This is the sixth section of the fourteenth chapter of Sonnets from a Proton. The novel starts here.
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“What the hell is going on there’s a four of them now” James suddenly sounded relieved “Oh they’ve stopped blossoming like that. They’re rising into the atmosphere”
Interesting, thought Laurence, they built about thirty or so over the years, or so goes the rumour, so they weren’t showing their full hand. Not really surprising. Besides this was hardly a full invasion just an unexpected attack.