2238-01-13 - It's A Trap

A mission to rescue POWs leads the marines into a trap.

Date: 2238-01-13

Location: Picon

Related Scenes: None

Plot: Operation: Bullhorn

Scene Number: 1623

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The brass has identified a production facility in northern Axios province. Taking it out, they say, will break the back of the Cylon war machine in this region. Unfortunately it's a tough nut to crack. AA out the wazoo, and human slave labor acting as human shields. While some of the intel boys and girls may have been willing to chock them up as acceptable losses, calmer heads won out and the Wolves marines have been tasked with heading in before the airstrikes. Several squads are in play, each with different assignments around POWs or SAMs.

This team, under the watchful eye of SSG Jarrik, is being sent to hit one of the outbuildings on the factory grounds, were POWs are believed to be held. After being inserted by Raptor earlier, they hiked to near the facility and surveyed the area from the cover of the nearby hilly forest. They observed for several hours, and now night has fallen. Blacked-out windows kept them from seeing inside, but the place is guarded by six Centurions. Two by the door, and four more on roving patrol. The factory grounds holds many more Centurions, but hopefully their attention will be split if all goes well.

Lyn checks and rechecks her rifle. When there are POWs in play, it's always a gamble. Ricochets off Cylon armor, not seeing a human behind one of the enemy machines, she just doesn't want to accidentally kill someone breathing. She looks over to check on Aldrich, as she so often does before a frackas, and gives him a nod and a small smile.

At times, Charlie has ranged out from the group just to get an eye on the landscape. Never too far, but just to scale this tree, or sight off that ridge line. Each time she's quietly rejoined to relay what she's found. The Piconese woman has her sniper rifle along with her, but she's been fairly on edge the whole time. They're a distance away from the island and still not right by Hyperion... but close enough that she's been more tense than usual. And for perhaps the first time since even she was posted to Galactica: she didn't sleep on the Raptor.

Cate has been quieter than normal, tension written all over her face. Probably has something to do with being so close to Hyperion. Okay... 'close' might be an overstatement... it's over a hundred miles away, but still... closer than she's been since she got out. She glances briefly over at Al before letting her eyes drift back to target. Though staring harder at it doesn't help any to see through those impenetrable walls.

Aldrich has been watching the area wth a solemn, intent expression. It's a look he usually wears when POWs are involved. Normally he'd be meditating during the wait, but apparently he felt it was necessary to keep watch this time. Somehow, he glances up only just in time to catch Lyn watching him, and he returns her smile with a fairly solemn wink, then checks his medpack.

The wink from Aldrich gets a broader smile from Lyn, then she's all business. She doesn't like being in a comm blackout area. It's much harder to call for a ride if things go sideways. She sights down her nightvision scope to follow the progress of the Centurions outside the facility.

On the other side of the factory grounds comes a powerful explosion. "That's the signal," Jarrik says - probably unnecessarily. "Let's move." The plan was pretty simple - Charlie and Rosen (their gunner) provide overwatch/covering fire from here while the other six rush the door. Right at this moment, there are four Cylons in view - two by the door (primary targets for the rushing team) and two patrolling (primary targets for the overwatch team).

"Copy," Charlie offers simply to Jarrik. Her tension is much like Cate's. It's hard to help. When you jet all over the galaxy, a hundred miles is damn close. She taps Rosen on the shoulder, nodding to what looks like a good spot before taking off that way.

Aldrich makes a quick religious gesture even as he's rising to fall in with the group rushing the door. Tension seems to be the word of the day, but then, that's to be expected. He brings the rifle up, ready to fire, hopefully before the enemy has a chance to see them coming.

Lyn moves towards the facility with the door group, holding her rifle up so she can fire as she goes.

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Guard1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Guard1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Guard1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Guard2 attacks Neill with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Patrol1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Charlie attacks Patrol2 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Guard2 with Smg+Ap but Guard2 EVADES!

Cate attacks Guard2 with Smg+Ap but Guard2 EVADES!

Cate attacks Guard2 with Smg+Ap but Guard2 EVADES EASILY!

Aldrich fires a burst!

Aldrich attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aldrich attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap but Guard2 EVADES EASILY!

Aldrich attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap but Guard2 EVADES!

Neill attacks Patrol2 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Patrol2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Guard1 attacks Scott with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Scott attacks Patrol1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Rosen fires a burst!

Rosen attacks Patrol1 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but Patrol1 EVADES!

Rosen attacks Patrol1 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Rosen attacks Patrol1 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but Patrol1 EVADES!

Jarrik attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap but Guard2 EVADES EASILY!

Guard1 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Lyn)

Neill has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Guard2)

Patrol2 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie)

Well, Lyn basically blows the head off one of the guards by the door, then shoots him in the torso and leg just to make sure he's down for good. Miraculously, she doesn't get hit at all by the patrol Centurion firing on her.

Cate hunches down as they rush towards the door, firing a fairly ineffectual burst at one of the guards. Seeing Neill go down, she stops to grab his web gear and start pulling him along with them. But it only takes a few steps before she realizes just how much of his skull is gone. "Frak. Neill's gone," she reports with a grim, breathless tone.

With the tell-tale crack of a sniper rifle, Charlie takes down one of the Cylons on patrol. She found a good rock to prop up against, resting her rifle as she lines up through the scope to take in each of her shots. She racks up another round, drawing the slide easily as she lets out a slow breath. "You doing alright, Rosen?" Her words into the mic are barely above a whisper to keep clouding down as she shifts her sights to the next target.

"Yeah," Rosen replies to Charlie tersely. "Frakking armor." He swivels his LMG to track the one remaining patrol Cylon. "You see the other two?" They're not in view yet.

"Neg," Charlie answers.

Aldrich glances over at Cate's reports. "Frak." It's all he has time for as they rush the remaining guard. He glances to the side to check on Lyn, then his focus is on his next round of shots.

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap but Guard2 EVADES!

Lyn attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap but Guard2 EVADES EASILY!

Lyn attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Guard2 fires full-auto!

Guard2 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Guard2 attacks Scott with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Guard2 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Guard2 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate attacks Guard2 with Smg+Ap but Guard2 EVADES EASILY!

Cate attacks Guard2 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Charlie attacks Patrol1 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Aldrich fires a burst!

Aldrich attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aldrich attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aldrich attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Patrol1 fires a burst!

Patrol1 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but Charlie EVADES!

Patrol1 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Patrol1 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but Charlie EVADES EASILY!

Scott attacks Patrol1 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Rosen fires a burst!

Rosen attacks Patrol1 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Rosen attacks Patrol1 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Rosen attacks Patrol1 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Jarrik attacks Guard2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Guard2 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Aldrich, Jarrik)

Patrol1 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie, Rosen)

Scott has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Guard2)

Lyn fires at the remaining door guard who is particularly dodgey for a tin can. She only manages to graze one of his legs, but Al and Jarrik take it down handily. "Nice shooting," she comments to the chaplain.

Cate has just enough time to snag Neill's dogtag and crack off a half-baked shot before Scott too goes down. "Frakking hell," she mumbles, and moves towards him to start pulling him along with them. He's alive, but man he doesn't look good - gurgling blood and all. "Hang in there, man."

There's a brief silence in their immediate vicinity, but then Rosen and Charlie spy the two other patrolling Cylons coming around the side. The door team has reached the door now, and Jarrik says, "Prepare to breach. Chaplain - grab Scott's boltcutter and get that lock off then back away. Arda, open the door. I'll head in first then everyone fall in."

Lyn grunts at Jarrik in acceptance of his orders, and she reaches to grip the door handle and wait for the bolts to be cut.

Her next shot is not as on-point as she'd hoped and Charlie grunts faintly. But then those other patrols line up and she draws her rifle around fast: "Rosen!"

Aldrich had already started to join Cate to assist her, but he shifts to change tacks as soon as the order comes. He scoops up the boltcutter instead and moves over to the door to get the lock off. As he's working on that, he murmurs aside at Lyn, very low, "Be careful."

Lyn whispers back. "I'm have the door between me and them, YOU be careful."

Rosen had been watching the door team, but Charlie's alert causes him to swing his LMG that way. "Got 'em."

Lyn passes.

Cate passes.

Aldrich passes.

Charlie attacks Patrol3 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope but Patrol3 EVADES!

Rosen fires full-auto!

Rosen attacks Patrol3 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Rosen attacks Patrol3 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but Patrol3 EVADES!

Rosen attacks Patrol3 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but MISSES!

Rosen attacks Patrol4 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but Patrol4 EVADES!

Rosen attacks Patrol4 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but MISSES!

Rosen attacks Patrol4 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but Patrol4 EVADES!

Lyn passes.

Charlie attacks Patrol3 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Cate passes.

Patrol4 fires a burst!

Patrol4 attacks Rosen with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Patrol4 attacks Rosen with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Patrol4 attacks Rosen with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aldrich passes.

Patrol3 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg.

Rosen fires full-auto!

Rosen attacks Patrol3 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but MISSES!

Rosen attacks Patrol3 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but MISSES!

Rosen attacks Patrol3 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but Patrol3 EVADES!

Rosen attacks Patrol4 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but Patrol4 EVADES EASILY!

Rosen attacks Patrol4 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but MISSES!

Rosen attacks Patrol4 with Lmg+Bipod+Ap but MISSES!

Rosen has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Patrol4)

He doesn't got 'em! Charlie's shot gets one of the cylons on patrol, but not enough to take it down. She sees Rosen get hit, hissing out. She doesn't call out; she can't. It'd give away their position all the more. She does key her mic: "Rosen's down!" And just focuses in on the patrol all the more. The clock is on.

Aldrich gives Lyn a look to suggest that he's not convinced the door is THAT sturdy, but he gives the bolt cutters a heave and the lock gives way with a metallic /thunk/. As soon as he's sure it's clear, he steps back out of the way.

Lyn yanks on the door the moment the lock is clear, flattening her back to the wall.

Cate huffs a bit as she gets Scott dragged over to the wall next to the door. She opens his vest to place a dressing over the bullet wound, placing his own hand over it. "Hold this." She glances over her shoulder at the team that's preparing to breach. Much as she'd like to go on trying to save him, he's probably a lost cause and the rest of the team needs her to cover them. "Hang tight. You're going to be fine. We'll be right back and get you out of here." She unslings her SMG and prepares to follow the breach team.

"Shit," is Jarrik's reaction to the news from Charlie. "Copy, Wagner. We're breaching now. Cover our backs." As soon as Aldrich gets the bolt off, Jarrik gives Lyn a nod to signal her, his rifle at the ready.

The sound of gunfire can be heard from across the way, presumably the other teams doing their thing. There's at least one large explosion - hopefully one of the SAM sites going down. There's not much radio chatter from the other teams. They're on different intra-squad frequencies, and everyone's comms are spotty anyway.

Nevertheless, the comms crackle briefly - someone trying to get a transmission out to the other teams. "... back ... coming ... trap ..." The last word comes just as Lyn pulls the door open. Jarrik, intending to clear a room filled mostly with prisoners, instead is met with chrome.

Cate passes.

Cent1 fires full-auto!

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg.

Cent1 attacks Jarrik with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap but Cent1 EVADES!

Lyn attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap but Cent1 EVADES EASILY!

Patrol3 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Patrol4 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but Charlie EVADES!

Jarrik fires a burst!

Jarrik attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but Cent2 EVADES EASILY!

Jarrik attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Jarrik attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Aldrich passes.

Charlie attacks Patrol3 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cent2 fires a burst!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but Lyn EVADES!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

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

Patrol3 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie)

"Yessir," Charlie answers as she takes a careful breath and lines up another shot. There's the report of the rifle... and another Cylon goes down. She takes a graze across her shoulder, but it doesn't do more than tear through her armor. A shift of her rifle and she's lining up the next shot. Quick, quick- got to cover the others.

Just as the word "trap" comes over the fritzing comm, Lyn is grazed across the chest by a shot from one of the enemy waiting for them. Her shots go wide other than a return graze to a cylon belly.

Aldrich gives a startled noise, falling back a step as Jarrik goes down and Lyn is hit. "Frak! Lyn?!" Apparently without thinking, he leaps toward her instead of back away from the door. A half moment later, he remembers to lift his rifle toward the not-prisoners. But his attention is most definitely distracted.

SSG Jarrik is downright riddled with bullets before he can even clear the doorway, falling backwards in a blood-splattered heap at Aldrich's feet. He's still breathing... kinda... but probably not for long. That head wound knocked him out cold. There are at least four Centurions visible in the large lobby type area of the factory building, but fortunately for the breach crew only two can get a decent angle to shoot.

"Frak - Sarge." Cate makes a move as if to go to him, but there's a crowd in the doorway and she's not sure if Al's going to do it, so for now she just hangs back and fires a burst at the patrol that took out Rosen.

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Lyn attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Patrol4 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate attacks Patrol4 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate attacks Patrol4 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Charlie attacks Patrol4 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Aldrich passes.

Cent2 fires a burst!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent1 fires a burst!

Cent1 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but Aldrich EVADES!

Cent1 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent1 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Patrol4 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but Charlie EVADES EASILY!

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

Patrol4 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cate, Charlie)

Lyn straightens and growls, "I'm fine," at the chaplain, before she blows the midsection of the Cylon to bits. She takes another graze to the chest for her trouble.

Aldrich nods a little, and accepts Lyn's response. He gives a little jerk and a grunt as his vest stops a bullet, but since he didn't do any real damage, he says, "Hold them off," as he drops to drag Jarrik out of the doorway. Not that the wall is going to be much cover.

Cate helps to take down the other patroller, then glances back over her shoulder at the others. When Al drags Jarrik aside, she leans around the edge of the doorframe to add her fire. Seeing how many Centurions there are, she says, "Guys we can't take this ourselves." But that doesn't stop her from taking a shot in there. Bullets do ping through the wall above their heads. Some cover, but not much.

"All clear out here," Charlie reports to the short-range as she settles in to keep watch. Just in case.

Lyn fires a burst!

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

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but Cent2 EVADES!

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but Cent2 EVADES!

Cent2 fires a burst!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but Lyn EVADES EASILY!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Aldrich passes.

Charlie passes.

Cent4 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but Aldrich EVADES!

Cent3 fires a burst!

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

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

This time Lyn is ready to evade the shots, though being under cover means she only grazes the enemy. "Al, you ok?" she shouts to the chaplain.

"Fine!" Aldrich shouts back, without looking up from what he's doing. "But Jarrik isn't walking out of here. We need to retreat..." And yet he's still feverishly working to press bandages over the worst of the man's wounds.

"Neither's Scott," Cate agrees breathlessly with Aldrich. A bullet strikes her vest, rocking her back with a grimace. "Let's get the hell out of here. Wagner, we'll probably have a couple on our tails." She slings her SMG and starts heaving Scott into a fireman's carry. "Just grab him, Al."

"Copy that," Charlie answers, finishing another sweep outside before bringing her sights back on the exit point to cover the others on their way out.

Lyn fires a burst!

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

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Arm.

Charlie passes.

Cent4 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but Aldrich EVADES!

Aldrich passes.

Cent2 fires a burst!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but Lyn EVADES!

Cent3 fires a burst!

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Lyn fires to cover their retreat, but only scrapes up one of the Centurions for her trouble. "We have company still!" she says as she moves backwards.

"Copy," Aldrich responds, to Cate or Lyn (probably both), and hauls Jarrik up over his shoulder. He aims for the forest and runs as fast as one can with a dead weight over the shoulder.

Cate nods to Aldrich when he starts to haul up Jarrik. Scott has passed out, but a soft moan when she hauls him up over her shoulder tells her he's still alive. She grunts a bit at the weight and follows after Aldrich.

Aldrich passes.

Lyn passes.

Cent3 passes.

Charlie attacks Cent4 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Cent2 fires full-auto!

Cent2 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent2 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Impaired wound to Head.

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but Lyn EVADES EASILY!

Cent4 fires full-auto!

Cent4 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn scrambles back towards the treeline, trying to keep herself between the fire and the two medics carrying injured.

One of the Centurions behind the trio gets a round square in the chest. It doesn't drop it, but it should slow it down at least. Charlie grumbles to herself as she racks up another shot. "C'mon you frakkers."

Aldrich stumbles a step as a bullet threatens to pierce his armor, but it doesn't stop him. Cate getting hit on the other hand... That causes his pace to slow a bit. "Cate!"

The bullet hits the back of Cate's helmet and she goes down like someone clubbed her across the back of the head, landing in a heap on top of Scott. Her first try at getting back up just causes her to fall back down like a drunk, but then she gets up on all fours. Woozy but obviously mostly okay.

Charlie attacks Cent4 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Lyn passes.

Cent2 fires full-auto!

Cent2 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent2 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Cent2 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aldrich passes.

Cent3 passes.

Cent4 fires full-auto!

Cent4 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but Lyn EVADES!

Cent4 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Cate with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

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

"Shit," Lyn grunts as she moves to scoop Cate up best she can. "Keep moving Al!" she shouts.

Once Aldrich sees that Lyn is getting Cate, he resumes his former pace, trusting Lyn to be right behind.

Cate gets back up, only to fall down to one knee again as two (!?) more bullets strike her vest. Not her day, clearly. Fortunately Lyn is there to help haul her to her feet once more. Once she's up, Cate waves off her friend. "Get Scott," she manages to grit out through clenched teeth. She lurches forward after Al.

Lyn nods and pushes Cate towards the trees as she slings Scott over her shoulders.

Once the others are nearer the trees and she can finally begin breaking her pose, Charlie does slowly shift away from her post so she can go to check Rosen. She keeps half an eye on the field and a hand on the trigger, but she can't ignore the guy any longer.

Reaching the tree line doesn't /exactly/ spell instant safety, but it does afford enough cover to allow Al to look back over his shoulder to assure himself that Lyn and Cate are right behind. "Okay, Cate?" he calls back, without exactly stopping his retreat.

Reaching the trees, Cate seems to feel the same muted relief that made Aldrich pause. Though in her case, it's not looking back for a friend but instead pausing to reach her hand out to lean against a tree for a second and catch her breath. The wince on her face probably accounts for her answer, "More or less."


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