When do we get to drive that sweet convertible over there” he said grinning.
“Funny guy” Mr. Smith smirked, “Let’s start with some background info on who our enemies are.”
(To be continued…)
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