Posted By: Tycho [OSC]<email@example.com>
Date: 23 January 2000, 2:00 a.m.
" Now!" i heard a human voice say from what seemed like miles off. I wasnt sure if my mind was playing tricks on me or not, but i heard what i thought was gunfire and shouting. Everything came to me in short flashes as i was suddenly, and quite unceremoniously , dumped on the ground. In one clip of recallection i saw a marine jump from the bushes and paste one of my escorts faces. I once again got that calm that only usually came over me in times of battle, and through my lapses in vision i could clearly make out one marine handing the Covenant guards their asses quite handily. I saw 5 rounds burst from the chamber as the first cow fell.
In my next lapse i must have missed alot, because the pitch of the screaming changed into what seemed like pain. I was glad that my ears hadnt gone completley awry on me as i saw the marine i had seen arlier with a knife jutting out of his leg, with copious amounts of blood seeping from the wound. I lost track as of what happened next, but the sharp pain i felt that comes with extreme physical exertion was real enough.
When my vision came back i laying at the foot of a Covenant trooper that was hardly recongniseale with all the shots that had been poured into it. I distinctly heard two male voices laughing. I thought i was hearing things again when I realized what it was that i had heard just before that.
What the hell are you doing, Mike? You know I always take the right one. You almost got me killed you idiot!"
"What are you talking about? I got the left one."
And seeing that the left of the one marine in front of me was in fact the right of the other one made me laugh also. The two marines had not noticed me untill i managed to sit up and make a comment.
That's ok, guys, I'm alright. And you're welcome. Do I get an assist on that play?"
They both looked at me with surprise when i spoke up, and replied with a crack of their own, and at least i determined which unit they were from.
"A wise ass. Welcome to the 88th."
" Glad to be of service, Lt. Conrad Wulf 109th Light Recon at your service" I managed to get out before unconsiousness overcame me.