Monday, September 26, 2011

The Unknown - Chapter 14b - by nova

In the background I heard the 2nd squad machine gun open up and the burst of a hand grenade. I never heard one of the new ones they were carrying go off but I hoped they were the only ones with them. I also hoped they didn't kill of all the hostages saving them.

I knew we were going to take casualties, the rarity was not taking any, I just didn't want any screamers until we got everyone loaded up and moving. I also had a real problem with wounded and dead kids.

All this was running through my head while I worked on orientating myself. I was about to lead us back the way Rodriquez was facing when I heard a kid scream from the opposite direction. The same one the three Apaches had come from. I started running in that direction. The scream which, in my head at least, had never stopped.

The only thing I did right next was take the corner wide. I wasn't thinking anymore. I was slipping away fast to a place I had only come close to, and not all that often in the past few years, the place where I didn't give a shit. I didn't think. I didn't care. Where everything happened in slow motion around me, where only one thing mattered and that was to kill. I had already tasted it today, now I gulped it and I loved it.


  1. In any conflict, war, fight, whatever you wish to call it. Those who use or abuse children in that are nothing but pure evil.

    I have often wondered how so many of them make it to a trial. I believe that forgiveness is not an option and is ultimately given. But I withhold the need to be repulsed and disgusted first and hope the forgiveness is a 2 way street.

    Jim in MO.

  2. Jim,


    hope the forgiveness is a 2 way street.

    I would count on it and if it isn't -- oh well.