The Food Chain | OPEN to TWO - 1/2 Jul 1, 2018 6:53:53 GMT -6
Post by Chromo on Jul 1, 2018 6:53:53 GMT -6
THE FOOD CHAIN
CHROMO'S BASE PL: 40,000
In the movie theater auditorium there's a buzz of excited talk. Children on tiptoe stare at the popping machines, grinning for their salty snack. The lobby is swarming, fast moving, and a buzz of activity- though things soon devolved into a literal buzz as a certain bug peered in from the vents, lured into the establishment by the sweet smell of popcorn, cooked food, and of course, sweets. Chromo slowly pried open the vent, the grated panel being slowly torn away by his teeth- metal was never too tasty, but Chromo could manage.
Creeping out and scurrying by some unsuspecting humans, the bug found himself perched next to a soda machine of the sort, tapping away at the alien device. He managed to lay a hand on one of the dispenser buttons, causing a wave of some energy-fueled Blue Ox to call from above, soaking the briefly screeching bug before he turned his mouth up, drinking the energy drink raw. A few startled screams ripped out nearby- there was a clone of the bug spinning about in the cotton candy machine, and another two in the popcorn maker now- the candy jars were full of the bug clones also! There were only about a dozen other Chromos compared to his usual rallied hundreds, though- the rest were fed and asleep back home with his mother.
"Excuse me, madam!" Chromo's voice chimed beside a worried vendor by the snacks. "I'll have one of everything- extra ketchup to go with my fries also. We'll be in Theater three- thank you!" Chromo rang, darting off with his swarm in tow, each of the bugs carrying their own stash of goodies, scurrying past dozens of frightened or concerned humans. Surely, nobody would mind them crashing in, right?