(Note: Jess is not a predator. SHE will be eaten by YOU unless she says otherwise. She will probably not. So don't ask.)
They got their first warning just before dawn. The Japanese Defense Force had picked up something on the Prince Akihito Early Warning SONAR at five. It didn’t seem especially enormous, just fourteen stories. Still, that was very big. Probably a kaiju. Well worth sending a few ships out to track.
Just as the sun was coming up, five ships had raced southwards. The good news was this creature was going to miss Tokyo (this year’s Sentai team had just disbanded, and it wasn’t time for the team-up yet). The bad news was that this whatever-it-is would be moving southwards, to the island of Shikoku. Or rather, it would be moving to not-Tokyo. The locals were probably unprepared.
Captain Kasuga of the JDN [Sea Slug], kept a weather-eye on the horizon. The ships under her command we