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ENDING OF PART ONE...........................................
Goatrope: who, ok. it's cool. If you say nuthins up then nuthis up. I'm cool
I pulled it back.
Skavenger: OK, we go to try to help our friends... nothing more.
Korahal danced along with us, "Cool! this is like the fellowship of the
ring.... only there are only 3 of us...YES! Just like at the end ...I wanna
be Legolas? I wanna be Legolas. Can I be Legolas? We are the fellowship of
Louis, no...ummm HBO. Yep, The fellowhip of HBO!
Skav and Goat: "SHUUUUUUUT UUUUUUUUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I just realy wanted to go home...............
So off we went. We got about fifteen minutes away from where we started and
I stopped. Goat and Kornhole dropped down.
KORHAL: *whispering*"what's he doing........................... does he see
something.......... I don't see anything... do you see something Goat?.............
Goatrope: "I think he's lost"
I turned to them and threw my hands up in the air. "I don't know where the
hell to go?" "Kornboy dragged me off to some place I have never been and now
here we are. Any ideas?"
Goatrope came up along side me and said, "Well we are still pretty much in
this canyon with only 2 ways to go. We basically have a 50/50 chance either
The canyon started to rumble and a slow humming noise filled our ears. Goat
and I took for cover and KORHAL put his ear to the snow. "Don't worry, I am
part indian" he said. Goat ran out and grabbed him kicking and screaming
back to some rocks where I was also hiding. He pulled out a pistol and
shoved it down KORHALS throat. "I am leaving this here until they pass, the
only noise that will give us away is the sound of my gun going off... get
it? That means SHUT UP or die", GR said. We all watched as a column of
Grunts and Jackals with one Wraith and 2 Ghosts made their way towards us. There were Elites on the outskirts of the column, in front, back and sides.
It was pretty obvious they were searching for survivors of their last
attack. I could see some of them with human blood spattered on them. It was
making me mad to know they were part of my friends deaths. I couldn't get
the images out of my mind of the last things I saw. I wondered who made it
and who died. I look at Goat, he was feeling the same, scared and wondering.
But now wasn't the time for revenge, there were too many of them. The
Covenant were still a little ways away, I wasn't going to be seen but I
needed to plan our next move. I looked around and coming down the canyon was
another small group...of HUMANS! Yes! It was some of our guys. OMG, I was
hoping they would see the Covies before they were spotted themselves. Shit,
I couldn't risk giving our position away to try and warn them. All at once I
saw them head for cover, almost directly across from us. They made it safely
and unnoticed. The column approached.. I scoped in and saw them. There were
four of them and They were looking around and spotted us. YES! I took over
holding the gun to the inside of KorHal's head and GR scoped them out.
Skavenger: "If I let this out will you promise to keep your big mouth
KORHAL: *nodded quietly*
Goatrope: "OK, I count 4.....4 of our guys. It looks like Guy made it.....
and there's some old man..."
Goatrope:"No, older than you both, I think it's brian Josselyn.....and
there's some guy facing the other way watching their rear...oh it's miguel.
SK: "How do you know?"
Goat: " It's him...who else would shave the back of their head with a bungie
symbol?".."and our 4th guy....looks like........Ross"
* * * * * * *
ROSS (looking with scope accross the way): "OK, There they are, you were
right there our guys. I see Skav, Goatrope and Korhal with his pants all
GUY: "I'll try to get their attention" Guy moves to where Goatrope can see
and points back to all the guys, himself and holds up four fingers. "I told
him there were four of us."
* * * * * * *
Goatrope:"Hey. Guy says there are all ready to attack on the count of '4'."
SK:"What? Attack? are you sure? Why would he pick the number 4"
Goatrope:"Yes I am sure, he pointed to all his guys and held up four
SK: "He must think there are more of us, tell him we only have three"
Goatrope holds up three fingers...............
* * * * * * *
Ross: "Goat said 'OK'....what does that mean, what did you tell him to do
that he agreed with?"
GUY:"I didn't say shit, I told him we had 4 guys,"
Ross directs Guy to stop sending signals and get over here behind the rocks
out of sight. Brian joins them and Miguel draws in and faces the column.
* * * * * * *
Goatrope:"yep, there moving around over there, getting into an attack
position allright, they want to fight."
SK: "This is suicide. What the hell is going on over there. Brian should
know better than this. I hope he freaking has something up his sleeve."
Goatrope:"Relax, Brian has 'something',or maybe 4 'somethings' and wants us
to back him up. All we have to do is join in when we see what he has got"
So, we got into position. As best as three scared guys behind a pile of
rocks could do.
* * * * * * *
Ross, looking back,"Yep, there definatley getting ready to fight."
Brian:"Look, Skav wouldn't have gone along if he didn't have something
really special to drop on the covies. All we have to do is be ready when he
gets whatever it is rollin'....we need to back him up"
And there we all were. A bunch of misguided forum goers on mixed up
communications, ready to back up a leader that wasn't even present! At least
there was 7 of us altogether, that should have made the Bungie gods smile on
us..............But it didn't.
The column moved up and slowly divided any communications between us and our
friends accross the way. We could see some marines in the center of the
Covenant group and a few HBO guys as well. I spotted ElSleazbagano ( I was wondering where he had bee lately, he must have been sucked into his game a noth ago), I saw B-sharp (who looked like he had been beaten badly) and also Postman was there too. I kept sitting there waiting for
Brian to make his move, looking back I am sure he was waiting for the same
thing from me. We all stood frozen and holding our breath. The covenant
stopped. Silent they stood there. Their column not moving. They drew their
weapons, and stood looking up canyon. man it was so quiet I swear I could
hear Korhals nuts shrinking up with fear behind me. I looked around and walking down
canyon was a Hunter. He was prodding a captured soldier...no wait... it was
Geary! The hunter had captured him and was leading him to the column.
Skavenger: "Is that........."
Goat:"Yep, they caught Geary"...."But something weird is going on....Geary
has a gun tucked up under his coat."
Skav: "How the hell did he manage that?"
The hunter came with in a few feet of the Covies, and one elite stepped out
and started to to talk to the Hunter. All at once the Hunter belted the
elite and Geary took off down the column for the prisoners. I wasn't sure
what that elite said to piss off the hunter but whatever it was I was gonna
use this moment to make myself known! Brian Josselyn saw the Hunter and then
saw me rise up to fight.
Brian: "This is it! Skav bribed a Hunter! He's on our side! Let's go! I knew
he had a plan!"
Everyone jumped up and ran at the covies. The Covenant started to fan out
and return fire on us. (There went that damn music again............. that
really does hinder more than help I learned) Some of the captured marines
wrestled a weapon or two and were joining the fight. I was giving this
Jackel my Jackie Chan routine when I heard a guy screaming..."He's gonna
die"......"He's gonna die" This dude was off with his head in the snow not
far from the action. I ran over and grabbed him. "Whats wrong, get up.".. He
said, "He's hurt, they're gonna kill him."...I looked around.. "Where is he?
I'll get him", I asked.....The guy said, "You can't he's almost dead, and he
is the most important guy here". I drew my gun outstretched and swept
around. "Where is he? Who is he? Louis? WHO!".. a pair of elites started to
run at me, so I grabbed this dumbass by the throat. "What the F**K are you
talking about?" He looked up at me and said, "You can't save him, he's gonna
die......... you tried." I yelled,"I haven't tried shit yet, I haven't seen
him yet, what the hell is going on??" The elites were upon me, one grabbed
me like I was a bottle of ketchup and started to squeeze! The other quickly
drew his sword and was ready to strike when Miguel dropped in. He took an
assault rifle to the back of the Elite's head and then when it turned around
screaming to face Miguel, there was one kick to the nuts followed by a few
rounds carefully placed to it's head. It went down. The elite that had me
started to use me as a Louieville Slugger. Every swing at Miguel missed and
landed me against a tree or a rock. "Would you hurry up and finish this guy
please?" I screamed. Miguel hit him head on and rolled around with a plasma
grenade to his back. The elite screamed in anticipation I screamed out of
total fear as the grenade went off. We both fell to the ground. "Wow those
don't do as much colatteral damage as I thought."
MIG: Look behind you."
I turned a bit to see the grenade had burned off all my clothes in the back.
Pretty much from my ankles to my neck there wasn't much more than a few
MIG:"You don't get into the sun much do you?"
MIG:"What were you doing over here anyways?"
SK:"I was trying to save somebody, but this queer wouldn't tell me where or
who he was, I think he might have meant Louis, but he was so mixed up he
couldn't tell me where he was , and by the time my head cleared, the elites
MIG:"He wasn't talking about Louis, he was talking about himself."
MIG: "This is Pico, he's just like Geary, these 2 idiots always talk in the
third person, and it almost got you killed"
I whacked Pico unconsious with my gun.
SK:"I guess I should say thank for saving me, I didn't think you even liked
MIG:"I don't, why do you think I let that elite swing at me so many times
before killing him?"
Miguel raced back to join the fight. I pondered what to do. My temptations
were to shoot him, but he did save my life. That bastard. I ran back into
the fight. I saw that Hunter slinging plasma all over the place. He was
taking out his own guys. They were confused, I was confused but who cared. I
mean hey, if these little Covies were pissing off the big guy then so what.
I was firing like a mad dog, I was hitting everything I shot at.(at least that's how I remember it) I was
firing like a pro. When I found myself face to face with the Hunter. I
raised my gun out of total self preservation. The hunter waived both hands
at me..."NO Skav don't shoot me" My mouth dropped open and I stumbled back a
step or two. I mean hey, this freaked me out."You speak english", I
stuttered. "No shit..... he he he, just like you do", he replied. I
asked,"How the hell did you know my name?" He began to laugh..... "It's me,
c0ld!"......"c0ld vengeance" ...I shook my head......... "NOPE"....... He
said,"Dude I was playing on my modded box when I was sucked into the game,
so...here I am!" I looked around, I guess nothing should surprise me
anymore. We were winning, all of us, and with only a few casualties too. The
Covenant were starting to scatter. We had the upper hand and mostly thanks
to c0ld! I reloaded and ran back into the mess. C0ld jumped back in and
started tossing grunts into the walls and making big blood splatters all
over. I backed up a bit and took in the sights. Brian had stolen a ghost and
was ..................... well running people over. I don't think I saw him
fire even once. Ross stepped right out in front of a ghost and was hit! It
bumped him 50 feet.I screamed, "ROOOSSS!!! NOOO!!! "He simply got up and capped a few rounds at the
disbelieving elite driver. Ross looked up at me and yelled ."Overshield at just
the right time!!!" I smiled back at him.
The noise growing in the background made me shiver. All the bad guys were
dead, and all that remained were some exhausted friends. I looked at GUY. He
looked up and around then back at me....."Banshees!" . We could all see
pretty far in both directions. The Banshees started to fly around to mark
our location for the ground troops. Closing in at us was thousands in each
direction. Foot soldiers followed by Wraiths. This was not going to work
out. We had all migrated close together in the center of some seriously blood covered snow. Everyone was hurt
bad. Guy was bleeding heavy from the chest. Ross' overshield was wearing off
and he was starting to feel the pains of a few broken or fractured bones. Brian was
pretty clean, but his Ghost was about done. Miguel was eating a sandwhich
and holding a sniper rifle. He looked pretty unharmed. Then there was me,
blood striped across my face, beat to crap, and my ass hanging out in the
cold from my plasma torn suit. What a site we made.
There was no getting out of this. They closed in all around us, still
several hundred yards away, they lit their swords and loaded their weapons.
We all slowly bent over like a bunch of old men who hadn't stretched before
a game, and picked up a weapon.
Miguel got into position in the snow, kinda deep and said"Let's get ready,
this is it....."
Brian:(focused on the first group that would hit us)said," Just let me get one Ghost....just one Lord and I'll teach these
heathens to fear you"
A goofy kid who always seemed to have an opinion of anything anyone would
say that day came up to me and introduced himself. "I'm Nick".
I nodded as I reloaded my guns.
Nick:"Listen, we only have a few minutes before they get close enough to
attack, so......... um. Are you Skavenger? the guy who writes all those
Skavenger: "Yes, and videos"
Nick:"Videos? You made Halo videos?
Skavenger: "Yes, like that's the first thing I did. Hurricane Halo? Built
Ford Tough? The Castle? Any of those ring a bell?
Skavenger:"Figures, way before your time"
Miguel: "Could you two shut up? And Skav, stop with the shamelss self
promotion and let's try to keep our eyes on the ball here"
We all went quiet. I was thinking about all the guys who died earlier. I
knew there was no way out and we were all gonna be next. We were all gonna die. Right here, right now, this was it. Our memories were going to be reduced to just a lot of empty space on a forum where we USED post. Nothing more.
The covenant had their final position. They said something out loud to us.
Ross said, "They want us to surrender" Korhal stood up and put his hands in
the air. Guy kicked his legs out from under him, "we are not going to
surrender you fool"..."And if I don't see you shooting this time I'll kill
you myself" ........It was quiet for what seemed like forever. With a loud
war cry they came. Running and shooting and a field of grunts throwing
grenades ahead of the advancing elites. We began to return fire. We were
amazing. I mean it is hard to describe how good and accurate desperate men
can be. But it wasn't going to be enough, we held them back for what was
only seconds but seemed like hours. But they jumped into the middle of us.
Even c0ld who was switching bodies couldn't sway the outcome of this mess.
Goatrope was out of ammo and swinging his rifle at anything that moved.
Miguel had cut off an elites hand and was using the still active sword to
cut them down one at a time. I saw Brian fall from plasma fire just as he
reached a ghost. Korhal was running aimlessly in circles with his eyes
closed and his hands straight up in the air. True to his word, Guy plugged
him twice in the leg as he fell to a dogpile of Jackles. Just then the
Covenat stopped. I mean like really stopped..... none of them moved or
fired. After 3 seconds they started up again. This disoriented us but the
Covenant were back into full killing mode. I turned around and saw Geary get
run through. "Geary's dead!", he screamed.I was out of ammo completely now, and a Hunter was marching
right at me. "c0ld?", I whimpered. He walked up and pushed me down, put his
foot on my neck and warmed up some green gew for me. "c0ld, this isn't
funny", I said. Right as it fired,I closed my
I was dead................ But I didn't feel dead. I opened my eyes and the
plasma was inches from my face. Turning my head I could see other strange
expressions also. Pico was removing a lit but not exploding grenade from his
arm. All the covenant had stopped frozen again. For some of us it was just
in time, for others it was too late. I scrambled out and fired at a couple of
frozen Covies......Nothing happened. For the few of us that lived, we almost
started to cry. Then another noise. A voice......
From deep in the canyon we heard.."HELLO!.......HELLO?" I answered
back...."Where are you?"
The voice came back.."Up here" I looked around but could not see anyting.
Within a couple of seconds I could see a figure.... a man...WAY WAY up where
God lives.Higher than th etop of the cliffs. "Who are you I asked and how did you get up there?"
Laughing was all I heard. We looked all over up there but couldn't see who it
was...............Guy picked up a Sniper Rifle and began to look closer.
GUY: "Frogblast!...HEY! It's the Frogman!!! YES!!!!"
Skav: "What the hell is going on ?"
Frogblast: "I overloaded the game....LOL...... take off! Run! I can only
keep it like this for a few more minutes then you sorry souls are back on
Off we went, dragging the injured and pilfering the dead. As I was running I
noticed he was right. the whole thing had stopped but us. Even the snow
wasn't falling anymore, just sitting there motionless in the air. We ran
until we could run no more. One of the marines that had lived found a small
cave and we dove into it. Nobody spoke a word, we just looked around out of
breath. I took count of who made it and who died. I think we got another 45 minutes upspin from the Covenant. Just as I started to breath easy I saw an expression on Miguels face I din't like.
SKAV:"What is it?" as I turned and looked out the cave.
Miguel:"The snow. It started to fall again. Whatever Frogblast did is over...there on the move again"
I still really wanted to go home.......
(to be concluded)