I dashed out from behind the barrels, the explosion of gunfire behind me confirmation he was taking to heat for now. Quick hop over a crumbling wall, down a bit further, crouching – significantly more protection than the splintered wood I’d just fled.
I ripped out the pin a hurled my last frag towards the barricade. Rockets had hit the convoy like a sledge. I motion Fredricks to advance to my position. Breathing hard, he gave a quick status report.
No immediate back up, minimal firepower, heavy opposition.
Fredricks popped up to take a look down the street. His head exploded into a pink mist, body landing just after I heard the gunshot.
Gunfire erupted from the side, Telic was ripped in half.
Four of them – seeing me they charged, guns blazing.
I stood, firing.
My clip hit empty after 6 shots.
Down, scrambling for his ammo pouch.
Enemy closing fast.
Heavy clip – full.
They cleared the broken wall as I slammed it into my gun.