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TLoS: World at War Ch. 49Takeo took off the now empty fuel tank on his back. After unstrapping it, he threw the tank and the nozzle away from him. He moved his shoulders around and felt lighter.
"Much better..." Takeo sighed with relief.
"I still don't understand how your equipment works," Spyro inquired, sniffing at the empty fuel canister. The smell of napalm was still there, but Spyro didn't know what it was. "Are you sure it's not magic? It seems to act like it." He then turned away and walked back to Takeo.
"It is not magic. That," said Takeo, pointing at the flamethrower, "and this Arisaka are tools for me to use. Powerful tools. They bring me great honor to the battlefield..."
"You seem to hold honor in high regard." Spyro remarked.
"Such is the way of the Bushido code...but enough lollygagging, we best be moving." Takeo went over and shook Richtofen awake.
"Nein...I don't vant to go to school..." Richto
The Gauntlet Crucible Ch. 7*3:59 PM About two hundred miles south of the Dead Zone*
Three of the Mi-26s landed onto a large clearing. The massive doors opened and all three hundred men pour out. About a mile south was a large column of military transport trucks driving towards them. Holt walked to the first truck with Smoke and James as it pulled up.
"Get in! The Russians are expecting supply trucks. Instead of ammo, you'll be the ones transported. Remember, do not engage until all trucks are inside. Each truck will represent your squad so ten men per truck! Let's go!" instructed Cohen over the radio.
Holt, along with James and Smoke, piled into the back of the lead truck with seven other men. Others followed suit in the remaining twenty-nine.
"So who gets to be squad leader?" asked one of them while cocking his rifle. The others shifted in their seats.
"I will." answered Smoke. T
TLoS: World at War Ch. 48Lenin and Zoidius drifted across the sky to the Well of Souls. Zoidius had been very apprehensive about going back after all these years, but he was determined to rescue Cynder. His hatred for her has died down alot. Dempsey was still asleep, but Nikolai remained vigilant.
"Comrade," Niklai began, "Back in the village, what did you do? The moment Dempsey was about to be torn to shreds, you did something. If I wasn't sober, I would've dismissed it as a fantasy made by the vodka."
Zoidius sighed. He knew they would ask, he just didn't know when.
"Well, do you remember when I was telling you guys about my past when we were on the pirate ship?"
Nikolai nodded in affirmative.
"When I killed the ape overseer to stop him from hurting me, they tortured me by shooting dark electrical energy at me. The torture lasted an entire day and it brought me close to death. Despite the pain, th
TLoS: World at War Ch. 47The moment Richtofen stepped into the fire realm, he was assaulted by an extreme increase of heat. The realm was identical to the Earth realm, except the color red was prominent everywhere and the intense heat. He could see the air distort due to the temperature.
"Oh mein gott..." Richtofen muttered, while taking off his hat and wiping his brow. He then gripped the Wunderwaffe in his hands and slowly moved forward. He kept the hat off as he made his way through the heat. There was the occasionaly bush that was on fire and it left Richtofen wondering how his own corpse would look if he was to die and his body is to be left there. He shrugged the thought off and unscrewed the cap to his canteen. He took a small sip. To his dismay, the water had warmed considerably.
"Vell, better zhan having no vater at all..." he grumbled. He took another drink from the disgustingly
The Gauntlet Crucible Ch. 6"Holt! I told you man!" cried James with glee and grabbing Holt's shoulder. "I told you the GSS are here! And you didn't believe me!" He continued to laugh and sprinted to Smoke's car.
"You alright?" Smoke asked, a bit concerned. Holt shook himself out of his daze.
"Yeah, yeah I'll be fine. Just...the GSS. I've heard so many things and stories, I didn't expect them to be real." Holt replied.
"Hey, I'm excited to see them, though I doubt they'll ever stop to talk to me. Don't worry yourself about it. It'll be all fine." reassured Smoke. He patted Holt's back then walked a bit faster to let the incoming crowd come through. Holt casually kept his pace and reached Smoke's car.
"Alright, grab your crap." ordered Smoke and opened the trunk. James grabbed his bag while Holt grabbed his. Smoke then reached for his and
The Gauntlet Crucible Ch. 5The large group followed the one man out of the mall and into the parking lot. They stopped as he turned around and adressed to them.
"Get in your vehicles and follow me. Don't get lost." the man said. He climbed into his own large black sedan and quickly drove off. The group splintered off and ran to seperate cars. Some only had one guy get in, some had two, while most of them had four. Holt and James, having taken a cab, instead followed Smoke to his car.
"You can hitch a ride with me. We'll see what this is about." Smoke opened the trunk and placed his bag in with Holt and James. After closing the trunk, he stepped into the driver's seat while Holt sat in the back and James took the passenger seat. He then took off and followed the massive group of cars, trucks and vans.
The lead car drove off away from the city and into the countryside down south. Aft
The Gauntlet Crucible Ch. 4*April 7th, 2044 11:28 AM*
Holt and James walked through the front doors of Low Pikes Mall, carrying large duffelbags. They were dressed t-shirts and jeans with tennis shoes to put up the false image of coming back from a work out. The mall wasn't very busy on Sundays, so there were no big crowds of people. There was the occasional group of teenagers spending their last free day before school hanging around, but that was it. However, as soon as the two of them got to the middle of mall where the foodcourt was, they could see large groups of men sitting at the tables talking and eating and all of them carrying similar duffelbags.
"Damn..." mumbled James. The two of them found a free table with four empty seats. Holt placed his bag down by the table leg and took a seat. James did the same and sat across from him.
"I don't think our sponser would just come out into the open and announce him
TLoS: World at War Ch. 46The flight had been very uneventful. The humans and Zoidius had enjoyed some pleasant conversation here and there. It was through these conversations that Zoidius had learned some of their past lives.
"I became a Marine in 1942. That was four years ago. The Japs bombed the shit out of Pearl Harbor and I was eager to get back at them. So, I move out of my house in Illinois and I joined. Training was hard, and my drill instructor was a complete asshole. I dreamed of just being able to put a bullet in his leg to shut him up. But, if I did that, I would've been court martialed and sent to rot in the pen." Dempsey gazed off into the distance. It was about midday and the sun shone on the land. Beneath them was an endless plains of nothing but grass and the occasional lonely tree.
"So, you became a soldier to fight against these people you call 'Japs?'" inquired Zoidi
TLoS: World at War Ch. 45"How much longer?" groaned Sparx.
"I don't know! Quit asking!" Spyro replied impatiently with a clack of his teeth. It has been two hours since their battle with the statues and the path they were walking along seemed to have no end. Richtofen was starting to groan as well.
"Zis had better be vorth it!" Richtofen's boots were killing his feet and he had longed to massaged them.
Spyro could see that Takeo was starting to show signs of irritation both from the endless path and Sparx's constant whining. By some miracle, Takeo had shown incredible patience, until now. His face was starting put on a sour look and he would occasionly put his hand on the pommel of his combat knife, looking as if he would take it out to kill someone with it.
"Hurry up!!! I want this to end!" came another whine from Sparx. Takeo pulled the knife out completely and was ready to slash Sparx's wings off, until the gloved hand of Richtof
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