Dirk watched as his rounds missed the creature, impacting harmlessly on the bridge. Slow down Marine, hit your target his mind screamed like a drill instructor. Before he could line up for another shot he saw Duncan's rounds slam into the thing sending it off the bridge into the dark nothingness that lay beneath.
"Oh shit! Fuck! Help me! Get me the hell out of here!" she shouted not worried about hiding her panic anymore.
Dirk heard the LT say as she went over the side. He was about to make a move to grab her, but Joe, followed closely by Rascal had her. "Rascal, Joe get the LT up and over the bridge. Fall back Marines"
<Tag Joe and Rascal>
"Duncan, fall back across the bridge. Secure the area and get ready. Go" Dirk shouted to the last standing man in his squad.
Running across the bridge Dirk saw that this could go from a tactical retreat to get some room to a rout that could kill more Marines very quickly. He wasn't about to let that happen if he could help it. Reaching the other side Dirk could hear his breathing and heartbeat thunder in his ears as his body dumped adrenalin in his bloodstream making him almost excited. The only part that he dreaded in the small part of his mind that wasn't running through tactics was after the action, that's when the fear came. After everything was over and there was nothing left to fight.
"Second squad fall back across the bridge. when you get across cover us as we come across. Make sure you watch your backs, this seems like a trap and there might be no safe direction. First squad fall back to the bridge and hold the line. We have to give them a few seconds so they can cross and cover us. Lets go Marines." Dirk shouted over the comm
<TAg First and second squad>
Dirk set up near the bridge, but not close enough to be grabbed by something coming from what was underneath. He watched as the Marines moved and the door opened, ready to fire.
"Let's give em something to think about if they come at us Quinn" Dirk said