Chapter 23

"So, if the Headless Ones were created by Nokris as you claim," Eido concluded, "how could they come to populate a cavern on Earth?"

"Maybe some Headless Ones hitched a ride from the Moon," Glint posited. "Like stowaways of cosmic evil!"

"Perhaps," Eido replied, unconvinced. "Or perhaps they are not of Hive origin after all. We may not have enough data yet to draw any conclusions."

"But one thing we can clarify right now," she continued, "is why the Headless Ones are so poorly named. Obviously, they have heads."

Glint's digital iris narrowed. He vibrated in a low whir, which Eido misinterpreted as thoughtful consideration.