Post by En1gma on Jun 27, 2016 10:29:23 GMT -5
Captain Nikolai's brow furrowed, and sweat ran down his nose and chin and dripped onto his console. His Leviathan mech was beginning to overheat, and he knew that next to come was heat fatigue and the subsequent fight to keep his consciousness.
He and his second-in-command, Jadzia, had fought their way through a dozen Xeno, and they were both appreciative of the air scrubbers which kept them from smelling the ichor dripping from their mechs. Jadzia was even worse off than Nikolai, but he didn't complain, bearing the sweltering heat without a word.
The sliding doors which would lead to the gate consoles were just ahead, and they ran past a pair of Skitterings to get there. To the east they could just barely see a Tact Point, covered with alien filth and crawling with Xeno. Nikolai prayed that they would remain unseen. Bullets rained over his shoulder as Jadzia tore into the Skitterings behind him. Pathetic screams erupted and Nikolai didn't even turn-- Jadzia knew how to do his job. The pair sprinted their way to the doors and punched the controls.
A Skittering jumped and flew through the air at Nikolai, who slammed his wide blade into its mandibles, stopping it short. He leveled his plasma pistol over the sword and sent a boiling hot bolt down its throat. A simple swipe of the blade and the lifeless corpse tumbled to the ground. Jadzia pushed past his captain, meaning to use him as cover, but as he turned to ready his weapon, a chorus of hisses and screeches erupted in the darkened corridor. The console room had been over taken and they had walked straight into a trap. There was no time to react, and two Xeno closed the distance, bearing into the Soldier's mech and raking it with their razor sharp claws.
Sensors and alarms screamed as the suit registered major damage, and Jadzia reeled from the vicious attack. He brought his gun to bear and steeled his jaw. He worked his controls and sent a sharp burst into the closest Hunter, which leaped back as the high caliber rounds went to work on its carapace.
Nikolai hoped Jadzia would make it through, and he motioned for them both to back into the corridor. The Xeno to the east had heard Jadzia's rifle fire and had begun to swarm toward them; it was two Templars against an entire host, and he didn't know if they would see this battle through.