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Without waiting to be told Hardy swung back to give the other Scorpion some support We flew over the ridge instead of going around We landed with a jolt knocking the wind out of me When I regained my composure the first thing I noticed was a Shubin soldier getting ready to throw a grenade at Fletcher s Scorpion I quickly got the SAW machine gun up and cut him down his body falling forward the grenade slipping from his fingers and rolling down the slope The explosion caught three more soldiers dug into the sand below him on the hill Hardy spotted a Shubin with a machine gun about to fire at Fletcher s Scorpion Knowing that I wouldn't be able to swing the SAW around in time to save the others he aimed our vehicle in that direction The Shubin with the machine gun heard the roar of the motor as Hardy gunned the engine The Shubin tried to turn and shoot at the new threat Taylor ran him down knocking the machine from his hands with the front bumper The soldier let out a scream before slumping to the ground unconscious I steeled myself against what he had done 



The act though justified to save Marine lives namely our own still went against my nature I made a promise to myself that if we won this battle I would personally check on the soldier s condition Another brief flurry of shots from a 50 and Fletcher s Scorpion reappeared in front of us I watched as Fletcher busied himself defending the Scorpion from the rifle fire of the soldiers still positioned on the hill I sent Hardy back toward the third half track Since Fletcher had the attention of the Shubins I wanted to finish off the armored vehicle before it could do any more damage As soon as it came into sight it was clear that Fletcher and Taylor had beaten us to it Only two Shubin crew members were left and they were struggling to fire shells at the rover Seeing us coming toward them they reacted by jumping over the side abandoning the vehicle With an overhand throw I lobbed a grenade into the abandoned vehicle The resulting explosion was met by a sudden and dramatic drop in small arms fire The Shubins still fighting were looking around debating if they wanted to continue the fight I looked to my left to see a Shubin patrol rover disappear around another ridge I called to 



Hardy and pointed but by the time we reached the ridge the patrol rover had joined several others and was rapidly retreating I reached down and tapped Hardy on the shoulder and told him to head down to the Marine rover When we got there the Marines were gone What we found was a set of Shubin rover tracks leading away through the dunes Fletcher jumped off his Scorpion and ran over to me What now I was stuck I had a mission to accomplish but if we hurried we had a good chance at rescuing the captured Marines We ll have to break radio silence Get on the horn to HQ and tell them what s happened and We ll need a little divine guidance on this issue Fletcher turned with a nod Roger that I turned to Taylor Get out the map I need to see what we re up against here I then turned to Hardy Hardy go and check on that solider we hit See if there s anything we can do for him I stood there alone sipping on my water hose trying to get my adrenaline in check We d just killed a bunch of people and I had to find a place to store that I still had a job to do and this was just the beginning I could hear Fletcher talking on the radio but I chose not to pay much attention to it Taylor was being the good mechanic that he was 



He had launched the map on the back of the Scorpion then went about checking on both vehicles for damage and rearming our weapons Hardy made his way back from checking on the Shubin he d run over He didn t make it Sarge he said not make eye contact with me Go help Taylor with the Scorpions I replied with no emotion He knew I was not happy with him But this was war not a drum circle Just then my helmet intercom cracked it was Fletcher Comet HQ says to scrap our mission and try and rescue the prisoners Of course they did I said as wryly as I could Those Marines are part of recovery mission that was sent behind enemy lines HQ needs the information they have This has been classified as urgent Fuck who are those guys I could see in Fletchers face there was more Anything else Yes there s a harsh wave of ion storms headed our way We are to take shelter in the Scorpions till it the first one blows over Then head to a known Shubin LZ about forty clicks to the west of here They suspect the Shubins will try and fly the prisoners out once the storm is over I took a deep breathe They do know that they re sending us into Indian Territory Fletcher was used to listening to be bitch He just shrugged his shoulders and lifted his hands in defeat Let HQ know what we re doing and that ion storm is going got slow us down I said Dogs dinner Fletcher replied


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