In a valley of the Two women each wearing a full face Burqa walked towards the Mosque where several black-clad and masked men stopped them.
They whispered just loud enough to tell the enforcers of morality where they were traveling and who they were to meet.
Taken to the mosque, the guards searched the women for weapons or explosives, then led below to the first sub-basement two stories under the ground to an opulent room with a raised dias.
The fifty-one year old Supreme Leader and Prophet stepped out from behind a bomb resistant door after the guards explained that the women were local converts who wished to missions for him.
“Women, what honor do you wish to perform?”
“Oh wise one, first, before I give you my heart, I humbly request one thing.” Her eyes glittered with sensuality behind the heavy drape of cloth. She held out a graceful, delicate hand with just the index extended. “Pull my finger.”
“Dateline Russia, WorldNetNews
Today the United Nations announced that sensors had detected an extremely large explosion in a remote area of the Russian Federation. Russian authorities deny weapons of mass destruction have been tested. There are no other reports coming from the area that the Russian authorities have closed off to all traffic. Downwind in the polar jet stream a large amount of dust has been observed in the upper atmosphere, but authorities say they have not detected any significant radiation. Theories are that the explosion could the result of an unknown comet or meteor, unknown number of casualties in the sparsely populated area. More on the explosion as news develops elsewhere in the news, typhoon Felix has taken a northerly track out to the open ocean…”
Turning off the video display, Thor, Lady Sif, Burning Chip, Running Man, Alvin and Walter “Big Boom” began to toast each other.
“Antimatter threat has been neutralized, Walter.” Alvin said quietly.
“No, it hasn’t. Just this one threat. Each time we will do this, there will be more, but we have discovered ways to win that problem.” Walter said as he typed more nicknames on the screen.
“Whoa! What do you mean “Each time”? Sif’s eyes were wide. “We do not have that kind of network.”
“We have something better.” The round faced computer whiz smiled. Turning the monitor so the rest of the team could see, an image shot from a helicopter of columns of smoke drifting out of a two-mile-wide crater with a subtitle “You are always my brothers and sisters. I have learned this new term I will use. Love Steve.” The image less than six hours old, intercepted from the most secure network the Russian Military had.
“Steve is still with us.” Walter smiled and took a bite of a chocolate bar, washing it down with his soda.
“Antimatter explosions do not leave radioactive fallout.” Running Man fistbumped Burning Chip. “No new android bombs.”
“We hope.” Thor wished. “If there is another, how do we catch a shape shifting android?”
“Walter.” Alvin said. “Reply to Steve with our worry. Like it or not, we are a white-hat team.”
“No! I don’t want to be a white-hat, thems are real nerds.” Walter grumped as he tapped the keys to answer Steve.
Walter, the unwilling White-Hat made the rest of them laugh with the irony.
A black-hat saved the world.