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Bastion took up a similar position as he had earlier while dealing with the LOKI mechs the floor below them, and his disruptor ammunition was still selected. Â He kept in mind his ammo reserves and what was left allowed from his current thermal clip. Â Cerberus… Â Vick never thought he’d see the day he’d go up against them. Â He must have stumbled upon something that Cerberus’s higher echelon didn’t want anyone to see… Â Lazarus…? Â Icarus…?
Vick, just what the fuck did you get yourself into? he thought to himself as he watched the elevator doors open before them down the hall.
The lift doors opened and a large armoured Vanguard thundered out the door almost immediately, the explosives dropping right behind them as they rushed out. The explosion hurled the man to the floor and smoke boiled in all directions, almost obscuring the lift as two more people staggered out.
At the same time the explosives behind them triggered, shaped upwards the explosion rocked the ceiling and a massive section of it fell down, caving in the corner of the room and coating it in dust.
Jadanth paused for a second for his aim to steady and then calmly shot the Vanguard struggling to get up from the floor, the manâ€™s shields flared and faded to nothing.
The opening Jadanth had created in the Vanguard’s shields gave Vick the perfect opportunity to finish him off. Â Squeezing the trigger Vick felt the double-tap recoil of his Valkyrie rifle and watched as the rounds slammed into chest and neck of the adversary. Â Vick himself assumed that Jadanth’s Punisher sniper rifle was thermal clip compatible as before the thermal clips became the norm, the Punisher had to cool down after a shot or two.
Firing off two more rounds at another Cerberus soldier, Vick took the moment to ready a frag grenade before the smoke and dust fully cleared. Â There was no doubt in his mind that the Cerberus troops were still trying to regain their bearings after the explosion. Â Pulling the pin, the Marine threw the grenade into the fray. Â He swore he heard one Cerberus soldier comment about something hitting his head, but before they all knew it the grenade had detonated.
Jadanth held his position at the door frame as explosions and fire rocked the area in front of the lift. Smoke was boiling in all directions and it was turning into a bit of a blood bath for the hapless Cerberus operatives, still there was more of them.
Jadanth lifted up his omnitool and his fingers flickered over the system, a single glowing orange icon appeared above the omnitool, heat boiling from its thermal holographic matrix. Jadanth’s head flicked up and the icon went hissing through the air to bury itself into the side of a staggering Cerberus trooper, burning through his armour and searing into his body, knocking the man to the floor in agony.
Vick decided to expend the rest of his clip taking careful, precise shots down the corridor. Â Once he ran out of ammo, he ejected the clip and slapped an new one back in continuing his suppressing fire.
With Bastion laying down careful fire into the smoke outside Jadanth turned to look at the room behind then after the explosives had done their job. The shaped charge had taken out the floor and a large pile of rubble was sloped up to one corner. Jadanth checked his belt, he was out of explosives – then again he hadn’t expected to be immersed in a massive firefight, make that two fire-fights.
“Got any bright ideas?” Vick asked Jadanth who was taking his precise movements and fired a shot into the chaos down the hall.
â€œSmoke and explosives will obfuscate our escape. Recommending immediate evacuation by hole behind us.â€ said Jadanth, he paused to lift his pistol and rapid fire a series of shots down the hallway before ducking back into the door frame as the first returned shot blew a large hole on the opposite side.
â€œSurprise negated. Reinforcements imminent.. Suggest trapping door as we leave.â€
Jadanth turned and headed back to the sloped pile of rubble in the back of the room. The floor had crumbled down in a complete mess, but didn’t seem in danger of any further collapse. The rumble provided only minimal trouble in moving over the area and so Jadanth just reached up to easily pull his two metre tall frame up to the next floor, only pausing to assist Bastion if he required any help.
Downstairs things had quietened down for a few seconds while the pair had escaped. They were in the remains of a small storeroom, boxes were scattered everywhere and the door had been blown out of its frame.
â€œSuggest rapid evacuation. Commandeer a vehicle. Leave.â€
There were no windows in this room, but across the hall there was what appeared to be a canteen, chairs where scattered all over the place as the fire alarm continued to blare. Jadanth leaned out to peer down the corridor for a second to confirm it was empty before heading quickly across the hall to a wall next to one of the windows and flattening himself beside it.
Outside the window were three obviously military VTOL vehicles and two unmarked troopers with assault rifles keeping anyone who paid any interest to them clear. From their outfits they were obviously Cerberus as well.
â€œCerberus generously provides escape.â€ said Jadanth, indicating the vehicle closest to them. â€œProtocols easy to break. Suggest you deal with guards. I break into vehicle.â€
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