The streetwalker in the torn unitard and her potential John happened to be near the S-sar when it stood up and inclined its face to the sky. The hooker noted the motion in the corner of her eye at first; then did a double-take upon noticing the shiny bald head… then the rather featureless face. She gasped and stumbled backwards, collided with a parked car and triggered its alarm system. The John, interrupted from his fondling and proposition-considering, swung about crazily, like a deer spooked by a sudden noise; and upon seeing the S-sar, he stumbled away while trying to look as though he’d done nothing wrong.
The S-sar turned and took in their shocked reactions for less than a second, then turned skyward again. Tracking equipment in its systems located the signal from the responder. Simultaneously, artificial eyes quickly locked onto the flying drone, receding into the distance, as well as registering the presence of the two drones that Marcus was guiding after it. As it watched, it automatically calculated optimum routes to follow the drone.