Return to Earth (Chptr 1: Attacked)
Posted By: CoLd BlooDed<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 19 July 2003, 6:38 PM
Return to Earth (Chptr 1)
1450 hours October 12, 2552 (Military Calander)
New Tratley, England
The Covenant were like snakes, waiting until the prey turn their back for one second and then strike. And in any case, this was one of those moments.
"Where the hell did the left flank disappear to?" yelled Seargent Lubz over the rumble of heavy weapon fire.
But the corporal didn't make a sound, instead he pointed over to the incoming horde of grunts, jackals, and elites. The screaming Banshees and humming shadows reinforced the foot soldiers of the covenant. Nothing the marines weren't used to, but they had been fighting for hours, and the battle was wearing them down.
"I've called for reinforcements sir!" finally shouted the corporal, "We're not going to last much longer if the Covenant keep this up---"
An explosion rumbled through the bunker that the Sergeant and the Corporal had taken refuge in. A scream of a banshee passed over the town, and shot down a few of Lub'z men. The large window in front of them gave them a clear view of the battlefield, in which plasma bolts and bullets streaked past. Scorched bodies of the humans and elites could easily be seen on street corners, blood soaking into the ground. A human ran past the window and was shot by an elite, blood splattered against the window as the man fell
Reinforcements were on there way, and not just from the ODST's surrounding the area, but one that Cortana had said would be there shortly. Would one reinforcement be
special enough to save this small city? This was one of the hundred questions that filled Lubz's mind. He had heard over the news that this man, or cyborg, had destroyed a whole ring world, and was the only survivor of the 800 troops that landed there. All Lubz could do was wait and see if this was true..
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1475 hours October 12, 2552 (Military Calander)
Area 73, Brazilian deserts
"Chief! Remember where we are headed, New Tatley in England! We've been requested there." quickly said the AI.
"Ok, slow down. How do we get there?" questioned the chief.
"Well, we could try a pelican if you're willing, but your world-wide motion tracker shows movement over the atlantic sea." calmly said Cortana, knowing that Master Chief would take the risk.
"Guess we'll have to try." said the spartan, a tone of bravery in his voice.
The military base they were in (located in the deserts of Brazil) was swamped with the newest military vehicles along with crewman and marines. The Master Chief
was authorized to take one of the older pelicans to travel. Even though it was still capable of breaking the sound barrier it lacked firepower, any firepower.
In a matter of minutes, Cortana had been uploaded into the pelicans systems and was flying the ship out of the bay. The damaged purple sky reminded the chief of halo, it was only 11:00 in the morning and the stars and moon were visible. As the pelican moved towards the coast, explosions rumbled here and there as the ravaged humans fought the covenant. What had seemed like minutes they had reached the atlantic ocean, beautiful because it had not yet been touched with warfare.
When they had gone at least halfway across the atlantic ocean, something became visible over the cockpit window. Hopefully a human cruiser so they could stop and bring some reinforcements to New Tatley. But the worst happened in the next few seconds, a plasma rocket came streaking towards the ship, too fast to be noticed it hit the hull of the pelican. Ripping the bottom of the back half of the ship. It appeared that the aliens had water ships after all, it came as a surprise to the chief.
"Watch out! We can't afford to take another hit like that or we're done for!" yelled Cortana, who had stopped flying the aircraft and let the chief take the wheel.
The pelican dove and flew right above the water, plasma shooting over the cockpit. The alien vessels ceased to shoot, the pelican was unreachable to plasma fire. Soon
the alien ships came into view, the smooth silvery hull reflected sunlight into the pelican. Thats all the chief could tell before the light overloaded his sensors and he brought the pelican up. The whoosh of another plasma torpedo launching could be heard, and when his sensors were back to normal he saw the plasma torpedo streaking towards him at incredible speed.....
To be Continued......