She had me. I was caught. The Trooper was armed and backed up by two hovering sentry drones. My back was against the bulkhead. She had issued an ultimatum, "Drop the Zinger". I dropped the sonic stun pistol. It won't work on her or the sentries. the faint blue glow of shield generators meant that was not going any farther than this. She pointed into my face, "This area is restricted to authorized personnel only. What are you doing here?"
Her hard expression softened, "I know you"... "please, I need your help", I glance to either side hoping I can confide in her. She kept her emotions in check but asked, "Oh, what is it?" Cops are masters of psychology, she could bust me and that would be that. then again, if I tell her the truth, risk everything she might just listen to me, "There are Hybridizers on this station! Bio-weapons! They are killing everyone. We have got to get out of here!" She asked, "why hasn't the security system been alerted; Why haven't the executives initialized the evacuation protocol?" "I do not know, I am just an Agro-sci", Then a realization crossed my face, "They made these weapons, they are testing them on... us!" She stopped smiling, "Okay, come with me." She reached out to me with her other hand and I accepted. The tazer in the palm of her glove fired and my body spasms left me helpless. The Sentry drones deployed a single waldo each, the metallic tentacles encircling my shoulders spiraling down my arms to bind my wrists together behind my back.
"Take the intruder to the security center for interrogation and detention. I will continue to conduct an investigation!" She turned and left. I looked down and closed my eyes in despair. I was going to die, So was she, it was only a matter of time. The hybridizers would gradually infect and change some of the station population. Then the disappearances would start as they started to capture additional prey. Then when enough people knew something was wrong, the scent of fear would trigger the murderous feeding frenzy. You can try to fight them, but The least little bit of bio-matter from a hybridizer makes contact with your skin and it is over. The Assimilation starts transforming you into a horrible monstrosity. You might not even notice that you had been infected for a few minutes. long enough for you to run to a shelter where others are hoping to hide...
If I am right and I know I am. Infected victims are already being taken to the security and medical centers on the station. in less than an hour thousands are going to die. Now, there is no hope of escape. I watch her walking away; not unless she learns the truth in time.