"... There's no time to pack. Get out of your homes and offices as fast as possible. Make your way to the nearest underground shelter. Repeat. There's" The evacuation was proceeding quickly. The streets were lined with the public masses as they got out of the way of the rampaging robot. It was methodical in its destructive parade. It would smash a building to rubble, and then clean up the mess. Hundreds were dead, and millions in property damage had already been done.
Meanwhile, a helicopter hovered over AKUCCU. The news 7 copter moved to the left of the robot, avoiding the flying bricks from another destroyed structure. The military were watching the coverage, and their offensive was nearly ready. Tanks and artillary units were moving into place and waiting for the order to attack.
At KU headquarters, Taylor was checking the remote operating system for AKUCCU. Repeated orders had been completely ignored. " It's sending signals, but the robot isn't listening," he said. " It's bad as a little kid."
" What were you thinking," Major Glenn growled at Mike. He visibly shrunk back at the man's glare. " You had no orders to send it out."
Mike spoke nervously. " I..I was doing a field test. You know, weather conditions."
" Your superiors make those decisions." Glenn turned to Taylor. " Could you fix AKUCCU if we got you onto the robot?"
" I'll have to get inside. The emergency shut down systems have to be accessed from inside the robot, according to specs."
" Hmmm. Allright." Major Glenn called out to a corporal. " Get someone from the tech crew, and then prepare a helicopter."
Taylor raised his hand. " Sir, I can fix it. I'll go."
" You haven't had the training for drop missions. You stay here."
Taylor shook his head. He knew this robot. He could do it.
AKUCCU moved down the street. Behind it looked like an giant undeveloped lot. Nothing was left. As the massive robot came to a new target, it's eyes spotted movement on three sides. Tanks rolled to the right and left of the robot, and artillary were ready in front of it.
" Robot is nearly in center," Gen. Roland said. On the screen, the robot was approaching the square, the kill zone. It was just a few feet before it would be sent to the scrap pile. The robot cautiously moved ahead. " Attack," ordered Gen. Roland. The tanks unleashed a barage of explosive shells, bursting into flame and smoke on the robots's sides. The artillary sent rockets slamming into AKUCCU. AKUCCU's armor could take some punishment, but this was too much.
AKUCCU's defense program kicked in. The robot's tank gun aimed at the biggest threat first;the rockets. Concussive blast escaped from the barrel, firing at the artillary units. They ran, moving out of range, and then prepared to fire again. AKUCCU moved forward at top speed, shooting it's gun without mercy. The artillary units were forced to retreat. The tanks now moved behind AKUCCU, and they continued the attack. The robot raised it's rocket launcher and locked onto the tanks. Four rockets fired, each moving towards a seperate target. The tanks went up in smoke. More rockets fired, and the tanks were moved back, but still kept firing. AKUCCU rotated, it's tank gun facing the tanks. The battle was soon over for the tank battalion, and AKUCCU took care of the remains of its victims.
Major Glenn received bad news shortly after. The helicopter carrying the technician had been shot down. AKUCCU was playing it careful now. It was knocking out all moving targets. It had been damaged, but not enough to destroy it.
Gen. Roland and Major Glenn sat in the planning room, surrounded by advisors and officers. " At our present rate, we could take down the robot, but the loss of life would be too great. We just can't do the kind of damage we need without throwing men to their deaths," Gen. Roland said. " We need an atomic warhead."
" That's a populated area," said one advisor. " You'll do more damage than the robot."
" We'll have no city left if that robot isn't stopped," Major Glenn replied. " We know the robot can be shut down, but we need to get inside it. The problem is nothing can get close enough."
" Dr. Rodney," asked Gen. Roland," do you have anything that can help?"
" I don't. Our new armor isn't strong enough to hold back the robot's fire. All I can think of is an EMP, but one large enough to effect AKUCCU would also wipe out the power grid of the city."
A knock came to the door, and the officer was asked to enter. She went to the head of the table, between Major Glenn and the general, handing them a note. They read it, and a questionable look crossed their faces. " Is he serious," asked Major Glenn.
" Yes, sir. He says he has a test fire to show you," the female officer answered.
" Very well. Tell him to be ready in five minutes," Gen. Roland ordered. He stood up. " We may have a solution. Follow us."
They went to the docking bay, and Henry and Taylor stood by a model rocket. A five inch metal plate stood in front of it ten feet away. Dr. Rodney smiled. " This should be amusing."
" You think you can get that robot open," asked Major Glenn.
" We can, and know how," Henry said. " I found a tooth fragment from Shara, and found that it is hard as diamond. It's also highly abrasive. I think it could get through AKUCCU's armor with one shot."
" Let's see," Dr. Rodney said.
Henry bristled at the man's doubtful tone of voice, but aimed the rocket at the metal plate. " Firing in 3, 2, 1. Fire." The rocket hissed from it's tube and made straight for the plate. The rocket cut through the plate easily. It kept going, and burrowed into a wall before stopping and falling to the floor. " That was a plastic rocket. A toy. The head, however was coated with scraping from the tooth I found. You all see what it can do." Henry smiled, pleased with the shocked look on Dr. Rodney's face.
" Can you do this for a real rocket," asked Gen. Roland.
" Give us one, and we'll do it," Taylor said.
" You'll have it," Gen. Roland answered. Major Glenn nodded approvingly at the two men. Dr. Rodney's jaw was still hanging down to the floor.