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Coporal Barnes and Corporal Smith; A Marine's Tale part 1
Posted By: Zak<hardy10091965@aol.com>
Date: 4 June 2004, 12:17 AM

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Silent. Completely silent. Not a noise was heard except Corporal Barnes's heavy breathing running down the halls of the Leviathan. Ever since the Covenant had boarded the ship, everyone was on the run. Half of the small cruiser's crew had already been murdered by the Covenant. The ship was not very heavily armored, which made it easy to break into the ship. The first thing the Covenant went for was the power. It was completely dark everywhere in the ship. "oh god," Barnes uttered under his breath because of how tired he was. He was hoping he had lost the Covenant that were on his tail. He stopped running and started walking down the Service Corridor 5a. He walked up to an access door. The keypad was completely offline, but it was half open. He took a deep breath and rammed the butt of his MA5B into the half open door. It flung open with a loud "BANG" as the remains of the door hit the cold, steel floor of the ship. He looked down at the ammo counter on his gun. It read 00. "oh well, I can still use it as a flashlight." As he continued down the pitch black steel jungle that was the ship's training course, he recapped in his mind what had just happened. He, and his company, dubbed Bravo 27, were doing a routine patrol of the ship. He, of course, was doing his patrol with his best friend Corporal Smith. They were just walking by the Terminal Room 09 when they heard a very loud explosion. Corporal Barnes was flung into the hard wall and blacked out, he has still not found Corporal Smith. When he had came to, an Elite was standing over him, and, what Barnes had thought, was grinning. Cold sweat had formed on Barnes's neck. The Elite then leveled his plasma rifle right at Barnes's face, slowly pulling back the trigger until...........FLASH, complete darkness had just then overcome the ship. Barnes seized the moment to get up and run, still clutching onto his MA5B. He heard the confused cry of the Elite:"Wort, wort, wort." Barnes then slammed hard into a cold wall. Barnes gave himself a mental dummy slap and rounded a corner. He had waited until he was sure the Elite wasn't behind him before he turned on his flashlight. And that is where our story begins. What Barnes was trying to do was either find the Armory, or Corporal Smith, whichever one comes first. Corporal Barnes walked up a small, metal catwalk that led up out of the Training Course. He walked up to an access door and, to his surprise, it opened automatically. As the metal slab door opened he found himself in the Cryo Chamber 02. "Too bad we don't have any spartans in those." He said to himself. Corporal Barnes scanned the Chamber with his flashlight. As the light scanned over the south corner of the room, Corporal Barnes almost jumped back against the wall at what he saw. 3 Grunt bodies covered in aqua blood and a Seriously injured marine lying in a pool of his own blood. Barnes slowly walked toward the marine. As he got closer, the marine gurgled up blood and his eyes closed because of the light that just blinded him. As Barnes moved even closer, he noticed that the marine was Smith!. "KYLE!" Barnes shouted as he ran towards him. Barnes knelt down beside Smith and uttered:"Kyle, what happened?!?" Kyle gurgled "Attacked....Covenant......left for dead." "This can't be!" "I'll get you out of here!" "No.....don't" Kyle said weakly. Barnes looked down at Smith's stomach and saw the great blood loss that Kyle had suffered. There was a giant hole in his stomach, and it was still smoking. Barnes glanced over beside Kyle and saw a M6D. "Is that yours?" Barnes questioned. "yes." Gurgled Kyle. Barnes picked it up and checked the clip. The clip was still full. "Do you have any more clips?" Asked Barnes. Kyle Smith slowly reached down to his military belt and unclipped 2 more M6D clips and handed them to Barnes. Barnes then clipped them to his belt, took the flashlight out of his MA5B and clipped it to his helmet, and hoisted Smith over his shoulders. He started walking towards the Cryo Chamber exit when the intercom blared:"Any remaining personnel aboard the Leviathan make it to the lifeboats, on the double, the cole protocol has been initiated, the ship will be self-destructing in 15:00." "Come on, we've got to get the crap out of here!" It was then that Barnes started running. He ran twice the speed he could've if he didn't have Kyle on his shoulders. It was like something was working through him. There he was, running as fast as a cheetah with Kyle on his shoulders. Just as he was about to round a corner into a Service Corridor that led to the lifeboats, He heard the noise of grunts. Barnes gently sat Kyle down and put his back up against the wall. He peeked around the corner to see 4 grunts all standing around. Apparently they couldn't understand English or they would be trying to get out. Just then, Barnes flashed around the corner and popped a HE round into every grunt. He then picked up Kyle and started running to the lifeboats. As he reached the end of the Service Corridor, he heard a loud explosion behind him that blew him and Kyle throught the damaged door. He looked up shook off the pain and ran into one of the lifeboats with Kyle. This lifeboat was one of the medical versions, so it had a medic onboard and a medical bed. He strapped kyle to the bed and strapped himself to a chair. One of the marines inside he recognized. "Looks like you two got lucky." The marine said. "Would you turn that dang flashlight off!" Yelled one of the marines. "Sorry." Barnes had completely forgot about the flashlight. The medic then walked over to Kyle and started operating. "Is he going to be okay?" Barnes asked. "Don't hold your breath." He responded. "It looks like your hurt too." The pilot said pointing at Barnes's shoulder. Barnes looked at his shoulder and saw it was covered with blood. "Oh,no that's not a wound, that was where I was carrying Smith."Oh, sorry!" He responded. "Okay, were getting the heck out of here!" Said the pilot. The lifeboat shook as it took off. Barnes looked up at the pilot's computer. It read:Destination,Beta System,Sector Four,planet Heta VII,Halyclon Colony. Barnes looked out the lifeboat's back window hatch to see the ship he had been stationed on, his home, Kyle's home, explode in a giant fiery explosion. Barnes hung his head, and, before long, fell asleep.