Bug Out by Charlie Dalton
An elite military unit is sent to a remote human colony to investigate a communication blackout.
Rigel 4 was the setting for our victory over the Bugs. We claimed the territory and installed a colony. We haven’t heard from them in over a month. Something was wrong.
Setting down, we search the colony. No shots had been fired. Children’s toys lay scattered. Clothes hang on washing lines. Meals sit half-finished on desks piled high with papers.
The colonists had vanished without a trace.
Then we hear something, something none of have heard since the Ultimate Victory.
The sound of Bugs. They’re back.