IV - Escape
From Clover's perspective.
I squeezed the trigger, and shuddered as the recoil hit me. Then
Dread, as I saw the target fall to the floor
And Hypo with him. Stunned, I lay in that exact position for a moment that seemed like an eternity to my stunned brain. No
Have I failed? I wondered.
"Clover, get over here now!" Wave's snarl came over the radio. "We can save him, but we have to get the hell to the RV point, NOW!"
There was no time for guilt or worry. I had to move. While sprinting towards the others, I heard another transmission come in.
"Tango whiskey delta three six alpha, this is tango whiskey delta five zero. A battalion of enemy forces is headed your way. Estimate seventy plus foot-mobiles,"
heavily armed. Recommend you hurry to the RV point, over."
Well, of course, it was obvious really. We'd just slaughtered one of their main bases without even a second thought. They were going to want vengeance.