The Glass Pond: Prologue== Prologue ==
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==== 8:00, August 30th, 2552 (The Fall of Reach) ====
Jugar-007, marksman of the SPARTAN-II fireteam Purple Team, dropped his Gauss Rifle with a loud thump before taking his helmet off. His face sported a fresh scar from a Sangheili's energy dagger near his chin; it wouldn't be the first though. His short brown hair moved slightly as a breeze flew through the destroyed UNSC base. Corpses of both UNSC Army Troopers and Covenant Jiralhanae were scattered around at every possible place.
After a short moment to rest he put his helmet back on and attempted to contact someone over the radio, "This is Sierra-007, are there any friendly forces left in the city of Manassas? Over."
There was a silence that dreaded the Spartan, if no one answered, he would be left on Reach to be killed by the Covenant's orbital bombardment, commonly known as glassing, and he would be responsible for the death of a second squad mate.
Jugar looked over to the three bodies closest
Veterans: Chapter 4== Chapter 4 ==
=== 15:00, June 13th, 2553 ===
The D77H-TCI Pelican skimmed across the clouds as it made its way towards Wrangel Island. The occasional bump from the turbulence didn't disturb either the experienced pilot or her passengers, all had been in much more dangerous conditions before in their lifetimes.
"So " started off Sergeant Lang before he was cut off by Sophia-A024.
"If you start off by telling us about yourself I swear to God I'll seal your mouth shut myself!"
"Someone is in a bad mood, is it that time of the month again?" joked Sophia's twin brother Nicholas-A022.
"Hey lock it down both of you, while Sith was in charge that stuff may have been fine but under my watch we'll play the quiet game until a round is discharged." Stated Jugar-007 with a point of his finger to both SPARTAN-IIIs.
"Hope the quiet game hasn't started yet Spartan because we've got some bogies incoming from our six." Said the Pilot to the crew before increasing the speed of the Pelican even fas
Veterans: Chapter 3== Chapter 3 ==
=== 23:15, October 8th, 2016 ===
Task Force 121 sat quietly on the C-130 as it flew towards Wrangel Island, what they would find there was a mystery to all of them.
"So Brass you gonna' tell us about Operation Red Dawn or Operation Neptune Spear now? You promised on the last mission if we lived you would." Said Robert Clinton, the MARSOC Gunnery Sergeant.
"What the official stuff isn't good enough for you?" replied Monroe as he lost a game of tetris on an old game boy.
"We're not even in an official unit remember? According to the records Task Force 121 was dissolved and changed to Task Force 6-26 after Saddam Hussein was captured." Added Jane Johnson, the US Navy SEAL and one of the three women on the team.
"Fine," said Tony as he gave in to the annoyance, "For Operation Red Dawn I was just there with MacArthur when we found the bastard in a hole."
"What about Operation Neptune Spear wasn't that was DEVDRU?" asked Carlos Sontag, the Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiale