Turn 15 - Trapped

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Turn 15 - Trapped

Post by Nick » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:43 am

Unidentified Asteroid, near space trade lane, In vicinity of communications relay
Mission timer: 02.02.15
"Ma'am, is there anything here that can help us get the hell out of here?"
Lt Ericson ignored the request as she moved the last few meters up to the creature. She saw a small black eye glistening in what had to be the head of the creature. She didn't know what to think or how to feel. As far as she knew she was the first human to witness this, despite the countless of worlds visited by humanity so far. The most intelligent life form they had encountered prior to this one were the spindly creatures, which simply went under the name xenos or aliens.

The screen that hovered in front of the creature flickered with information, wierd signs that looked like cuniform script flickered past.

The eye sockets were emtpy, dryed out. "What are you?" Lt Ericson asked with her external speaker on not expecting an answer.

The creature was fossilized, but the screen reacted to her voice it seemed. A picture of a blue planet appeared, it was similar to Earth.

The earth picture was replaced by a star sign she didn't recoqnize, then another planet, brown and hazy flickered past. Huge grotesque buildings rose like thornes through the thick brown mist of the planet. Then the blue planet returned, caves dug in sandstone, more cuniform writing and lastly a picture of a human.

Lt Ericson was awestruck. What to make out of all this? She moved closer to get a better angle on the screen. In the process she tripped an invisible light beam. The screen turned from blue to red and with a bang two large doors slammed the control room shut. Moments later the lights went off and it went pitch black.

The marines turned on their lights. "Ok, set up a defensive perimeter near one of the doors!" Lt Ericson shouted.

Faintly the sound of an electrical motor started whirring somewhere on the other side of the room.

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Re: Turn 15 - Trapped

Post by Obi » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:23 pm

With a resounding clang, the two doors into the chamber slammed shut as the power shut off similtanously. The chamber was darker then space itself and the marine's EVA suit lights were all that provided illumination. Obi wearily shook his head as he readied his pulse rifle, moving up with the rest of his squad members.

"Seriously, this place sucks."

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Re: Turn 15 - Trapped

Post by Rascal » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:52 am

Obi wrote:
"Seriously, this place sucks."

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"Got that right" Rascal muttered to himself, pivoting every which way in the inky darkness, hoping those bugs wouldnt ambush them while they were so vulnerable. That would just be what the marines needed, he thought sarcastically to himself. He checked his ammo read and waited for the el-tee to give an order.

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Post by maxvale76 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:24 pm

Samantha Hall nervously kept a look out all around the eerie room; keeping her Pulse Rifle at the ready; sweat slowly trickling down the side of her face.

Nontheless; after O'brien's comment, she couldn't help but crack a grin and teased her teammate while all the time keeping a lookout in all directions. "Aww, what's the matter Obi? Were you expecting the 'Corps to send you to all the fancy hotels and hotspots across the galaxy when you joined up?"

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Re: Turn 15 - Trapped

Post by Dirk Pitt » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:10 am

Dirk listened as the Marines bitched and sniped at each other. He almost smiled, this kind of thing had been going on from the beginning of the Corps. No Marine deployed was ever happy about what was going on. Good news, bad news, it didn't matter.

"OK people, enough pissing and moaning. You heard the LT and you know the drill. First squad, get set up by the first door. Second squad, set up by the other. Dugan, I want you as a floater between the two squads. Put a bit more firepower where it's needed." He said as he shined his light around the darkened room.

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Dirk stayed close to the LT but shined his light towards the sound, trying to see if he could make out what was going on.

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Re: Turn 15 - Trapped

Post by Obi » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:29 pm

Obi moved into position by the first door, flicking the safety off with his thumb once he was in position.
"Aww, what's the matter Obi? Were you expecting the 'Corps to send you to all the fancy hotels and hotspots across the galaxy when you joined up?"
Obi looked at Sam and replied not so seriously. " Sure did, I am pretty sure it said that on the enlistment form. Why else would I be here?"

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Re: Turn 15 - Trapped

Post by kbeir » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:35 am

Joe couldn't help but remain quiet as he moved into position on the door directed to him by Sergeant Pitt. Nothing added up and he really didn't want to be here anymore but he had no choice. Things seemed to be getting more awry as the minutes flashed by.

Joe's grip tightened on his rifle.

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