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Athenienses-II: Chapter 4 : Pay Back Time
Posted By: ZackDark<ftalves@uninet.com.br>
Date: 7 January 2004, 7:24 PM

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Carl "Shade" Dark. Sniper expert. My older brother. He likes to use silencers and 20x scopes on his snipers. Cold blooded and quick at the shot.

Watt "Boulder" Heinz. Heavy weapons. He's the team back-up. SMGs and Rocket Launchers are his favorite weapons. Big and strong.

Peter "Stone" Heinz. Heavy weapons. Watt's identical twin. Same likes and dislikes. Big and strong.

Robert "Grip" Johnson. Grabbing weapons expert. His guns are modified to carry tow cables. Fast and agile.

Dan "Number 6" Merton. Mechanic. He's best pilot and mechanic I know. Smart and precise.

Juliet "Rainbow" Starwer. Background expert. She likes to stay out of the real action. She only does the transport and support missions.

I'm Zack Dark. All-techniques. Squad leader.

We are the Athenians-II, a special soldier division trained to assist the Spartans-II. We use ÉNDJÀs battle suits that are similar to the MJOLNIR suits.


A few seconds after the last Grunt ran out, the ground shake for a split second and a huge smoke cloud exploded out of the cave, indicating the explosion.

"No. It's all lost. The technology that could win the war for us. It's all gone." Shade said feeling both anger for the Covenant and sadness for Earth.

"Or win the war for them." Said Grip, wisely.

"One thing is for sure. These bastards are paying for that mess!" Said Boulder.

"Hell, yeah!!!" Replied Rock.

"Let's kick some Covie ass, people!!!"


We boarded The Doom Puppy. We treated Rocks leg and chosen our arsenal for the engagement. Number 6, Shade and Grip took Battle Rifles with specials shredders rounds. I and the twins took modified SMGs with bigger clips to hold more of their deadly ammo. The twins took the new PML or portable missile launcher. Each PML could carry up to four heavy anti-infantry missiles that had a huge splash damage range. I, Shade and Number 6 took the new and improved M100 Shotgun. This shotgun carries an equivalent of a kilometer of fiber optic cable that could be attached to the ÉNDJÀ suit for computer invasion or camera spying. Its way to load the gun was also improved. The ammo was now stored into clips like the pistols' clips which consequently made the shotgun able to hold much more ammo in one load. Grip took his own old modified MA5B Assault Rifle, with shredders rounds and a tow cable that came out of the place where a normal MA5B would have the flashlight.

The Covies bastards were taking some serious fire from us.

Rainbow dropped us a kilometer from the Covenant LZ. We sprinted as fast as we could with ours "less" heavier weapons. Machine guns for the ones who didn't get it. An Elite was stupid enough to step our way with his roaring roar. He was welcomed in hell with no less than 2 bullet holes on each centimeter of his body.

This warned the whole legion of Covenant that was there. And what a hell of a party we made together.

An Elite came straight to me with his Needler ready. I was reloading from the five Grunts I've killed before. He unloaded his clip on me. The ÉNDJÀ's shield would be able to handle the explosion by itself, but the four Elites' ones surely weren't. A large BOOM, followed by a hard hit on my chest, indicated that the projectiles exploded. A spray of dark blood filled my screen. I cleaned it just to find four Elites dead. At least, what left of then. Seeing what happened, a Hunter tried to ram me. He did throw me away, but, as we, Athenians-II, were trained for this kind of situations, I rolled to my feet faster than the Hunter expected, leaving his flank opened. I've opened fire. A loud roar could be heard as his bond brother got angry at me. He ran at over speed to ram me. I wouldn't be able to survive this, and I didn't have time to avoid him. Stupidly enough, a elite Jackal placed himself in the middle of us to shoot at me. The others Jackals seeing the elite Jackal fly away, started to shoot at the ramming Hunter. A hundred of the shots hit him on the exposed back killing him. Taking vantage from the moment of confusion the twins made a few crater of where the focus of ex-Covenants were standing before they blew up or died been prepared for the hell's burning. When the LZ was pure blood carpeted and dropship wreckage, we tried to call Rainbow for pick up. Strangely the radio wasn't working. Now I was starting to realize that the Covenant LZ was on a huge metal flat polished plate. UNSC had been monitoring this planet's surface for a long time and the Covenant appeared just a few months ago. And it had to take at least a year to build this plate, even with Covenant tech. This plate was made long before the Covenant discovered this planet. The rest of the team realized that to. We decided to investigate.

A few seconds after we realized that, a part of the floor opened and a lift with dozens of Ghosts rose from the hole. Before they could understand what had happened, we opened fire. Two Ghosts exploded with the heavy fire, taking another pair with them. A Ghost came straight at me shooting his plasma at me. I quickly dodged most of them. When the Ghost was a meter from me, I side stepped and quickly hard kicked the pilot, crushing his skull. The Ghost was still on so it kept running forward until I hopped in the pilot seat. I could see that my teammates did the same.

We used other Ghost to confuse the enemy. For example, I used Shade's Ghost to do a 360° air flip and strangle some enemy Ghost pilots while upside down in the flip.

Grip used his MA5B to grab a enemy Ghost and smash it on another, blowing both of them. Ghost zooming every were. Explosions all the time. We were winning, again.

The battle took over the night as more and more Covenant emerged from depths of the hole. I decided to finish it. When the elevator went down for the 68th time, I throw a bunch of grenades in the hole. A large WUMP could be heard as the grenades exploded and a defting BAM indicated the fall of the elevator.

We killed the last of the Covenant and took their Ghosts as ours were almost falling apart.

We were going down.