Mech Battle 13 - Stormy Night: The Death
Written by RedDragon
The Skies were filled with stormy clouds that fateful night. The twin Hammers stood a silent
vigil over the Reactor Core, which was their duty to protect.
RedDragon and Stealth mobile were seen as dark silhouette as the
light lit the countryside. Looming out on the horizon, moving
like a tidal wave toward their position, was an Inner Sphere
Assault Battalion. Coms were silent, The IS unit could not see
the two standing just behind the wall by the gate. Standing atop
his Hammer, Star Colonel Stealth looked through his range finder.
He smiled as they, enemy unit, came into view. Glancing over at
Red, "1.5 and closing" he yelled over the howl of the
wind that blew from their back.
They face each other. The
bow is deep, and their hearts are filled with honor. Sliding into
his oh so familiar seat in his Hammer, Stealther strokes the old
lady who has taken him into so many battles before. Estimating
the enemy unit would take 30 seconds to reach the range, he
begins his startup checks. He doesn't think about what he is
doing for he could do it in his sleep. He hears and feels the hum
of the high tech engine begin to heat up.
The radar HUD comes up.
There at 1.1 k moving towards the duo, the IS mechs. A Timber
Wolf and a Hammer proceeded by a Stormcrow and Maddog. Coms
crackle on as the command comes across the net.
Lets Rock! As if in unison
Nova Colonel Reddragon and Star Colonel Stealth lean their
hammers back just as they lock on the first target. The sky
lights up with fire as the streams of LRMs rocket towards
the destined target. Within seconds the Maddog is smoldering in a
heap of wreckage.
Again they lock on a
target. The Crow was a bit harder to kill then the Mad Dog.
Meanwhile the Hammer and T-Wolf had closed distance. Reddragon
started receiving fire. "One more volley, then fall
back!" Came the order.
Within seconds the Storm
Crow was destroyed. With split second timing they both released
another volley at the advancing enemy. "Move! Move!"
Reds command fell on deaf ears as blood lust filled
Stealth's heart. Before Nova Colonel Reddragon could react SC
Stealth was in the mix with a Hammer and a T-Wolf. All Red could
here come across the com was a wild laughter as the battle drew
to an end. Hitting the Jump jets, feeling it in his heart. There
will be one less of us this day. Rage! Rage into the fight! As
the weapons fire lit the unholy night.
Without warning, Star
Colonel Stealth's Hammer began to glow a brilliant white. Then
was gone. Where the battle had been waged, stood a lone Hammer.
Why must this be? Nova Colonel Reddragon's voice trails off as he
sobs in silence for the loss. It was not a loss to himself, but
to the Clan.
Reddragon; This is Dropship Blade, ETA 45 sec. What is your
situation?" The radio crackles to life "Come in
blazing, IS Assault BN engaged. Estimate 3 Stars. Wing down. I am
moving to intercept second wave. All that Nova Colonel Reddragon
could see was flame.
Again NC Reddragon hit the
jump jets. Falling back to the gate again, he locked onto another
IS mech, and began to shell it without mercy. In between volleys
of missiles, hitting the JJ's to clear the top of the wall, you
could hear the scream from the Duel AC 5s singing death to
whatever got in its way. The T-Wolf jerked left and right as the
shells impacted. Suddenly it blossomed into a fiery ball of
twisted metal, as internal ammo exploded. Thats one for you
My Brethren, you bum. The Dropship touched down and from the
corner of his eye, Red saw the Standard of the Anvil Command
Trinary jet out of its portals.
RD knew that he would
never see his friend, and partner in battle again. As he turned
to enter the dropship though he saw something moving in the
distance, a small figure about the size of a man. "Could it
be!!" RD yelled out. As the figure grew closer he realized
he was right
"Stealther!!" RD then began laying
cover fire for his friend until he was in the dropship. Then
entered the dropship himself. "Dam!!" He said to
himself. "How did he get out of that mess?" Inside the
dropship Stealth told RD of his near escape from his mech just
before it went up in flames. All RD could do is punch Stealth in
the arm and say
You took years off my life with that stunt."
Then he hugged his friend
and said "But glad to see you old friend
glad to see