“Examining the new assailants, the predator inferred something of vital importance: These creatures had been crafted specifically to attack it. The predator had no concept of a bloodhound, but there was no mistaking the scraps of its own code that the phages used to identify their prey. To identify it.
It could learn. It could react.
If even a quiet existence without offense could not convince its curiously slow-acting Opponent to leave it alone, its course was clear.
The predator would attack, and attack, and attack again. It would devastate and destroy for as long as it took to flush out its Adversary from wherever it hid in the vast network.
Whatever resources the unseen Foe most valued, most closely guarded--these were what the predator would attack.”