Hayden looked up at the cloud of fire, soot and burning stone that exploded past him in terror, awed and horrified by the colossal mountain's unrestrained power as the sky above him stained inky black. Lightning arced through the clouds of soot as they rolled upwards, arcing out into the air and striking the ground all around them.
“I don't think that's dormant!” Aurica shrieked.
“GO!” Hayden screamed at the scientist, barely able to hear himself over the roar of the eruption.
“What about the sirens?!” the man defended, pointing at the array just a few hundred feet in front of them.
“FUCK THE SIRENS!” Hayden screamed, “GET US THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!”
The truck turned abruptly to the side, sliding along the rim before gaining traction and turning down the side of the mountain, careening roughly over the boulders and bits of flaming rocks that were beginning to land on the ground. Hayden turned around and looked up at the m