Posted By: Solidus Snake<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 25 November 2004, 3:59 AM
I would like to thank my editor Wiley Kimball for additonal help.
Night time started to fall and the streets became dark. The power was out in the city after the Covenant destroyed the power sources. This would make battles for the humans much harder for them. Every night since it all started Covenant had been going out with active camouflage and killing every living person they see. They would storm into their houses and building and just slaughter them like it was nothing.
This also kinda messed up everyone's sleeping patterns. All night cities would get raided by Covenant units, keeping the humans up all night fighting for their lives. During the day everyone would be tired and exhausted, and then the Covenant would attack again.
Each day more and more Covenant ships seem to keep appearing one after another. The Prophets keep calling for more backup. Why don't they just go ahead and get it over with?
No matter, Jimmy wasn't affected. He can't sleep anyways, insomnia. By now he had collected a shotgun, a sub machine gun, and pistol ammo. The shotgun was hanging by the shoulder while he had his SMG ready to kill anything.
"Come on, come on, give me more flesh to pounce on." He became restless, and he wants more targets to kill.
He began to slow down to a stop as he was happy to see what he sees. Why it was the camp with all the Marines and humans. It was dark there but he could make the camp out using the light from the full moon. The Marines had all perimeters covered with machine gun nest waiting for any kind Covenant attack.
Jimmy hide himself behind a car. He looked around and saw one Marine patrolling a path that went back and forth to one post to another. He figured that would be his first target, but he had to do it with silence. He threw down the SMG and pulled out his blade that he claimed three Marines with already. Quickly but quietly Jimmy sprinted towards the lone guard until he came to one post. He got behind a metal shield were a machine gun was set up. The Marine turned around having a strange feeling that someone was there.
He huff, "I need a smoke." The Marine threw the weapon around his shoulder and pulled out his pack of cigarettes. He pulled one out and place it between his two lips, and then he lit it. He got one hit from the cigarette before the COM channel opened.
"Attention all Marines, three Pelicans are coming to pick up the refugees and take them to a secured base. Be on full alert for any strange activity when the Pelicans arrive. We can't afford anymore dead civilians. As for us, we will stay here gather up more refugees and eliminate all of the Covenant threat. Over and out."
"Damn." The Marine took one more puff. Just as he was exhaling Jimmy came up behind and took a hold of him in a choke hold with his hand placed over his mouth and the blade up to his troat.
Jimmy dragged him behind the metal shield as the cigarette dropped to the ground. Taking the knife, Jimmy gave one good trust into the armpit were there wasn't any armor protection. He took the knife and moved it around and pushed the blade in more trying to get to the heart. Finally with one last twist and push the blade was jammed into the Marine's heart. He still had him into a choke hold when the Marine's struggle weaken, then Jimmy dropped his dead corpse to the ground.
"I want on a Pelican." He said smiling. "Hm...they won't let me on with this armor, gonna need a deadman's casual clothes." He looked around for someone that he could get some clothes off of. Over in a tent he saw a business man talking on a cell phone. Possible his wife or just another business man. The man started walking out of the tent and into the open trying to keep from everyone else hearing his conversation.
"This will be hard..."
Jimmy had to find a way to lure him into a trap to kill him and take his clothes without raising an alarm. Right next the tent there was large containers, about twelve feet high. Lucky him the man walked close to the containers in front of one. This was his chance. There was no other guard in that one area so he got up and snuck around.
He made it to one container and brushed up on the side of one. He peered from the corner and could see the man talking. Jimmy was waiting for him to get off the damn phone but he was taking too long. What could they possible be talking about? Finally he got off of it and closed the phone. Soon as he turned Jimmy came out from behind the container and snuck up behind the man. Quickly he got a hold of his and gave a quick twist snapping the neck. There was a crack and a small gag and that was all the sound that he made. Nothing loud enough to alarm anyone.
Five minutes later three Pelicans arrived at the small camp. Jimmy got the suit and hid the body just in time too. The suit wasn't much, all that was left of it was the pants white button under shirt, belt, and a untied tie. The pants was a little tight in the waist area and the sleeves where just a little long, so he had to roll them up. As for the shoes, a perfect fit.
"Come on! All non personal aboard the drop ship."
Jimmy took the knife and placed it in his sock. The blade was unsheathe and the blade was cutting into his skin a little. He took his pistol and placed it between his pants waist and covered it up with his shirt. It made it kinda hard for him to breathe too but it would have to do.
"Sir." A Marine said. "Hurry and get aboard the drop ship is about to leave."
"Sure thing." Jimmy hurried and got aboard the drop ship where it would take him to a base out in a desert outside of the base.
All three of the Pelican showed up at the base. As they were coming in Longswords and Pelicans were constantly taking off. Off in a distance a small class cruiser was taking off. The base had tight security, Warthogs and tanks parked outside, Marines in towers had machine guns and rocket launchers, and electric barbwire fence surrounded the entire base. In the middle was the main building, in the building there are some area closed off such as research and developing labs, armory, etc. Next to the headquarter building was the landing pads with all the Pelicans and Longswords. Behind the landing pad is another hugs building that stores all of the Warthogs, tanks, and transport vehicles.
"This will turn out to be interesting." Jimmy said quietly to himself.
The Pelicans landed in front of headquarter to drop off the civilians and pick up more troops to send off to rescue a good number of troops and a captain from a Covenant cruiser. "We only got enough gas for two more trips." The pilot said.
All of the civilians and Jimmy got of the Pelicans. Walking towards them were the Marines to go into battle. In the middle of the Marines was a Spartan, the second cyborg Jimmy has ever seen. This one looked different, must be new armor.
"Spartan-117, reporting for duty."
Walking out from behind the Spartan was a black man by the name of Sergeant Johnson. "Come on Marines, hurry and get aboard so we can kick the shit out of them alien bastards."
"Whoo-rah!" All the Marines shouted.
"Well, well, well." Jimmy was amazed by the seven foot cyborg.
"Sir, right this way. There's medical personal inside and warm food."
Walking in the building, several medic personal came up to him. "Do you need any medical attention?"
"What about that cut? You sure you don't want us to check it out?"
"I said no...but could you show me where the bathroom is?" His throat was a little dried and his eyes were cold.
"Yes sir, they are to your left, just keep going down the hall, it will be on your right side."
Jimmy followed his direction that he told him and went into the men's restroom and sat down on a toilet in a stall and locked the door.
"What to do...?" He thought to himself. "I want to kill someone important here and make a impact. Specially if I was to die."
He is thinking more like a crazy madman wanting to be recognize now. "For right now I'll just kill the next person that walks in."
A young boy, by the age of 12 walked into the restroom. Jimmy heard the door opening and stepped out of the stall. The boy got done and walked over the wash his hands. Behind him was Jimmy but he didn't notice him. Once again his main killing weapon came out from his shoe, the blade had dried up blood on it. He quickly grabbed the boy's forehead and slit his troat. Blood squirted out leaving blood all over the mirror and sink. He cleaned off the knife and placed it into one of the boys pockets. Then he left leaving his body on the bathroom floor.
There was a crowd of people at the bathroom entrance. Jimmy who got done eating a quick meal went over to see everyone's reaction. There was a women pushing through the crowd into the bathroom. She screamed, "who did this to my baby boy?" She started crying. "Find who did this!"
"We will ma'am." A Marine said. "I feel sorry for your lost but your gonna have to leave the crime scene."
The women started hitting the Marine on the shoulders as two more Marines came and grabbed her. "Take her to the med room."
There were two investigators searching the body. " We found a knife in the boy's pocket."
Out of the crowd came a big man named Phillip Adam. He was a General. "General on deck."
All the Marines saluted him. "What's going on here?"
"Boy found murdered, sir, we found the weapon used to kill him. We're about to take it to the lab to get examined. Hopefully we can get some finger prints and catch the person who did it."
"Hope so, and give the parents my regards. But listen, something much bigger has come up. The President is dead."
"When?" One Marine said with surprise.
"I found out by CIA when I just arrived. The Covenant glassed the city he was in." The General turned around. "I also want the security levels tighten, don't let no one else leave."
Jimmy knew who he wants to kill now. But first he has to kill the investigators. He watched where the investigators went and soon followed trying not to get seen. There was only two of them and both men went into the crime lab. Jimmy didn't go in yet.
"Come on, lets see if we can find some finger prints."
He waited about a min and went in. Soon as he went in he grabbed a small towel that was on a table then he pulled out his gun. He wrapped the towel around the muzzle to be used as a silencer. "What are you doing in here?" One man said.
Quickly Jimmy pulled the trigger, the towel muffled the sound. The other man saw his dead buddy. "Oh God!" He tried to get over to the alarm switch but Jimmy shot him in the leg stopping him and sending him to the ground.
"What room is the General staying in?"
"I-I don't know."
"Useless." Jimmy smiled a big smile. "Between you and me, I killed the boy."
Jimmy fired one more shot where the bullet struck the man in his head. Blood splattered all over the floor. Then he took his knife back. Then he went up and looked at a map of the building on the wall. Captain Quarters, "There..."
"Ah that's good to hear. They rescued the Captain. How long will it be til they come back?"
"Not too long sir. We're about to scramble our fighters too." The Marine was one of Adam's body guard.
The Marine went back outside to guard the front door. After about five minute the General got up from his chair and looked outside. Out of his pocket he pulled out a metallic cigar box, and lit one up. The door open, the General heard the door close and began to talk. "Ah, Captain, good to see your back in one piece." He chuckled and turned around. "Your not the Captain?"
"That's right....." It's Jimmy, and in his hand he had a shotgun.
"How'd you get past my guards?"
"Let's just say they lost their heads." He then gave a big laugh.
Quickly the General went for his gun in his holster. "Oh no you don't." Jimmy said.
There was a loud bang from the shotgun. The General was hit and went flying out from the window. His body then fell and landed on the bottom onto of a parked Warthog. Jimmy went to the window to see his creation. Marines gathered at the 'Hog.
"Up there!" One shouted.
"Hurry!" About five Marines ran down the hallway towards the Captain's Quarters. At the front door there was two dead Marines, one had a slit troat and the other a knife jammed in the mouth. The Marine in the front kicked out the door.
He was killed.
Jimmy quickly turned over the table for cover. Two Marines at the door fired at the desk. Jimmy jump up and fired two shot, one Marine died and then dunked back down for cover. "Get a grenade in there!"
A Marine pulled the pin on a grenade and tossed into the room. The grenade land next to Jimmy. Quickly he tossed it back then it exploded. Soon as it exploded Jimmy hoped up with the shotgun pointed at the door way. There was no fire and dust was flying every where. Then he heard a Marine yelling in pain. Slowly he walked into the hallway. There was nothing but one Marine left. His legs were missing.
"I can help the pain." He fired one more shotgun shell which took his head completely off. There was more footsteps coming towards Jimmy location.
"Captain you stay back!"
Jimmy tossed a grenade of his own that he collected from the guards. The explosion stop them for a few second. Jimmy ran up to the window trying to find a way to escape. "Don't move shithead. Are you prepare to die?"
Jimmy staled. Five seconds past and there was a loud roar coming fast. It was the Longswords, only two though. One Longsword was in flames and came crashing down into the vehicle hanger. There was a massive explosion that sent everyone falling to the ground. Jimmy looked to see who was gonna kill him. It was the Spartan, then he looked back outside. Three Phantoms appeared. Behind them, was something much bigger than a fighter. It was the cruiser.
Three more Marines came into the room, "That damn thing took out two of our cruisers?" A Marine shouted. Outside guns opened fire and rockets raced through the sky. The Phantoms opened up on the base destroying towers and Warthogs. Three tanks fired at one Phantom, it took about seven shells to bring it down. The cruiser came closer and closer till it was over the base.
Cannons started to glow a bright white. Jimmy got up and raised his hand and started to laugh. "Its time to die!" Then what happened next...
The base was glassed. No one survived.