The battle was getting intense. O'Connor and his team were fighting life and limb to protect the feeble POW's but the out numbering members of the Henosha soldiers were overwhelming. Jack was doing his best to protect his side, using each of his mechanical arms to the best of their abilities. With his two lower ones extended out sideways, it was their job to block any stray bullet that might get past him. The two upper ones where on a seek and destroy mission, slithering their way through the jungle taking out as many enemies as possible.
Luckily, Jack's mist was still holding strong and the soldiers caught in it were shooting blind. With out the aide of sight, they fired in any direction hoping and praying to hit anyone on O'Connors side, but most likely they were shooting themselves. Still a couple of shots made it into the teams camp but after a few flinches of Jack's lower mechanical arms, they were deflected away with a loud (Clang). Meanwhile the two upper arms extended forth tactically moving inward, taking out soldiers one at a time. In one case, an arm would simply wrap it's self around a Henoshan and subdue him with a low volt of electricity, or by throwing one soldier into another knocking them both unconscious.
Although centering on the fight in front of him, Jack happen to catch a glimpse of what his team mates were doing behind him. Hawkins was firing away with his powerful space pistol, shooting red and black beams that blasted through the forest. With each blast a rather larger than normal tree would be knocked in half, with the upper half falling down upon any enemy soldier unfortunate enough to be standing next to it. O'Connor on the other hand was taking the fight to the enemies head on. As he took shelter behind a pile of large stones, the Sergeant fired upon the Henoshans, one by one, shooting them down faster then they could charge forward. At one point he even took out an incoming jeep with a well tossed M67 hand held grenade that lit up the night in a huge ball of fire.
For a short while it appeared that the heroes were going to win the fight, as they continued taking out the opposing soldiers, but the enemies had a trick up their sleeves. Over head, the enemy still had three heavily armed Helicopters launching air to ground missiles, in an attempt to level the playing field. From the look of O'Connor, Jack could tell that these Helicopters were the deciding vote in this skirmish, so in a true heroic fashion he decided to take them out as fast as he could. With a thought he commanded his left upper arm to pull back from its attack against enemy soldiers and instead move upward ever so slightly. Soon it was positioned to where it had a clear view of the Helicopters above, and after a quick charge of energy stored up in the arm, a large blast was launched skywards.
Immediately one of the Helicopters was hit in the rear, causing it to spin out of control. As it did, it managed to clip another of the machines forcing them both to crash to the ground, but only after the pilots jumped out. This left one Helicopter still circling over head, that now decided to end the fight in one fell swoop. After one quick once over of the battle field the lone pilot set his sights on the center of the field and in true Kamikaze fashion dived in fast and hard. With only seconds to react, Jack recalled all four of his arms to his side and then stretched them out upward. Soon the two forces collided, but instead of hitting the Helicopter, Jack positioned them to where each arm had a firm grasp on the machine, each in a key location. Despite the pilots best intentions to break free, the Helicopter was now firmly in the grasp of four powerfully strong mechanical arms that could now do whatever they wished.
Still not one to kill without a good reason, Jack used his arms to turn it upside down and after a few vigorous shakes, he forcefully shook the pilot free from the craft. Then using the clearing Hawkins provided with the leveling of trees, Jack carefully placed the Helicopter firmly on the ground. After a deep quick breath, Jack turned to his team mates, and said “I don't know how long we have until back up gets here, or how long we have until more Henoshan soldiers arrive, (He then turns to the POW's and shouts) So you guys load up and get out of here NOW!” Immediately the weakened soldiers fumbled their way on board the craft and in seconds took off heading back home. For one brief second as the Helicopter flew off into the sunset, the team felt honored at their actions during this tiny war and that once again there was a glimmer of hope in a desolate land. But just as the Helicopter vanished from sight, the remaining heroes were caught with their pants down.
Moving in slowly, using the sound of the Helicopter as a distraction, a small battalion of remaining Henoshan soldiers stormed the camp. From almost every side twenty or so men armed with rifles at the ready surrounded the heroes, and began chanting proudly in their native tongue. Then from amidst the celebrating soldiers, a leading officer stepped forth with a freshly deep noticeable scar running along his left cheek. The Henosha leader paced back and forth in front of his new captives indulging himself in his capture, then in an off American accent he said “You men been big trouble, but now you three are mine,” followed with a long sadistic laugh. But as he laughed, Jack was confused at the reference to three seeing as there were four in the party, but after a quick look around he noticed that the one called Nobody was in fact missing.
Unfortunately now was not the time to worry about him or where he went, for now was the time to worry about the remaining teams immanent execution. Once again the scarred soldier spoke up this time saying “You three now prisoners of Henosha military! You come with us to base were we deal with you then.” Unsure of what to do next Jack leaned in close to O'Connor and whispered in his ear “I sure hope that back up you told us about gets here soon Sonny, because I'm not to thrilled about our predicament.” But as soon as Jack spoke the scarred soldiers signaled another, that immediately jammed the butt of his rifle into the Grippers mid-section. As Jack keeled over the scarred soldier shouted out “You three not talk unless spoken to. You do what I say when I say.” He then locked eyes with O'Connor, realizing he was the leading officer and finished with a soft but intimidating “Do you understand?”
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