Not at all inspired by current events, either…
“Last year we took down one network overnight. Now we’ve got smart replicators. This time, we’re downing every major gaming network in the constellation, and they won’t be back up for weeks. It’ll be huge!”
* * *
Three seconds later, the speaker became the tip of a flaming spear descending from the heavens, as the thunderous KEW impact racketed through the neighborhood.
Six hundred miles above, CS Impositor drifted silently through the black.
“I still think this isn’t the intent of Admiral’s Privilege.”
“And yet your Admiral does. Set course to the next… naughty target. And goodnight,” murmured the Worldburner, “children everywhere.”