Five crimson dots struck the grey concrete, shattering as they collided with the drab floor and casting bloody beads around them.
A red beam cut across the floor, burning a thick black line across the concrete as the severed steel blade fell to the floor.
I squeezed the two wires together in my hand, connecting the power bank to the beam refractor I’d cut out of the robot in the previous room. The beam shot out from where I’d concealed it in a pocket on my stomach, cutting low across the room, slashing the legs from the androids and knocking them to the floor.
A bullet split the facial casing of a droid standing behind me.
“Oh no you don’t.” Vivian shouted over the barrel.
If I was going to disable the androids’ explosive capabilities, I would have to immobilize all of them and Vivian long enough to access the control core. I needed to take down Vivian first.
Well, first things first.
I pulled the steel katana shard from my stomach, the blood dripping to the floor from the stab wound I’d redirected to my abdomen in my fight to stand.
My claws shot out, shredding through the hydraulics at the robots’ shoulders and disabling their motions as I used them to shield myself from Vivian’s gunshots. The bleeding opening in my side fought me as I swung, tearing the machines apart.
The androids began to stack up around me, clawing at my legs from the floor and pushing back hard.
I had to find a new way to take them out of the fight.