She jolted to wake and immediately attacked by blinding light. She held her hands out to shield her eyes and rapidly blink away the sudden perception onslaught. Then she saw her nakedness. Her ungloved hand she did not recognize, her skiny forearms that looked alien. She lowered her arm and she saw five or six bobble heads staring at her stupefied. Then she noticed the equipments, the inability to move under the waist, and the bloodied non-existent legs under her knees. She screamed and screamed and collapsed back once again as unconsciousness took hold.
Sam opened her eyes slowly and stared up into darkness. Miniature lights started to appear and she remembered. She sat up immediately and found her legs. Her Legs! They were covered in... in pants and boots. She looked down and found herself in her battle gear. Combat Armor, weapon, and all. She looked up and saw stars, and looked down and saw tall grass. What the h-
She lied back hard, weapon raised, before her brain process the rustled behind her.
A moment later someone appear among the grass. Someone human. Her heart thumped and she laid her weapon across her chest with a sigh. Without warning, the person leaped over her with a snarl. Her training took hold before she understood the problem and opened fire straight up. Multiple holes appeared and the person fell back. She stood up immediately continuing to put more and more holes until she ran out of ammo and empty her last clip for good measure. The best way to deal with a zombie. Make sure it stays dead.
She dropped her assault rifle and pulled out her Laser Pistol. She survey her surrounding and saw the transport about five yards away still burning brightly. That meant she has only been out for a few minutes. She looked down at the twitching corpse and squeeze her Laser Pistol on it's head till the pistol felt warm.So what the heck was that?
She was back to the thought as she walked away from the transport, not taking a chance if the fuel had not exploded. Then her sight blurred and darkness took hold. She did not feel the ground.
She tried to open her eyes but her eyelids were heavy. She tried again to manage only a small crack. The lights were blinding in soft focus as her eyes tried to work properly. Then darkness crossed in front of her. And another, and another. She finally manage to open her eyes a bit more and slowly looked down to find herself naked again. She noticed her skin was the wrong color and no longer has limbs. She was too tired to care. Her eyelids were so very heavy and she gave in.
Sam jolted up and grabbed something.
"Relax! Relax!" A voice yelped in surprise.
She looked toward the direction of the voice to find she was balling her hand on a man's, well, balls. She released her hand as fast as she could and rubbed her hands on the grass. "Eeww!"
"Eeww?" The man knelt down with his hands covering his jewels soothing away the pain. Breathing rapidly he look at her in a mix of pain and disbelieve. "Eeww!? That hurt!"
"Sorry." She said while rubbing her hands on her pants, rising. She looked at the man. Mocha skinned, short-cropped hair, squared-jaw, brown eyes, military singlets, pants, and boots. He had an odd rifle looking weapon between his kneeling legs. "Who are you? What is that? And why are you here?"
"Huh?" He looked up at her and then down at the weapon. He slowly stood up one hand covering his jewels and another holding the weapon. "People says it's polite to introduce yourself before asking." He grinned, "especially when the stranger is holding awesome looking gun."
Sam stared at him for a moment. An emerald blaze streaked between them right before she opened her lips. They looked at each other, cursing their own stupidity, for a fraction of a second and hugged the ground. Sam squeezed off a few light show toward the a couple of vipers. One was hit on it's chest plate but it simply staggered and shrugged it off. Then the vipers started to rain green lights toward them. Sam saw the man aiming at one of the vipers and released a laser so much brighter than her handgun.
"I know what I want for Christmas..." She muttered and the man grinned. Then he targeted another and put a hole in it's face, and another lost the limb holding the plasma gun then the lower jaw. They stayed in position for a moment then slowly rose from the grass. Not finding anymore threats at the moment, Sam took the opportunity to dash back toward the base with the man right behind her.
The surface of the base are camouflaged by landscape, plant life, a couple building, and an airstrip. She dashed toward one of the smaller buildings, where the emergency cache were stored. She needed something other than what she now called glorified flashlight.
A few aliens were still queuing to enter the lift to the base when the reached the building. It was a few yards down. She checked her equipments and found a couple of grenades. She passed one behind her without looking and felt it plucked out of her hands. Then they both pulled their pins. As the man gave an overhead throw, Sam waited a second then went low and roll the grenade toward the vipers and spawns. The aliens saw the overhead grenade and tried to flee away from it and right into Sam's. The double explosion took care of the aliens, but more would come soon to check on it.
Sam gave another full dash toward the building across where she was hiding and drop kicked the door. She went into a roll and stop on a kneel with weapon up. The man walked in casually and looked amused. "Quite an entrance." And closed the door behind him.
"Shut up. More will come very soon. I suggest we stock up and stay alive." She said as she went around the room flipping tables and chairs. She found the access point and insert her dog tags. One side of the floor slid away and weapon racks rose up.
"Haleluya!" The man said laughing and threw the Laser Rifle to Sam. She almost dropped her Laser Pistol. "Merry Chirstmas!" He said as he raid the rack for one of his favorite weapon, VARC - Variable Ammo Repeater Cannon. Sam watched him scrounged up an X-Corp equipment belt and put it on with ease. He filled the pockets with all types of ammo: Armor Piercing, High Explosive, and Incendiary. He fitted in an AP round and carried the heavy weapon with ease.
"Who are you? How do you know how to handle X-Corps Equipments? And where did you get this Laser Rifle?" She said and slowly pointed both her Laser Pistol and Laser Rifle at him. He looked up from admiring his newly acquired baby and smirked. "People says it's polite-" She squeezed her Laser Pistol and burned the floor between his feet. It may not be as powerful as the rifle, but it could kill man much easier than aliens.
"Alright! Alright!" He said as he held up his free hand in retreat. "Sergeant James Wilson. X-Corp, Area 51." He said with a mock salute. "I was suppose to report to the captain before this whole thing. They said he was a strict one. Anyway, after the base got attacked, I was told the new team captain is some guy called Sam something. The alarm was loud. I suppose it doesn't matter now, does it?"
"What? You were from the main base?"
"Well, I was transported in while you were in the base attack, the alien one, and was told to wait. I got bored and walked around and before I know it, I was in bed with this beautiful lady from the mess hall." He said with a wide grin. "Then the alarm blared, and as I said, I tried to find the team captain. Got lost and ended up in R&D. That shiny thing was just sitting on the workbench so I grabbed it. Good thing too, or I'd just be skin now."
"Wait. James Wilson... James Wilson the guy who single-handedly kill a scouting party of bobble heads with nothing but Molotov cocktails and a shotgun? That James Wilson?"
"Well, they were trying to kill my pa. Their ship destroyed our crops. What else was I supposed to do?" He said with a hint of sadness. "Besides there was that tractor that I used to smultch a couple of them, but I suppose that is not quite a weapon, is it?" and grinned at her again. She so has to wipe that face.
"Captain Samantha Osako. X-Corp, Japan." She said sharply. She wiped his face. She hid a smile. Ah...
"Sir, Ma'am" James stumbled then stood straight, despite the heavy weapon. "Ma'am, I apologize for being impolite, Ma'am!"
She walked over to the rack and hook a few grenades. She decided to take an Assault Rifle with her after hearing what James said about where he got the Laser Rifle. Well, I suppose this is field test. Let's see how well it holds up.
"At ease, sergeant." She said turning around. "You finish?"
"Yes, Ma'am!" He relaxed a little, but only just.
"Sergeant. Really. We are not that stiff and strict here. Relax. And stop calling me Ma'am. That's an order. Makes me feels like someone's mother."
He relax some more with a sigh and a small smile.
"I thought I saw Titans hitting the Juggernaut. Did you noticed what happened?"
"Yes, Ma'am. Uh, sorry. I was actually with you in the Condor. Some blast pulled away the armor behind me and I fell. Landed on a spawn, believe it or not." He did a mock shiver. "Then I saw an XC-1 firing Titans toward the Juggernaut. It was the XC-1 that rushed me here since I was suppose to go to the alien base with you. Anyway, I think he ran out of ammo. He turned around and probably returning to 51."
"Oh. How bout rescue from 51?"
"Well, we are in Japan. And 51 is in the States. It will take a while."
"Right." She checked her Laser Rifle. She was about to give a squeeze when she remembered where she was. Not a good place to test untested weapons. She gave a loud sigh and walk to the exit.
"Let's go save some people."A.N: Probably lots of mistakes or something. Kinda just write as I go moments.
Edited by gu35s, 09 May 2009 - 04:02 AM.