Ok part 4 I'm not sure how far this story will go but I guess I'll just see where this leads. I will stop this thred if they leave the planet there on now, but I haven't made the entire story yet.
Shortly after breakfast the men stood ready as a basilisk pounded the town. The new squad member was Garax. He had blond hair and blue eyes and was one of those who had lost his squad and was already fully trained.
“All right the town will be shelled and when were done with that all you troops need to do is go into town and kill every last heretic you see. You will be supported by storm troopers. They will be in charge of taking the town square so if you can make your way there and help them that would help our success. The same boys were on a mission last night to gather intelligence and they have 3 vehicles in town so you wont need to worry about anti armor weapons being available unless your unlucky.” said Major Rand
“Ok men forward march!” said Lieutenant Vistal as the basilisk started to shell the town square which was where there HQ had been set up.
As they got down the hill they started to run as laser shots started to land around them.
“Fire!” Lieutenant Vistal shouted.
Men opened up with the lasguns and other weapons.
“Die heretics!” shouted one of the other guardsmen.
“For the gods!!!” shouted a well dressed figure leading a small group of men straight towards them. It was clear that they were not as well trained or equipped as the guard. Most of them were not very good shots.
“Advance!” shouted Lieutenant Vistal
They quickly killed the forward defenses and advanced into the town. They saw a large group of heretics coming at them firing as much as they could at them.
Certhen aimed and shot on heretic in the throat. Just then Garax was shot in the face and landed onto of him. Certhen threw his corps of his back and fired 3 more shots into the crowd of heretics. A moment later Dant fell over dead.
“Move men!” voxed lieutenant Vistal who was safely using his men as a shield.
The 36 or so men in there platoon that were left advanced into a market area where heavy stubbers had been set up. They ran straight into the oncoming shots. Doplan fired 2 shots at the men manning heavy stubber killing them both. Sangra was then shot in the leg and fell on the ground and screamed in pain.
Another platoon ran into the market and fired on the heretics.
Just then a tank ran into the square. It was a tank no one recognized. It was similar to a leman Russ but was bigger and slower with a bad engine and it’s turret and body were flatter. A shot fired from it’s battle cannon killing most people in the other platoon and it’s auto cannon then fired on there platoon killing Dant as well as a few other guardsmen.
Certhen grabbed Sangra and started to drag her away from the tank as it started coming at them. One of Vitals staff aimed his melta gun at it and shouted Purge the heretics!! The shot went through the tanks and the tank exploded as the ammo and fuel detonated.
“Don’t run away. Advance, we’ve broken there back!” voxed Vistal
Seves picked up his lasgun which he dropped when the battle cannon fired. Certhen put Sangra down and advanced with the rest of the two platoons. 1st Lieutenant Xadan who was in charge of the other platoon voxed. “Take my men I’ll secure the market. We’ll treat anyone who is still alive.” They ran into the town square and saw 6 storm troopers holding back a counter attack on the square but the rebels were mostly bad shots and there weren’t many left. In the square there was a chimera and a vindicator, they were both destroyed from the basilisks shells. The square was full of dead and a few wounded guardsmen and women. Vistals personal medic began treating the wounded.
“Get behind those barricades! Shoot every heretic that try’s to retake this square. Marith looked up at the bell tower and saw someone firing shots down at the heretics running away and towards the square. They had become so disorganized they didn’t know if they were retreating or counterattacking. Then 2 chimeras rolled into the square and stopped in center. Then Major Rand came out of the top hatch on the rear of the chimera.
“You ummVistal tell Capitan Volt to set up a command center hear and is in charge until I get back. Common lets get the rest of these heretics!” He said before the Chimeras drove off.
“Medic!. Where are the medics we need medics there are so many wounded.” Voxed Vertexa.
“This is Capitan Volt non combat medics get to the town and set up a medical station.” voxed Capitan Volt.
“Capitan Volt Major Rand said to set up a command post in the square and your in charge till he gets back.” said Vistal as Capitan Volt entered the square.
“Ok men get some rest and help get some wounded to the square were setting up the medical station in that doctors office over there.” He said as he pointed to a doctors office next to the town hall.
“Vistal and Xadan come with me were setting up the command post in the town hall.” He said.
Certhen went back to Sangra in the market. Certhen went over and helped her up.
“Can you stand on your left leg?” he asked
“Ya I think so.” she said.
He carried her to the doctors office and let the medics take care of her. Queren was busy sitting on the steps of the town hall. Certhen went up to him.
“How are you doing?” he asked
“Dant is dead.” he said
“I know.” said Certhen
“ You want a lho stick?” he asked
“Sure.” said Certhen. He took it and started smoking.
“Bread?” asked Queren
Certhen took the bread and started eating it.
“Got that from the baker over there.” he said
“Got anything special?” asked Certhen
“I….just happen…to have some Ohxolosvennoy with me.” He said
Ohxolosvennoy was a thick, salty beverage similar to coffee made from the powdered bones of Grox (An aggressive and vicious reptilian animal kept as livestock) and various stimulants and preservatives.
Certhen drank some.
Later after hours of talking and being on guard duty Doplan decided to look around the ruined town. He hoped to find something that would be valuable. He saw what was a jewelry store. It had some jewels behind it’s broken window.
“I don’t believe it. All of this left over.”
He smiled and started loading all of it into his pant pockets. He started looking through all the other houses and stores as well. This was to easy, on Slalters, there home world it would never have been this easy. The place was a hive world and everything valuable was hidden well and protected. And the many street gangs would have looted the entire city clean in the event of people leaving anything behind. Of his many treasures he found, some money, jewels, which were worth a lot, 4 lho sticks, a necklace, a few gold coins, a few rings from some bodies and some alcoholic drinks. He sat on a bed to see what he had and take a rest and drink.
He looked at a picture of a family who had lived in that house before, they seemed happy. It was then he realized that they were much happier than him. He then longed to be happier than he was. All his life was war. And he had spent some time on Slalters for a few years before his aunt and uncle sent him back to his parents because they needed to make room for there child that they were finally having. He had 3 children and 3 girlfriends and he was never truly happy in his life or at least he felt that way.
Doplan turned around and aimed his lasgun down the hall, he had noticed the quiet sound of foot steps. He drank the last of his bottle he packed up his loot. He slowly walked out into the hall. He went into the next bed room. He walked in the room and looked under the bed. What he saw was a child.
“Hey there. Come out, I’m not going to hurt you.”
The child then gave a hiss at him.
“No come out. Wait you must be thirsty.” he said as he tried to pass the child his canteen.
He poured a little on the ground and held it to the child. She snatched it out of his hand. As she drank he snapped a ration bar in half and gave half of it to her. He lured her out with the second half.