Darkness 0 Posted September 2, 2007 Share Posted September 2, 2007 Kevin was nervous. His last few battles hadn't gone so well. Simulators only did so much when it came to combat - they just couldn't prepare you for a human opponent. He hoped that today's match wouldn't end as the last one had - Sandy would never forgive him if he ruined another atmospheric machine. He still remembered the scolding he'd recieved after the damage the Sky Grasper had recieved last time. His wife certainly had a temper when it came to any kind of machine, especially the older models. "Approaching the battle zone, Terrier. Don't you dare ruin this one! Fixing those things costs money you know, and money doesn't grow on trees!" The voice cracked over the radio, and Kevin chuckled. "I know, Sandy. I'll try to bring the Jet Dagger back in one piece. No promises though. From what I've heard and read, my opponent is good." "Least you're here first. Get a feel for the area, and maybe you'll actually get the Jet through this without too much damage." Sandy, currently acting as the driver of their transport truck, paused, and Kevin felt the vehicle shudder as it came to a stop. "In case you haven't realized, it's time for you to disembark. I'd like to be safely away from the area before you begin. Good luck Kevin." "Thanks, Sandy." The transport's back opened, revealing a part of the battlefield, and the thin, treacherous road that they had used. It was barely wide enough for the large vehicle. "Be careful getting out of this area, okay?" "I'll be fine, Kevin. Just make this battle worth the drive, okay?" Kevin sighed, starting up his machine's systems and ensuring everything was working before disembarking, and watched his wife leave. Now without any distractions, he surveyed the area, glad that he had decided to come early. He had some experience in this kind of battlefield, but knowing the lay of the land might give him an edge over his opponent. The river, fast flowing as it was, could have been much wider - In spring and summer, a glacier further up in the mountains would have cause the river to swell to the point where it would cover the entire valley floor. The smooth rocks on one shore glistened in the sunlight - Best to avoid them; he didn't want to risk slipping on the wet surface. The valley itself didn't provide much cover, but the Mountains on either side provided plenty of outcrops and shadows to hide even a mobile suit. Choosing one such hideaway, he power-down his machine as much as he dared, leaving only his weapons, sensors and air-conditioning online. He wanted to give himself a chance to observe his opponent, if at all possible. ((OOC: First time trying to write something like this, so any suggestions, comments, etc, will be very much appreciated.)) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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