Chapter 2! :D

Sorry if it's a BIT shorter then the last one. I promise my chapters will be getting longer. Promise.

If not, I give you all permission to Pixel Slap me.


"Angel? Angel. Angel!" Ah snapped me out of my thoughts..

"Huh?" I stuttered.

"Are you ready? Cause I'm hungry."

I nodded. "Yeah, I'm ready. Let's go." She stared at me for a moment, as if contemplating something, and then we left.

The Commander still had her sunglasses on. I sat across from Aj, who sat next to the Commander. Aaron was on her right, and Lilly sat next to me. I bent forward a little to see that Robert was seated next to Lilly.

"So what do you think of the base so far?" Aaron asked me with a smile.

"Oh, uh, it's nice. Big. I'm afraid I might get lost a few times, but I'm sure that I'll learn quickly." I smiled half-heartedly and looked at the Commander. She was eating quietly, seeming to enjoy the conversation. I had no idea what to say, I felt to awkward. I was "the new kid in school" basically. I didn't know anything about any of these people, so I just let them have their conversation. Aaron seemed like the one who kept them all smiling. I had to admit, he was hilarious; he even had the Commander laughing.

I was so curious as to what she was hiding behind those glasses. Was she blind? No, she couldn't be. She'd be out of here if she were. Unless she were…no. I laughed internally to myself. That was impossible. Crazy shit like that didn't happen. Aaron was making some sort of joke about something that I didn't understand. Maybe it was something about a previous mission they had gone through? Meh, I thought to myself, Soon I'll understand what they're talking about too.

Once we were all done eating, we walked back to our rooms together. Lilly and Aj bunked together while Aaron and Robert slept together. Then I realized it. Kate was the Commander's left-hand woman! They must have shared a room! And now I was taking that place…

"Good night, Private." The Commander said to me as she turned her lights off after changing into her night clothes. "Tomorrow is the start of a new mission. We may not be back for a few days, so don't get too comfy." And she laid down and went to sleep. I changed, bid her good night, and did the same.

There was fire all around them; fire and blood. She didn't know what to do. He was laying there, in her arms, dying slowly. She was crying. Her friends fought all around them, protecting the dying brother and the sister who was begging to keep him alive. There was nothing she could do for him, and she knew that. Covenant surrounded them, they were all going to die there. But then there was hope! Falcons came out of no where, several to keep the fighting at bay, and then another one for the team. The sister was pulled away from the brother and forced into the Falcon, but she wasn't alone for long. The brother was set down in front of her, and she began crying more. He whispered a single "I love you…," and then he died. She screamed for him to come back, but it was too late. She cried the rest of the way back, holding her dead brother in her arms.

The Commander awoke with a gasp, and clutched her chest. Just another nightmare. But it was so vivid. She could feel the heartache of the dream clutching her and making her want to cry. She looked over to the rookie and rubbed her arms for warmth, shivering at the thought of the dream. Something big was going to happen. And soon. "This isn't going to end well for any of us…" She sighed and got out of bed for her nightly bowl of cereal.

When I woke up the next morning, Lilly was standing over me. I freaked out and fell out of the bed. She laughed at me for a good three minutes.

I groaned. "What? You know, when a person is sleeping soundly, you don't just stand over them like a creeper!"

She giggled again. "Well the Commander told me to come in and get you, we're having breakfast. About to head out."

I blinked a few times and cursed under my breath. "I'll be there in a sec." Hoping out of bed, I walked to the bathroom and listened to Lilly walk out. I had such a weird dream last night, and I heard something going on inside the room, outside of my dream.

The dream felt so real. We were on the battlefield, Elites and Brutes everywhere. But someone was dying. I was too busy keeping the enemies away from the two on the ground. But who was it? It must have been someone on our teem. I shook the thought away and got ready to head to breakfast.

When I walked back into the "cafeteria" I guess you could call it, my team was sitting in the exact same spot as last night. I took my seat next to Lilly. I was still grumpy at her for scaring me, but she looked over at me and smiled. "Let's get some food," she told me. "I've been waiting for you."

I had to admit. That made me smile. We stood up and walked over to get some food. "So how do you like it here so far?"

I shrugged. "It's alright. I guess I'll be able to tell more when we go on our mission today." I sighed. "What are we doing, anyway?"

"Oh. There's this Elite team that's been wreaking havoc on a nearby town. A lot of people have gone missing. So we're going to investigate."

An Elite? Sheesh, I've seen pictures of them, but never one up close. "And that's our only mission?"

Lilly tensed up slightly, as if she wanted to maybe tell me something. "Well…not really. I'm sure the Commander will tell you later."

That didn't make me feel much better.

The six of us ate breakfast and left to suit up afterwards. My Christmas armor stood out the most. Aj's armor was a pretty dark green color with a lighter secondary green; her visor a pretty silver visor. Lilly's was all pink. And I liked that. It matched her personality; and the pink visor topped it all off. And then the Commanders. Black with a deep violet color for a secondary. Her gold visor worked too. This was my team now. And I was really okay with that.

The Commander looked at me and smiled. "You ready for today, Private? Today's a big day."

I nodded. "Yes, Commander." She was hard to talk to. And it frustrated me. I didn't want my relationship with my Commander to be awkward. I was about to ask her for full details about our mission, but I decided I'd better wait until we were out on the field.

"Alright Alpha team. Let's head out." She said as we were reunited with the boys in the hallway.

"Yes, Commander." We all replied, and then we left.


Well there you have it. Is something wrong with the Commander?

Is there some kind of bond between Private Angel Christmas and the Commander?

More to come!

Lol. I should probably get more sleep.

Chapter three is to come soon? Who's your favorite character so far?

Oh. And my Twin is SUPPOSED to be drawing me some Spartan armor art.

Supposed to be.


See you all soon~!