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Athenians-II: Chapter 1 The Behemoth
Posted By: ZackDark<ftalves@uninet.com.br>
Date: 12 November 2003, 3:59 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 lots of ropes with grips in the end of them. Fast and agile.

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

I'm Zack Dark. All-techniques.

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

We were walking in the middle of a Covenant carrier Behemoth. We walked into a large door and saw that we were in the cantina during the lunch time.

"Ooops." Stone said in a funny tune of voice.

All the Elites, Hunters and Jackals looked up at us. (The Grunts were too busy with their food to do the same.)

"Err...Hello!!!" That was Grip.

Suddenly all the hell broke loose in the cantina. I started to shoot with mine MA5B AR and killed two Elites before they could shield them self up. Four rockets zoomed across the room and a Jackal was blow into dust by two of them as the other two encountered a Hunter. Plasma bolts were throwed to us as I tried to reload my rifle. Shade managed to snipe two Hunters from behind me. Grip stole a grenade from a Grunt with his grip weapon and throwed it in the middle of the Covenants. Three seconds later the air was filled with Covenant blood. Grunts were now shooting at us too and Brutes entered the fight. The twins took their SMGs and shot with all their rage at the Covenants. Number 6 sniped ten Grunts with his Battle Rifle before a Fuel Rod Cannon bolt hit him, making he fly three meters before hitting the ground. Grip smashed an object that looked like a chair on a Brute head making it fall on an Elite that was shooting at me, killing both of them.

"Nasty." Stone said as he reloaded his SMGs for the fourth time.

Shade sniped more seven Hunters and changed took his Battle Rifle to assist Number 6.

After half of the Covenant in that cantina was dead, an Elite in a plasma covered golden suit entered the room.
My team first reaction was to shoot him but as soon as the bullets touched his suit they melted. As he was only carrying a plasma sword we decided to kill the other Covenant first. When we finished with all of them we realized there were five of that plasma covered Elites.

"Oh, damn." We all said at the same time.

Suddenly all the five of them were charging at us at extreme speed.

"Boy, they're fast." Screamed Shade as one of them almost cut him in the half.

All we could do was to grab plasma swords from Elites corpses and block the attacks.
When I blocked the first attack, I remembered the training days. Block, dodge, attack. Block, dodge, attack. Block, dodge, attack!!! The plasma shield vanished and I cut the Elite in the half. When I looked at my teammates I realized they remembered the training days too.

A minute later I and my team were waiting to ours shields to recharge. The cantina floor was covered by a corpse carpet of Covenants. When our shields fully recharged we walked into the next door. Inside this room were two Brutes and the carrier reactor. The twins took one of the Brutes down in no time with their SMGs and Number 6 took the other one with his Battle Rifle. Shade set up a nuclear explosive near the reactor and the twins blow the hull for us to escape. A modified Pelican, E.M.P. shielded, named "The Doom Puppy" took us before the nuclear explosion could kill us.

The pilot was Juliet "Rainbow" Starwer, another Athenian-II. Background expert. She liked to stay out of the real action. She only does the transport and support missions. She was the one who gave the Pelican that name.

Two hours later the Pelican boarded the Boomer, a human destroyer.

"Looks like we have another accomplished mission." General Barkingson said as soon as we stepped out off the Pelican. "But I need to talk to you Zack... In private."

Don't miss the second chapter of Athenians-II.