Author has written 1 story for Halo.
Well, I finally decided that it was about time I made a half-decent attempt at writing a bio or whatever this is called, so here it goes...
I am a Mexican kid with a lot of time on his hands. Now that we've got that over with, let's get to the "real" bio.
Well, I obviously enjoy writing, its a great exercise to avoid every idea that I have stay bottled up in my head and send me into some vivid daydreams while I am having an exam or something similar. Anyways, I currently only have one story (which is still ongoing) about a (relatively) regular ODST fighting through the Human-Covenant war as best he can. I'm writing it in first person perspective for one main reason. It is a lot easier to write epic adventures when you can somehow identify yourself with the hero, that goes both for me and my readers. On the other hand, I try to keep it as realistic as possible without making it dull and boring. You know, with the Author Avatar and Marty Stu and all that.
Anyways, I really hope that you enjoy my story and I hope to write some other kick-ass fic in the foreseeable future. Love you guys (in a totally not homoerotic or creepy way).
My profile pic is an epic high-five, not a heartwarming moment between father and son.
That is all.
THIS IS IN BOLD AND CAPS! TAKE NOTICE: Hey, I am currently looking for anyone that might want to draw or photoshop a cover for my story, any and all applicants can send me a PM. Your help is appreciated
"It wouldn't do the squad any good to have the both of us dead, now would it?"
"Fine. Frank, if you die can I keep your knife?"
"Me? Die? I was talking about you."
This story follows an ODST called Francisco Castillo. A highly skilled warrior of small importance to the overall war effort finds himself in larger-than-life situations more often than he would like. Joining Frank is the witty Pavel, his best friend and squad mate. Frank, as a regular human being, does his best to survive. He is extremely lucky and has seen more war than he would care to admit.
I've tried to make the story and protagonist as realistic as possible (I have, in a way, failed), but can't really do it 100% realistic because... well, what fun would it be? Regardless, I aim to please all kinds of readers with this fic.
Characters in The Life
Francisco "Frank" Castillo (born: 2515)
Height: 6'4 (previously 6'2)
Weight: 205 lbs
Francisco was born to two Mexican parents in Mexico City, United Republic of North America. When he was just ten years old his father was killed in a car crash and his mother was left in persistent vegetative state. Francisco went to live with his uncle in Jericho VII, where he lived all through his teenage years. At the age of eighteen, he signed up to join the Helljumpers and flew off to Mars for training.
Pavel Klaus (born: 2516)
Weight: 203 lbs
Pavel is the first and only child of a Polish family. During his teenage years he was won over by the skillful UNSC propaganda and fell in love with the Marine Corps and the ODST. He joined the Corps just as he turned eighteen and was accepted into the 105th Drop Jet Platoon just one year after that. His first combat mission as an ODST was a complete failure. His unit was overrun by incredibly large numbers of grunts and Pavel was left the only survivor. He was rescued by Francisco and transferred to the UNSC Inconvenience
Layla Wickett (born: 2518)
Layla Wicket is the middle of three children of a typical family living in New York, United Republic of North America. The lack of financial capability in her family prompted her to join the UNSC Navy as to get her college tuition paid. Once that she joined, she decided that she liked the lifestyle and decided to make a career out of it. For unknown reasons she was assigned to the UNSC Inconvenience. She served as a communications officer on board the ship until she requested to be transferred to another ship after the Inconvenience was boarded and almost overrun by a Covenant raiding party.
Marina Bogdanovic (born: 2515)
Weight: 137 lbs
Youngest out of eight siblings. She was born to a privileged family in the Balkan States. Ever since Bogdanovic was young she demonstrated an interest in flying. As soon as she turned fifteen she decided that she would fly small, fast, and agile craft. Her family's wealth allowed her to fly small civilian aircraft on occasion, but she fulfilled her dream when she joined the UNSC Marine Corps at the age of eighteen. Bogdanovic desired to be the pilot of a Longsword type fighter, but in account of (alleged) sexism in the Flight Corps, she was unable to, instead becoming a Pelican pilot. Marina can only be described as an ace pilot. As good with a Pelican as almost any human being alive.
Emily Hardwick (born: 2517 died: 2544) KIA
Second Lieutenant Hardwick is a Hornet pilot. While very talented at what she does, she is not exactly the stuff that legends are made off. Still, she is a very good option when you need air support. Emily has an outgoing and almost giddy personality, usually being an optimist in most situations. She has been known to engage in banter during missions and isn't above taunting the men and women who she provides support for. While not completely defenseless, her ground combat training leaves much to be desired.
First Lieutenant Yevgeny Nezarian (born: 2511 died: 2544) KIA
The very model of a gentlemen officer. Well, at least as close as you can get to it in these modern times. Of Russian descent, Nezarian is as good a soldier as you'll likely meet in your life, a capable leader with charismatic personality, men serving under him have repeatedly stated that they would die if he ordered them to. A career military officer, he served a tour as an enlisted soldier before going into officer school. He has refused promotions at least once under the excuse that it would pull him away from combat, and in turn, from his men.
Corpsman Hanna Lockley (born: 2520)
Corpsman Lockley was born in Harvest just five years before the initial attack by the Covenant. She was the only member of her family that managed to leave the planet. Her mother and sisters died during the attack but his father managed to survive the length of the Harvest campaign, only being killed at the very end. She lived in foster care and only joined the Navy to pay for college. So far it seems like she likes life in the military.
The Squad "Reaper"
Robert "Bumblebee" Agnarsson (born: 2517)
Initially introduced as the rocket-launcher marine in an early chapter, this man's mannerisms and attitude proved to be popular enough to bring him back. Rob is what you would call a crack shot with the M12 SSR Spanker, being able to hit a moving target at a distance without need for the tracking mechanism. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and is an only child. Personality-wise, one could say that he is strong-headed, impatient, arrogant, and a difficult person to get along with until you really get to know him. All in all, the stereotype of a Helljumper.
Naveen "Snark" Avninder (born: 2519)
Naveen, usually called by his call sign even in non-combat situations, is a marksman and a sniper. In fact, he's one of the best in the whole universe. Ranking in the Top 15 marksmen on the UNSCDF and certainly being better than any Covenant sniper that he has encountered, Snark has the right to be cocky about his skills. Despite this, Snark is pretty quiet most of the time, although he has opened up to Reaper Squad ever since he got inducted. His nickname comes from his capability to deliver plain-faced sarcastic comments at a moment's notice.
Grigori "Caboose" Konstantinov (born: 2513)
Grigori is a superb soldier in all aspects, talented, brave, good marksman, and best of all, will follow orders without question. Not much is known about his past before joining Reaper Squad. It is known for a fact that he was born in one of the outer colonies, but not on which one. The man is very private about his past and personal life, this is probably due to the fact that Frank discovered that he had been planted in the squad by ONI. Despite this, Frank is willing to let Caboose into the squad as long as he remembers what his place is and doesn't mess up.
Arcangelo "Angel" Lamberti (born: 2514)
An ex criminal and ex con, Lamberti is a computer prodigy, a skill that served him to amass a small fortune in his late teens and early twenties. He is also completely obsessed with explosives, never missing an opportunity to toss a grenade or detonate a nuclear warhead. After serving some time in prison he was drafted into a special section of the UNSCDF for criminals, he completed his service and chose to renovate it, joining the ODSTs. Other than his obvious skills with electronics and explosives, Angel handles his M247 SAW excellently.
Camilla "Grass" Seppa (born: 2519)
Camilla, usually called Cam, is a prodigy and an overachiever. Boasting an IQ of over 160 she is a certified genius in all but most societies of that kind. One would think that her intelligence and capacity for learning would be wasted as a mere infantry grunt, but Camilla is an exceptional soldier, talented with a weapons and often possessing information that serves the rest of the squad. When she first joined the the squad the was rather shy and insecure, but she has let go of those tendencies with time. Her call sign comes from her rather large rear.
George "Scarecrow" Sutton (born: 2512 died: 2543) KIA
George is the friendliest man that you'll ever meet, he also looks like someone who you would want to avoid at night. Born in Earth and having several siblings, Sutton knows how to get along with people. He originally joined the UNSCDF so that his parents wouldn't have to pay for his college and could instead focus on the education of his siblings. Son of a boxer, he has relatively little interest in close quarters combat, but is strong enough to tear off a grunt's head with a little bit of effort. He has an almost supernatural talent when it comes to calculating the drop of a under-barrel grenade. George Sutton was declared Killed in Action during the Battle of Uppergap, in Lambari.
The New Squad
Staff Sergeant Pavel Klaus
Sergeant Grigori Konstantinov
PFC Axel Beckel (born: 2519) Sarcastic. Complains a lot.
PFC Sander Almers (born: 2525 died: 2457) Sarcastic. Swears a lot.
PFC Serge Brisbois (born: 2506) A veteran of the French Foreign Legion despite being a French national. Quiet, creepy, and as badass as it gets.
Private Miranda Novak (born: 2526) New and wide eyed. Physically she's kind of cute. In fact, all of her is kind of cute.
Jaguar Company and Platoon Five
In mid 2547 Frank's unit was expanded from platoon-sized to company-sized. As one of the squad leaders Frank had experience in working side by side with Lieutenant (soon to be captain) Hayes and was sent to officer training school in order to command a platoon. Frank was assigned to command Platoon Five. Five is supposed to take the most unconventional tasks, but seeing as Jaguar is already a slightly unconventional company in the extremely unconventional Orbital Drop Shock Troopers unit anything goes.
First Squad (Very Special Forces Squad)
Second Squad (Heavy Weapons Squad)
Third Squad (Recon Squad)
Minor and Recurring Cast
Lieutenant Krikor Darbinian (born: 2515) The XO in Echo Company, rather capable despite being universally hated.
Specialist Claire Winchester (born: 2519) Pretty Ranger, don't let her know that because she can kick your ass. The sudden change in her sexuality was not surprising to those close to her.
First Lieutenant Yassir "Yas" Dajani Excellent squad leader and officer. Long-time friends with Captain Tahlia Hayes. Gets along well with Frank and Pavel.
Second Lieutenant Jen Weller (born: 2519) Professional tough bitch. Decent leader, even if she sometimes tries too hard to maintain her reputation.
Second Lieutenant Domingo "Dom" dos Santos (born: 2512) Friendly, chatty, short, and has a thing for torturing grunts.
Warrant Officer Marina Bogdanovic (born: 2515) Recently demoted ro recurring. The sudden change in her sexuality was surprising to those close to her.
Timeline of The Life (very rough timeline of the story)
2525: Battle of Harvest, Battle of Green Hills, Battle of Second base. Covenant victories
2526: Second Battle of Harvest begins, Alpha Aurigae (space engagement)
2528: Battle of XI Bootis A (space engagement) UNSC victory
2529:Battle of Hat Yai (1st time ODSTs are deployed in the Human-Covenant war)
2530: Battle of Goombridge-1830 (space engagement) UNSC victory
2531: Second Battle of Harvest ends. First Battle of Arcadia
2534: Frank turns 19 years old. Battle of Eden at Neutron Second
2535: Battle of Jericho VII, Battle of Charybdis IX
2536: Outer Colonies are mostly glassed by this point
2537: Battle of New Constantinople, Battle of Leonis Minoris, Siege of the Atlas Moons, PROMETHEUS UNSC
2539: Battle of Kholo
2540: Battle of Alderaan (Aegis 4), Battle of Distant Echo (Beta 415) Battle of Dawson’s World
2541: Battle of Juno, Battle of Concordia
2542: Battle of Aztlan, Battle of Emerald Cove
2543: Battle of New Moskva (Highbay, Nikola Hills), Ursa Tertio System, Battle of Ninive, Battle of Lambari, Campo Sorrisco System, Battle of Psi Serpentis (UNSC Victory)
2544: Battle of Wolff, Zeta Lupus SystemBattle of Miridem, Zeta Lupus System, New Lagos, Battle of Asilon (Catamaran Peninsula), Battle of Pompeii
2545: Frank turns 30. Operation: TORPEDO, Actium, Battle of Draco III, Battle of Acheron VII
2546: Battle of Cyrus VII Battle of Sargasso
2547: Battle of Skopje
2548: Battle of Algolis, Battle of LV4-26
2549: Siege of Paris IV
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