Birthing Chambers: Episode One
Tightly I gripped my modified M-76 Pulse Rifle. I looked around me, but everywhere was dark. I felt so helpless, blinded by darkness without the nightvision goggles that had been smashed against the stone wall when my platoon and me had been ambushed.
We were on a routine scouting mission, when we spotted a potential S'Tencha hive.
The S'Tencha were insect-like aliens, bio-engineered by some far bygone race for the specific purpose of killing. After killing out this race and drifting in space for many eons, they were found by a spaceship on a deep-space cargo assignment. The poor crew inadvertently brought the alien species back to our planet, and we suffered for it.
The S'Tencha spread like locusts across the globe, killing as they did. What made the S'Tencha so dangerous was not their ability to kill, but their ability to reproduce. S'Tencha, in order to reproduce, impregnate any type of female creature using a tentacle-like organ in their mouth. The S'Tencha holds onto the host with