Posted By: NevinNiven<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 20 February 2001, 7:27 am
Hunt breathed heavily as he ran. He was being chased. Chased by the
unforgiving aliens. Why were they attacking? He couldn't remember. Or
maybe he had never known.
He skidded to a halt just in front of a cliff face. He whirled around.
Tall blue aliens threw themselves at him. They collided with him and
they were over the edge.
Hunt struggled to let go. Their iron grip would not release him. He
punched one of them in the face. The alien let go. The other one still
held onto him. He looked as the alien he had hit smashed and rolled
along the cliff side. It stopped when a large piece of rock impaled it.
He stared at the alien that clung to him.
He remembered his pistol. Not much, only a 9mm Glock. He pulled it out.
He jammed it against the alien's face.
"Die you bastar-augghhh!" Hunt yelped in pain as the alien's claws dug
He pulled the trigger. The hammer kicked backwards. It sparked the
chemical reaction. The bullet exited the barrel. The casing flew out and
another bullet was readied. Meanwhile, the bullet he had fired pierced
the alien's skin. It was tearing through bone and flesh. The alien's
head was being thrown back. The bullet's soft jagged hollow point
shattered, furthering the damage. The bullet finally exploded through
the back of the alien's head. Blood and bits of bone flew out, along
with pieces of the bullet.
The alien let go. Hunt braced himself for the dive into the lake below.
He hit the water at a tremendous speed. He clawed his way back up to the
surface. Through the fairly clear water he could see the alien's body
slowly sinking to the surface. He pulled himself onto the shore.
"Hey you! Get up." A synthesized voice whispered.
Hunt bolted upright. It took a while for his vision to clear and focus.
"What?!" He yelped as he scrambled backwards.
"I'm the marine in charge here." The marine said.
"So I take it I'm at a human camp?" Hunt replied.
"That's right. You're at the main camp. Our motion sensors picked you up
about a mile from here. I'm surprised that you were able to stay ahead
of them." The marine said.
"It comes from the adrenaline." Hunt replied.
"So anyone want to tell me what happened out there." The marine said.
"Okay so we started the assault on the base. Our demolition man had set
the charges. We were ready to leave when, out of nowhere, a Covenant
soldier sights Gunther, our demo man. He shoots Gunther in the back
which throws him about eight feet from our position. The Covenant came
out. And I run out and grab Gunther. I signal for everyone to leave. I
dump Gunther in the jeep. And I grab the detonator. I smash down the
detonator. Except Gunther is still carrying an explosive pack. The
countdown begins and Gunther yells for me. I pick up and throw the
explosive package. That hits the ground and explodes. Two Covenant
soldiers are caught in the explosion. Their base explodes and the guys
are leaving with the jeep. The remaining three Covenant soldiers start
after me. I grab the machine gun that Gunther dropped and begin firing.
I drop one soldier, and then the gun jams. I dropped it and started
running. I encountered that three hundred-foot tall cliff, and you know
the rest." ! Hunt said.
"Gunther and the guys never reported back." The marine stated.
"What! No I followed their tracks here." Hunt said.
"We saw an explosion about two miles from here." The marine said.
"Take me there." Hunt yelled.
"NO I WON'T ENDANGER MORE LIVES!" The marine shouted back.
Hunt ran to a jeep. He jumped into the driver's seat and started it. He
mashed down on the throttle. The marine leapt into the gunner's seat.
The jeep roared up the hill. When it cleared the lip of the hill it went
airborne. It crashed down and spewed rocks and clumps of dirt as it
accelerated. He could still see a large plume of smoke coming from the
Covenant base. There was a smaller plume to the right. He turned and
flew over the terrain. He cleared a hill and flew over some wreckage. He
landed and jammed on the brakes. He hopped out of the car and ran to the
wreckage. The jeep was a twisted heap of metal. Hunt walked around the
wreckage. Gunther was lying about twelve feet away. He was still alive!
"Gunther we're gonna get you back." He yelled.
He picked Gunther up and set him in the passenger seat.
"I'm the only one left." Gunther croaked out.
"What?" Hunt asked.
"They tossed me out just before the beams hit. That's why I'm alive."
"You're kidding right they were just captured right?" Hunt said.
"No, Finn, Darien, they're all gone." Gunther wheezed.
"DAMN IT!" Hunt shouted.
"Just get me back to base." Gunther said.
"Give me your gun." Hunt said to the marine.
"No, you are not going on a personal crusade. You are coming back." With
that the marine punched Hunt.
He picked up Hunt and set him firmly into the gunner's seat. He drove
Two Days Later
Bullets whizzed past Hunt's head. He opened fire on the Covenant. A
charging Covenant warrior was stopped and dropped. The marine was laying
down heavy fire with his mini-gun. Two human soldiers ran forwards in an
attempt to draw fire. One of them threw a frag grenade over the
Covenant's protective wall. It exploded and several shouts erupted from
the other side. The other soldier was laying down cover fire with his
The Covenant warriors were clambering over the wall. Hunt steadied his
sniper rifle and fired. One of the Covenant warriors fell thirty feet to
the ground. Two more were killed and they took another with them.
The Covenant leader charged. His shield deflected most of the machine
gun fire. He reached a Bob and hacked off his leg at the knee. The Bob
screamed in pain as blood trickled to the ground. The Bob raised his
machine gun and took off the alien's head. The head exploded into a
Another Covenant warrior vaulted over the wall, a hail of bullets
quickly annihilated his body. He hit the ground like a sack of potatoes.
Two more climbed up into the tower in the distance. Hunt sighted the
first, engaged his laser range finder. Then he dialed in the correction
to his scope. He looked back through it, controlled his breathing, and
fired. The 20mm DU bullet ripped across the terrain, it impacted just
above the things right eye.
The bullet went along a few more inches and shattered; it tore his
brains to soup and blew out the back of its head. The blood splashed
onto the other Covenant warrior. Hunt sighted that one and fired. The
bullet hit the rib cage, swerved downwards, and blew out just above its
kidney. No more Covenant were going over the wall. They moved in.
They blew a hole in the wall and stepped through it. All of them came
through, bright blue beams came out of nowhere, comrades twisted and
screamed in pain as the blue energy writhed over their bodies.
Hunt pulled out his Glock and began firing at the sources of the energy;
he actually managed to hit one. His comrades were also firing, three
Covenant soldiers fell dead, then the man next to Hunt had his arm
severed at the elbow, and the stench of burning flesh entered his
nostrils. Two more humans fell. A beam shot past, burning the hair on
his forearm, he spun around and played dead. Tears filled his eyes, here
was a living man amongst so much death, and he grabbed a fallen
soldier's assault rifle.
The Covenant elite warrior stood above him, and nudged him. He stayed
limp and the warrior went on. Hunt cocked the gun, got to his knees,
aimed, and fired at the warrior in a half second. The bullets bit into
the Covenant warrior's back, the lead seared the warrior's innards as
they passed through. They finally burst out the other side, spraying
blue blood everywhere.
The other Covenant soldiers reacted, mowing Hunt down as he kneeled
there. The beams burned his flesh and mangled his body, doing so even as
he fell down dead. The last thoughts through his mind were, BLAM, YOUR
MOM, and DINK! He hit the ground, dead a half second earlier.
The war was not going well for the humans.