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Halo 2: The Things That We Fight For
Posted By: Nick
Date: 24 September 2004, 3:54 AM

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Authors Note:
Yo! I know my other storys were not great, but hey, it was my first try. Contrary to what people say, Silva is that mean, if you read Halo: The Flood. Maybe he wouldn't plot to kill the Master Chief, but who knows...The Sequel to Halo: Betrayles should be here in about a week. Also, I had no Idea that my title was almost the same as Brute Force: Betrayles, so sorry about that. Oh, and there is one part that goes back to the book Halo: First Strike, so aome people may not understand. But I think that you will still like my story. (It is only like one paragraph anyway...) Anyway, enjoy my Halo 2 series!:)

      The Master Chief watched the massive battle. Marines were being blasted into smithereens, and the Covenant had just taken over another key UNSC building. Earth was falling, and the Master Chief knew it. He watched the carnage for another split second, and then rushed into battle.

      Cortana then said, "Chief, I'm picking up 10 very large signals coming from behind us. They should arrive here in 1 minute." The Master Chief turned around and saw nothing, but then started to hear the rumble of a wraith tank. The Chief ordered the marines to watch out for the huge tanks, but it was too late. The enormous drops of plasma exploded onto the UNSC position, obliterating almost every marine. The rest tried to withdraw to a nearby building, but were blasted into molecules before they made it there.

      "Damn!" yelled the Master Chief. He was losing ammo, and fast. Even if he had infinite ammo, the Master Chief knew that even a Spartan couldn't take on 10 wraith tanks and 50 covenant Jackals and Elites. "Chief, I am picking up a radio signal from...Pelican Echo 346!!!" A voice crackled in the Chief's helmet. It was Admiral Hensforth.

      The Admiral spoke over the radio and said, "This is Admiral Hensforth! All UNSC forces, New York HQ is under attack! Repeat, New York is" static enveloped his voice. Cortana then said, "Damn, I lost contact..." The Master Chief knew that he would die if he kept on fighting. He made up his mind and dashed into a nearby building. The building was falling apart from the Wraith tank's blasts, but would hold for a few more minutes. Cortana opened up a private comm. channel and said, "Any UNSC forces that can hear me, converge on Beta Street! We are under heavy fire, and require immediate evacuation.

      A voice popped up in the Master Chief's helmet and said, "This is Fire Team Delta, we have our own problems, but we will try to hit your position." Another voice came through and said, "This is Fire Team Gamma, we have eliminated covenant forces in our area and are coming to you." A final voice came through and said, "This is Longsword squadron 34-67. We are inbound to your position. ETA in 1 minute."

      The Master Chief took a deep breath and exhaled after the incoming transmissions stopped. Cortana than added in a happier than usual voice, "Wow, I thought that all UNSC forces were decimated in this area. I wasn't sure that anybody would answer our call for help." The Chief nodded and walked to an open part of the building, and saw 50 marines from Fire Teams Delta and Gamma. Overhead, 20 Longswords swept the area with 110mm bullets and HE Anvil Missiles. The bullets and missiles killed most of the covenant, while the marines mopped up the rest of them.

      The fighting stopped, and Sergeant Lovell walked up to the Master Chief. The Sergeant saluted and said, "Good to see you Master Chief. Most of the UNSC forces got here from the crash-landed frigate "Fredericksburg", including me. We have contained most of the covenant forces, but the brutes have held up strong, it's like they won't die. Even the hunters seem to follow their orders. Anyway, you have full command of my fire team." Another soldier, this one a lance corporal, said, "Sergeant, giving the Spartan full command is not good, he needs to do his own Spartan thing, we have to order our fire teams, or else the Master Chief might get distracted We will have to command our own fire teams. Don't go soft now Sergeant."

      The Sergeant sighed and said, "I guess then..." The Sergeant never got to finish what he started to say, as a hunter blew him up with a fuel-rod cannon. The marines and the Master Chief took cover in a nearby building. What they saw through small openings in the wall was strange. Gold elites with plasma swords were battling brutes with stolen hunter shields. The living hunters had brutes and elites attacking them. The hunters were definitely strong, but the brutes had the best all around skill of any covenant species that the Master Chief had seen, and could even kill a hunter easily.

      He turned his attention back to the marines and said, "Looks like the covenant are having some sort of bid for power battle...strange, covenant forces always seem so organized...what's wrong?" Cortana replied to the question before the marines could answer, and said, "I have once again hacked into the covenant battle net, and have discovered that the strongest covenant species, being the elites, hunters, and brutes, have been fighting over control of the covenant attack fleet. I don't know why they would do that...but recent covenant records show that the hunters got mad at the elites; because they say that they are weak leaders. The weaker elites fell to the hunters, but the stronger gold and black ones killed the hunters. The Brutes joined the fight only after a lesser prophet told them to quell the fighting."

      The Master Chief sighed, taking in all of the information. So, the hunters were tired of being commanded by a species that was mostly weaker than them...thought the Chief. He understood, because hunters usually did this. He remembered when he had saved the Spartans on Reach, and the covenant was trying to get Dr. Halsey's alien crystal. The hunters shot at the Spartans, but the other covenant members shot them for shooting at the "sacred" object. He knew that once again, the hunters were out of control.
The Master Chief ordered the marines to stay where they were, and eventually, the covenant forces had wiped themselves out. Before the Master Chief gave the signal to get out, 15 jackals in a phalanx formation marched into the urban battlefield. The Master Chief threw a fragmentation grenade at the Jackals, and they flew into the sky. The longswords came back and cleared the battlefield. One longsword landed, and a radio transmission came in from the pilot of the ship. He said, "This is Warrant Officer Jameson Highaski! Get onboard this ship before the covenant come back!" The Master Chief led the remaining soldiers into the longsword. As he flew to one of 20 remaining highcom bases, he thought of the battle he had just fought. The Master Chief knew that they had won, but how long would it take for there to be nothing left to fight for? Only time will tell.