The phone connecting with the cradle ended the tiring conversation. Principal Fluttie, one time member of the fast track toward school administration, shook his head as yet more stress piled onto his shoulders. The climate of today’s society required a police force of sorts to be seen around a school campus, although Fluttie opted for armed guards over metal detectors and lockdown procedures, simply to make a child’s time here seem more about learning, rather then doing time.
One of the subjects of Fluttie?s concentration passed his window as he pondered the man further. If he could be called a man, the principal thought, further annoyed by the lack of personality the guard exhibited. Fluttie decided there where other things to worry about, no longer paying attention to the guard as he continued his rounds. Had he, some interesting facts might have come to light.
One of which being the guard was anything but human, nor would it ever exhibit much of a warm personality or make friends with the teaching staff. It had one mission to complete, and was about to do just that.
“TARGET ACQUIRED” it said, breathlessly, a communications array transmitting its voice to its partner across campus. “INITIATING SCAN.”
A beat past while the guard stood motionless, the working of its jaw the only movement made.
“TARGET CONFIRMED. MUTANT GENE ISOLATED. RECONFIGURING MAKEUP TO PROTECT AGAINST POSSIBLE OFFENSIVE ABILITIES.”
Bayview High was about to be short one student, one mutant student. Exactly as the Superintendent wanted it to be.
“SENTINEL PRIME TAKING ACTION.”
Written by Alex Cook. Plots by Alex Cook and Jason Kenney