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~Chapter 7: Renknown~

 

 

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“This has got to be the most boring evacuation,” Paladin took a deep breath, “that I have ever had. I don’t know if it’s because of the environment, or because half you guys don’t even talk.” Paladin took a drink of some coffee.

 

“May I ask where you got that coffee?” Frank waddled over to Paladin, “I’ve been thirsty and coffee sounds really good right now.” Frank had a grin on his face.

 

Paladin took a sip of his coffee, his eye on Frank. “Nope, and if you ask again. I’ll shoot you in the back of the leg. That’s a promise.” Paladin drank more of his coffee. Frank’s grin went to a disappointed frown. He then waddled back over by Heli.

 

“Where are we going again?” Archangel asked Jackson.

 

“Back to base. It’s too risky in here. Radiation is safer than this place.” Jackson grabbed onto a rock ledge, and pulled himself up. The others did the same as well. This place was like a giant maze. None of them knew where they were going.

 

“Ugh, this is so frustrating.” Runner punched the wall. Which surprised Bek and Paladin, she managed to puncture the wall.

 

“Guy’s, it’s fine. We have nothing to worry about. As long as we follow Jackson, we’ll make it there safely.” Dexter stated.

 

“I’m starting to get sick of your Jackson will hep us with this, Jackson will help us with that; bullcrap. My father was the same way, but in the end he ended up killing those who he loved and then having them turn upon himself.” Doc was frustrated, yet depressed. Dexter’s statements that made Jackson sound like a diety, annoyed him. He missed his father, that’s who made him who he was today.

 

“Guys, lets settle down. There’s always a way out...” Jackson started to say.

 

A loud roar was heard.

 

“Oh, you have got to be kidding me. This thing again? It’s just as bad as having Michael around.” Runner said, “Well, kinda. I mean, I’d rather have this thing around since it’s quiet and just roars; I’d also rather have Michael just for the reason he doesn’t try to kill us. At eighty-percent of the time.” Runner noticed she was in a conversation with herself.

 

“Who the hell are you talking to?” Paladin walked over. “HAHA!” He started to laugh about it.

 

Runner walked up to Paladin, weapon drawn. She had him in a hostage position, pretty much. “Talking crap about me? Do it again and I’ll blow your ******* brains out. YOU HEAR ME?” Runner was upset, very upset. She noticed her mistake, but no regrets.

 

The giant robot was over them, tentacles drawn.

 

“You have got to be kidding me!” Jackson yelled, he took off in a sprint away, at his best to avoid the robot. The team did the same.

 

The robot didn’t do anything, it just made some sort of what sounded like a chuckle. ITtt then flew in sync, above them.

 

“This thing’s just playing with us!” Bek yelled.

 

“I’ll protect you...” Heli felt embarrased, but he wanted to sound confident to Bek, he wanted to prove to her.

 

“Ugh, look Heli. I like you, but I would never date you. This isn’t the time or place either, I know, and I’m sorry. It’s just, you’re a guy.” Bek said.

 

“What does being a guy have to do with anything?!” Heli was confused and mad at the same time.

 

“Nothing, it’s the only excuse I could come up with.” Bek dived under a rock wall. Then continued to run with the team on the other time.

 

Heli felt hopeless, he all of a sudden hated Bek. Really? Had to say that right now? When we could all possibly die? He thought. He was sick of it, he stopped and let the team run on. He was going to face that robot.

 

Heli made his way up the rock to the upper ground.

 

The team ran over the rock, there was a cavern at the end. At least it was some place to go, Jackson thought.

 

“Let’s go guys, the cave is right there. We can make it. I have faith in all of you.” Jackson made a mad dash of a sprint, and was in the cave. The others arrived shortly after.

 

The robot was angry, it shot three of those armorless things that looked like Hunters.

 

The team shot them down, they diversed into two. Now there was six. They shot again, now there was twelve of them. Archangel was tired of this, he grabbed his rocket launcher and them. That killed all twenty-four of them.

 

“Bit of an overkill there, buddy.” Paladin said. “You know what else is an overkill? Bek with that comeback she told Heli earlier. BAHAHA.” Paladin laughed at his own joke, Bek smiled at it. Embarrased.

 

“Ah there you guy’s are!” Someone yelled, Jackson turned around. Oh god, it was Michael... And two other dudes. He had no idea who they were, but one of them was a Spartan II, the other was an ODST Sniper. They looked like they meant business.

 

“Hello, Michael. These some friends you found? Who are they?” Dexter asked, instad of Jackson. It make Jackson sound more confident in what he was doing. He could appreciate that.

 

“Uh no. No they are not friends. Actually, they are... Team Lord from UNSC Warlord. Uhm, this guy is Alex.” Michael gestured to the Spartan II, “...and this one’s name is Fauz. He’s funny, he shoots things he doesn’t care about. Hehe.” Michael sounded even stupider than when he left them.

 

“What are they here for? I thought Paladin and Bek was our way out?” Jackson was confused.

 

“No. We came because we picked up on a distress beacon. Your friend here, lead us to the cave where it was transmitting from. Luckily, we ran into you guys at the end. He already explained why you came down here, you don’t have to explain. Right now, we need to move. We have to get back to the surface. Now.” Alex started to turn around. He stopped.

 

“Commander, what’s wrong? You usually don’t hesitate.” Bek asked.

 

“Uh-huh... Ugh... Guh...” Was all Alex could say.

 

“What is it?” Archangel asked.

 

An energy sword appeared out of nowhere, it penetrated Alex before he could vanish. The Elite uncloaked as he did so. He wanted the Spartan to know who his killer was, this was honor for the Elite. Afterall, it’s something their race values greatly.

 

The Elite quickly disappeared and was gone before the team could even get a shot off. Alex was on the floor. Jackson moved over to him with Junior. He motioned the team to stand back.

 

Junior examined the wounds. Alex spoke to Jackson, “Jackson.” Cough. “I want to say, it was an honor to meet you. A great honor.” A consecutive cough kept up for about five seconds.

 

“Why is it an honor for you to meet you?” Jackson was confused. “I don’t understand.”

 

“About ten years ago... I fought alongside your grandfather, Sarge. He was an excellent Commander. Unforanutely killed, by our medic.” Alex still spoke to Jackson.

 

Junior felt anger run through his blood when Alex said that. Yet, he also felt a little sad for Jackson. His father killed Jackson’s grandfather. Who was apparently a great leader. He just hoped Jackson was the same. He wanted to know what his father felt like with that type of guy. Was Jackson already there and he didn’t know it? Junior felt like he needed to let things go. He didn’t care, maybe he should start. Jackson and Alex were still in their conversation.

 

“You’re not there yet. I know you will be. I want you to go with Fauz, he’ll let them know you’re Team Lord’s replacement. We need heroes, Jack. You’ll become one of them. I know you will.” Those were Alex’s last words. He didn’t move or breathe. His body stopped.

 

Alex was dead.

 

 

~End of Chapter 7~

 

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Alex died? o_o and Heli was trying to love bek... lmao. I feel like it might be love chapter on next chapter. o_o Can't wait for the next chapter! 

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Yay, talking to myself! Surprisingly accurate.

 

Can't wait 'til you write about me head-butting someone.

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Its like Rise of the Spartans part 8..... one character dead every minute. :D

Only one Spartan has died this entire trilogy...

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^

 

Not just Spartans though. :)

Correct.

 

Nut (Medic)

Sarge (ODST)

Architect (Air Assault)

Destroyer (ODST)

Cajun (Pilot)

Alex (Spartan)

 

All who have died, so far. 4/6 died in Book 1. 2/6 in Book 2.

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