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Staying sharp and following the other members of the squad, Melak advanced to the next hab. Storming inside and the squad illiuminating the room with flashlights Melak saw refuse and discarded belongings everywhere across the room, unlike the previous hab this one had some light in it. The flickering glo-globes made the room appear scarier then the previous rooms. "there was some fighting here" he whispered trying not to interfere with the death like silence that shrouded the hab.

After scouting the room Brast gave the order to open the doors, he saw Serpio signaling Jonas and then trying to force the door open but he didnt succed, the only outcome was a quiet yelp from him. Then Serpio said "one of you, set your lasgun to low and lets cut our way through the door", Melak disagreed with this tactic saying "maybe what beyond closed doors should stay behind them, you cant here any noise comeing out of thier anyway", he looked across the room to see if there is any movement and then continued "I suggest we find another way through without making very much noise."
 

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Melak heard Alexious say "Bloody big Habs aren't they", "Agreed" he answered, "and we also should look out for more traps like the one before. thier might be some of them here to" he said seriously.

"Maybe ill just burn down the door" Melak said cynicly, "or maybe we should just take the steps up?" Melak suggested. "Maybe we should try to listen, there might be someone or something on the other side of the door" he said.

"Anyone has a nice story to tell?" he asked trying to improve the mood.

Melak leaned against took a toothpick out of his pocket and put it in his mouth. "This habs are indeed big" he thougth to himself.
 

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Still leaning on the wall Melak suddenly felt something hitting him in the head, this hit made him spit out his toothpick. Then he heard Brast saying "Relax when we finish, not before it unless ya wanna get killed or worse." referring to him probably and then he continued to growl at others.

After finishing his little speech Brast divided them into groups, Melak, Alexious and Tine were one while the others formed other groups. "Surely Brast got some anger issues" he thought to himself. Brast ordered Melak and the rest of the group to follow him to the next floor. After finishing going up Melak found himself in a room nearly similar to the one in the first floor, signs of struggle and damaged structure but again all lifeless.

Brast ordered Melak and Alexious to go into the first pair of doors to the left. It seemed that none of what Melak said in the room below got through to Alexiouses brain because he just trashed the door with a mighty kick. Not complaining Melak followed Alexious inside, the room itself was damaged and belongings were scattered on the floor.
In the first glimpse Melak didnt noticed the survivor on the bed but then he saw Alexious rushing towards it. First he saw the blood it was covering the whole of the bed and spilling to the floor nearby. Alexious was nearing the woman and checking her for any signs of life.

Suddenly the woman jumped up drawing out a rusty old looking knife and almost slicing Alexiouses throat. For a brief moment Melak was about to fire with his flamer on the woman when he remembered what Alexious said a moment ago "Just be sure not to set me on fire with that thing". Thinking what to do next Melak decided, he gathered his strength and was about to crash into the woman knocking her down when he heard Alexious barely shouting something that sounded like "behind", he stood still for another moment thinking if he wished to waste time checking what's behind him. Melak decided not to look back he took his flamer out and fired towards whatever was behind him while rushing towards the woman and crashing into her what brute force knocking her and himself into the ground, quickly regaining strength Melak took out his combat knife and jumped on the woman while she was still on the ground grabbing her neck and putting a knife towards her throat and saying "dont move we are here to help".
 

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"We are here to help", Melak said suddenly the woman looked at him and grinned as she leaped forward directly into his blade, "In the emperors name" was the only thing Melak said before feeling something penetrating his armor and then his skin.
Melak couldn't understand whats happened, it was all going to fast, he looked up and saw the woman dead in his arms with her throat open wide and then he looked down and he saw a piece of metal stuck in his stomach, he was losing blood, and started getting dizzy, only after three seconds he understood that the metal piece was a knife.

As Melak figured that the woman stabbed him, all the pain started reaching towards his brain, it was like fire through his veins and in every move he made he could feel the blade slashing inside his stomach. Melak was about to pull the blade out when something hit him and knocked him back on the floor. Now confused even more then before and losing a lot of blood Melak looked back and saw two figures, one near him and the other towering above him.

After a brief moment Melak figured that the figure near him is Alexious and that some guy just shot him and knocked him to the ground.
Melak's flamer was laying somewhere near by, trying to figure out what to do, he slowly reached towards his flamer as Alexious got up and charged at the figure shouting something, everything was getting blurry as he reached his flamer, for a second he blacked out the next thing he saw was Alexious brawling with the other man, Melak moved his hand and felt the grip of his flamer around it, he picked up the flamer and trying to raise his voice as much as he could he shouted "Alexious move NOW!", then he fired towards the man.
 

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Fire spited from the "mouth" of the flamer incinerating the soldier as Alexious dodged the flame. The room caught fire and smoke was everywhere, this made it very hard for Melak to breath properly. Trying to stay conscious Melak took small and fast breaths to avoid smoke getting into his throat and choking him.

Little by little, step by step, Melak started falling into the darkness of unconsciousness. As he was about to pass out a light hit him in the eyes, it was annoying, he tried to concentrate and make the light vanish but then he realized that the light is coming from something. Melak slowly opened his eyes, he saw Alexious laying on the floor next to him, breathing heavily and tired, he looked forward and saw Felix running into the room, lasgun in his hand, Felix approached Melak and offered him a hand while asking, "What in the Throne happened here?", Melak tried to answer him but he started coughing as soon as he was about to speak, the only he thing he successfully said was, "get me out of here... please!".

Felix started carrying him away and soon Melak passed out again.
 

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Melak was a little shaken up, he wasn't used to getting stabbed like this, so when Tabitha said that the wound wasn't that bad at all he was quite surprised. Melak was still quite shocked and when suddenly Tabitha pulled out the knife he hissed with surprise. When she finished Melak thanked her and stood up shaking his head getting back to his senses, "lets hope we wont have to run" he said to himself. Melak helped Alexious who was slowed down by the painkillers, "sorry for the burns, I owe you one", Melak said while helping Alexious get to the rest of the squad.

Meeting with his fellow comrades Melak friendly said "hey, so you also had some fun?". Moving up with the squad, they cleared the next floor, "all here looks the same", he thought. Finishing with this hab, the squad started walking out and heading towards the 3th hab. "Soon we will finish with this place", Melak said to whoever was listening. In the brief moment that Melak breathed in after speaking he heard a gunshot coming for somewhere and hitting someone with the sound of flesh penetration. Melak saw Brast diving to a nearby burnet cargo hauler, he was wounded, a hole in his shoulder, he then shouted "Cover now!", Melak ran as fast as he could to the nearest cover which was the burnt cargo hauler. Ducking behind it like Brast he said "I have no weapon which can hit them from here if you can create a suppressive fire i will be able to get right beneath the building and burn them or throw a frag inside".

P.S OOG: just wasent sure, this is long enough right? (seriously)
 

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Melak was watching Jonas as he tried to find out where the shooter is. Then a shot rang and Jonas dodged in the last second. The bullet hit the dirt, causing no damage. He saw Jonas then rolling into cover, he shouted to them "We got a problem!" but then before finishing he decided to get closer so he rushed to Brast's position and said, "I saw about twenty figures on the other side of the hauler, not sure if they are enemy's or our own, but probably not friendly. And there is one on the second floor with some old weapon".

"This will be tricky, I'm not sure ill be able to pass 20 men and get under the building, maybe we can distract them somehow?". Melak tried to pick out and see who are this figures, and are they friendly. But as soon as he got his head out of cover a shot rang and hit the dirt near him, "This was not wise", he thought.

Melak thought how to get this job done, but then he remembered Brast's words, "Frag this shit; we're hardliners people, get the job done faster and better. Sittin' here and takin' pot shots ain't the way, we get in close and let these bastards burn. Melak, the rest of us are gonna toss frags and try and get 'em in the windows, when we do you haul ass to the steps and clear the way, we'll be right behind you.", this encourged him and he shouted, "OK lets stick to the old plan... Ill run and you'll cover me." As they nodded towards him, Melak got ready and hoped for the best. "I must be suicidal", he said. Just for luck Melak picked a stone and tossed it in the other direction from which he is going to exit. And as soon as the stone landed, Melak dashed out of cover, and ran as fast as he could trying to get beneath the building.
 

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Melak ran, he did not look back . As he saw the zombies in front of him he did not have the time to be scared or surprised so he throwed a grenade into a group of them barely hitting any zombies but creating a dust cloud for a moment which hid him and gave him the time to enter the building. While running he heard explosions and a large amount of gun shots he just hoped that it was his squad mates and not the enemy. Melak reached the entrance as he dived inside covering himself from further gunfire or zombies, at least he hoped so...

Apparently the enemy did not notice his arrivel as no one waited at the entrance to shoot him down. Quickly spotting the stairs for the next floor Melak slowly climbed up trying to make no noise so he wont alert the enemy. As he walked up the stairs he saw a human average sized he did not look to strong, probably was a cultist, the human did not notice him, so Melak approached slowly from behind. When he was ready he grabbed the man and with a strong kick shattered his kneecap as the man was about to scream for help and from agony Melak mercilessly threw him down the stairs, it made quite a noise but apparently not enough to overcome the gunfire outside.

Melak continued up until he reached the second floor, it was as ugly as the first, the only difference between then was that this one had four shooters in it. Three out of the four where shooting with old looking bolter rifles and the fourth man was bigger then the rest and use some kind of a heavy weapon, probably a heavy bolter. Melak had to act fast because if the man finished then the end will be upon the rest of his squad. All the riflemen were closed in one room each hiding behind a different section of the wall but the heavy weapons man had a different room.
Melak decided to give up subtlety and drew out his flamer as he entered the room with the riflemen, before the noticed him he fired, a burst of liquid flame fired out of the flamers mouth, incinerating everything left in the room and soon burning the riflemen to ash, "The emperors justice is done", Melak said pleased, although the riflemen were dead the flame did not stop and start spreading throughout the whole building. That was bad as the building itself wasn't to strong, to make things worse the heavy weapon man noticed him and as Melak was turning around a fist smashed into his face knocking him back, and probably broke his nose, Melak didn't scream yet the pain could be seen upon his face. Melak turned the flamer towards the man and fired forcing the man to retreat back to the room which he came from, but as Melak was about to burn the room something fell on him, knocking him down, although knocked down luck has played to his favor as the heavy weapon man did not come out, he probably thought the Melak was waiting for him. He looked back and saw a big wooden pole, this was what knocked him down but apparently the flamer sustained most of the hit. Melak knew that after such a hit the flamer can easily blow up,quickly standing up Melak put down the flamer, a bit away from the flames, it will give him some time before the flamers reach it.

Drawing out his knife Melak quickly entered the room, the second he entered the man smashed into him as the both smashed into a nearby wall, after smashing him into the wall the man grabbed Melak and tossed him to the other side of the room, he was very big maybe even a half ogryn. Melak tried to stand back on his feet as the man approached, Melak noticed that the bolter was not completely set up and was facing the man. The man reached Melak and grabbed him, starting to choke him... Melak quickly stabbed twice, one time at the enemy wrist which caused the man to leave him and scream in agony and the second was in the knee which crippled the man abit and only intensified his screaming. It was then when Melak noticed that the whole room entrance was a flame, there was not escaping and soon the fire will reach the flamer also which with its blast will surely obliterate Melak and the man. Seeing no other way out, Melak turned back towards the man and pushed him to the big window, the man did not fall but he barely held himself with his damaged knee and wrist, the next thing which happened none of them expected, Melak heard a hiss, "Oh crap!", he shouted as he knew the sound of the flamer tank. Having no other option Melak rushed towards the man and jumped on him hitting him shoulders first, they both were thrown out of the window by Melak's force and apparently by the blast which followed, as they were in the air Melak struggled to stay on top to allow the man to absorb most of the ground which was approaching them fairly quickly.

OOC: you said deal with them as you please and I have, if you want me to edit just say and send me a PM with what I need to edit.
 

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Melak braced himself as he heard his flamer explode, a heat wave accelerated the push, throwing him and the big guy even further. Struggling to stay on top of the guy Melak smashed his elbows into the mans face. The ground came rushing to them rather quickly and Melak closed his eyes. The giant of a man crashed into the ground with a huge sound, with Melak "Riding" on him. The impact against the ground took all of Melak's air from his lounges and he was sure that he heard something crack, but on the other hand its possible that the big man broke every bone in his body.

Opening his eyes Melak saw the big mans face twisted horribly, it was clear that he suffered tremendous pain when they hit the ground, it could clearly be seen in his eyes. He pushed himself to his knees and looked at the now obviously dead man, his chest was covered with blood and a lot of blood was spilling out of the back of his head. Melak rolled of the dead body and slowly stood up. He was covered in blood, most of it not his at all. Several bruises and wounds could be seen on Melak's body but not the kind which will interfere with the rest of the mission.

Melak scoured (oh yeah, like Arajo) the surroundings, the carnage surrounded them. The bodys of the once zombies laid cut down, destroyed. Melak continued watching the surroundings and then he saw his squad gathered nearby. He walked towards his squad while walking he noticed new figures around and after a few seconds he understood that this were reapers. A grin appeared on his face, they probably destroyed the zombies... If this was not enough already he spotted Gabriel Hultz the reapers leader.

Melak waved to Brast, pointing out that he is still alive. Then he continued walking until he arrived at the squad gathering place. "Mission accomplished sir, building burned down." Melak said, speaking to Brast. He then slowly sat down on the floor resting for a bit until they will have to continue scouring the rest of the hab blocks. "Ah, by the way, I lost my flamer... Its, hmmm, kind of exploded in the building. I think I need a new weapon as I have only my blade left and a couple of frags.", Melak said unsure of the reaction he will get from Brast.

After a few seconds a squad D chimera pulled into the open near them, Melak saw Jackson surveying from the chimera's top hatch. Once he spotted Brast and Serpio who have been wounded he quickly jumped out of the hatch before the chimera even stopped and rushed to them to tend to their wounds. Melak then noticed Hultz from the reaper squad heading towards them. He knew the man, by name and reputation. He heard a lot on his bravery and skill and he knew that he was highly regarded back in command. Melak was a little nervous, he was not sure if he did good on this mission and he really did not like the idea of being laughed at after such a thing. Hoping for good Melak just waited, standing up out of respect when Hultz came close to them.
 

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Melak was close by when Brast, Hultz and Faust started talking between themselves but he didn't manage to catch what they were saying. He looked around and saw that the squads started to gather around. As soon as everyone where in place the respective leader of each squad signaled them to gather around, and so they did. Melak was the closest to Brast so he arrived first, seeing Melak, Brast didn't look very happy, most likely because of the lost heavy flamer... He only hoped that he would get out with a warning on this one and not an execution.

Once everybody came to the pinpointed location they took a knee along with squad D. Then Hultz spoke, "Should the Emperor being feeling generous, maybe we'll find some survivors and no traps. Failing that, stay alert and keep an eye out, we still got four more of these blocks to search out and I am not gonna come and save your arses every time shit goes flying.", he grinned while saying that, he looked eager for more action. Faust quickly added more to the small speech, "The Lieutenant's orders still stand, we go through the ten stacks split up between the hard liners and reapers and the bastards and bulldogs. After that, we meet up with the rest of the platoon at the town center, hopefully with some good news for the CO.", everybody nodded, acknowledging their task.

Brast then spew a wad of something on the ground and said, "Well why we wastin' what remains of the light then? Come on ladies, lets get a movin.", before Melak could do anything Brast kicked him in the ass pointing him to the Chimera. He looked even angrier then before, maybe while they were talking before the issue arose and angered Brast even more. "I swear Melak, if the quartermaster don't skin your hide I will. Ready up the Heavy Stubber we got, and don't you dare go losin' or destroyin' it or I'll save the commissars the trouble of punishment!", Melak trembled in fear. He was not a cowered but when the commissar was mentioned it was never a good sign. He thanked the emperor that he did not get punished this time. He walked to the Chimera hoping that no one stops him or mentions the fact that he has wronged. Looking through the Chimera's weapons for a bit at last he managed to find that Heavy Stubber which he then picked up and readied.

Looking back he saw that Brast was already moving with the squad. He picked up the Heavy Stubber which appeared to be much heavier then he originally thought. Yet he still had to catch up with the squad, so he waved to the quartermaster and ran off with the Heavy Stubber. The running with the Stubber was not easy at all and upon reaching Brast he was already sweating from the heat and from the weight of the thing. "Melak, reporting for duty!", he said, saluting Brast. Brast stayed silent and signaled Melak to take his place in the squad formation. He silently walked to the center taking his place, from this place he will be able to shoot enemies at 360 degrees, it was the ideal place for a Heavy Stubber.

They patrolled the blocks until the late night hours, there was nothing, it was like the ground just opened up and swallowed everyone. No enemies, no survivors, no zombies, just nothing! Only a few corpses and traps remained. While he was patrolling with the squad he saw a corpse that reminded him of a friend of his. He then had a flashback.
Gunfire, smoke, blood, screams... Corpses all around him, the orks were attacking and he was part of the defense line. He was shot by one of the orks and he laid on the ground on the verge of unconsciousness. He saw his friends falling, they had no chance against the orks, their couldn't stop the orks, they could only barely hold them back and but the citizens time to escape. He saw one of his close friends Alexi, he was fighting off a nob, but the nob was clearly just toying with him. Melak pulled out his pistol and fired madly into the nob, most of the shots missed our hit the chest but two penetrated his skull. The surprised nob fell on the ground, instantly dead. Alexi looked and saw Melak, he smiled to him and Melak smiled back, it was a dead mans smile, and it was the last smile that Melak saw from his friend as a moment after that his brains were smashed into a pulp by another nob carrying a hammer. Something then hit Melak and he fell to unconsciousness.

Melak woke up from his day dreaming and saw that it was already nearly nightfall. He then heard that there were no survivors except one that was found by squad D. It was a child. Hearing that Melak approached Brast and asked, "With your permission, if we bring the child back to HQ can I speak with him. He probably have been through much and I hope I will be able to help him and deal with it.". He waited for Brast's answer and after he answered he saluted and got back to formation. They then began walking back to the town center, to the HQ. Passing burned buildings and the carcasses of vehicles. Even some burned corpses could be seen from time to time but the whole city looked grim and dark, it felt wrong to Melak, he couldn't shake off the feeling that someone is watching them. So he kept alert although it was late and he was tired.
 
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