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DEMONS OF THE SKY- Chapter 3- NARROW MARGIN
09-04-2012, 01:52 AM | Post: #1GeneralVonWolfen
Over Bullet Bay
I look to the left. My god, a missile was locked on to the Captain‚Äôs plane!
‚ÄúGaaah‚Ä¶son of a‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ
He swerved, again and again. But then, Razor cut in front of the missile! SHE was taking the missile for him!
‚ÄúI‚Äôm sorry, Captain. Maybe next‚Ä¶what the hell?‚ÄĚ
The Captain cut behind Nagase and took the missile BACK!
‚ÄúCaptain! What in god‚Äôs name are you doing!?
The missile impacted. Thankfully, the missile had only taken a small chunk out of the Captains wing. But still, he couldn‚Äôt get back to base like that.
‚ÄúTaking one for the team. Hey! Save the waterworks! I‚Äôm not injured. These planes are replaceable, not me. I‚Äôm just gonna bail out here. Get a rescue chopper out here as quickly as possible.‚ÄĚ
We were sent out to destroy any remains of the fighter jets we had downed a day ago. The Air Force we downed them from wouldn‚Äôt be happy if they found out we had shot down an innocent recon plane. We had destroyed the plane wreckage, but another rouge plane had locked on to the Captain and had fired. I shot him down, but the missile, as you can see above, had taken down the Captain.
‚ÄúFIREDOG! Return to base immediately!‚ÄĚ said the AWACS.
‚ÄúBut the rescue chopper isn‚Äôt here yet.‚ÄĚ Said Razor.
‚ÄúLeave that to the rescue team! Go supersonic back to base!‚ÄĚ
We all hit it. When the AWACS authorized supersonic travel, the situation was desperate.
DEMONS OF THE SKY- Chapter 3- Narrow Margin
Glint Island HQ: Crew Quarters: Wing 4, Door 67
‚ÄúThis is the room‚Ä¶or cell‚Ä¶I had been assigned too.‚ÄĚ
I was recording myself on a camera after I had been grounded by the base Commander. I had disobeyed the AWACS‚Äôs orders, on part by the Captain, and had splashed several fighter planes without permission to engage. The Captain was pardoned by the Commander, the only reason being that he‚Äôs the only LIVE squadron leader on Glint Island right now. Plus, he is the ONLY pilot that doesn‚Äôt waver his wings on take-off. (It‚Äôs called Glint Island for a reason-the sand around here is so high in silicon that it shines like a mini sun at certain angles. If you want to walk the beech, wear a set of UV goggles.)
+A half hour later‚Ä¶+
‚ÄúYes sir‚Ä¶I understand‚Ä¶what!? Are you sure? ‚Ä¶.Alright, I‚Äôll tell him.‚ÄĚ
Colonel Hamilton was speaking to the Commander via my phone line. He seemed stressed at almost all times, but now‚Ä¶he seemed to ripple the air with stress.
Colonel Hamilton‚Ä¶unlike his superior, the base Commander who locked me in here, he‚Äôs been very reasonable with me. He even got my camera back. He once told me, if his uncle wasn‚Äôt a soldier, he would have liked to have a job like mine.
He hung up my quarter‚Äôs phone. He tapped if a few times before turning to me.
‚ÄúWell, we don‚Äôt have any reason to hold you anymore. In fact, the Commander wants you to be sitting alert at all times.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWhat do you mean?‚ÄĚ
What he said next almost made me go into cardiac arrest.
‚ÄúNorth Americaa just declared war.‚ÄĚ
My stomach lurched. What? They were our allies in the war 15 years ago!
‚ÄúThey‚Äôve launched an offensive simultaneously, too. Our naval port at Chaos Cape is being bombed right now. God blasted, that‚Äôs a civilian port, too. The Commander want‚Äôs you airborne. Now!‚ÄĚ
He put back on his blue Colonel hat before slamming the door-my door-behind him.
I put on my flight suit and helmet and sprint to my plane. How could this be? First a recon plane, then the Captain, now war? In 24 hours!? And‚Ä¶worst of all‚Ä¶
There were only three of us now. Me, Nagase and Tommy.
God, I hate this job.
We were in 3 plane formation, 2 clicks southwest of Bullet Bay. The AWACS came over the radio.
‚ÄúDue to pressing circumstances, I‚Äôll be issuing an emergency in-flight briefing.‚ÄĚ
A computer representation of Bullet Bay popped up in my helmet screen. It showed us and several North Americaan flight formations closing in on Bullet Bay. A computerized voice issued in my helmet.
‚ÄúOut naval port at Bullet Bay reports that several North Americaan aircraft have launched a surprise attack on the port. The situation there is critical, with widespread panic. Ships from the 3rd Royal Navy Fleet docked at the port are currently under attack and taking heavy losses. Hurry to Bullet Bay and provide air support for all ships attempting to escape the bay, military and civilian.‚ÄĚ
Among these ships is the aircraft carrier Kestrel. It is the flagship of the 3rd Navy Fleet and a critical combat asset. You must protect the Kestrel at all costs.‚ÄĚ
The briefing closed. We were on our own.
‚ÄúThunder to Firedog. Razor, you lead the formation.‚ÄĚ
Nagase pulled to the left.
‚ÄúNegative. Blaze, you take the lead. I‚Äôll fly on your wing.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúSecond Lieutenant Nagase, follow your orders! And who the hell is Blaze?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúNo. Blaze is leading. I‚Äôll protect his 6 o‚Äô clock. And I‚Äôm not going to lose another flight lead.‚ÄĚ
I glance down at my radar. A plane was coming up on our 6. Fast. In a solid white plane! Captain Snow!?
‚ÄúQUIT SCREWING AROUND! This is war! The enemy is all over and their gonna eat you alive!‚ÄĚ
Captain Snow was the only strike pilot on Glint Island and also the only ACE besides‚Ä¶the Captain. Our Captain‚Ä¶
‚ÄúEr‚Ä¶I‚Äôd better take the trail position today, thanks.‚ÄĚ Cut in Chopper.
‚ÄúThis is Captain Snow, callsign Swordsman. Engaging next enemy formation. Give me a position.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúCleared to engage!‚ÄĚ
Here we go‚Ä¶start the chaos. At least 5 different radio messages all came in at once.
‚ÄúThis is the AA cruiser Excalibur, the ship blocking us up ahead. MOVE. OUT. OF. THE WAY! We can‚Äôt use our SPY radar!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe tanker next to us just exploded! Where‚Äôs the fireboat? It‚Äôs spreading to our ship! Help us!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúNobody saw them coming?‚ÄĚ
An unfamiliar voice came over the radio. Our radios have been upgraded since the war 15 years ago, so now we can not only pick up several radio messages at the same time, it can also pick up the enemies voice.
‚ÄúTheir ships are just sitting at anchor. This is like target practice.‚ÄĚ
Sick bastards‚Ä¶I locked on to one. Fire, smoke, and debris fall to the earth a few seconds later.
‚ÄúEnemy reinforcements detected. Heads up and get ready.‚ÄĚ Said an enemy pilot.
Still more panic on the docks‚Ä¶
‚ÄúThe fireboat got caught in the explosion! Two‚Ä¶no, three ships are burning now!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe are undermanned, undersupplied and unable to return fire!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThis is not a drill‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ said the port captain.
‚ÄúOh, thanks for the head up, you IDIOT!‚ÄĚ
I tuned in back to the enemy.
‚ÄúYour target is the carrier Kestrel and the large ships around it. Don‚Äôt let them escape the port. Sink them all!‚ÄĚ
I don‚Äôt think so, I thought as I shot down the same pilot who gave the commands just a second ago.
Suddenly, a calm voice issued over the radio. A friendly navy man‚Äôs voice!
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs time for our aegis ship to live up to its name.‚ÄĚ said a voice.
A destroyer inched its way into the harbor. It began firing on several enemy planes. The SS King was in the battle! The SS King was a well-built steel machine, designed for situations just as so: multiple planes, little space.
‚ÄúThanks everyone. We request your support as we make our way out of the port!‚ÄĚ said the SS King.
‚ÄúBlaze, this is Razor. Have you located the carrier Kestrel?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúYup‚Ä¶still in one piece.‚ÄĚ
The port captain‚Äôs voice came over the radio again.
‚ÄúThis is the port captain. All vessels, evacuate the port immediately! Ships closest to the exit first!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt care if we take hull damage. We‚Äôre clearing out of here as quickly as we can.‚ÄĚ Said a Royal Sailor.
‚ÄúEscape the port and take evasive action. No mistakes!‚ÄĚ said‚Ä¶well, somebody. I stopped paying attention after the 3rd squad.
‚ÄúThis is the aircraft carrier Kestrel. We are approaching the port exit.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúRoger, Kestrel. All craft, the Kestrel takes top priority. That barge over there, move it! I know you want out of there, but clear a path! That thing is valuable!‚ÄĚ
A few minutes of fighting later, and we were in the clear. Hypothetically speaking-the entire gulf was in flames. The air around a 5 mile radius was covered in a thick black smog.
‚ÄúThe carriers in open water. Bon voyage, guys!‚ÄĚ said Chopper.
‚ÄúAll friendly aircraft, protect the Kestrel for us!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWhat do you think we‚Äôre doing!? Taking a coffee break?‚ÄĚ yelled Chopper.
‚ÄúThis is Swordsman. On my way. That‚Äôs our ship.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúNegative! This is AWACS Thunder. Captain Snow, you are not permitted to enter air-to-sea combat at this time. Return to your vector and continue the fight.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúBut that‚Äôs my carrier!‚ÄĚ he whined.
‚ÄúFiredog, you provide cover.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúDamnit, you pigheaded‚Ä¶all right. I‚Äôm counting on you, Firedog. Don‚Äôt lose our ship.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAWACS, bogey dope! Give me a target!‚ÄĚ I said.
‚ÄúBogeys inbound from vector 280‚Ä¶it‚Äôs no use, there‚Äôs too many of them!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think so.‚ÄĚ Said someone on the SS King. Suddenly, the SS King fired a small missile.
‚ÄúIs that thing supposed to take out an entire plane squad?‚ÄĚ quipped Chopper.
What happened next shut him up all on his own. The missile separated mid-air!
BKOOOOOooommm‚Ä¶..all enemy planes in a 3 mile radius were destroyed.
‚ÄúHoly‚Ä¶how the‚Ä¶when‚Ä¶HUH!?‚ÄĚ stammered Chopper.
Unfortunately, an enemy plane smashed into the SS King. Not much damage, but still‚Ä¶here comes more panic.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm abandoning ship! We‚Äôre sitting ducks over here!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúCome back here, you coward!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIs he trying to kill us? What kind of Captain is that?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúHurry up and drop the lifeboats!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWhat are you doing? Hurry up and get out of here!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThis is it. It‚Äôs over!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúMan, this is the worst day of my life‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúCalm down! Just calm down!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúEnemy anti-ship missiles launched! Begin Phalanx fire!‚ÄĚ BZURRRRRRRRRRP!
‚ÄúNO! STOP! YOUR FIRING ON THE DOCKS!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúEnemy planes at 3 o clock!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThree o clock from WHO!? You‚Äôre not helping us here!‚ÄĚ
And it was all going so well.
‚ÄúWait‚Ä¶those people floating in the waves.‚ÄĚ Said Nagase.
I shouldn‚Äôt have. When that enemy plane crashed and engulfed the water in flames, there were people floating right there. I could see their faces‚Ä¶so many of them. Somebody stop this‚Ä¶I can‚Äôt take it anymore.
‚ÄúKid‚Ä¶did you see that?‚ÄĚ said Chopper.
I didn‚Äôt answer. I couldn't.
‚ÄúThis is the aircraft carrier Kestrel. We have broken through to open waters. Friendly waters, at that. Mission accomplished everyone. Good job.‚ÄĚ
I could barely hear him. How did he not notice all those people?
The Razgriz‚Ä¶has shown itself. That much is clear. And now we have to fight it‚Ä¶
God help us all.
09-04-2012, 12:35 PM | Post: #2GeneralVonWolfen
Comment and leave suggestions as wanted. This is a good story, no?
09-04-2012, 12:37 PM | Post: #3AcHOIM
You don't need to make seperate threads for different chapters. Please edit your previous thread or we will probably end up with 24 threads of different chapters.
09-04-2012, 10:14 PM | Post: #4GeneralVonWolfen
(09-04-2012 12:37 PM)AcHOIM Wrote: You don't need to make seperate threads for different chapters. Please edit your previous thread or we will probably end up with 24 threads of different chapters.
What are you talking about? This is a linear story. That thread that was titled "Preview" was a typo. It is actually Chapter 1, as you see now. Speaking of which, how do you like the story?
10-04-2012, 12:16 AM | Post: #5GeneralVonWolfen
10-04-2012, 08:21 AM | Post: #6Jking(laugh)
Its a nice story. Can't wait for chapter 4 . But why not make one thread for all your stories? It would be easier for people to read that way.
10-04-2012, 12:46 PM | Post: #7GeneralVonWolfen
(10-04-2012 08:21 AM)Jking(laugh) Wrote: Its a nice story. Can't wait for chapter 4 . But why not make one thread for all your stories? It would be easier for people to read that way.
All the other stories are long dead. Don't bother them.
14-04-2012, 05:40 PM | Post: #8GeneralVonWolfen