...oked at a website he knew wouldn't be harmed in such an explosion, the New York Spaces. They indeed did have a top story. Apparently three states were now uninhabitable (California, Oregon and Washington), as well as large parts of others. Not only was Japan destroyed, but many other islands were as well, and large parts of China were damaged. It's lucky that it exploded somewhere where it wouldn't, say, utterly destroy the United States of America.
Jimmy could only wonder if this was even slightly comparable to what would happen in a week. His friends had been the only people to believe him- the military ignored it, the government ignored it, the UN pretended to listen to him but politely dismissed him. He bet they'd believe him in a week. He hadn't felt this negative since Betty moved away.
Meanwhile, somewhere else, two tiny, pseudo-organic things, still remained in their little computerized world. The bomb went off. reported Thing Alpha. Thing Beta responded, Good. Estimated casualties?.
Lots? You didn't count them?There were over seven billion people on the whole planet-
You lazy idiot! Recalculate population.
I'm too tired.
Do you care more about being tired, or about spreading the race?
I don't give an electron about spreading the race.
I'm shutting you down. Thing Beta fought with Thing Alpha with all its might, slamming into Thing Alpha, sort of barely damaging it. At that moment, Thing Delta...