Every day since all the other activities were shut down the only thing he and the sergeant did, was watch the damn factory below operate the assembly of the android army. He didn’t call them androids per se but rather plastic dolls with AI brains. Sure they could be virtually indestructible but they were still dolls to him. The body parts had been stored before the tram ceased running and had been manufactured on a secret base located in St Louis Missouri. The warehouse below was around 200,000 sq feet in size and jam packed with doll parts such as every thing except the heads. Those were stored in a separate facility and the scientists that lived down here, which were few indeed, worked daily on how to make the brains work better. The ones that came in from other countries would visit for a day or two and sometimes just hours and then leave. The other large warehouse which was close to the same size as the parts warehouse, housed the assembled bodies without the heads and the third warehouse held the heads and the brains. There were not many of those even to this day because the damn scientists continually tinkered with the brains. It gave him the creeps how those bastards used actual real organic brains from the slave trade of humans that ran through the tunnels. They would pick and choose who would be used as the hoards of people came through. In his mind it was monstrous but then who was he to fight against the status quo of people far above his pay grade. He had secured his place in this underground city and was told that when the world above blew itself up, he would still survive down here. When he witnessed the dismantling of the nuclear weapons around the world he almost made his escape from the clutches of the Emperor and the minions. He was finally told about some other methods of destruction and how some nuclear weapons had been secretly stock piled away from the world. He suspected the same thing happening in the other big power countries so he hung on. He poured himself another cup of coffee and dumped some whiskey in it before going over and sitting down at his post on the 4 computer work station. Another boring day and the sergeant wasn’t much company either. His mind became blank and dull with the whisky laced coffee as he watched the robotic arms assemble the body parts.
Alice floated through the glass and landed softly on the floor of the room. She walked over to the computer stations and glanced at them and the monitors on the wall. She could see symbols that looked like tracks and other types of objects. The power was on a low standby of this entire system. She understood that this was a control room for whatever train that ran on the tracks below. She walked to the archway and peered into the short corridor that was between this room and the room beyond. Moving slowly she came to the edge of that room and saw two men sitting at computer work stations. She noticed the monitors lit up with three or more rooms in other locations. One had robotic arms assembling human body parts together from conveyers and another one showed a room where humans were placing the body parts on the conveyers and then she saw the one where the assembled bodies minus a head were placed into rows. There were actual humans doing this work as the fully assembled bodies rolled through openings in a wall on conveyers. There were at least two other monitors operating but she could not see them from her position. The fat Captain was reading something where he sat and another man who she recognized as a sergeant was studiously watching the monitors. She wanted to see the other monitors and what might be on them so she levitated and moved closer. The first one she saw was a room with some humans that were wearing white smock jackets and appeared to be working on human brains. The other monitor showed a warehouse with shelving units and as she looked closer she could see human heads sitting in nice neat rows on the shelving units. She found the place where the Android Army was being assembled. The sergeant pushed his chair back suddenly and stood up and said What the Hell! The Captain dropped his magazine and began to touch the console and keyboards of the computers. The monitors had suddenly begun to scroll wiggly fuzz across the screens and then went completely dark.
Tamara and Alisha walked through the wall into the first assembly room and began examining the body parts the humans were placing on the conveyors. She spoke to Alisha in the mind and said. This feels like real human skin doesn’t? Susanna told us that those things down in Georgia had real human skin. Alisha agreed with her and then began to check the room closer. Look there are cameras close to the ceiling, should we disable them? Tamara noticed them and said wait let’s go and see what is in the next room. Both girls floated to the inner wall where the conveyors were running through openings and stepped through into the next room. The noise in here was enormous. This is where the machinery sounds were emanating from. The girls could see large robotic arms picking the parts off the conveyors and assembling them into fuller bodies. The entire room was set up as an assembly factory, like those old automobile factories. The arms were set such that the torso would be fitted with the arms and next the legs and them the hands and feet and so on. They could see the final assembled body minus the head stacking up on a conveyor and rolling along into another space beyond this one. The girls saw the cameras in here also and quickly moved to the area where the fully assembled bodies were being rolled into.
The warehouse that the bodies were coming into was huge and there were actual humans taking the bodies and moving them to rows of bodies already standing nice and neat. Tamara and Alisha both shivered from the vision of a headless army of bodies standing in rows. Alisha spoke and said we need to find the place where the heads are made. Yes dear sister, wherever that is should lead us to a lab system where the brains are being constructed, I think that is the key to this entire operation. Let’s find the main connection to these cameras and turn them off. The control and relay room where all of the electronic switch boards for the servers that operated all the cameras and computers was located on the second floor. The room was jam packed with equipment and was cooled by some sort of air conditioning system. Tamara and Alisha had traced the wiring from one of the cameras to this room and the big switch board that sat against the wall was full of blinking lights and plug ins. Tamara thought the best way to stop everything would be to just make the huge box disappear so she touched the system and the gear vanished. This caused the computers and cameras to completely go dark. Alisha was examining another large power box and did the same thing to it. The conveyor belts and Robotic arms stopped in mid motion and everything became very quiet on the first floor of this many roomed factory. The girls made all the equipment disappear in the room except for the controllers for air and cooling systems. The room became very bare as they both found their way back to the warehouse that held the headless bodies.
Captain Hodges jumped up from his console and hit a series of switches located on the wall next to the console. These were suppose to lock down the entire fourth and fifth level doors so no one could enter or get out without a special key card. He and two others were the only ones that had these key cards so now he and the Sergeant plus one other guard were in complete control. His next move was to contact the guard station up on the 1st level and alert them that there could be an intruder in the complex. When he hit the intercom system it was dead. His next move was to hit the backup power system. After activating that he was able to reach the guard station. Sergeant Jim Soros was the other man that had the special key card and he was the one that answered the call from Captain Hodges. “Soros we might have an intruder down here and the entire computer system and power is down on the fourth and fifth levels. You need to get a team together and get down here quickly. Sergeant Gerthy and I are still in the control room on the third level and will meet you at the elevator on that level. Those elevators still work don’t they?” He looked at the sergeant and motioned for him to go and check the elevator. “If they don’t for some damn reason you will have to use the stairs. How in the hell did someone get by you up there?” Sergeant Soros looked at two of his men that were standing close and shook his head. “No one could get by us Captain, could be they came through that tunnel. You know we don’t have the monitors up on it.” Our computers and power is still on up here and Private Merkaleen just came back and told me that the elevator is not working and Captain, the elevator to the surface is down also and the damn doors are sealed shut. Something strange is happening, we’ll be down in a few minutes.” He shut the com down and gathered 6 men and told them to arm themselves.
When they tried the door to the stairwell it was locked so Soros pulled his card and slipped it into the key box on the wall. It activated the number pad and he punched in the correct sequence of numbers. The door unlocked and the squad of 7 piled into the stairwell and began their decent. On the third level, Captain Hodges had taken his card out and did the same as Soros did on the 5th floor. Sergeant Gerthy pushed the door open and propped it with a chair that was in the corridor. The emergency lighting was illuminating the stairwell at the moment and Captain Hodges said “This is damn peculiar. The only way this can happen is if someone shuts it down from the control room on level four. When the others get down here you take one of them and see if you can access the elevator shaft. I want to know if there might be someone inside that damn thing.” “Yes sir said Sergeant Gerthy and they heard the team of men coming down the stairwell.
Sergeant Soros and his men reached the third level and Sergeant Gerthy took one of the Privates and began to ascend back to the 1st level where he could get into the elevator from a utility room. The Captain told the others that they needed to check out the Control room on the 4th level first. “If that production line is stopped we could be in trouble. Those worker slaves might get the idea of revolting against us and that ain’t going to be pretty if you all catch my drift. Ever body lock and load.” The sound of bolts being drawn back could be heard all the way up on the 1st level. “What are the other men doing sergeant, they better be on full alert.” “They are sir and as for that surface elevator it is way to strange that the doors are fused shut. Those three foreigners got in it okay and it moved toward the surface. Strange thing also is we don’t have contact, video or voice with the surface.” “Damnit sergeant, we could be under attack above as well as down here. That damn tunnel is a weak point to this base. If some force has managed to penetrate it somewhere between here and the Kansas base we could be in a whole lot of trouble so we need to take count of our weapons and munitions as soon as we find out what has happened down here. Go into the control room and contact the rest of your men and get that taken care of, we’ll meet you on the level below.” “Yes sir” and with that Sergeant Soros took off for the control room.
Alice had floated idly while the Captain and the sergeant worriedly moved around the control room. She watched and listened as the Captain contacted the men above and ordered some of them to come down. He was right that there was an intruder, in fact there were three. When they left she watched the door close and lock and then proceeded to make all the computers disappear. She did the same with any power source equipment in the room and went into the outer room and made all the computers disappear out there also. When she was done, the rooms were bare. All of the equipment and furniture was gone from existence. She floated through the glass window and into the big cavern and hurried to find Tamara and Alisha.
Sergeant Soros reached the control room and tried to open the door. It was locked so he took out his key card and swiped it through the slot and the key pad lit up. He punched in the numbers and the door unlocked. When he opened the door he froze. He though he was in the wrong room at first because the main room was completely empty and when he walked through the short corridor to the outer room it too was empty. He hurried over to the window and looked frantically around thinking he might see an enemy force gathering in the rotunda area but it was just as empty as always from what he could see. He could not inform the 1st level men because there wasn’t any com system. These rooms looked like they never had anything in them. He swore to himself as he hurried back toward the stairwell. The door to the stairwell had been closed, he swore again as he swiped the card and punched the numbers in. He entered the stairwell and hopped down the steps 2 and 3 at a time until he was at the doorway into the 4th level. He pushed the door open and hurried to the main control room. He reached the open door into the control room and found it completely empty. The Captain and the other men were nowhere to be seen. The walls were blank except for the power supply that controlled the security systems for the doors, the basic emergency lighting and the Air conditioning units. He felt like he was going crazy and hurried back into the corridor. He had to swipe his card again to open the stairwell door and dropped to the 5th level. As he entered the corridor he noticed immediately that the main doors to the rotunda were wide open. He held his rifle at the ready as he approached the open rotunda.
On the 1st level sergeant Gerthy and Private Krisix stood in front of the elevator doors. Gerthy swiped his key card through the slot on the key punch box but nothing happened. He tried a few more times and said, “Crap, this system is completely dead let’s go up and see if we can get into the elevator through the roof.” Both men entered the door to the utility room above and climbed the stairs. Gerthy noticed that the door was not locked. This business just kept getting stranger. They reached the utility room and walked to the big trap door that led into the elevator shaft. The sergeant and private grabbed the doors and opened them. Gerthy looked into the shaft and saw the top of the elevator car directly below. He jumped down and landed on the top of the car and found the door lid that led into the car. The lid was bolted down and he did not have a wrench to turn the bolts. He walked to the edge of the car at the back where there was a ladder. He could just squeeze by and climbed down so he could look down the shaft. It was dark but he did have a torch and shined it down the shaft. There was nothing that he could see so he climbed back up and removed himself from the shaft. “Well Private, I would say there is nothing to see here shall we go back down to where the others are?” Krisix just sort of mumbled and they both made their way back to the corridor on the 1st level. In the stairwell Gerthy was thinking how odd all this was. They had checked the surface elevator shaft doors and found them fused completely. There was no surveillance cameras working anywhere and that made the hair on his neck stand up