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"Why do you have to be so difficult?" Carter glared at the female Spartan before him. "I can't have you undermining me like that all the time, especially while we're in combat." He was furious. It was obvious from the look on his face, stance, and clenched fists.
Kat crossed her arms, watching him. She'd known this was coming after Brian joined Kat in questioning Carter's plan. "I don't see what the big deal is."
"You don't see what the big deal is? You are questioning my orders, which causes others to question my orders." Carter took a step toward her, trying to be intimidating.
Kat met his eyes, not backing down from his glare. "And how is that an issue? We should always be sure that if there are flaws in a plan we point them out before the ignorance of our leaders gets us killed. There is nothing unhealthy about questioning command."
"There is when it undermines the confidence my soldiers have in me." Carter took another step closer to her. She backed up, more because she was uncomf
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"But I don't see why we have to get a real tree," Jun said for the fifth time, dragging his feet in the snow. A normal human would have been bogged down by the eighteen inches of packed white flakes, but the Spartan-III moved easily, albeit reluctantly. "I mean, the folks back at Delta Base use their heads and go buy one from Uni-Mart. Where it's warm." He pulled the thick fur lining his white and gray park closer to his face to block the frigid wind. "And why are we walking when we could have just stolen a snowmobile?"
"Whiny sniper is whiny," Kat sighed. She had on a parka similar to Jun's, but hers had much more fur tacked on, and she wore a white balaclava over her face, with blue sunglasses to shield her eyes. Her boots were horrifyingly un-military, with little poofy furballs hanging on strings from the tops, just below her knees (they'll be much warmer than combat boots, she'd insisted to Carter when she picked them out at the mall in New Alexa