Noble Eight- Chapter 1- Lost

A/N: So, I'm back, and with a brand-spanking-new story to boot! I took a break from FF to work on my first complete original novel. So far, I've worked my way through chapter one and have started on chapter two. Anyways, here's my first Halo fic, expect a little OOCness. Tell me what you think of it in a review, and I'll be posting chapter two as soon as I get it typed. Also, I know this chapter is VERY short, but the rest will be MUCH longer, I promise.

Planet Reach- Location unknown

I was bent over, panting. "You okay, Six?" Kat asked, concerned. I suppose it was justified that she was worried. I changed when Kat was shot. She had almost died, but the shooter had missed by a few centimeters and hit her in the shoulder rather than in the head. It was then that I realized I felt differently about Kat than I did the others. It didn't help that I hadn't eaten since yesterday, and it was beginning to have an effect on me.

"I- I'm fine," I said. Kat looked as if she knew I wasn't, but she didn't press me. "Just tired."

"Well, now's as good a time as any to rest as any," she offered. "We'll be able to move easier in the dark, too. I'll wake you up at midnight," she added. I nodded, and leaned back against a rock. I took my helmet off, and fell asleep almost immediately; another benefit of being in the military. You learned to sleep whenever you got the chance.

An hour later, I woke up to Kat shaking my arm. Still immersed in the nightmare, I almost yelled out, but Kat realized this and put her hand over my mouth to stop me. "Shh," she whispered. "Don't want to attract any Covenant in the area." I nodded, and she released me.

"Just another nightmare," I panted. A thin layer of sweat covered my face. She looked at me worriedly.

"Mind telling me what is was about?" Kat asked. "Sometimes talking about it helps." Her ice blue eyes pierced me, and I decided to tell her this time.

"It was about you, Kat. In my nightmare, the skirmisher didn't miss. Kat, I don't know what I would do if you died," I said, then got up and started walking back and forth. Kat got up, and put her hand on my shoulder. I stopped, and looked at her.

In her eyes, all I saw was complete and total understanding. Wordlessly, she pulled me closer and held me. That simple action told me all I needed to know. Even if the rest of Noble was gone, I had Kat. And she loved me.