BRIEFING WITH TOP CHIEF ELLE
Fell jots down a few notes in his notebook as he listens to the briefing. He makes sure to say hello to each member of the 1st before leaving the meeting once its over. His small talk is brief and to the point: Hello. How are you holding up? Look forward to working with you more. Thanks for all your great work last mission. Go team. Afterwards he excuses himself saying he has some things to do before they all leave for Colorado.
BRIEFING WITH TOP CHEF TIMOTHY "DINNER DATE"
Later that night, Timothy hunts down Fell and says, "Hey sarge. A lot of us got some new jet packs, we need to develop new tactics. I have a room set aside for us tomorrow night. What do you think?"
The Juicer nods, "Yes. Alright. I'll swing by Tim. After tonight I, will, be gone a few days. I'll be back in time for our mission but I have a thing to do. See you in a few hours. Thanks for organizing this. If I don't say thanks to you enough...I'm sorry, I do appreciate your work as the XO"
Timothy then spends the rest of the day getting the dinner table set up for two, and getting discrete help on how to get this night to be a success. A radio is set up with music from the golden age that has a romantic feel to it. He'll get the ingredients for something called Italian food. Timothy inserts the chip with the burger on the chip.
After cooking the meal Timothy steps out into the hall and waves over a man wearing a Line Walkers garb. "Come try this and tell me what you think."
The Ley Line Walker tastes the Italian meal and his eyes open wide. "Holy cow, that is real good. You are part of the First SET right? "
Timothy is happy, thinking, this should be a resounding success.
"Yea, I am the XO. Why?"
The Line Walker smiles. Setting down the fork he was using the man says:
"If this is how you guys in the field eat, I seriously want back out there."
The man shakes Timothy's hand and continues, "Captian Vince Walker, Comms. I've heard great things about the First. Good to meet you Corporal Hernandez. I see you being a great Sergeant for the First once your Juicer Sergeant Burns out. Keep up the great work, and...at some point I'd like to hire you to chef a meal for me and my lady friend."
The Captain moves back out into the hallway and leaves Timothy in the room.
After Fell and Cory both arrive Timothy directs them to sit at a table and serves the two bewildered teammates the wonderful meal. Setting down the food and nodding the large borg leaves the two alone in the room.
Timothy thinks: If this doesn't help you win points Fell, you're a lost cause.
Closing the door to the dinner date room Tim leaves.
Fell looks at Cory across the table....
SOME CHIT OR SOMETHING
Fell visits the NG dealership the next morning. His eye roams across all the weapons and gear. More out of a desire to be left alone by the salesman, who tries to sell every damned gun in the store to Fell, the Juicer buys 10 Armor Piercing Grenades and leaves the store.
An hour later he reenters the Northern Gun store with a hand written list of weapons, gear, explosives and weapons.
"No. Don't up sell me, don't even talk to me. Just gather this stuff so I can pay. Hurry. I have somewhere to be."
Fell holds out the chit to pay.
THE DAYS BETWEEN
Sgt. Severin Fell, Legionnaire of the First SET, looks down the hillside, at the platoon of CS soldiers. Dark foreboding clouds move across the evening sky. Dark and angry thoughts drift across his mind. Fell knows he will either die today or he will live and never speak of this to anyone, ever
. This is his alone. With a camo netting over his prone body, dark face paint on, and blackness in his heart Fell silently waits for the approaching night fall. His Juicer's Assassin Plate armor left back at the Castle he is wearing a suit of dark Triax T-10 Cyclops armor. Lifting the newly purchased NGLG6 Rifle with under Grenade Launcher Fell makes sure he has eight armor piercing grenades loaded in the rifle. Laying on his stomach the Juicer sights in the scope on a CS trooper. After dialing in the scope he sets the detonation box sitting next to him to ON. The mines down below become activated. A few days of watching the area proved that the CS regularly stopped here while on patrol. These men and women were assigned to the Devil's Gate. As outer perimeter security they frequented this spot while roving. Breathing slowly, Fell waits. As soon as one of the soldiers below moves, the mines will blow, he will play sniper and eventually mop up the last of the CS security patrol with his Chain Saw. Counting the CS, he saw 6 in heavy Dead Boy armor, a Dog Boy and even though he could not see him, Fell knew a SAMAS was out there and would rocket in to aid his fellow CS. Fells dark eyes flickered to watch a young CS grunt, the trooper stood, stretched and took one step forward. Chaos rained down.
THE OUTSIDE INN (SPIDER'S PUB)
The Juicer jumps down from the security teams combat jeep. The Legion Security team picked him up as he was making his way back to the Castle. They were kind enough to provide him a ride.
"You alright Sir?"
Fell looks down at his arm which the man is referring to. Rubbing the bandage on his forearm Fell looks at the blood stained wrap. Taking a few minutes the Juicer changes the dressing on his arm and says, "Fine."
Once they arrive, Fell waves and nods a thank you to the men. Fell walks up to the front door of the Pub. He notes the name change on the sign out front: Spider's Pub.
Grunting and rolling his eyes the Juicer pushes open the front door.
Damned place has a new owner every morning it feels like.
Stepping inside Fell makes his way to the Knights Table. Standing silently in from of the Helm of Sayeen, Fell nods, thinks about his near week trip to the Gate, then makes his way to an empty table. Sitting down the Juicer orders food, a drink, and settles in to wait for the rest of the First SET to arrive.
It will be good to put my sadness away and move on. I look forward to this mission.