Fusiliers Forever: Chapter 20
Kolovraty, Lyran Commonwealth
3 September 3038
The irony of the situation wasn't lost on Cera. After almost four years of fighting together in the arenas of Solaris, Garadun wasn't at her side for the first battle to be fought as professional mercenaries. She couldn't blame him, not really. It was simply bad luck that he'd been out on patrol when the alarm sounded.
It had been a civilian pilot who'd alerted them. She'd been en route to the town of New Bregenz when she spotted the Union class DropShip on its landing vector toward the north of the capitol. She immediately radioed in, reporting the ship's position to the civilian air traffic controllers, who passed on the report to the Innsbruck Militia.
Colonel Phillips called for an immediate scramble, and the Fusiliers had gotten kitted out in double-time, mounting their BattleMechs and getting the fusion engines started as quickly as safety a