"come on. off. lets go... i mean we're a small team sure but. we need to go now while the those b~tards still dont know we're going to them... so come on!" Kira rushed the others. She was part of a small group going to assault LA. She was posted with both Senna and Vex. the two had a bit of a reputation for thier... methods...
"yup... give me a minute. if you're so quick to go then hop on a damned ship and get gone!" Vex responded
"heh. i would but we're all waiting for the go order"
Over the past few days, satellites captured some pictures about a suspicious activity going on in Los Angeles. Several higher ups in U.S.M investigated it and created many hypothesis. The relevant clues are the information Hyan got, where the Zikonians appear to be gathering forces, and the case of missing people. Some of them are recognized in the footage, meaning the Zikonians are taking slaves for labor. It is weird since they know Zikonians aren't the type to have prisoners
. They are also wondering where did Captain Jack Hawthorne and his crews went since they have been gone missing for a month. They never recovered the captain's body in the Tokyo Crater. This suspicious activity must be investigated.
The U.S.M bolstered their forces to go to Earth once again. Sergeant Viegen and his newly approved "Whiskey Team" will be joining this mission, as well as mercenaries such as Gluargh, Kaykaya, Doug, and Markus. Hyan would not be supporting them for now because of other reasons. He will be doing missions with another squad ordered by his organization. It is confidential so the details were unknown. "Alright soldiers. We're gonna have another go. Be prepared for anything and watch your surroundings. Shoot the enemy combatants on sight and stay alive. Are we clear?" said Sergeant Viegen to the Whiskey Team. "Yes sir!" shouted by the Whiskey Team with their right fist on their left chest.
5 hours later, the soldiers of U.S.M come to Los Angeles riding Frigates. These fast ships are able to maneuver themselves in the air when the Zikonians spotted them. The Zikonians fired their Anti-Air Ballistas at these ships. Frigate Fighters steer to avoid being hit but some were unfortunate to get hit. They payed the enemy back by blasting the Anti-Air Ballistas with rockets and plasma beams. Some safely landed on the ground, ready for ground combat. Units like Alpha Company, Bravo Company, and Delta Company reached the ground.
Whiskey Team drop down together with Hotel Company, with their mission "Operation Foreman". Their mission is to breach in the dome to find out what the Zikonians are planning. This time, the Zikonians are fighting harder than before. And they appear to be using the same gun model that the U.S.M soldiers were using, the M8 Avenger Assault Rifle. Sergeant Viegen is assisting Captain Hare's company with his team. Eric efficiently suppresses the enemy with his M8 Retaliator Assault Rifle. Farrish on the other hand, had a hard time sniping on the enemy. His field of view is limited and he could only pop few Zikonians on the head. The suppression from the enemy is very heavy, so the Hotel Company is stuck on the trenches and the buildings.
"Over to Echo 0-1, this is Hotel 1-3, our position is heavily pressed by enemy MG. We need air support." shouted by a soldier from Hotel Company. "Negative, enemy AA will tear our ship once we get too close. Those AA guns are 3 miles northwest and 4 miles southwest of your position, by the burrows, over." said the Echo pilot. "Solid copy, Echo 0-1, over." replied the soldier before giving the information to Captain Hare. The soldier whispered to the Captain's ear and then, the Captain requested Sergeant Viegen's help of taking out the northwest AA gun.
"My men will be sitting ducks in this area. I want you to take out the northwest AA guns 3 miles away from our position, over there where they're blasting our ships. I'm trusting you can do this for us Sergeant Swallow." said Captain Hare to Sergeant Viegen. "Affirmative Sir!" shouted Sergeant Viegen with a salute. "Alright boys! Round up! We have new objective in our hands!" shouted Sergeant Viegen to call his three men. It is perfect objective for them because Osborne is a demolition man.
"Alright here's the plan. We head to that position and disable their gun so that our ship can take out the enemy line. First of all, Osborne must survive at all cost. You do hear that Osborne? Because you'll be charging C-8 Time Bomb. I know these bombs are like the C-4 Bomb back in those days, but effectively controlled by our network. Only you know your C-8 codes so we can't have you die. Got that Osborne?" said Sergeant Viegen with his commanding voice. "Gotcha Sarge. I'll handle the demolition." replied Osborne with enthusiasm. "Eric, we will push the hostiles back so we can move on. Farrish, we need support from the rear so watch our backs." said Sergeant Viegen. "Roger!" said Eric loudly. "I'll take care of it." said Farrish.
As the other soldiers from the Hotel Company begin to move to destroy the southwest AA gun, the Whiskey Team begins to clear their objective, with Sergeant Viegen taking the lead. Him and Eric suppresses and takedown enemies as they go throughout the battlefield, effectively using debris as covers. Osborne is covering the flanks so that the Zikonians can't jump on them. They were able to go forward because of Farrish who is taking out strong soldiers with his M7 Reaper Sniper Rifle. Took them whole 30 minutes before they reached their target. To their surprise...
There are non-Zikonians fighting against them. "What the heck are the mercenaries think they're doing?!" shouted Eric stressfully. "Treat them as hostiles soldier! If they mess with us, they will get what they want!" shouted Sergeant Viegen angrily. These mercenaries are very experienced. Only few of them dropped to the ground until they noticed Farrish in the distance. They suppress the Whiskey Squad Sniper which forced him to flee. "Sorry Sergeant. They're putting pressure on me." said Farrish as he goes down to his cover to get away. "It's ok soldier." said Sergeant Viegen. "Clear out! I'm gonna launch a grenade!" shouted Osborne while carrying the grenade launcher.
Eric moved out of the way when he heard Osborne behind his back. Screaming a war cry on top of his lungs, Osborne aimed upward and pulled the trigger. The grenade launcher launches the plasma grenade using pressure made by kinetic energy. Once the grenade reached the target, it exploded, taking out the mercenaries that got caught in its area of effect. Sergeant Viegen begins to move forward and shoots down more enemies while they were still stunned. They eventually reached the AA gun mounted by several Zikonians. Barrages of MG shots came upon them. The Whiskey Team cannot move forward because of the pressure.
"Osborne, flank them to their right side and launch a grenade on them." whispered Sergeant Viegen to Osborne. "Roger." replied Osborne in affirmation. He quietly crawls beside the low covers, making sure that the enemies do not see him. Farrish is popping heads of the hostiles that were in the way of Osborne. Once Osborne reached the advantageous position, he launched an EMP grenade and a Flash bang grenade. Both grenades disabled the electronics that the Zikonians were using and also stunning them with bright light. Sergeant Viegen, Eric, and Osborne begin to attack all out on the burrow, killing all the Zikonians inside.
After that, Osborne begins planting the C-8 Time Bomb and inputted the code to activate it. Once the beep started, Osborne shouted as loudly as he can. Everyone moved to a safer position until the bomb exploded 10 seconds later, destroying the burrow along with the AA gun. They accomplished their objective. "Now let's get back with the Hotel Company, team." said Sergeant Viegen with an excited tone. "Yes sir!" shouted the Whiskey Team loudly.
It will take time before the Hotel Company takes down the second AA-gun, so they were holding their position until that gun was taken down. The Whiskey Team comes back and told the news. Now they are holding on until they heard an explosion from the distance. Over the radio, they hear that the small squad that the Hotel Company sent also accomplished their mission. This prompted the Echo Team to gun blaze over the hostile enemies, destroying their line. Once the line were cleared out, the whole Company charges forward.
Right now, the U.S.M are now advancing towards the target, but got ambushed by Zikonians. These Zikonians were firing at them then retreats to the backline. This confused the soldiers until they realized what the Zikonians are doing is a guerrilla tactic. A simple clearly came from soldiers who are desperate to win.
Sergeant Viegen and Whiskey Team repelled the attack and slowly advanced. Team Echo is able to reach the field with their aircraft and begin firing the Zikonian garrisons. However, Echo Team met their end when barrages of rockets flew toward them, destroying them into chunks and pieces. "Damn! Edward!" shouted Sergeant Viegen when he is looking at the sky, seeing the birds being destroyed. There he suddenly sees red smokes, coming toward them. The smoke slowly creep around Eric. Moments later, a blade went through his chest, breaking his ribs and puncturing his heart. Eric screamed in agony until his life expired. "NOOOOO!!!" Sergeant Viegen shouted in anger. He shoots down the assailant with his gun, killing him, then crusher their skulls with his foot.
"Wait, Eric's dead?! What the hell?!" Farrish shouted. Everyone wondered how one slipped enemy slipped past them and killed one of them, until they realized there were more of them. More red smoke surrounds them and people with blades rushes towards them, slicing them open and drinking their blood. They instantly knew who these people were. "Jack Hawthorne... Your kind is a threat to mankind... You shall pay with your life!!" shouted Sergeant Viegen. It is a bloody battle where the U.S.M suffered a big loss of numbers. They never disengaged despite being out of odds against the near-immortal beings.
Meanwhile, at the southwest side of the dome of Los Angeles...
Gluargh, Kaykaya, Markus, and Doug infiltrate the dome at the east side. Gluargh is pushing ahead without care, bulldozing through the obstacles on the way.
"Would you look at that. He is a monster." said Doug with a sarcastic tone. Kaykaya nervously laughs. Markus went on and power slash the Zikonian Gunners, paving the way for other soldiers to advance. "I'll support you comrade." said Markus enthusiastically. Gluargh is too busy at the moment to comment.
The Zikonians were very shocked. Their eastern walls have been failing them down by few troops. Troops that weren't even part of the U.S.M to begin with. "Kill them!" shouted the Zikonian Gunner. They focused fire on the Rampaging Giant. The shots only grazed him which weren't suppose to happen. "How does Gluargh keep pushing ahead?" asked Markus in confusion.
Kaykaya sighs then explains how Gluargh was able to stay longer in the open field.
Gluargh's armor is strangely more advanced than the current tech. It functions as the same as a normal kinetic armor, but it's shock absorption is definetely better. No one knows what tech it is, since Gluargh didn't mention who or what created them. They all believe that it is exclusively for the Ranag Clan, the clan which Gluargh was part of.
There is also the part of how Gluargh is very familiar of how a Zikonian behaves, like he always know what they're up to. "A beast is always a beast." said Doug with malicious tone.
Gluargh destroys the Zikonian's armor with multiple shotgun shots, then crushes them with brute strength. Kaykaya shoots the Zikonian Rangers from safe distance. Her skill with her Assault Rifle improved from the time she was travelling with Gluargh. Markus is able to keep up thanks to his speed and skill. He crosses with one of Hawthorne's henchmen. Markus is sensitive to auras and killer intent. He is able to create the initiative to strike their weak points and cut their head off their body. Doug is using a flamethrower and burns anything that blocks his way. His flame can stop a vampire's power to return from death.
The U.S.M are pressing forward to the heart of the Dome. They encountered a dead lock on the way. They can't advance because the enemy fire are too tight. Sergeant Viegen looks around desperately for a way to move ahead until he spots a trench on the right. "Secure the trenches!" shouted Sergeant Viegen.
Everyone heard the sergeant, so they used the trench to manuever past the line of fire, killing the Zikonians and rogue mercenaries blocking their path. There are still many Zikonians popping out. "This is too much!" shouted by Farrish who is about to collapse. "Boss, I got an idea." said Osborne.
Osborne felt something is shaking under the ground. If what he thinks is right, he could bomb the ground with C-8. Sergeant Viegen nods and orders Osborne to do what he needs to do. They only have hope that this will open a new path for them to move forward.