Nick looked down the pistol sights at his target and pulled the trigger. Only for the squirrel to move out of the way at the last instant in a blur of speed.
the squirrel leaped to a branch looked at him and started chittering in Morse code. Which Nick could understand.
”my mother could shoot better than that,” chattered the squirrel. Which for some reason was named parsec. “And she’s a squirrel.”
”I’ve got an airsoft pistol with about two hundred FPS,” growled nick at the squirrel. “And you can move faster than that by a lot.”
”you’d need about a thousand FPS to hit parsec,” said Daniel from behind him. “He’s not actually a squirrel. He started life as a squirrel but then he was upgraded as the prototype for my upgrades. All his joints and muscles have been enhanced to about two hundred times what they would be normally able to do. And his brain was replaced with a chip that made him intelligent. The perfect infiltrator for tight spaces.”
”it’s a squirrel,” said Nick flatly. “Who in their right mind spends however many millions on a squirrel?”
The squirrel chattered and chattered for a minute in Morse code and nick and Daniel listened.
”I didn’t know that a squirrel could have a political opinion,” said Nick. Slightly surprised.
”you better believe it,” laughed Daniel. “now try to aim where the squirrel is gonna be. Not where it is.”
Nick closed his eyes and breathed. Then he opened them and started shooting. This time Parsec was hard put to stay ahead of the bbs but he managed.
”how fast can that squirrel go?” He asked Daniel. Slightly irritated.
”they clocked him moving about seventy kilometres an hour for five minutes. But he can move faster than that for a shorter time.”
parsec chattered at them again.
”I don’t like that squirrel,” said Nick as parsec ran down the tree and up Daniel coming to rest on his shoulder.
”well he like you,” laughed Daniel as the squirrel scrambled into a pocket on Daniels vest and came out with an acorn in his mouth.ns220.127.116.11da2