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"SCRAMBLE THE JETS!"
"AIR RAID WARNING! Bombers inbound and closing fast!"
"GET ALL FLYABLE AIRCRAFT INTO THE AIR NOW!"
"The Captain's spare plane is still in the hanger!"
"Forget it! Once your airborne, get as much altitude as you can fast! Alright, NOW! The first enemy wave's passed by!"
It was an air raid on the Sand Island airbase, all of Mobius Squadron was deployed here and we where ready for takeoff. Mobius 1 was already up as he was in the air investigating the remains of a crashed UFO. He quickly returned to base and started to shoot down the Yuktobanian planes. One of them almost landed on us as we where taxiing down the runway to takeoff position.
"Control tower to Wardog! Intercept the bombers! Don't let them attack the runway!"
"This is Wardog Leader, Lieutenant Colonel Ford. Approaching Sand Island. What's your current status?"
"Ha! Here comes his Highness from the mainland now" Chopper, of course.
"This is Sand Island! We're under air attack!"
"I trust you can hold the runway until we arrive?" the Lt. Col. asked
"Roger that, sir. We'll do our best" Blaze responded.
"Right! Protect it at all costs!"
"AHH! MY ROCK 'N ROLL RECORDS! THE'RE IN MY ROOM! IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO COLLECT ALL THOSE!" Chopper suddenly yelled.
Soon, my focus was on a C-1 Trader that was taking off.
"Pops is taking off." Edge said.
"Look at the hanger!" Chopper said. I looked and there was an F-5 "Freedom Fighter" taxiing toward the runway.
"Who the hell pulled THAT out!" Chopper demanded.
"This is Grimm. I was in the hanger helping out the mechanics. I'm taking off!"
"The hell you are! You can barely keep your plane flying!"
"There's no time. Be careful Grimm, I'll cover you." Edge said.
"Kid, Grimm's coming up, I'm not sure he can handle this. Are we just gonna watch?" Chopper asked.
"What? Are you nuts? Of course we're gonna help him!" Blaze responded.
"Roger that, let's give him a hand."
It was almost as chaotic as OPERATION: MEGALITH here. I was engaging the other fighters and some attackers, while Firestorm was engaging the bombers with his flamethrowers and napalm missiles. I had a new special weapon on my plane; its short-form was TLS. It was tactical forward-firing laser cannon. I had yet to try it out, but I decided now was the time as an entire squadron was on my 6'o clock. I got them in my sights and let it rip. It punched a clean hole right through they're fuel tanks causing them to explode instantly.
"WHO'S KILL WAS THAT?"
"Man… the air force rocks! I wonder if I can file for a transfer…"
"WHOA! THAT ALMOST FELL ON TOP OF ME!" Grimm yelled.
"Yellow 13 here! I'm airborne!"
"COME ONE! CLIMB!" Chopper yelled.
"Archer here, I'm airborne!"
"GRIMM! GET OVER HERE AND COVER MY 6!"
"ROGER! This is airman 1st class Grimm. Callsign: Archer. Control Tower and all aircraft, I will be joining the Wardog squadron."
"This is the Control Tower, roger that! Blaze, take care of him for us!"
"Blaze here, I'll do my best!"
"We've resorted to launching him into battle? This base is toast, isn't it?" the ground crew complained
It was then the Lt Col's turn to add to the radio chatter
"Sand Island, I'm out of fuel, requesting clearance to land!"
"NEGITIVE LT COL FORD! YOU CAN'T LAND! WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!"
"All friendly aircraft cover me while I land!"
"WHAT ARE YOU, INSANE?" Chopper, at least I THINK it was Chopper. Everything was so chaotic.
"2nd Lt Davenport? Is that you?"
"I'll be sure to write you up after I lan… (I heard static after that)
"HE'S TRAILING FIRE! THE LT COL'S GONE DOWN!"
"This is the Control Tower! Another wave of Bombers approaching! Close fast and destroy them!"
After a while more of dogfighting, radio chatter and a few close calls, we shot down all the remaining fighters, and annihilated the bombers. After the last plane was shot down, I heard
"Was my flying alright?" Archer asked.
"Yes, I couldn't have done better myself." Blaze answered
"Thank you! It was because of your support."
"Well, looks like we didn't need to worry about Grimm after all."
"COME ON! LET'S GET A WELCOMING PARTY GOING!"
After that, we landed, and decided not to head for our intended destination, but to stick around with Wardog squadron as we have flown together in a few battles already. Colonel Perrault and Captain Hamilton had to pull a few strings with Usea and ISAF, but in the end, all of except Mobius 1 where permitted to stay at Sand Island for "as long as necessary" Mobius 1 was partaking in a mission codenamed "Operation: Katina" apparently, Erusia was up to its old tricks again. Captain Hamilton decided it was best to remain on the ground, and Captain Jack Bartlett was Missing In Action. Mobius 1 flew off to North Point and began his mission. There was something strange though. Why would Yuktobania want to declare war with Osea when they had been allies for so long?
End of chapter 1
This is not looking good at all!
Stay calm. The new pilots are irrelevant
What of the Commander?
We should have our operative keep a close eye on him. He has after all taught three of his Generals.