Hello! This is my first try at a fic like this. So, let me know if it's any good. Just so you know it's movie based. I played the game a long time ago and I really liked the movie, so, I thought I'd add a little romance to the mix. Let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I own nothing associated with Doom in any way.
Chapter 1: Arrival of RRTS
Dr. Ella Jamison sighed as she pushed up her dark framed glass that had slid down her nose. She was a member of Dr. Carmack's classified research team in UAC's Olduvai Research Facility; however, instead of working with them in the lab that day, she was working with Dr. Jamie Henderson helping her with the final reports for the quarter for each division. "This always seems to take forever, doesn't it?" Ella asked Jamie and the other woman smiled.
"That it does, but it has to get done and lucky for you Dr. Carmack assigned you to do it, huh?" she asked and Ella laughed as she nodded her head and began to work on her paperwork once again when Dr. Carmack's voice echoed from the internal computer next to her.
"This is Dr. Carmack, Classified Research, Olduvai, ID 6627," he said his voice shaking slightly. Ella sat up straight and looked at the monitor that was blank, only his voice was transmitting at that time. "We've had a Level 5 breach. Implement quarantine procedures immediately." Ella stood and looked at Jamie who was just as concerned as Ella was. "Implement quarantine procedures now!' Ella ran from Jamie's office and down the corridors to where her best friend, Samantha Grimm was stationed. However, when she had gone there, Sam was called away. Ella sighed and made her way down another corridor when a voice stopped her.
"Ella!" Samantha said as she rushed over to her. "You weren't with your team?" she asked and Ella shook her head as she tried to steady her breathing.
"No, Dr. Carmack had me working on the quarterly reports. I heard his transmission and then I couldn't find you. What's going on?" Ella asked and Samantha shook her head.
"I don't know, but no one's been responding to our contacts. RRTS have been contacted and I've been given orders to retrieve the data." Ella licked her lips and shook her head, her dark hair already falling slightly from her clip due to her running.
"I'm going with you," she said firmly and Samantha nodded.
"Good, I was hoping you would. It would take less time with the two of us." Ella took the clip from her hair before she pulled it back and clipped it securely once more.
"Wait, Sam," Ella said stopping the other woman from walking away. Ella's blue eyes met the dark ones of her friend and she sighed. "John is a member of RRTS, is he one of the men coming?" Ella asked. Sam shrugged, but something was telling Ella the woman knew.
"I don't know, but come on. They're probably here." Ella nodded and adjusted her glasses once more before she followed her friend down the corridors.
They entered the atrium and that was when they saw them, and John was with them. Ella straightened her shoulders and walked more confidently then she felt that moment. As Sam and Ella made their way over to the marines one of them with slicked back blonde hair approached.
"We under a level five quarantine, so I'm just gonna have to strip-," he was cut off by one of the other marines.
"Portman!" the man said and Ella shook off the creepy vibe that guy gave off.
"Sergeant, this is Dr. Samantha Grimm, the UAC science officer assigned to retrieve data from the lab," Charles said.
"Sergeant," Samantha said. "This is Dr. Ella Jamison. She's part of Dr. Carmack's team."
"Dr. Grimm, Dr. Jamison," the sergeant said. Ella gave him a nod and a small smile.
"Hello John," Samantha said as she looked to her brother whose eyes were trained on the two women.
"Hello Samantha, Ella," he added as he looked at her. Ella nodded her head.
"Hello John," Ella said. One of the other men said something, but Ella couldn't hear what he said and then what John said only angered her and caused her to forget her nerves.
"Sarge, this operation is a code red. We really don't have room for passengers," John said. Ella was insulted and it was obvious to her that Samantha was too.
"Excuse me, but I have orders to retrieve data from three servers: Anthropology, Forensic Archeology, and Genetics," Samantha said and John just smirked at her.
"This is a military operation, Doctor. We're really not here to retrieve your science homework," John said and Ella snapped. It was her team, her research. She couldn't just let it go to waste.
"Why don't you ask your CO what your orders are?" Ella asked and all eyes looked at her before they moved to Sarge.
"To contain and neutralize the threat, protect the civilians, and retrieve . . . retrieve UAC property," Sarge said. John shook his head and sighed.
"We finally done here? Because we've got a job to do," Samantha said as she began to walk away with Ella and Charles right behind her. "If you'll follow me?" she asked and Ella sighed.
"Sorry about back there Sam," she whispered and Samantha nodded.
"Don't worry, I was going to say the exact same thing," Samantha whispered. Ella smiled and nodded her head.
Sarge sighed and as they walked he talked to Reaper. "You chose this, Reaper," he said sternly. "Is this gonna spoil my day?" he asked and Reaper shook his head.
"No, sir," he said firmly. Duke walked up to him and smiled.
"Tell me you didn't let a fine-looking piece of ass like that get away from you, Reaper," Duke teased and Reaper glanced at him.
"Who?" Reaper asked.
"Samantha," Duke said and Reaper glared.
"She's my sister," he said before he picked up the pace.
"There's three sections to Carmack's lab complex," Sarge said. Ella nodded.
"Archeology, Genetics, and Weapons Research," Ella said.
"You test weapons up here?" the blonde Sarge called Portman asked. Ella let Sam grace his question with an answer.
"Well, it's a dead planet," Sam said. "You want that stuff tested here, where it's safe, or in your own backyard?" Samantha asked.
"We're primarily an archeological operation. Weapons Research is in its own separate facility. It has nothing to do with our work," Ella said.
"How many people inside when the lab just down?" Sarge asked.
"Only Dr. Carmack's team, minus Ella, that's six people," Samantha said and Sarge turned to Ella.
"Why weren't you with your team?" he asked.
"Per Dr. Carmack's order I was working on the quarterly reports for our research in Dr. Henderson's office," she said sadly. "I heard his communication and went in search of S-Dr. Grimm. I found her and requested that I go with her on her assignment as it would be quicker with the two of us," Ella finished. Sarge nodded.
"In one of the carbon dating labs, there was an internal phone left off the hook," Samantha said.
"Did you get any information from it?" Sarge asked. Samantha looked to Charlie who held up a small tape recorder. He hit play and screams of Ella's team echoed off the metal walls around them. Ella looked away and shook her head. She should have been with them, but she wasn't and now, her team, her family was probably hurt or dead and there she was without so much as a scratch. "Open the door," Sarge said and Ella looked up only to meet the dark eyes of John Grimm.
Reaper sighed when Ella met his gaze. She betrayed him, going up to Olduvai. He knew it wasn't safe. He practically begged her not to go, but she did. She chose her friendship with Samantha over her friendship with him. The sound of the airlock opening behind her tore her gaze away from him and he shook his head slightly.
"Portman, Goat, lead on," Sarge said and the two men moved into position as Charlie opened the door and they went inside the airlock chamber.
"Magnesium, chromium, lead. It's all normal," Portman said.
"All clear," Goat said and the rest of them went into the chamber.
"Pinky, give us a schematic," Sarge said and Ella walked inside before Sam who then followed and locked the door behind her.
"Uploading to you now," Pinky said. "Carmack's lab is isolated from the rest of the facility. The airlock is the only way in or out." Sarge nodded and turned around to his men to give out the orders.
"Goat, Portman: Genetics," he said the two men nodded. "Kid, Destroyer: Carmack's office, where he sent the mayday from." The other men nodded. "Reaper, keep Dr. Grimm and Dr. Jamison here safe on their salvage op." Ella sighed. She could already feel the tension emanating from the two of them and she just hoped that the fighting words would remain to a minimum. "Duke and I'll take the weapons lab; make sure all the hardware's secure. Be safe, gentlemen. Portman, Goat, on you."
"It's on," Goat said and the two men turned to the door.