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Ground team Zulu, chapter 2
Posted By: x-marine666
Date: 24 December 2004, 6:56 PM

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The marines were giving covering fire as James dashed out to drag Jonas to cover. "Ha-ha... the bastard shot me..." Blood oozed out of his mouth as the words came out. "Don't waste you're... med stuff on... me..." a grin spread across Jonas's face and then closed his eyes. "Damnit!" said James furiously. The squad buried him there and said a little prayer, "Well Marines, we've lost a dam good Marine but we need to keep moving." Said Barley sadly.
-"Yes, sir." Chanted back the squad slowly. They looked at the grave once more, turned around and started walking to their destination. All of a sudden the squad heard gunshots, Shotgun gunshots, they rushed in to the trees were they heard it. They looked all surprised to see a Grunt struggling under the weight of a Shotgun but managing to fire it. "What the hell?!" exclaimed Gerwing, looking stupefied but amused. "Ha-ha! He could go into the circus with that act!" laughed James as the Grunt tumbled backwards when it fired, the Marines laughed at his little joke. "But seriously why is a Grunt using a shotgun, I'm not picking up any UNSC forces..." Said Jason looking down at his watch which was a motion tracker also. "Oh no..." said Barley sounding frightened.
-"Flood!" yelled Jason pointing to a grotesque creature, it moved up on the Grunt and slashed it with its, well "arm". Gerwing was already firing at the "Carrier" type. They exploded but the little squid things came out. Barley fired at another "infection" who emerged firing a Plasma pistol, "There goes one arm, there goes the other, oh there goes the head!" he yelled.
-"Nice one, sir!" exclaimed James as he fired a couple rounds into another one. At this point the Flood had noticed them and were moving towards them, one of them jumped up but was quickly shot down by Gerwing.

After an hour of fighting Barley said "I don't think there are anymore...for now."
-"Shit low ammo..." Said Jason looking in his pouch for more. "Oh well..." he said again while unholstering his Magnum.
-"Here." Said Gerwing handing him his Magnum, "I won't need it."
-"Thanks." Replied Jason, now holding two.
-"Common men lets get moving!" boomed Barley as he moved up in front of them. They walked for abit when Barley chuckled and asked "Hey Gerwing, where's you're "Battle cry?"
-"It seemed kind of lame so I dropped it."
-"Oh thank God!" laughed James.
-"Ha-ha, hey what about you're jokes they aren't great either!" yelled Gerwing grinning.
-"A shut up!" replied James, as Jason and Barley laughed so hard they started to cry, but their fun was over. Just then four Hunters came out with their cannons charging. "Shit!" screamed Gerwing ducking down as a green ball of energy flew overhead. They all dove for cover. "Gerwing get you're ass up on that hill and give us some covering fire, Jason, James you're with me!" boomed Barley. Gerwing sprinted up the hill without the Hunters noticing him, because Jason, James and Barley ran out of their cover to a log firing while they ran. Then a loud crack and a white smoke trail hit one of the Hunter right in the back, dropping it. "Fire in the hole!" screamed James, throwing a frag over his shoulder, he heard the satisfying bang, and then he scrambled to his feet and let loose with his BR killing another Hunter. Two blobs of green hit their cover blowing it to smithereens, "Run!" bellowed Barley as they jumped up and ran to their original cover, Then two more loud cracks and satisfying thuds as the gigantic beasts fell. "Yehaw!" yelled Gerwing from far away; he walked down the hill to the crouched Marines. "You guys owe me big time!" he laughed.
-"Sir, I can hear the Pelican!" yelled Jason.
-"Me too." Replied James.
-"Let's move!" Barley boomed. And they started to sprint towards the sound.

They boarded the Pelican and took off. "Sergeant, we are taking you to base. Captain Lawson said something about another mission."
-"Roger." He replied over the crackle of the radio. After a couple hours of flying, they finally reached base. As the squad jumped out, a tall Marine with an Australian accent said "Sir, Captain Lawson is waiting for you in the Briefing Room."
-"Thank you." Replied Barley. He passed the Marine with his platoon and headed for the Briefing Room. When they got their there were four ODST suits on the table, and Captain Lawson stood their looking out a window.