8 years ago
The marine observed the clouds on the distance. Although it was almost nightfall, the sun felt like noon in a really hot summer. He sighed, and cleaned his sweaty forehead, lost on thought. Suddenly, he heard his commander on the intercom. "Algae. Have you found anybody of Foxtrot yet?"
"Negative, sir. I'm still looking out for them." The hispanic boy responded, before jumping off the rock he had his feet on. "Allright, Algae. Report if you find any traces of 'em." With a "Yes sir", Edgar returned to his patrol, through the colony that had been formed years ago. Even though the colony had been abandoned, and the power was out, the metal apartments and buildings still held it's ground, although they were somewhat sunk in the red sands that covered the planet. The sandstorms had also taken their toll, as most crystals and furniture inside the buildings were broken.
As Edgar kept on walking through the lonely streets, he reviewed on his mind what the mission was about. Supposedly, a small vessel, carrying 20 or so prisioners, and consisting of 5 crewmembers, the pilot, the co-pilot, and three armed guards, had crashed on the planet, due to a mutiny inside the ship.
That was why a small force of marines was dispatched on the planet. Two teams, Foxtrot and Eco, had been tasked with finding the prisioners, and taking them back to the prision planet, and helping any surviving crewmembers that could be still be alive. The ship had been already secured, and at least 12 of the prisioners had been captured, and the pilot and co-pilot found relatively unharmed.
However, the rest had hidden in the colony, and were now probably trying to evade the marines. If that couldn't be enough trouble, half of Foxtrot had dissapeared mysteriously.
So, the mission had changed, from finding prisioners, to finding the rest of the marines...
"Ok... nothing here." The redhead said to himself, as he went out from one of the buildings, back to the sandy street. In the distance, he managed to see two vague figures closing out to him. Not wanting to take any chances, Edgar hid behind an old vending machine, and peeked, waiting for the figures to come closer...