A/N: I'm not dead! I promise. I just had problems with Internet, then school got in the way, then I felt down and didn't feel like writing and then Internet went down again, so this update is late. Again Please reveiw. This Chapter has its title for a reason... Be warned. :s - Kasrkin-Ghost
"MG! Third floor far left!" A Guardsman shouted.
Alexia sprinted forward to a half destroyed brick wall, now she was safe, behind cover. Soon two Guardsmen joined her. While one of the Guardsmen caught his breath, the other poked his head around the wall. He quickly brought his head back as bullets started slamming into the wall. Alexia turned to look at the rest of her platoon. Most of the platoon was behind cover, those who weren't, were dead. As Alexia watched another Guardsman jumped from cover and began sprinting forward. He was riddled with heretical bullets as his dead body hit the ground.
"What do we do, ma'am?" Asked the Guardsman on Alexia's left.
Alexia was honestly surprised at how efficient fourth company was in battle. Off duty they were usually high, drunk or, more likely, both. However, in battle they'd definitely proven themselves, but Alexia didn't know if they could capture such a heavily defended building. She began to look round. She couldn't see anything that would help. She had no idea what to do. But just as she was about to give up hope, she saw it. A blue object, with a large silver pipe coming out of it. Slowing it began rotating, the blue slowly gave way to white and the silver pipe became a circle. Alexia smiled.
"We do nothing." She replied, "Stand down."
As soon as Alexia closed her mouth, autocannon shells slammed into the side of the building. Then all was silent. Looking back Alexia saw the Novamarine Predator drive off. A shout of 'OORAH' shook through the Guardsmen. Alexia beckoned over a Guardsman with a Vox Caster. She then ordered third and fifth squad to retake the building in front of them. As the vox operator arrived Alexia leaned against the half destroyed brick wall and threw her helmet to the ground. She turned to the Guardsmen that had been with her and the vox operator she'd just called over.
"Alright," She began, "I need a command squad and you three are now in it. Once the building is cleared I want to set up a Command Post in there."
"Yes, ma'am!" The three replied.
"Well, what are you waiting for? Charge them!" Alexia shouted.
Her new command squad, and Alexia herself, charged into the Town Hall. The front hallway was littered with bodies, both Imperial and traitor. Alexia noticed a power sword on the ground, and after checking it was Imperial, she retrieved it. She looked ahead, down the hall. To her left was a staircase and directly in front of her there was a second floor landing. On the right side of the hallway, there were around eight closed doors, on the left there were five and up stairs she could see three, although there were probably more. Alexia barked a quick command out to her squad, and they got in a classic breaching formation along the first door on the right. The one labelled 'Caputo'. One of her command squad cautiously opened the door. He used the door as cover, whilst holding his lasgun with one hand.
"Clear!" He shouted.
"Well, Pia, Alice wants me to go provide support for the attack on the Super-Heavy! This sounds like the perfect job for a hero of the Imperium!" Alison shouted excitedly, "Although that means I've gotta go put on my uniform."
Pia could actually see disappointment in Alison's eyes as she said that.
"Is that all you want, ma- I mean Alison?
"You can come with if you want! Just tell Alice first." Alison replied, "Actually on second thoughts, don't tell Alice. Alice is always so up-tight, she wouldn't let you come."
Pia was now wondering, just how Alison had become a major. She saw Alison walk off to go get changed, and so Pia leant against the Chimera and started to undo her strapping. Screw what the medic said, Pia thought, I want to go find Axe- I mean I want to go find combat. Pia's face reddened as she thought that. She shook her head to clear her thoughts. As she looked up, she noticed Alison was back already and she had a backpack and a – wait, was that a teddy bear? Pia looked at her watch, it had been twenty-two seconds, no way Alison had got changed that fast.
"Hey Alison, how'd you get changed that fast?" Pia asked.
Alison blushed and looked down, "Actually, I'm Mattea, Alison's sister."
"Sorry, who are you; I didn't catch your name." Pia replied.
Mattea was absolutely red by now, "Private Mattea Williams..."
"Oh, sorry. Why have you got a teddy bear sticking out the top of your backpack?" Pia asked.
Mattea mumbled something that Pia didn't hear. Mattea was now rubbing the back of her head and kicking up dust. The blush still hadn't escaped her face. Mattea took the teddy bear out of her backpack and tightly embraced it. Behind her, the real Alison entered the room.
"THE HERO RETURNS!" Alison shouted. "Ready to go?"
"Yeah," Pia replied, "Are you going to grab a squad or something?"
"Yeah, Sakura is getting her squad ready." Alison said as she moved next to Mattea, "Also if you see my sister anywhere, tell her she can come too."
At this the red that had almost left Mattea's face, returned and she hugged her teddy bear even tighter.
"Um, she's right next to you..." Pia said.
"Oh!" Alison blushed, "Wanna come get some heretics Mattie?"
"Sure..." Mattea replied, really quietly.
"Alright, well I'd better tell Alice we're almost ready to leave." Alison said, before walking over to a vox-caster, "This is Alpha Mike Seven to Unicorn Kilo One. Come in Unicorn Kilo One."
"IT'S UNIFORM YOU BLOODY GIT! GET IT RIGHT!" Came Alice's screaming response.
"Kay, whatevers! We're gonna go kill some heretics and be heroes! Once Sakura gets here, of course!" Alison said.
"CAN YOU EVEN BLOODY WELL SPEAK LOW GOTHIC?" Alice seemed to like screaming, or so it seemed.
"Yes, and a lot gooder than you!" Alison smiled at Pia and Mattea.
"I don't believe that even deserves a response..." Alice paused, "Fine, leave when Sergeant Honda gets there. Just would you do me one favour?"
"What's that?" Alison replied.
"Get shot." The vox line went dead.
"Alice seems upset today." Alison said, "I wonder why?"
Alice's previous words echoed in Pia's head; I don't believe that even deserves a response. Just as Pia was about to explain to Alison that there was a war going on, another Chimera showed up. From out of the Chimera came three figures. One was short and had long, black hair, another was about average height with blonde hair tied up in bun and the third had long blonde hair and was holding a rather large chainsword.
"Well, here's Sakura now!" Alison said with a grin on her face, "Oh, by the way, that one is Sakura, she's awesome!"
Alison pointed to the Guardswoman with the long black hair.
"That's Corporal Françoise Bonnefoy. Don't let her meet any boyfriends you might have, cos she'll steal them."
She pointed to the solider with the blonde bun and, for some reason, make up.
"And that's Priest Natalya Braginskaya; keep as far away from her as possible."
She pointed to the final woman.
"Time to go, load up!"
"Do you need a hand Commissar?" Elizabeta asked Siear.
"N-no, I'm," Siear took a breath, "I'm fine. What's going on?"
"We were hit hard by enemy ack-ack, everyone else is unconscious." Lieutenant Holden replied.
"Oh, who are you?" Siear replied.
"I'm Lieutenant Ford Holden, the pilot." Holden took a breath, we need to get moving."
"What are we going to do about my squad?" Elizabeta asked.
"Leave them, they would slow us down." Siear said.
When tears started to escape Elizabeta's green eyes, he sighed "If you want, you can try and wake them."
This seemed to invigorate Elizabeta with new hope and she ran to the closet Kasrkin, and tried to wake her. The Kasrkin didn't move and the hope started to fall from Elizabeta's face. She ran over to the next Kasrkin, but again, there was no response. Another tear streaked down Elizabeta's face, but she still ran to the next Kasrkin. Hope returned to her face when this Kasrkin woke. Elizabeta squeezed the Kasrkin into a tight hug.
"Elvira! You're okay!" Elizabeta shouted.
"J-ja, I a-am." The Kasrkin responded, "P-please s-stop hugging me! I can't b-breath."
Elizabeta quickly released, "Oh, sorry." She said, "Come on, we have to try and wake everyone up!"
Elvira and Elziabeta went around and tried to wake the Kasrkins. Eventually, there got one more Kasrkin conscious. This Kasrkin seemed to just hang off Elvira's arm and squealed whenever a shell landed near the crashed Valkyrie. Elizabeta and Elvira then argued with Commissar Siear about leaving the rest of the Kasrkins behind, whilst the other Kasrkin cowered behind Elvira, muttering something along the lines of 'The commissar is scary!'
"Feli, get off me!" was Elvira's response.
Siear's bolt pistol managed to 'convince' the Kasrkins to leave their comrades behind and they started moving towards the Imperial lines. As they started moving, Axel made the effort to get everyone to introduce themselves. Elvira revealed herself to be a Lance-Corporal with the last name Beilschmidt. 'Feli', ended up being Private Feliciano Vargas.
2 hours later
Elizabeta was extremely bored. The group had been walking, and sometimes just lying flat on the ground whilst shells rained from above, for ages now. They hadn't even seen any heretics, since the one that attacked their Valkyrie. Elvira and Feli were talking the whole way. Well, Feli was. Elvira had to listen to Feli drone on and on about all kinds of subjects, everything from Necromundan Gangs to a strange Terran food called pasta. Elizabeta then had a very bright idea.
"Hey, Feli." Elizabeta called.
"Ve?" came the response.
"How about we play a game." Elizabeta said.
"I love games! Does it involve food?" Feli asked.
"No." Snapped Elizabeta.
"Oh." Feli's face dropped.
"It's called the quite game. Whoever is the quietist for the longest wins!" Elizabeta continued.
"That sounds like fun," Feli started, then she paused, "Wait, I didn't just loose did I?"
"No," Elizabeta let out a small giggle, "We'll start in two seconds, ready? Start... now!"
Just she said that a loud bang was heard and Major Riley collapsed. Blood started to pool around him and Feli screamed at the top of her lungs. Another bang and a bolt round barely missed Feli's head. Two Silver Paladins stood to the group's left.
"BLOOD FOR BLOOD GOD!" Shouted one of the Heretics.
The Kasrkins and Commissar Siear sprinted forward, to a burnt-out Leman Russ. Axel sprinted to Major Riley and began dragging him to the Leman Russ. Axel checked Riley's vital signs. He was dead. Elizabeta and Elvira were crouched behind the Leman Russ, taking pot shots with their Hellguns. Axel did a double take, weren't there three Kasrkins. He looked everywhere for the third and finally found her. He was shocked. Feli had seemed so weak to him, she had screamed whenever a shell landed near them and when a spider had crawled on her uniform not five minutes ago she had started crying, but now she was charging towards the heretics, with nothing more than a combat knife.
"Feli! Look out!" Elvira shouted as a heretic noticed the Kasrkin and turned to shoot her.
Feli jumped straight at the Silver Paladin, as if to tackle him. She almost did, the Silver Paladin stumbled a bit and Feli tried to stab the marine in his neck. Unfortunately, the marine put his hand in the way, and whilst the knife went straight through his hand, it didn't even faze him. He pulled his own combat knife out and stabbed Feli in the thigh. She screamed as the knife was pulled back out. The marine went to stab her again, but Feli rolled out of the way. The marine roared in anger and tried to stab her again, but once more she rolled out the way. She now stood up, rather shakily, with blood stained all over the armoured late on her thigh. The marine went to kick her in the stomach, but Feli jumped to the side and stabbed forward. Her knife met its shoulder pad and snapped in two. The marine cruelly laughed.
"You are so weak!" The heretic shouted, "Why even try?"
Instead of answering, Feli began to step back.
"Get over here you fething bitch!" The marine shouted, "I'll rip your head from your neck!
Feli drew her Hellpistol and fired, point-blank, into the thing's face.
"You destroyed my helmet, you little bitch!" The Marine shouted, "DEATH TO THE FALSE EMPEROR!"
The marine ripped its helmet from his head, so that it cloud see. The second its head met fresh air, it also met a las-bolt. Feli shouted with joy and yelled 'For the Emperor!' and then collapsed from blood loss. The other chaos marine turned to shoot Feli's unconscious form, but it was hit by a krak grenade. The marine fell to the ground and its bolter slid away. It quickly drew its Bolt Pistol. Commissar Siear fired another grenade into the thing and Elvira covered the thing in las-fire from her Hellgun.
"You really think you can hurt me?" The Marine laughed.
"For the Emperor!" Siear shouted back.
Elizabeta and Axel ran around the heretic's line of vision and grabbed Feli. They started to carry her back to the Leman Russ. When they were almost halfway there, the marine saw them. It turned at started charging them, drawing its own combat knife. Axel went to grab the sniper on his back, but fumbled with it and it dropped into the ground. He dropped to retrieve the sniper, a bolt round penetrated his shoulder as his finger gripped the sniper. His last shout of pain was cut short, as the high-reactive core of the bolt round exploded, showering Feli and Elizabeta in blood. Siear jumped from behind his cover and charged towards the Chaos Marine. Siear drew his power sword and lunged at the heretic.
"Die, foul beast!" Siear shouted, as he tried to plunge his power sword into the marine's belly.
The marine jumped to the left and raised his Bolt Pistol. Siear hit the deck, the bolt round flew over him and embedded itself in Elizabeta's face; Elvira and Feli were covered in gore. Siear jumped up and kicked the Bolt Pistol out of the marine's hands. Howling with rage the marine pulled his fist back, Siear had to duck before the marine's fist could slam into him. The marine shouted in rage, before kicking Siear in the shin. Siear cried in pain, dropping his sword which the marine quickly picked up. The marine laughed.
"Turn from your imprisonment and I may spare your pathetic life!" The marine shouted.
"Feth you!" came Siear's response.
"You have made your choice." The Marine shouted as he drew back the sword.
"Mustang 1-3 engaging hostiles!" came a shout from Siear's right.
No sooner had the mysterious voice said that, the marine's head was rolling on the floor, the trail of a krak missile coming from the right. Siear fell to the ground, the marine landing on him. He heard Elvira click her heels then give someone, probably Mustang 1-3, a report. Siear pushed the corpse of the marine off of himself, stood up and then dusted himself off. He looked around and saw Feli leaning on the Leman Russ, passed out, and Elvira talking with a Sergeant of the 1871st Konigswelt.
"Kommissar!" The Sergeant said, saluting and clicking his heels.
"At ease." Siear said, nodding. "Sit Rep?"
"Mustang, my company, is advancing forward to objective Imperial, a chaos held building about twenty click that way." He pointed in the way Siear had just come from, "We were waiting for the Super Heavies to go down, but that offensive has come to a halt. So, right now we're flanking."
"Your objectives are changed, I need to be escorted to 23rd Alexandria Elipson Command. I am their highest ranking officer. Our Colonel is too green for this." Siear responded.
"Understood sir." The Sergeant said.
The Sergeant turned, a templar like cross banging against his neck as his did, and called over a vox caster. The Sergeant and the vox caster removed their Stahlhelme and most of the squad followed suit and began to sitting down to take a break.
"Mustang Actual, this ist Mustang 1-3. Do you read, over?" The Sergeant said into the vox.
"Mustang 1-3, we copy. Vat ist es? Over." Came the reply.
"Ve have intercepted an imperial HVT. Request permission to bring him back to zhe lines. Over." The Sergeant said back.
"Gilbert, come und look at zhis!" one of the Konigswelters shouted.
The Sergeant turned and looked.
"Here zhey come!" the Konigswelter shouted, putting his Stahlhelm back on.
A/N: As always REVEIW! :D What do you think. Also I guess no one wants 15 Internets! No one could guess how the 4th Cadian fits in! :O