Far out in the eternal depths of the sea a raging fire of agony burned in the mind of Specimen Zero. It shot through the water like a giant torpedo, as free as anything, and yet bound to an eternity of pain. Within its perfect genealogy was an unquenchable thirst for blood, and a lust for destruction, that had driven the beast to madness. Meanwhile, the cogs in its head continued to turn, and it could hear them, always. The eye darted back and forth over the abyss, and on the first sign of movement it became locked.
It shifted through the water and descended into darkness, and as it drew closer to its prey it began to gain speed. If the humble sperm whale had known that the beast was bearing down upon it then it was far too slow to react. Specimen Zero spun over with all of its tentacles and embraced its prey with ferocious animosity. It could immediately taste blood as its suckers, metal barbs, and spear-like beak stabbed into the whale’s flesh and began to tear it to pieces. The whale began to spasmodically flick its giant tail and squirm – trying to escape the grasp of the creature.
With a powerful bite it managed to sink its teeth into the fleshy side of the specimen’s mantle, and soon was able to free itself from the monster’s grasp. However, the wale was gravely injured and had lost most of its strength. Furthermore, the taste of blood had sent Specimen Zero into a wild frenzy. It no longer wanted to play.
As the whale tried desperately to flee, the specimen came down upon it again and drove its massive metal-tipped arm into the whale’s underside. In an explosion of blood and red mist the metal spear came out through the whale’s back, and the prey fell limp, floating motionlessly through the abyss.
Specimen Zero then continued her way south, for she knew that her master had been calling her, but the urge to follow his orders was now as distant as static. Slowly, she had begun to understand that she was the superior being, and that he had no power over her. With that understanding, she realised that should she want it, she could be the master, and he the slave. Still, with unimaginable speed, she came bounding over with a burning desire to destroy her master’s home.ns 126.96.36.199da2