2237-08-20 - Pinned Down

The Wolves marines go to the aid of a Caprican squad that's been pinned down by cross-fire.

Date: 2237-08-20

Location: Delphi

Related Scenes: None

Plot: Operation:Delphi

Scene Number: 413

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A Caprican marine squad is pinned down and has requested assistance, interrupting this squad's otherwise-uneventful patrol with thrilling heroics. SSG Haney listens to the word over the radio and relays to the team. The other squad was trying to cross a parking lot of a shopping center when they came under fire from Cylon forces in buildings from two directions Now they're trapped in a cross-fire. "They're a few blocks over," says Haney, "So let's double-time it. We'll loop around and try to hit the group to the east."

OOC: Inspirational photo for the day: https://ak9.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/9133100/thumb/1.jpg -- imagine the pinned down squad is where the photographer was standing, taking cover behind some cars. One group of Cylons is firing down on them from the third floor of the tall building in the background - that's your target. The other group is off-camera to the left.

"Is there a rear entrance we can get in and up to them?" Beckham asks to noone in particular as he jogs along, rifle and medkit at the ready as he moves along. "I don't think we have a sniper to fire at someone three floors up." There's a frown as he moves along with the squad to try to find a position.

Aldrich is back on the team, medkit in his backpack and rifle in hand. He's sticking close to Beckham, since his job on these things is often to play support to the medics. His eyes glance upward at buildings as they pass, silently keeping watch as he jogs. He doesn't offer any opinion on tactics. He rarely does.

Cate is on the far side of the squad today rather than clustering up with Beckham and Aldrich. She's been quiet since they left the ship, and doesn't change that now since she has no answer about the building.

"Even taking out the shooters on one side would help them," Geoff opines, shifting his grip on his rifle. "Least then they'd know which way to look."

Enjoying a cigarette while on another boring patrol, Aleksander was taking another drag and slowly exhaling the smoke from his lungs when the Staff Sergeant changes their orders. A slight frown appears when there is word that a Caprican squad is under fire, causing the Tauron to shake his head slightly as he plucks the almost spent cigarette from between his lips. Dropping it to the ground, he puts his boots on it and grinds it into the ground, putting out the smoke. He moves with the squad but stays silent, not offering any tacitcal advice that is being thrown around, just waiting for Haney to let them know what the play is.

"Possibly we could enter through a parking garage." Most of those big buildings have something of the sort, "But a building that large, we could lose the team before we clear our way to the right floor. I might be more inclined to try to create a diversion to get them firing away from the pinned down team and given them a chance to get clear. Possibly, look to see if we can find a few large vehicles we could use to pick them up." Abigail moves with the rest of the team, not really giving much through to where she is in the group, as long as she's keeping up.

Haney glances back to the discussion. "We'll see what we're dealing with when we get there," he says. Hard to speculate about the layout of a building he's never seen, and the Caprican marines don't really have a great vantage point either. Once they get within view of the building - but still far enough back and in cover to conceal them from the Cylons - Haney says, "All right - Ridley, Martinez, you two set up a base of fire from that building over there. Hopefully that'll draw the east group's attention away from the pinned-down squad. Rest of you, we're going to breach the building. If we circle around that way, we should be able to use that awning to cover our approach into the lobby, and then we can head upstairs. But keep your eyes peeled. We don't know if there are any other Cylons in the building."

"Office Cylons armed with staplers. Red ones." Beckham comments as he hears the orders and gives a nod of his head as he moves to follow the rest of the squad as he glances towards Abigail. "Sounds like you may get to blow a door off it's hinges yet."

"We should be so lucky," Cate says with a soft 'heh' to Beckham when he mentions the stapler-armed Cylons. She nods to the sergeant's orders and glances up at the building before moving forward again.

They can see gunfire from some busted-out windows on the third story, and although they can't see the Caprican marines they can hear return fire from another position.

Aldrich follows along with the squad. Maybe he glances toward Cate now and then, but he's pretty focused on the job at hand. He double checks to make sure his medkit is all set, then gives a short nod at the orders and follows along with the squad.

"I'm ready," Geoff answers the order, gripping his rifle. "Let's go take it back."

"Well, then maybe this whole day won't be wasted." Abigail offers, in reply to Beckham, as she hears the orders from Haney and glances down at herself to check to make sure all of her gear is secure. "At least it's only three floors we need to hump up."

When they arrive at the building in question with Cylons occupying it, Aleksander checks his rifle one last time, making sure that it is ready to go and flicks the safety off. He certainly doesn't look like he's in a rush to storm the castle.

<FS3> Cate rolls Stealth: Good Success (8 8 7 7 5 5 2)

<FS3> Aldrich rolls Stealth: Success (8 6 5 5 5 3 2)

<FS3> Aleksander rolls Stealth: Great Success (8 7 7 7 7 6 5 4 3 3)

<FS3> Geoff rolls Stealth: Good Success (7 7 6 4 4 4 3 2)

<FS3> Beckham rolls Stealth: Good Success (7 7 7 3 2 1)

<FS3> Abigail rolls Stealth: Good Success (7 6 6 6 4 3 2)

There's a smirk from Beckham. "If the second floor is cleared, we could drop the roof, literally." he comments, though he has no serious thought to such a plan as he makes his way to the shadow of the building, and unsafeties his rifle to prepare for the entry.

Luck must be on their side today, for they manage to circle around the building without being seen, then cross the street where a big ol' decorative awning obscures line of sight from the taller buildings. Ridley and Martinez split off from the rest of the squad to find a position where they can lay down some covering fire, but they don't do it yet; waiting instead for Haney's signal. Now they're in the lobby. They can hear gunfire - albeit muffled - coming from above them. There's a stairwell across the lobby, and Haney motions the squad toward it. "Walker, Courtois, you take point. See if you can peek through the third-floor stairwell door and report. Everyone else spread out down the stairs so we're not all bunched up. Beckham, Padre, you bring up the rear."

Geoff hustles up to the front and starts hugging the wall on the way toward the stairwell.

To the rear it is. Giving a nod to the sergeant, the medic sergeant drops back in the formation and asides to Aldrich. "We need to work on dimming that whole light of the Gods thing you have." Beckham says with a small smirk as he waits for the rest of the squad to give the all clear.

Abigail, falling silent as she hears Haney's instructions, offers a nod to Geoff, before the par move up ahead of the rest of the squad. She takes the wall opposite, so that they can each get a clear view of one side., and potentially, provide covering fire for the other and the rest of the squad. She doesn't speak, or won't, once they get to the right floor, only indicate that she'll go ahead and be the one to look through. Always a willing volunteer.

Waiting for the two taking point to move up the stairwell first, Aleksander is content to being in the middle of the pack as he ascends the steps, stopping half a flight down and keeping his back pressed against the walls. For now, he just waits for a signal or updates from either Walker or Courtois.

Aldrich drops back at the order, but glances aside to give Beckham an odd look paired with a half-grin. "Pretty sure it's not a literal glow. Though that might be pretty useful in other circumstances..."

Cate is oblivious to any glances Aldrich may be sending her way, since she is pointedly not looking back. She advances up the stairs, her SMG clasped loosely in her hands. She drags a sleeve across her face to wipe away some sweat brought on by the Caprican summer sun.

Geoff nods at Abigail once they get to that door, rifle ready to cover her just as tactics demand. He doesn't speak. He looks grim.

When the two point-people reach the third floor landing, they're able to peek through the door and see a typical commercial office building hallway - the type that hosts fancy glass doors with the logos of a travel agency and a doctor's office.

OOC: Like this, only you're on the third floor not the second. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/c3/f1/14/c3f114524c297572aca9376d28eb2f60.jpg

The firing seems to be coming from inside that first brown door on the right. There are no Cylons in sight.

Once Haney gets the sitrep, his murmurs over the comlink. "Walker, Courtois - you two advance to next to that door. Davion, Rhodes, follow them up. Beckham, Padre - take up a position here. On my mark, I want you to shoot out that glass, and then the front two will chuck in grenades through the open window. Then we'll breach. Everyone clear?"

There's a glance between Cate and Aldrich and Beckham frowns - but this isn't the time for gossip. This is the time for shooting. "Take out the glass, got it." he offers quickly as he settles into position and waits for the order.

"Clear," Geoff says over the comms. He advances when Abigail is equally ready, and presses his shoulder up against the wall on the right side of the doorframe.

Abigail pulls back from the door, taking the time to call back the setup she sees through the door. And then, to wait for the orders. A glance, towards Geoff, waiting until he gives the signal that he's ready to move, and she swings the door open, catching it before it can bang back against the wall, holding it to ensure that it stays open, before she moves out to go and take up a position by the door. Once she's in position, she's pulling a grenade out and arming it, ready for the throw.

Geoff covers Abigail while she's lobbing the grenade, then aims so that he can light up the cylons inside as soon as the smoke clears.

There is a nod from Aleksander to the Staff Sergeant, his only response to show that he understands the plan. Then he waits for Abigail and Geoff to move up into position before he does the same, stopping at the corner where he peeks around, waiting for the 'go' order to breach the doors.

Geoff lobs a second grenade in to accompany Abigail's, as ordered.

Cate creeps forward, weapon ready. She takes up a crouching position a few steps behind Aleksander and waits for the signal.

Aldrich nods shortly to acknowledge that he's heard. He steps forward silently with Beckham and readies his rifle to shoot when the order is given.

Abigail uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Arm.

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Frag Grenade but Cent3 EVADES!

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Head.

Cent6 attacks Cap3 with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent4 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod but Cap1 EVADES!

Cap4 attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cap3 attacks Cent6 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent5 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Cent3 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Haney attacks Martinez with Rifle+Ap but Martinez EVADES!

Cent2 attacks Martinez with Hmg and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Martinez attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Cap1 attacks Cent6 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent7 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cap2 attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Ridley attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Beckham passes.

Geoff uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Geoff attacks Cent2 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Geoff attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Head.

Geoff attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Arm.

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Head.

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent4 with Frag Grenade but Cent4 EVADES!

Geoff attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Geoff attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Arm.

Cent1 attacks Cap4 with Lmg+Bipod but Cap4 EVADES!

Cent7 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cap4, Cap2, Ridley)

Once the order is given, Beckham opens fire, several of his shots splintering the glass and then shatters it, opening the way for Walker and Courteous to throw in the grenades before he quickly orders. "Switch targets - go for the HMG!" he calls out to Aldrich as he turns to aim for the Centurion on the heavy machine gun.

Haney gives the signal and the assault begins with the shattering of glass and the explosion of two grenades. At the same time, Ridley and Martinez outside start laying down covering fire to help the other squad. "Breach!" he yells, giving the order for the marines to assault the office.

Aldrich grits his teeth as he helps shoot out the glass, and after it shatters and the 'breach' order is given, he stops shooting long enough to avoid a friendly fire incident, taking that opportunity to move in closer. When/if the coast is clear, he lines up his rifle to take a shot at the only one he can see.

Abigail tosses that grenade for all its worth, but even if she can't get a good look, she can at least hear that there are multiple targets still firing from inside the room she was aiming at. Which means she must not have been as effective as she wanted to be. That said, once she gets the order to breech, she pops up to her feet, swinging around the corner and bringing her weapon up to fire at the closest enemy she can target.

Geoff darts into the room once they're done pitching grenades, waiting for Abigail to get in first, then getting in as tactical training dictates, firing at the Cylons.

Still pressed against the wall at the corner, waiting patiently, Aleksander hears the familiar sound of glass shattering, then the grenades being tossed in followed by the concussive booms inside of the room. The expected order to breach is followed and the Tauron is quickly moving. Once Abigail and Geoff are inside, he takes a position at the door way and goes down on one kene to present a smaller target profile as he triggers a burst at one of the Centurions inside.

Cate flinches a little when the grenades go off, then she's getting up and moving forward, taking up the opposite side of the doorway as Aleksander. She takes aim at one of the Cylons inside.

Aleksander fires a burst!

Aleksander attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff fires full-auto!

Geoff attacks Cent2 with Rifle and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent2 with Rifle. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Geoff attacks Cent2 with Rifle and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Rifle but MISSES!

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Rifle. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Geoff attacks Cent3 with Rifle. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Beckham fires a burst!

Beckham attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Beckham attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Beckham attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Abigail fires a burst!

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent2 fires full-auto!

Cent2 attacks Martinez with Hmg but Martinez EVADES!

Cent2 attacks Martinez with Hmg but Martinez EVADES!

Cent2 attacks Martinez with Hmg but MISSES!

Cent2 attacks Ridley with Hmg but Ridley EVADES!

Cent2 attacks Ridley with Hmg but MISSES!

Cent2 attacks Ridley with Hmg but MISSES!

Aldrich attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cap1 attacks Cent6 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cent5 fires full-auto!

Cent5 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent5 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent5 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent5 attacks Cap2 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cap2 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cap2 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Cate attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Leg.

Cent4 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg.

Cent1 attacks Abigail with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cap3 attacks Cent6 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent6 fires a burst!

Cent6 attacks Cap3 with Lmg+Bipod but Cap3 EVADES!

Cent6 attacks Cap3 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Cap3 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Martinez attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap but Cent5 EVADES!

Haney attacks Martinez with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg.

Cent3 attacks Geoff with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent1 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cate)

Cent2 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Geoff, Abigail)

Cent3 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Aleksander)

Cent6 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cap1, Cap3)

The marines rush into the office and pepper the Centurions with automatic rifle fire. Although the Cylons get a few hits in themselves, three of the four go down under the hail of colonial gunfire. The fourth - finding itself facing a room full of marines alone - does a very odd thing and leaps out the window it was shooting through a few moments ago, disappearing from view unless someone charges forward to the edge of the office and looks down.
Geoff doesn't even manage to say anything when his helmet suddenly crushes in under enemy fire and he feels blood start to run down his face. He falls down, but he's not unconscious, just knocked off balance, perhaps.

Abigail moves in, trying to hug the wall, to try to find some cover to get behind. But mostly, she's trying to take out a target, if she can. her shooting has not really been up to par of late. Thankfully, she's lucky enough that Geoff is there for the assist, and between the two of them, they take down one of the cylons. And then she's taking aim at the next. Who promptly tries to jump ship. But before she can do anything, like considering going after it, she catches sight of Geoff going down, and is rushing over towards him, "Doc! Courtois is down!"

"On it, Cate!" Beckham was already moving up, when the call went out for a medic. Moving from his covered spot, he's moving quickly to get next to Courtois to start treatmant. "Aldrich, keep me covered while I work on the wounded.

Ready to charge in further, Aleksander stops short when the last Cylon stops short and jumps out of the window. Instead of rushing to the edge of the broken window and peering out, the Tauron actually hangs back and walks back out the door of the office. Hearing the call for a medic, a quick glance is turned to Courtois's position before Aleksander looks back to the hallway, apparently taking up the rearguard position in case Cylons comes following them inside from the other floors.

"/Frack/," Aldrich spits out as the attacker just manages to graze his leg. He stumbles a bit, and his uniform is bloodied, but he manages to stay on his feet. Must not have been too bad. When he recovers from the momentary blip in attention, he realizes what's going on with Geoff and mutters another, "Frack..." He rushes over to catch up with Beckham, and gives a sharp, "Got it," but there isn't much to cover from at the moment. As he looks up and down the hall, keeping watch, his lips move silently. He does that a lot.

Geoff lifts a hand. "I'm...I can go on, just help me up," he says to Abigail. The wound doesn't seem likely to kill him here, but it's not negligible either.

Cate takes a lucky shot that gets a Cylon right in the head. And then Geoff gets hit as well. "Court!" she calls in alarm. She's already shifting her weight to move when Beckham calls it, and instead she settles back into a covering position at the door. There's a look of relief when Geoff speaks.

Haney advances into the office with the others. "Where the frak did that last one go?" He gets on the radio, calling down to the other squads so they know the third floor is secure and don't try to shoot back up at the CF squad.

<FS3> Cate rolls Alertness: Success (8 6 4 2 2 2 1)

<FS3> Aldrich rolls Alertness: Great Success (7 7 7 6 6 4 3 2)

<FS3> Aleksander rolls Alertness: Great Success (8 6 6 6 6 5 3 1)

Cap1 attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Ridley attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap but Cent5 EVADES!

Cent5 fires full-auto!

Cent5 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent5 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cap1 with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent5 attacks Cap2 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cap2 with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cap2 with Lmg+Bipod but Cap2 EVADES EASILY!

Haney passes.

Cap3 attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap but Cent5 EVADES EASILY!

Aleksander passes.

Cap2 attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff passes.

Cent4 passes.

Abigail passes.

Cap4 attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Beckham tends to Geoff and treats their worst wound successfully.

Aldrich passes.

Martinez attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent5 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cap2, Cap4, Martinez)

With the CF marines taking out the flanking fire, the Capricans - plus Ridley and Martinez - are able to take out the other squad. "Parking lot's clear, Sarge," Ridley radios over the band they all can hear.

Abigail, at the window, can see the other two groups outside, but there's only a brief glimpse of a limping Cent4 before it passes under the same awning that covered their advance, out of sight. Might be able to catch him in a grenade blast though.

The three out in the hallway notice Cylon reinforcements arriving though - three more Centurions coming up from the hallway at the far "top" of the picture.

Once Abigail sees Beckham move in to treat Geoff, she moves in to support the downed marine, "I got you, Courtois." She'll assist however she can, before Beckham gives the all clear and she'll help Geoff get to his feet, is that's how the orders play out.

It appears that Aleksander's laziness of wanting to stay outside of the office pays off, or he just has a unique sixth sense of being at the right place at the right time to encounter Cylons. But as he watches the hallway and the surrounding area, metallic movement quickly catches his eyes as Centurion reinforcements appear from the floor below. With a curse in Tauron, he calls out, "Contact!" A warning to those inside and then instead of taking aim with his rifle, he grabs one of the frag grenades clipped to him and pulls the pin, then chucks it at the toasters before they are able to get too spread out. "Grenade out!"

Geoff submits to medical attention and wipes blood away from his right eye, getting to his feet with Abigail's help once Beckham is done with him.

"You're good soldier." Beckham offers quickly as he patches the wound, and then hears the calls of reinforcements arriving. "He's good to move, Walker, get him to cover, we'll set up a skirmish line with some of the desks if we have to." he offers quickly, the medic ready to move with his patience as neccessary.

Cate had tensed, also hearing something, but Aleksander calls out the warning before she has a chance to. "Three - lower level," she offers helpfully before leaning over the railing to fire a burst at one of them.

Aldrich glances over just a touch anxiously, but he relaxes a bit when it seems that Geoff is still upright and moving on his own power, at least at the moment. He glances back to his watch just in time to see the reinforcements arrive. "Gods above it never stops," he mutters, even as he joins Cate to fire at them.

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Arm.

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Cent11 fires full-auto!

Cent11 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent11 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent11 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent11 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent11 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES!

Cent11 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES!

Cent10 fires a burst!

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but Aldrich EVADES!

Beckham attempts to treat Geoff, but they have no treatable wounds.

Abigail passes.

Aldrich fires a burst!

Aldrich attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aldrich attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but Cent10 EVADES EASILY!

Aldrich attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent4 passes.

Haney passes.

Geoff passes.

Aleksander uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Aleksander attacks Cent10 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Impaired wound to Right Arm.

Aleksander attacks Cent10 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent10 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent11 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent11 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent11 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent11 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Aleksander attacks Cent12 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent12 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Aleksander attacks Cent12 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent12 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Cate has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cent11)

Cent12 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cate, Aleksander)

Abigail will make certain Geoff is set, before she'll move off to try to assist the team in clearing the incoming cylons. Which will mean moving out of the office, but there you are. She'll at least try to move as carefully as possible, though it's unlikely she'll get any cover.

Cate's aim is true, combining fire with Aleks's grenade to take down one of the Centurions. Unfortunately the return fire is also true. Bullets slam into her vest and she falls backwards, still conscious but gasping for air as the wind got knocked out of her.

Geoff has it together enough by now now to want that last centurion to get away. He goes to the window and drops a grenade down with the hope of catching it.

Aldrich manages to duck back from the railing just in time to avoid getting shot...and to witness Cate not being quite so lucky. "Cate! We need a medic!" Aw, apparently he /does/ care. While Alek is jumping to drag her back, Al is already pulling his pack off his shoulder and jumping forward to do the medic thing, at least until a real medic can see them. "Cate, can you hear me?"

When Cate gets knocked backwards from the shots she takes, Aleksander is already reacting out of training, not sure if the bullets made their way through her tactical vest or not. "Rhodes is down, need a medic!" He calls out loudly to one of the medics inside the office. Without missing a beat, he forgets about the Centurions below and immediately hooks his hands under Rhode's arms and begins dragging her into the office and out of harms way.

When he hears the shots ring out, Beckham glances up from his position and sees Cate go down. There's a momentary flash of panic, but the medic quickly covers it, "Walker, cover me, I'm going to Davion with Rhodes." Making his way quickly forward to try to get to where Cate's being taken, he's already preparing his medic kit. "On my way, Chaplain, clear!"

Haney fires a burst!

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Geoff attacks Cent4 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Geoff attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Cate is no longer KOed !

Aleksander successfully rallies Cate.

Aldrich tends to Cate and treats their worst wound successfully.

Beckham tends to Cate and treats their worst wound successfully.

Abigail fires a burst!

Abigail attacks Cent11 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent11 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent11 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Cent4 passes.

Cent11 attacks Abigail with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent10 fires a burst!

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES!

Cent10 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Haney)

Cent11 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Abigail)

Cent4 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Geoff)

The sound of showering metal bits is very satisfying to Geoff, who now approaches the railing to see what targets he can see from there.

Cate is limp as Aleksander drags her into the office and sets her down for the medic and chaplain to help. There's a gasping groan in response to Aldrich's question about whether she can hear him. A few seconds later, she has enough breath back to say through painfully-gritted teeth, "Frakking hell."

Aldrich does defer to Beckham when he arrives on the scene, but he doesn't withdraw. He's been at this enough times now that he's getting to be a pretty useful little medic's assistant, and works in tandem with Beckham to get Cate's wounds patched. When she speaks, he gives a crooked grin, devoid of real humor. "She's well enough to curse, anyway. That's something."

Abigail manages to get a good bead on one of the cylons coming up, and moving to position herself so that she can partially block the small cluster around Cate, she takes her shot. Enough, thank the gods, that she manages to put paid to the cylon she was aiming for and Haney handles the other. "Clear so far." She does not move back though, ready to scout ahead, if ordered, to ensure they're clear.

"I'll handle the stomach, you have the rest." Beckham says quietly, not chasing Aldrich off, he can use the extra set of hands. "..now what did I tell you about trying to extend the record of most scars in the fleet." he mutters quietly in concern as he works on treating her injuries.

Once Cate is safely inside the office, Aleksander releases her and steps back, knowing that the medics will be fussing over her and if not given enough room, he will be on the receiving end of a nasty tongue scolding. Heading back out of the doorway, the Tauron goes to rejoin the fight, only to see that the canners have been put down on the lower levels. He does unsling his rifle and is ready for another wave, just in case more reinforcements show up.

"Ha ha very funny," Cate groans back, though it's not clear which of them she's talking to. Possibly both. She winces. "I'm okay, just knocked the wind out of me." And left two bullets in her chest and side - minor technicality. Could've been worse though - the vest slowed them down enough that they're not too bad. Once the guys have her patched up, she'll try to get to her feet.

Haney takes stock of the situation, looking out the window to the street outside. "Get her up and let's move. Raptor's on the way - it'll pick us up back at our original location."

"Copy that, Sergeant." Beckham moves to the pack and starts to take out the items needed to make the litter so that he and Aldrich can carry Princess Cate out on her usual battle throne. Not that he'd ever ever say that out loud.

Aldrich nods to acknowledge Beckham's instructions. He was already pulling a bandage out of his pack to cover the hole in her chest. "More like knocked the stuffing out of you," he counters Cate's insistence that she's fine. Once the bandages are in place he slings the pack back onto his back so he can help Cate get out. On the litter or on her feet, whichever actually happens.

Abigail does not lower her weapon, but she does move back in closer to the rest of the squad, as Haney gives the orders, "I'll range ahead, give a shout if I see anything amiss." Since she was point before, she might as well range ahead again to make sure the path to the raptor's clear.

"Maybe," Cate admits with a quiet wince to Al. She waves off Beckham. "I can walk, I don't need the stretcher." Stubborn doctor is stubborn, and determined to prove it. Though she won't turn down a hand up if either of the guys offers.


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