Part 8: I Need A Secondary Heart, Because My First One BrokeMission 8: I Need a Secondary Heart, Because My First One Broke.
Go for it, man, ask her out!
What, really? Like THIS?
Dude, my bi-dar has been pinging like crazy ever since the meld experiments. I think having your DNA scrambled makes your Kinsey spectrum explode. which means if this war isnt over soon, in the next few months this base will be Bone City
Okay, but wouldnt you be offended if I got lucky while looking like you?
I could only take it as a compliment. Live a little, man. Think of that hot bod as my gift to you. Ah, here!
Where the hell is the commander? Hes never in the office.
What is it?
AAH! Viewscreen. Okay. I want a scifi movie night every week, sir! Ive got a big collection of fantasy/sf movies and we could show em all in the Officer Training Room, its already an amphitheater.
Huh, that would be good for morale, I guess
Morale nothing, theyre training videos. Aliens with mental powers are invading. Fantasy has become reality! We need to get everyone ready for how to react when an evil shapeshifter holds your friend hostage and you dont know how to tell whos who, stuff like that.
Heh. You make a good point. Whats your favorite of the stack?
More abductions. SHIT. Lets save Russia, we abandoned Europe last time. Christ, this balancing act
Holy shit, Naomi, youre huge. You could probably pulp a Sectoid with one hand.
Thats the idea.
Oh, what the hell is this? Get the hell off the lineup, Zinchenko, we have rookies who can shoot better than you!
Awww, I wanted to see Moscow again
So does someone else! Eva, youre up.
Hello! Nice to work with you all.
So, Eva, what quirks do you have? What makes you stand out from the crowd? what do you look like under that helmet?
Ill tell you later. Its a little embarrassing.
Please dont step on my feet, Naomi.
Dont worry. Im much more agile than I look.
Were in some kind of big warehouse area Ill take to the roof. Meld spotted
Hey, rookie, you gotten exposed to meld yet?
Damn, I was gonna make you get it.
Everyone, stay close to me if you can. My suit can project a distortion field, if youre in cover near it, itll warp your image slightly. I will protect you all. Moving up
Contact! A new type of alien some kind of cyborg floaters!
Shit! Watkins, get in the office beneath me, try to get around them!
ALIEN MECHANICAL OCTOPUS!
Incredible locomotion design be careful, if its as agile as it looks shooting it will be difficult.
They just vanished! Theyre invisible!
Aww, shit. But remember, if it bleeds, we can kill it.
If it doesnt bleed, we cant kill it? No, thats not right
Incredible power! I could cut a wall in half with a hail of bullets!
Dashing to cover! TESTOSTERONE! Keep up, rookie!
No, no! Get off! AUGGHgggggggg help
Floater down! Quick, get that damn thing off her!
I got it!
Its not dead yet!
Get away !
Everyone okay? Cam, you all right?
Yeah throats healing itself damn, Im glad I got gene modded.
Oh, yes, excuse me. What they said earlier raises an interesting point. Sergeant Van Doorn called you her. Do you prefer male or female pronouns?
Whatever. As long as I look like this, female pronouns are fine, everyones just gonna get tripped up otherwise.
Be careful theres one more of those things out there somewhere
What about you, Allen?
Eh, Im still more used to lady pronouns.
Yay, were all girls!
*eyeroll* Allen, take point.
FUCK! FUCK! More floaters and Im on the wrong side of this box! Im flanked! Get me outta here!
Perfect sniping position yeah!
Gimme a sec and Ill get the other one!
Theres no time! Taking a shot at the other one! 71%, please hit!
DAMN! I missed the other one, someone kill that thing before it kills
NONONONONONO! Auuuggh, this isnt right, this isnt right! Im not ready for this!
Piece of shit, Im gonna blow its fucking head off!
No, Hilda, look out, behind you!
NO! HELP! AGGGGGGgggggg
HILDA! Ill save you!
MURDERER! DIE, you ANT!
I got it, I got it! Hold still!
There! Can you breathe?
Hakk yes thank you is Allen ?
Okay, Allen, you can get up now.
Not funny! I know you can regenerate just like me! Weve all seen the end to the Avengers where it looks like Iron Man dies, its not funny, wake up! Weve got a punchline all set up where you say you took it like a man.
COME ON! CAROL! You dont want to fucking die looking like me! Thats stupid! WAKE UP, CAROL! We spent too much money on you for you to die!
Cam let go.
NO, dammit! Carol, youre the funny one, and a better killer than me, too! Youre supposed to keep us all motivated! Youve been with us from the beginning! You cant die! I *sob*
to be continued