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I swung around for what seemed like the thousandth time, visor optics clicking and whirring in the silence of my climate-controlled helmet. The hyperspectral view was in constant motion, advanced heuristics controlling the ultra-rapid selection of possible targets. In this relatively quiet environment, the optics were going crazy – suspiciously highlighting and zooming in on every falling rock, every puff of dust.

I turned to check in on my other two squadmates, despite the supersecure tightbeam lasers already tying us together. Point Man shrugged, aiming his weapon into the approaching dust storm. Heavy Weapon waited – calm and steady, automatic cannon spun up and ready to fire.

And of course, the Walker stood in absolute silence; its turret carefully revolving at irregular intervals when it considered a new vector to be more hostile than the last. It was utterly calm, infinitely patient.

I sighed and continued scanning. The dust storm closed in.

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  1. Avatar HSAR

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  2. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    Nice! The scene is set, the players are in position, it’s time for action! What happens next?

  3. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    This is excellent, as always. I need to get in on this challenge. It looks like fun.

  4. Avatar Infinity.

    I really liked the imagery that you had going in the first paragraph. like how you talked about the visor optics and such was really detailed.
    very good. :)

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Great scene, very sci-fi heavy but not without sufficient human emotion and uncertainty to make the scene one to which we can relate. Fun stuff and definitely made me want to check out the challenge.