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07.18.2013 , 08:03 PM |
I believe this is my first post in the Alternate Universe thread (though I post often in the SFWC thread).
Worst Day Ever
Act 2 finale spoilers
Dha groaned as the blaster bolt sheared through his gut and he fell to the ground. He hit the dirt hard, and lay there, stunned. His blaster lay a few feet away. He grabbed a rock and forced himself to his feet. A big mercenary stood above him, blaster pointed down. Dha brought the rock up hard into the man's chin, breaking his neck. The man collapsed.
Dha leapt forward, grabbing his blaster in his right hand. He rolled to his feet, sighted, and snapped off a shot. Another mercenary fell.
Shab, I should've known this was a trap!
Intel was spotty, no one gave us a specific number of enemies. Shab, I was an idiot...
He turned, ramming his gauntlet vibroblade up through a Nikto's jugular vein. The alien gasped and dropped. Dha turned and fired again, killing two more mercs. His face hardened. His troops, battle-hardened, experienced Mandalorians, were reacting like first-mission rookies. Not their fault, though. Anyone would panic in this situation.
At least Mako isn't here
, he told himself.
He shot off his flamethrower, burning three mercenaries. Nearby, a blaster bolt tore through a woman–Dha felt sick as he recognized her as Dinua–killing her instantly. Chernan cried out in rage and ran over to help her. A blaster bolt from a high-powered cannon pierced his shoulder, ripping his arm off. Dha held out a desperate hand–
"Boss!" Torian said. "We need to make tracks! We've lost this one!"
Dha nodded. "All forces, fall back! Fall
A blaster bolt caught him in the back, destroying his jetpack and throwing him to the ground. Lying there, Dha groaned and watched helplessly as those of his men who did not retreat were slaughtered. A mercenary, a big Gen'Dai, stepped forward, leveling his blaster at Dha's head. Dha closed his eyes, knowing he'd never be able to push the alien's blaster aside in time.
I'm sorry, Mako
Suddenly there was an electric-slashing sound. Dha looked up. Torian stood over the Gen'Dai, blade shimmering in blue bolts of energy.
," he said.
And then three blaster bolts blew Torian's chest and back into a mess of black.
" Dha cried.
He collapsed onto his chest, the fight gone out of him. He hadn't felt this afraid since Bloodworthy, Jew'la Nightbringer, and the Defenstrator had been killed and Dha had been put at number one on the Republic's Most Wanted list. How could this happen–how? They were better than this; they shouldn't have been caught off-guard, shouldn't have taken this mission, should've double-checked the intel, should've...
The remaining mercenaries closed on Dha. He didn't resist as they put him in force cuffs and hauled him away.
Sometimes, you just can't win. This is what would've happened if Dha had lost big-time on any given mission.
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