“Quietly spoken words have more effect on your enemy than a shouting match,” Redbeet maintains, trying to hide her own agenda from being discovered as best as she can. “Look at Shinybeet now, he’s simmering with anger,” she says, “can you see how he’s changed colour and how shinier he is?”
In a last attempt to divert attention, Redbeet then turns her back on Spidey and Shinybeet to go and look after her youngsters.
“Ahoy! Spidey juniors, be warned! There’s an army coming to visit ahead!” shouts Spidey, knowingly. He is convinced that what he heard them say before was about treason. This is definitely some political ploy on Redbeet’s part to distract the spiders from Shineybeet and save him for a reason he can’t yet explain…
Too soon, Spidey’s home is surrounded by an army of big, fat and hairy black monsters, marching fast, invading the red back spiders’ territory, a black veil being cast. Though there’s no escape, surrender, in Spidey’s mind, is not an option.
He orders his brood in a square shape.
“Chin up juniors, we’re not defeated yet, we’ll show them,” he says fearlessly, instilling in his young the will to fight, infusing his pride and a thou-shalt-not-fear-pain-nor-death attitude that is bound to prevail.
“Take Shinybeet and Redbeet as hostages; be prepared to sting them, kill them or torture them till death ensues, on my order.”
The young spiders obey their father and surround Shinybeet and Redbeet. But they’re not prepared for Redbeet’s brood to be protective of their mother. Soon, fifteen young spiders are confronted by eleven spiders of a strange and alien mutant breed while a swarm of bigger, monstrous spiders watch, ready to pounce on them all.
“Spideys 1 to 11, attack your enemy! Spideys 12 to 15, neutralize Redbeet and Shinybeet.
To be continued…