Scyler: Sorry about the bad summary. I will work on it later. I hope you like this, though. Caio!
Nothing was going the way he planned. This battle was going to end badly if he didn't change tactics. With a soft growl he quickly rose to his feet.
"All units! Change to plan Delta 4 and regroup!" he cried, throwing his right arm out.
"But Zero! We can take them!" Ohgi protested beside him.
"No! We need to regroup. Our enemy's plan is to stretch our forces to the breaking point. If we fall back and regroup we will have a better chance of winning." Zero countered, turning to his second.
Understanding dawned in brown eyes as the black haired man nodded. Now that the masked man had explained it the order made sense. Looking back at the screen Ohgi watched as the order was carried out. All of the knightmare pilots broke away from their enemies and fell back behind the safety line. Kallen and the Guren were the last across because she'd had to throw the white Britannian knightmare off her trail.
Now that all of the Black Knights knightmare units were back in a close range Lelouch nodded. Turning back around he started issuing orders. All of the severely damaged knightmare and those that were low on energy were to switch with the reserves and replace their energy fillers. The other troops were to position themselves in a defensive line around the Ikaruga.
As he changed tactics Lelouch couldn't help but smirk behind the mask. This sudden change had made the Chinese Federation and the Britannian forces slip up and break formation. The knightmares from both forces had ignored orders and given chase. That one act of stupidity would be their downfall. Having regrouped and refreshed his forces the masked leader of the Black Knights now ordered his forces to annihilate the troops who had broken formation and chased them back to their own defensive line.
"Now, all Black Knights! Take out all enemy forces that broke formation!" he ordered.
A satisfied grin split the face behind the mask and the Britannian and Chinese Federation forces foundered at the sudden brutality. Then the grin disappeared as they regained their footing. It was the second prince of the Britannian royal family, Schneizel el Britannia, who was now in command of both forces. That would only sever to make things much harder.
Even though he had become a better strategist he would still be hard pressed to even dent his older brother's strategy. His eyes scanned the field, looking for some flaw in his brother's strategy. So far nothing jumped out at him. The Lancelot had re-engaged the Guren. Now the two were no more than blazing lights, high above the battle field. There was no way that the Black Knight Ace would be able to help out for a while.
"This is bad." A voice said beside him snapping him back to the present.
Resisting the urge to squeak like a little girl, Lelouch turned slowly to the person next to him. It was C.C. The green haired witch was watching the battle play out with her usual indifferent expression. She was usually not one to comment on this kind of thing. Normally she would be off to the side just watching what was happening or covering Lelouch's back if he was out in the midst of this madness too.
"I know why I'm junking that but why do you say that, C.C.?" he asked giving her a sidelong look behind the mask.
"Because it seems that Prince Schneizel won't be giving an inch to you. You will have to put all of you skill as a tactician into this fight. If you don't you are likely to lose this fight." C.C. said giving him a sly smile.
"I don't need you to tell me that, witch." Lelouch hissed leaning over to her.
C.C. laughed softly and looked away. He caught a look in her golden eyes. The masked leader of the Black Knights sighed to himself. Her unspoken suggestion of why he should do was clear in her gaze. Shooting a glare that was hidden by the mask Lelouch contacted Rakshata and told her to prep the Shinkiro. Ohgi looked at his leader in surprise it was rare for Zero to actually join the battle unless something was really wrong.
"Zero, are you going out?" the black haired man asked looking closely at the man beside him.
"Yes. I have to. It will throw a wrench into Prince Schneizel's plan. He probably isn't expecting me to join the battle. This is the perfect way to get us an advantage." he replied turning away quickly.
C.C. followed the masked leader out the door and down the hall. She was also going out, but only to make sure that nothing happened the Lelouch. The duo was half way to the hangar when a screeching sound reached them. Lelouch looked up in surprise and C.C. turned to the window beside them. Her eyes widened at what she saw. Shaking Lelouch's shoulder she directed his attention to the window.
"Is that the Lancelot?" he asked himself.
"I think it is and it looks like he is going to do something stupid." C.C. said peering out the window at the white knightmare.
The Guren was following right behind the Lancelot. The two of them must have been fighting and Suzaku had gotten past Kallen. Now she was trying to get the Knight of Seven away from the Ikaruga. If he was able to get any closer he would be able to do quite a bit of damage. As it was he was really close to slicing the ship open. Suzaku easily direct the Lancelot to take a big swipe at the side of the Ikaruga. Kallen, who was keeping an eye of the Black Knight carrier, noticed Zero and C.C. standing near the window. Cursing silently to herself the Black Knight Ace threw her knightmare at the white machine in front of her. The extra force threw the Knight of Seven off and his blade made only a shallow cut. Too bad only a shallow cut was needed.
Inside the ship Lelouch staggered and fell, his back torn open by the edge of the Lancelot's sword. His body slammed limply into the ground as pain exploded across his back. Being full unable to feel anything besides searing pain he rolled across the floor to the raged hole in the wall. C.C. screamed as he began to fall over the edge. Arms flailing unconsciously Lelouch tried to catch himself but to no avail.
Slipping over the edge the masked leader of the Black Knights went into an all out free fall toward the ground. Kallen freaked out in the cockpit of the Guren and dove after him. Suzaku, seeing the chance to rid to world of Zero forever, dove after her. Schneizel and Cornelia watched the race to catch Zero from the Avalon with bitter joy. If Kururugi won this race Zero would be destroyed but if the Black Knight Ace got to him first this war would never end. It was a race to see who would win this war.