Sieg was fuming inside the BuCUE's cockpit. The dog had already been chained for a very long time as its transport went up the mountain road leading to the staging area.
"Could you please just hurry it up, even just a little? I'm running a little late already..."
"Sorry about the delay Sir! My reputation for getting you to your battles on time has been tarnished. I sincerely apologize.", said the transport truck's driver.
Late. It was the only thing running in Sieg's mind. The reason why they were late? Simple...
Flat. A flat tire. On a trailer. A mobile suit trailer. On a mountain road. It took a jack the size of a small refrigerator just to lift the trailer.
The truck slowly stopped in a small clearing the looked like a truck stop. Here Sieg's trusty Kerberos rolled down the back of the trailer.
"Ok. Just wait for me here. I'll radio you if I'll request air evac, but that's just a worst case scenario, not bloody likely to happen."
Sieg made the BuCUE roll through the woods toward the staging area of their team. He saw on the radar the Astray standing on guard, most probably waiting for him. He edged the Bucue to the Astray's side, making it look like its pet has just arrived. A terrifying pet at that.
"Howdy there partner!", Sieg said when he opened a private channel to talk to the Astray's pilot.