Got another Terribleminds challenge story for you. The idea was to mix two randomly selected subgenres. I got kaiju and shapeshifter.
The Kaiju Curse
Finn tugged the ill-fitting edges of his borrowed hazmat suit. He yawned, fogging up the face shield. Why was a biologist, a herpetologist no less, getting pulled in at the last minute at this disaster site in the middle of the night, anyway?
A woman strode up to him carrying a yellow box.
“Ah good. You’ve arrived. Join the others down in the crater.”
She gestured with the box toward a blackened ditch. Now that he was looking, it looked like this woman was holding a Geiger counter. But that made even less sense than his being summoned. He wanted to ask her why for both of those things, but the woman rushed off to bark orders at a pair who were digging in the ashy debris.
Finn yawned again as he wandered toward the crater. Little trails of steam rose up from the ground. There were a few others in hazmat suits in the crater. One of them pointed to a metal ramp that had been set up. Finn gave a thumbs-up and descended into the charred bowl of earth.
It was warm in the crater, and there wasn’t any debris here. The news said that several blocks had been set for demolition, but everything about this little adventure had screamed cover story – from the soldiers and their tanks guarding the area, all the way down to this crater. He hoped one of the scientists in the group ahead could answer some of his questions.
That was when he realized the crater was not devoid of debris. His fellow scientists were gathered around a large cluster of oval shapes. The ovals looked a bit like pale watermelons. A few were cracked open. Finn heard a faint shrieking somewhere beyond the group.
He stumbled over nothing as he gazed at the shapes.
“They… Are those… eggs?”