“It won’t be following us,” Rose stated with a glance back the way she’d come.
“Is it …” Dan started to ask, hesitantly.
“Dead? No, it’s too valuable to kill. I restrained it until you were away and then lead it in the other direction before breaking off to rejoin you.”
“I filled it so full of lead it should be dead,” Jackson spat. Her face was scratched across one side and turning a lovely shade of green and yellow where a bruise was fast growing.
“I’ll make sure it survives,” Rose said.
“Waste of nanotech if you ask me.” Jackson slung her weapon and they continued their path to the rain forest biome.