Viper's Fury - Chapter 1
U.S. Interstellar Marine Corps, Forward Operating Installation SMMC Micheal P. Barrett
Interstellar War I, Argo-Vela Constellation Combat Zone - "Op. Untamed Fury", Vibora Report
Interview with Capt. Jamie Pearson, Staff Sgt. Larry Jones, PO1-SWO Gordon Boudreaux
Reporter - Craig Freeman, CNN-BBC News Affiliate
Recorded Data Archives, 2095.11.10, Nova-VII
Three Naval Infantry soldiers, two Marines and a Navy SEAL, walked the United States Interstellar Marine Corps, FOI SMMC Michael P. Barrett Walk of Remembrance. I quietly followed their march around the barracks, through the fields and onto the shiny black deck where memorials were placed for Marines both missing- and killed-in-action during the First Interstellar War.
Around the base, groups of recruits were being run right into the ground by their drill instructors as they chanted cadences from the Marine Corps years' past. The drill instructors barked the cadence lines and recruits sung along.
"A-lo right, a-lo right la
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We were finally in the Shit. The first mission since training had begun. Never thought the day would come, but the Osprey's load ramp was lowering down onto the top of some building in the middle of the Pyongyang. The staff sergeant was prepping his M4A1 carbine before he looked up at the rest of us.
"Get some!" He shouted. "Move, move! Get out of this fuckin' bird! GO, GO!"
The ramp hit the deck and we ran off. The rotor-wash whipped dust and small flyers around; looking back at the Osprey I could see sparks from incoming rounds. The bird was taking a lot of fire from the building across the street from the DPRK Korean People's Army Ground Forces. Probably just NKorea Type-68 AKM-copies. The ramp went back up on the Osprey and the engines droned for power to get off the deck.
"Heavy-MG! Three o'clock!" A Corporal shouted.
Thirty light rifles and medium machine-guns opened up on the heavy machine-gun but it was too late; the Russian NSV heavy machine-gun opened up on the
Cause And Effect - Chapter 9Having said good-bye to Red Lawrence, John and Katie departed the sporting goods store. Katie had decided to sit in the backseat of the Ford on the way back, but something was bothering her as John noticed that she was squirming in the backseat.Cause And Effect - Chapter 94 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What's wrong?" he asked.
"I don't know. Is there anything under this seat?" Katie asked.
John thought for a moment, struggling to remember what he had put under there. "It might be the tire iron." he said in uncertainty.
Katie quickly found the strap to pull the modified backseat cushion up to find there were a few firearms in the compartment and the standard tire-changing kit. She pulled one of the weapons out its cradle and held it up in admiration.
"Barrel up, please," John requested. "And finger off the trigger."
Katie looked the weapon over for a few minutes before smiling a little, John noticed from watching the rear-view mirror.
"It's a DSA SA-58 OSW. American-made, sawed-off variant of the FN-FAL, which was made in Belgium and used in
Cause And Effect - Chapter 8There wasn't much to do for John, every time he'd try to work Katie would pull him inside and make him rest. He could understand why, but there was still work to do regardless. John couldn't just stop work, especially now that he knew an attack from Stevens' boys. All he had managed to do in defense was put the M-60 up in the attic in case the attack came sooner as opposed to later.Cause And Effect - Chapter 85 years ago in Settings More Like This
John didn't let Katie see that, and he had hidden his M-4A1 because he didn't want her spotting the one M-203 he had installed to the rifle. That was another gift from his grandfather and the Vietnam War, along with five bulk-packed PA-120 40mm ammunition cans full of M-430A1 HEDP rounds. A total of 250-rounds were allocated to the family, after a supply "miss-drop". Even though there would've been quite a mess John wished he had some M-18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mines. A very nasty little plastic case, internally the mine contains a layer of C4 explosive behind a matrix of about seven-hundred 1/8-inch di
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The next morning, Souji woke up early. Despite the battle which had occurred the previous day, he managed to sleep peacefully and get enough rest. He took a shower, got dressed, changed his bandages and prodded to the kitchen to make his family breakfast.
'My family ' he repeated in his head. That somehow sounded sweet but at the same time it left a bitter aftertaste. 'What the hell are you thinking, Seta?' Souji scolded himself. He shook his head violently in order to remove the depressing thoughts. 'Unlike Aniki, at least you still have a family right? They're willing to take you in, so be grateful you damn idiot!'
Souji took a deep breath, stood straight, and entered the kitchen. Nanako had refilled the fridge with groceries the other day, so he had a lot of ingredients to work with. There were eggs, green vegetables, red peppers and the leftover rice from yesterday's dinner. He chuckled lightly. "I'm sure Nana
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“Is everybody here?” Souji questioned as he scanned the faces of his teammates. They agreed last night to meet up at Dojima’s house the next morning, and reminded them to bring their summer assignments. The only ones who didn’t protest at this were Yukiko, Naoto, and surprisingly Yosuke. Satisfied that none were absent, he smiled to Nanako standing beside him. “Alright, everyone’s here. Did you bring all your stuff?” He proceeded to lock the door.
The little girl smiled and nodded. “Yup! I brought all my homework I couldn’t finish yesterday.”
“Why did we have to bring our homework with us?” Kanji mumbled unhappily. “I thought we were just he
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“And that’s pretty much what happened,” Akihiko explained. “Hurt my pride a bit, but it also gave me back my drive to train.”
“I take it Junpei didn’t leave you alone for a while after that,” Minato snickered.
“You don’t know half of it… He bugged me all the way back to the Inn until I challenged him to a fight. That effectively shut him up.”
Minako giggled. “That’s Junpei-kun alright.”
Akihiko suddenly remembered something. “Hey, do you guys mind not telling Shinji about this? Junpei was bad enoug
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It was warm, but not unbearably hot, at Samegawa floodplain, making it a perfect day for fishing. Souji had managed to get some extra fishing rods and baits from the old man that had taught him how to fish so his friends could join him.
"It's pretty easy actually. Just set the bait on the hook, aim and throw it in the water. Wait for it and when you feel the fish bite the bait, reel it in." Souji explained. "Oh, but don't reel it too fast or too hard or else the line will snap and the fish will get away."
"Heh, sounds pretty easy," Junpei said trying his luck. Five minutes later, he grew impatient. "Gah! What's taking it so long?!"
Akihiko smacked him on the head, annoyed. "Pipe down, Junpei. Things like these take patience."
Suddenly there was a tug on Junpei's line. "Oh yeah! I've got one!" he shouted excitedly as he reeled it in. "And it's a big one!"
After a brief struggle, Junpei finally brought his 'c
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Around noon, the two groups were gathered in front of the Aiya Diner. The sun was high and their stomachs were growling. They made a quick stop at Daidara's for a while to check out any new weapons the old man had forged.
"I don't know about you guys, but I'm starving." Chie said, her stomach easily growling the loudest.
Yosuke smiled and turned to her. "Me too. How about a beef bowl, Chie? My treat."
She was surprised by his kind offer, but accepted it with a smile. Souji and Yukiko exchanged secret smiles.
The lunch crowd was starting to subside, and the Persona users waited outside for a while so that they all could fit inside.
"Well, let's get something to eat and discuss what we uncovered around town." Minato said, browsing the menu mounted beside the restaurant entrance. "I think I'll stick to ramen. I hadn't had that in a while."
"In that case, you'll enjoy Aiya's ramen, Minato-senpai," Naoto said. "It's a bit spicy, but it tastes real
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It wasn’t every year that a school out in the boonies received transfer students; but six in a single semester was next to zero. They stood out amongst the rest of the student body, just like Souji did when he first arrived in April 2011. Three weeks had passed, but they were still garnering a lot of attention from the other students.
The relationship between Souji and the twins was obvious enough, although rumors did tend to fly when either brother was alone with Minako, mostly caused by the confusion that both males didn’t resemble the auburn cutie whatsoever. Heck, they even thought that Minato and Kou were long-lost brothers having been separated since childhood, given Kou’s history of being adopted from an orphanage. Having dealt with this type of situation before, the siblings just left the rumors alone to let it die a natural death. The rest of Souji’s friends did a pretty good job of
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Minako hummed to the music of her MP3 player as she walked Koromaru to the shrine. He was whining about it e arlier and the adorable look he gave her made her cave in. "Maybe I'll stop by Aiya's later to get some food for Aniki, or maybe steak skewers? Ah why are all the food in this place so tasty?" she grumbled in her mind, trying to focus on her walk.
Koromaru shot up to the shrine the moment they arrived at the stairs. Minako sighed and followed him. When they reached the top, someone else beat them to it.
"Kanji-kun, what are you doing here?" she smiled at the sight of the former delinquent.
"Huh what?" Kanji said dumbly, a bit startled. It seemed that he didn't notice their presence and was staring out at nothing. He looked troubled.
Minako sat beside him in front of the offertory box. "You seem to have a lot on your mind. Care to share?"
Koromaru was sniffing around the shrine, getting used to the place. He barked
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The Velvet Room
"Welcome back, my children." Igor said, his smile seemed bigger than usual to the trio. The three Velvet siblings seemed to be in a good mood as well. "I see you've progressed a lot on your quest since our last meeting."
"Indeed, Igor." Minato said. "But now we request your advice again."
"Of course, I am always willing to assist my guests." Igor said, the creepy grin never vanishing from his face. With a motion of his hand, a set of tarot cards appeared on before the trio. "Shall I read your fortune?"
The three Wild cards nodded.
"Let's see " With a wave of Igor's hand one of the cards flipped. "The imminent future is represented by the Devil in the upright position It means you must to look beyond superficial appearances and to go deeper into the truth and meaning of a situation Remember that when you're feeling restrained you nearly always hold the keys to your own freedom."
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When Yosuke, Teddie and Naoto reached Dojima's house, the first thing they noticed was that the house was dark. Not even the front lights were lit.
Naoto took out her cellphone and dialed Dojima's number. After a few more tries, nobody picked up. Never a good sign Red flags were popping up everywhere in the young detective's mind. She handed Yosuke and Teddie a flashlight each. "We're going to have to search the premises. Be careful not to contaminate the scene."
"I just wish Koro-chan was here. He'd be able to sniff out the entire place," Teddie mumbled, sticking close to Yosuke. He never really liked the dark.
"Dude, give me some space. I can't move around with you clinging on me like that," Yosuke stated, trying to shake off Teddie who was hugging his right arm as if his life depended on it.
Naoto ignored their bickering and pointed her flashlight to the front door. There were neither sign
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Tatsumi Port Island The place wasn't that bad. Sure, he'd been living there for only a few months, but he was used with his life changing over and over again due his parents' busy careers. This time, however, he felt like his world had been turned upside down.
Only a day ago, Souji Seta had been released from the Tatsumi Memorial Hospital, with no clue on what had happened to his parents and he was still reeling from it. Just a few months ago, he had felt happy that, while he was leaving behind all his friends, with all of whom he'd formed deep and unbreakable bonds, he would be seeing his parents for the first time in just under a year.
And it was a heartwarming reunion for the silver haired boy. The night he'd arrived home, Souji had surprised his mother by enveloping her in a warm hug, repeating the process with his father before talking long into the night with them about many things, enjoying their company and presence as they caught up with
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Yasogami High Gym…
“Souji, you came!” Kou Ichijo ran as fast as he could from one end of the gym to where the trio just entered.
“Well, I couldn’t just leave you to be running the team by yourself now. You’re pretty
much hopeless without me. Right… Captain?” the silverette smirked.
Kou laughed at the title. “Don’t you mean the one-man-show? The club still lacks motivation, but a few recruits have joined since you left.” He gestured to three guys practicing their footwork. “If we’re lucky, we might be able to snag a place in the district championship and bring back the drive to move Yasogami High forward.” He turned to the twins and noticed