Topic: Theta Squad--Killing House
My first fan-fiction, "Theta Squad--Killing House" centers around Theta Squad, Darman's old squad, before Geonosis. This takes place in 23 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin), or one year before Geonosis. It takes place from Darmans point of view, in first person, because I loved the way the Prologue of Hard Contact, also first-person Darman, turned out. (Not that it'll be that good, obviously,)
The story is one of Theta's training scenarios, in the "Killing House" in Kamino.
--Why did I make Taler squad leader?
Because he gives the orders in the Prologue, and I assumed he was.
--What's the Killing House?
A part of commando training, where they had to clear a building, sometimes with intel, sometimes blind. Room to room killing.
--Why fight droids? What droids?
Because there weren't likely enough trainers, and I wanted to be able to use live rounds. Not B-1s (prequel battle droids) though. Just training droids.
Well, hope you enjoy, give feedback, etc. It was written sporadically, and therefore might feel a little disjointed.
CLONE COMMANDO TRAINING FACILITY
Ã¢Â€ÂœShab, Sarge, weÃ¢Â€Â™ve done this before. DonÃ¢Â€Â™t worry about it.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœJust watch each otherÃ¢Â€Â™s backs in there, alright? TionÃ¢Â€Â™ad hukaatÃ¢Â€Â™kama. Good luck, Theta.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœWill do, Sarge. Taler out.Ã¢Â€Â Taler closed the com channel. Ã¢Â€ÂœWhatÃ¢Â€Â™s he so worked up about? I mean, itÃ¢Â€Â™s not like the first time the instructors will be using live ammo.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœSure, but you know him. KalÃ¢Â€Â™buir always worries.Ã¢Â€Â Jay finished calibrating the scope on his Deece. Ã¢Â€ÂœAnd maybe heÃ¢Â€Â™ll have some uj cake for us after this runÃ¢Â€Â™s over.Ã¢Â€Â
My stomach grumbled. Ã¢Â€ÂœCut that out. Now youÃ¢Â€Â™re just making me hungry.Ã¢Â€Â I took a mock swing at him, and he ducked, laughing. A cold Kaminoan voice came through our comms.
Ã¢Â€ÂœTheta Squad, report CQC Training Facility One.Ã¢Â€Â
Taler slapped a mag into his Deece. Ã¢Â€ÂœAlright, vode, lets roll.
We formed up on the door. Ã¢Â€ÂœDar, blow it down, Vin, toss in the grenades, and weÃ¢Â€Â™ll follow.Ã¢Â€Â
I pulled out some thermal tape, rapidly calculating the amount it would take to blow the door without killing us too. Thin door, not much tape. I made a quick box in the center, stuck the det in, and flattened myself on the wall. Ã¢Â€ÂœClear!!Ã¢Â€Â The door exploded, and Vin tossed the grenades in. Ã¢Â€ÂœTake take take!Ã¢Â€Â I raise my Deece and lead the squad in. The smoke clears, revealing several destroyed droids, and three not-so destroyed ones at the end of the hall. We exchange a brief volley of fire, trashing the tinnies and nearly giving Taler a hair-cut.
Ã¢Â€ÂœOsik! I really didnÃ¢Â€Â™t need that. Alright, take the corner, and breach the first door on the right. Jay, you got point.Ã¢Â€Â
We moved up the hall, and Jay rounded the corner. Ã¢Â€ÂœClear.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœAlright, Dar, blow it down.Ã¢Â€Â
I looked at the door, a simple wooden one with unconventional hinges. Ã¢Â€ÂœI donÃ¢Â€Â™t need explosives for this. Give me a little room. Taler, put an anti-armor past me.Ã¢Â€Â I backed up, then surged forward, smashing the door with an armored boot. It swung crazily on its hinges, battered by incoming fire, and I ducked back. TalerÃ¢Â€Â™s grenade exploded, and Vin lead, followed by Taler, Jay, then me. Their DeeceÃ¢Â€Â™s strobed several times, and the remaining droids crashed to the ground. Taler flattened against the next door, his hand on the knob.
Ã¢Â€ÂœDar, throw a thermal in when I open it. On three. One, two, three!Ã¢Â€Â
He shoved the door open, which shuddered under the impact of multiple laser blasts. I tossed the grenade in, and Taler slammed it shut. The explosion ripped it off its hinges, sending it cart wheeling past Jay. Taler led this time, and I followed. The grenade had cleared the room of the two droids occupying it, and the only thing worth notice was a stairwell. Ã¢Â€ÂœVin, your turn on point.Ã¢Â€Â I followed him up, Deece ready. Ahead of me, Vin kicked the stairway door open, revealing another hallway. He started to open the next door, but stopped and stumbled back as a tremendous amount of fire flashed from the room.
Ã¢Â€ÂœShab! We are not going in that way.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœNo, weÃ¢Â€Â™re not. Dar, place a charge on the wall. WeÃ¢Â€Â™ll blow it, and you, Vin, and Jay will go through. IÃ¢Â€Â™ll open the door again, drawing their attention before you blow it.Ã¢Â€Â
I nodded, and took a charge from my back, and evaluated the wall. I moved down about five meters from the door, then placed and armed the charge. I backed up, moving away. Ã¢Â€ÂœClear back. Ready, Taler?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœNow!Ã¢Â€Â Taler opened the door, drawing their fire. I covered my head, squeezing the det. The wall exploded in, pelting us with debris. The smoke cleared slightly, revealing a jagged hole in the wall. Vin lobbed a EMP in, and I ran in, ejecting my gauntlet blade. I plunged it into the chest of a twitching droid, and fired my Deece into another with my free hand. Taler crashed through the nearly shattered door and fired, dropping another. Jay kicked the legs out from the last droid, sending it crashing to the ground, and fired two bolts from his Deece. Movement in the corner of my eye caught my attention, and a humanoid figure slipped through a door.
I charged after it, crushing the door down and snapping my Deece up. The figure was nowhere to be seen, but a heavy weight crashed into me from the side, throwing me to the floor. My attacker drew a knife, and tried to plunge it into the gap between my chestplate and helmet. I managed to grab his wrist, wrestling for control over the knife. He struck my arm, and my hold loosened. The knife fell towards my neck.
Then TalerÃ¢Â€Â™s boot slammed into the side of his head, and the blade missed my neck by centimeters. I rolled over, breathing heavily, and watched as Taler punched the man in the face, training his Deece on him, but didnÃ¢Â€Â™t fire.
Ã¢Â€ÂœCheck! Endex, endex, endex!Ã¢Â€Â KalÃ¢Â€Â™s voice came through my comm. Ã¢Â€ÂEndex, Theta. Good work boys.Ã¢Â€Â
Several med droids carried the man, one of the junior instructors, away for treatment, and we left the training facility, back to barracks. Taler smacked my shoulder. Ã¢Â€ÂœDonÃ¢Â€Â™t do that again, Dar. That was too close. I donÃ¢Â€Â™t want to lose a brother.Ã¢Â€Â
I shook my head. Ã¢Â€ÂœSorry. I canÃ¢Â€Â™t believe I just charged in like that. I owe you one, ner vodÃ¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœNot at all, brother. ThatÃ¢Â€Â™s why weÃ¢Â€Â™re here. To cover each otherÃ¢Â€Â™s backs.Ã¢Â€Â He slung an arm around me and Vin. Ã¢Â€ÂœBecause without our brothers, weÃ¢Â€Â™re nothing.Ã¢Â€Â