The First Step Into A Long Fall Part 4
Posted By: JediKnight114<JediKnight114@aol.com>
Date: 3 June 2002, 5:46 am
As he aimed at the hunters Alex saw 5 marines move up the base of the pass he was settled up on, one of them shouldered a rocket launcher. The other four marines threw grenades into the crowd of covenant some 50 yards to their left , Jake came and sat next to Alex and aided the marines. Alex then yelled to the marine with the rocket launcher "you private!"
"yes, sir?" answered the marine
"see if you can fire there at those hunters before they get in range of us!"
"yes sir!" with that he fired a rocket left of the hunters and before you knew it another rocket was off to the right, as they both watched the rockets head toward the hunters nearly dead even with each other then as the hit with slight error 4 hunters were ejected from their running path up and over 45 feet to their deaths. The other 11 were still advancing this time firing on the marines,
"run! Get clear" yelled Alex, Jake propped over and took four shots, only 2 of them brought down the massive hunters. "this is Happy Trails I'm requesting some support here I want a tank over on my position now we have incoming hunters and are unable to stop their advance I repeat we need help" almost instantly a scorpion came out of know where and planted a tank shell right into the group of hunters effectively taking out all but 2. The hunters exchanged fire the marines that had come back out to press cover fire had been lessened to half now, the 2 that survived the plasma blast crawled over to some rocks to hide , another tank salvo went across the gorge and cut the remaining hunters down. Now Jake and Alex could turn their focus on the battle unraveling before them the forces of both sides had been reduced to little to slim but the marines still had a couple hogs and 2 tanks. They used this to their advantage the two tanks stationed on the flanks pounded the covenant and the hogs ran in and out of combat both dropping off wounded and picking fresh soldiers up. Then the unthinkable happened the remnants of the grunts had backed into the base and killed themselves. Astonished the marines ceased fire and stood in awe. Jake and Alex froze
"something's up" said Jake, he donned his thermal goggles,
"where the hell did you get those things?!" said Alex
"hehe what can I say I'm a fan of the olden days hahaha, there coming over the ride 2 squads of cloaked elites, hey maybe if we sneak over behind em we can get one and see if we cant get our selves some of that cloak"
"shit dude your evil yet clever"
Alex then turned around to see 10 marines had taken residence to their sniper perch, "you all we need some help , ya guys up for it?"
"sir yes sir" came the shout from the marines,
"ok what are your names?"
"I'm Gunnery Sergeant Mike Arnold , that's Cpl Jared Smith , there are John, Josh, Carl, Andrew, Hal , Chris , Patrick, and Big Bob"
"Ok well lets move out we need you to distract those other elites while we single one of them out, ok here is what we are going to do. They are on their way to that clearing you guys take cover in those bushes there and we will give the word for grenades , got it?"
"good move out keep on this ridge line cross over there and lead into that path and cut round the far side we will bring up the rear" as that was said the small newly formed task force set out moving with swiftness matched by few. They reached the break in the ridge and crossed into the path while Jake and Alex broke off around to the back of the elites. they nestled down safely behind the second squad of elites "on my mark..............2....1....now! grenades away !!" the elites walked right into a jumble of grenades. They all reacted in a chaotic mass then the explosions cut their screams and grunts short as nearly all died the marines fell back behind a boulder and Jake came up, took his combat knife and leaped towards an elite and slit its throat careful not to cut anything else so that the cloak did not wear off. The marines then jumped form their position and sprayed lead everywhere the last 3 elites decloaked and died.
"whew that was crazy ok is everyone in ship shape?"
"yea we are good"
"good, this is Show Boat calling evac I have a special bonus for our fellas at home"
"this is Shadow 419 I read you, transmit coordinates"
"commencing , current position is 55.9S by 110W"
"gotcha ETA 2 minutes"
"great, Show Boat out, you guys want a lift too ?"
"sure, hey wait where is Andrew?!?!?!?!?"
"look there !" shouted Josh Andrew staggered around the corner holding his stomach. Jared ran up to him and brought out a med pack "lemme see,... shit!. Its cauterized, no bleeding, th .. th .. that means he's been stabbed by a plasma sword!
Alex stepped forward "ok lets all stick together here in a tight ball so if we see the bastard he will get the surprise of his life"
"this is shadow boys I have a visual"
"ha! We could hear ya long before , we are ready for evac"
The pelican laded and they all hopped aboard they lifted away from the scene what they saw was unfathomable. The entire battle scene was indescribable only a couple marines and 2 hogs were left but the base had suffered the most damage, it held together though with the American flag flying high. Bodies littered the ground and the purple and red blood changed the ground a dark crimson color, the wreckage was everywhere and the smoke slowly billowed upwards .
"hell clean up is going to be a bitch said Jake"
"hey guys tis gonna be a long ride ya might want to catch some Z's"
"cheers to that!" said Mike, slowly then after everyone drifted asleep.