The base at Tezar point was a military training ground, supply storage facility and planetary defense station with a top grade force sheild and some really big guns but for Boon and Daz it was just another mission to be prepared for just like any other
They had been preparing for weeks, the incursionary force was in position behind the sun, the patrol had been a joke and the security systems were B-grade at best and now they were almost finished.
Daz was in the shield room putting the finishing touches on the generator explosives. Boon was in the corridor keeping watch, just in case.
Finished, said Daz over the helmet intercom, let's go.
They stealthily made their way to the exit point, keeping in the shadows whenever possible. Boon started climbing the perimeter fence when the klaxons sounded.
Shit, Daz swore, someone must've found the jammer.
The jammer was an electronic device used to block the laser sensors on the perimeter fence.
Blow the charge and let's go, replied Boon.
Daz pulled out the detonator and thumbed the switch. An incredible boom sounded as the shield generator and surrounding buildings exploded just as a spotlight finally found it's way to the two intruders. Their heat signatures were recorded electronically and dog constructs were released to track down and retrieve the two intruders.
Boon and Daz had cleared the open ground between the fence and everything else and they kept running.
Get to the field, we can probably lose them there, said Daz, they knew well what was chasing them and the pain they could inflict. They kept running, scattering mines behind them in the hope that they might eliminate some of the constructs
They made the field, running for their lives as the tall grass of the field scraped on their faces and laser fire lit up the night sky around them.
An explosion boomed behind them then another and another as, after triggering a proximity mine, the constructs chasing them exploded in a chain reaction.
Got 'em said Boon with a grin.
The noise of the explosions was drowned out as a scout helicopter flew overhead. Spotting the pair with it's spotlight, it opened fire with a machine gun turning the grass around them to shreds and hitting both men several times. Amazingly the bullets bounced off of their armour. It was heavy duty stuff and could even deflect light lasers.
Distract it for a sec, said Daz, coolly unstrapping a large chunky weapon from his back.
Boon opened up on the chopper with his assault rifle scratching the hull but causing it to target him.
Seconds later the air suddenly went cold and the area surrounding Daz froze as the heat was sucked into his weapon. A bright yellow lance of energy shot out of the weapon traveling clean through the chopper and off into the night sky. The chopper, now as aerodynamic as a rock and with no means of propulsion, fell out of the sky, landing nearby with an explosion as it's ruptured fuel tanks exploded.
Nice shot, complemented Boon.
I know, replied Daz grinning as he re-strapped the las' cannon to his back.
They continued running until, suddenly Boon cried out in pain and fell as an armoured dog construct, a straggler from the pack previously chasing them, grabbed his leg. In one bite it ripped through his armour and crushed his left leg, the hydraulic jaw was too much for even his armour. Hacking into his nervous system via circuits in it's teeth, the dog amplified the pain beyond bearable levels.
Boon fainted from the pain and the dog turned to Daz and charged. Daz dived left and the dog shot past him. Kneeling now, Daz dropped all non-essential equipment, he would need as much maneuverability as possible. He grabbed a blow-torch from his utility belt and turned to face the dog. Too late it careened into him sending him flying. Recovering from the blow and ready this time, Daz jumped into the air as the dog charged him, flipping and plunged his blow-torch into it's head. The dog continued on, unfazed.
Oh come on, this is getting a bit repetitive, he groaned as, yet again the dog charged him.
This time Daz rolled right, recovered and ran after the dog and, as it slowed down to turn, he raked the blow-torch along the side of the dog, melting the processors located in the dog's body, not it's head. Finally the dog ceased moving and came to a halt.
Daz put away the blow-torch and headed over to Boon, seeing the ruined leg he stopped.
Aww shit, that's gonna hurt in the morning buddy.
Boon couldn't hear him as he was still out cold. Daz rolled him over and took some bandages out of his pack.
When he had finished stabilising the wound, he looked up. The sky was clear, the fight was over and ships were coming down to land. Daz retrieved a radio from the pack.
Dazzle here, he said into the radio, Boon is down, I need a med-evac grid reference 42, 63. We're in the field, over.
Affirmative Daz, it's good to hear your voice again, we were worried you couldn't pull through, said the mission commander, I'm sending a dropship to your location now, see you on board. Over and out.
Minutes later they were assisted onto the drop-ship by a team of medics and flown to the force flagship.
The incursion had been successful.