Mars mission the novel chapter 4 . The battle begin's Soon... .
Chapter 4. We are not alone here
“Is there any contact?”
“By the great spirit, NO! we’re still out of range from the valley or base.”
Stephen, in his full EVA suit was sweating and his visor was steaming up. Who could blame him really, a Mars quake followed by strange aliens shooting at them? The Crystal Reaper, with its damaged track and burned armour was travelling at around about 30MPH and was a few minutes out of communications with the base.
“Hey- could you try the arms again? I want to see them working.” Kyle quietly asked.
Stephen sat down in a second seat at the back of the cockpit with two joy sticks at his sides. He placed his hands on the sticks with a firm grip. Moving the sticks about, the sound of hydraulics’ now mixed with the engine. And two robotic arms moved across the window. The rams hand twisted opening and closing its fingers. Then the arms returned to the side of the crystal reaper, powering down.
“They’re still working…” Stephen exclaimed.
Static boomed out of a screen. Then a voice could be heard.
“Crystal Reaper. This is Eagle command, what is your situation?”
The voice was a relief for Kyle and Stephen. It was a woman’s voice. She was named was Echo and was second in command of Mars communications. Kyle spun his chair around, the crystal reaper still moved forward. Stephen gave a smile.
“This is sergeant Kyle. Thank Mata Nui! this is a priority one request. We need all three Crystal Hawks. And the new Recon Dropship. NOW!”
Echo didn’t say a word then, in shock, she replied
“Yes- I’ll… I’ll do that right away.” Her voice faded a little, she must have turned the chair around. “Get all the pilots ready, get the Hawks to the Crystal reaper- is the Recon Dropship working?” Another voice, male, replied. “Yes mam”
“Send that too.” Her voice returned to normal volume and she turned the chair back to the combs station.
“We will be there. You’d better have a report for the captain for this. A bloody good one!”
“We- have a weird report” Stephen replied.
The audio stooped. Kyle began driving again. Stephen, filled with joy shouted.
“We’re OK, Were going to be OK!”
Kyle, focused on driving muttered to him self quietly.
“No, we’re not OK… they know we’re here… this can only get worse. Mata Nui the great spirit. It can ONLY get worse…”
“Aliens?? I say you were crazy, but after watching the Crystal Reapers vid-feed. Your Wright. And you sure there hostile?”
“Yes Captain, you saw the tape. High plasma shots from a… a large Unknown ship sir, Me and Kyle both saw it”
The captain stood up from behind his desk.
He shook his head. Looked right into Stephen eyes.
“Look son, I has days from retirement, my family is all dead. They put me in command of this mission encase this ever happened! Now, because im in my 50’s. And I want an easy life on this god forsaken planet. We are going to leave them alone. Unless ordered by Earth command to intervene with theses so called ‘Hostile’ alien aggressors, We are there planet for the names sake.
They have a right to be pissed!”
“Understood sir.” Stephen replied.
“Hu, right. Right understood sir”
The captains office door slid open, leading to the nearly finished bridge, orange windows and white walls gleamed.
As soon as the three left. Echo, the Mars communications officer jumped in front of them.
“Captain!” She shouted,
“Captain. The Valley is reporting an attack be an unknown ship? What should we do?” She desirably asked.
The captain stood there.
“Its like a bloody sci-fi film. Right, send the Recon Dropship there now! Begin evacuations of crew! Tell everyone trained to brag a gun. Defend them self’s. And we need a commander out here, I can’t go. I got to stay here.”
Echo bounced up and down, ready to pounce at her consol.
“Sir… There always Burt…” Kyle offered.
“We don’t have a Burt stationed here!!”
“No, Archie. But we call him Burt Gummer. Ever seen the Tremors films?”
“No you idiot! How will that help me! Wait, Archie cone? He only took Weapons, And packaged food to mars with him. How will he help?”
“He’s Weapon obsessed, that’s why we call him Burt, he can kill anything!” Stephen explained.
“Burt gummer? That guy from Tremors? He must be hard core if you call him that. Shall I give the orders for him to be despatched to sir?” Echo asked. Still agitated.
“Fine, Do it!” Captain ordered.
Echo ran off, hit her consol and gave out the orders. Outside pilots ran, and men picked up weapons.
In his quarters alone, Archie ‘Burt’ cone sat, building guns from his parts he brought with him. Then his comm on the wall set off. And Echo’s voice appeared. “Archie, we need Burt! Aliens are attacking the valley!”
Archie put his helmet on, which he painted black. Didn’t match his suite. But he liked it.
“Im on my way.”
When the comm, he stood up, white Eva suit with a black helmet. He had custom pockets all over his body. Then he picked up pistols, knifes, rifles, lighters, spare torches. And placed them in each pocket. He attached his helmet to his O2 tank, then pulled his gold visor down.
“Well… You messed with the wrong guy!”
‘Burt’ walked out of his quarters, down the hall and clambered down the stairs. Heading for the recon Dropship.
On his back, on both sides of his oxygen tank.
On one side it said. “Don’t make me turn around”
On the other side. “Cause I have 50Rounds 4 U”
This is the beginning of the Battle for mars….
Hi everyone its me; Niall. Next time the battle begin's strarted just like one of the adverts!
Sory for long wait. But im back now!