Part 37: The Path of ZinchenkoPart 37: The Path of Zinchenko
Just one more day till the big plasma rifles are finished.
Some people say that learning how to shoot shit is the only important part of being a soldier, but what do you do when you get shot yourself? PHYSICAL THERAPY! Were going to upgrade our whole recovery program. Youll be able to take a bullet in the gut on Monday and be fit for duty on Thursday!
I can already do that. Regeneration, remember?
SHUT YOUR TRAP, WATKINS! Even YOU can have better recovery time! Even if it means learning how to dig out the buckshot by yourself barehanded!
Oh, god, I shouldnt have said anything!
Distress call from Zinchenko! Team, get ready for an emergency evacuation!
Oh thank GOD. Saved by the bell.
Youre not going, Cam, the doctor still has you under observation for the next 24 hours.
I wanted to send Annette, but shes still shook up after what happened in the terror mission, and these guys are still looking for her. Leroy, youre support.
This doesnt mean youre off the hook, Cam! When we get back from kicking EXALTs ass Im gonna drill you!
Heh. Good. Dont ease up on Cam for my sake, Peter.
Ive calibrated my cybernetics to help aim for vital points, it should increase my damage output beyond what we even Bar-Lev is capable of.
don its can you read me? yo eed to
Theyre jamming his transmissions.
No time to lose, then! Go!
Docs really gotten into being a massive cyborg, huh?
I kinda like her like this. She seems happier.
Its a train yard! Ill vanish and scout ahead!
(oh shit! three of em!)
Cant sniff him out, theres too many different scents here because of the cars and the train.
Its fine. Weve got a whole perimeter set up, hes not getting out of here.
And when XCOM shows up to save him heh heh
Heads up, boys, theyre already here!
Shit, were blown!
I see two by the truck! Haha, this ones flanked! Say goodnight, suck *click!*
What the FUCK?!
My friends! I tried to warn you, its a trap! Theyre using our own trick against us, jamming our guns IFF codes!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! How does it feel, fools, to have a taste of your own medicine?!
What? Oh shit!
If I switch off the comm relays I can turn the tables on them. To survive until then, you must do as I do!
Spend all friggin day jogging next to Cam?
You must use your non-hackable weapons against them! Sidearms, grenades, explosives, other items!
Hey, thats actually a good plan. Grenade out, fuckers!
Ha ha! Not such a good idea to take cover next to a big gasoline tank of a truck, was it?
Fuck! Why couldnt I hit the giant yellow thing on top of a train?!
Youre just a radicalized office worker, arent you? Not a professional soldier at all.
shit! She knows! How?!
Shes a shrink, shes good at reading people. Doesnt matter.
Im popping smoke! Have fun trying to hit us in here with those dinky pistols of yours!
Reinforcements here! Aaaah, ZIN! There you are! You beat the shit out of me with a pool cue! Time for my revenge!
Here! One down, one to go!
I have LOTS of explosives! Eat this, you filthy brutes!
Who the hell is this chick?
Its the white-helmet-wearing-cowardly-one, I think.
Correction, shes the amazingly-brave-and-sweet-one!
Ha ha ha ha ha! Dont fuck with desperate Russians, my friends!
Fuck! You people are crazy! Stay back!
Damn, I cant quite reach him, and your needle grenade doesnt go through cover!
(Leroy, keep em distracted with that blue hair of yours. Ill sprint around back and shoot em with my pistol.)
(With my what?)
Where the hell did?!
Targeting systems still jammed, but if I set the gun to overload itll blast everything in your general direction.
HIT THE DIRT!
OWWW! These were new pants, you bitch!
Here, Ill clear the second comm tower for you, Zin!
Thank you, Queen!
Come on, man, pull yourself together! Fight through the pain. Were superior to these government-sector jokers!
I JUST HEALED THAT, YOU BLUE ASSHOLE! OWWW!
Excellent work, Leroy! Allow me to finish the job.
NO, NO, NOT AGAIN
Yes. Again. ALWAYS! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
The Comm Towers are off! Your guns should work again.
Great, now we can extract you. Get to the Skyranger.
Before you are done? I can help!
Zin, youve only got a pistol.
BAH! There is no only when you have a pistol!
FOOOOOOOLS! Reinforcements, deploy!
Hey! What the hells this Im hearing about you assholes losing our total tactical advantage?!
Its not MY fault! This isnt Watch_Dogs, they dont have microchips in their grenades that make us able to hack them!
Which to shoot oh, why bother. Grenade out!
Ha! Zin was right, this is more fun!
See? Now, let me finish your fine work.
Ha ha, and I just blew up the guy hiding by the cars!
Oh, god, its coming right for me!
Not to worry. My guns still cooling down. I promise I wont shoot you.
Oh, thank god
Ha ha! I hope that never, ever gets old. Oh, Im a terrible person
Is that it? No more EXALT to shoot? Time to pack it in, Zin.
*sigh* If you insist
Time to go back to boring ol using our NORMAL guns all the time
Great job, team! Miraculously, not a scratch on anyone.
My eardrums are a bit sore
And good job, Zinchenko! Youre promoted.
Request my code name be changed to No-Scope sir!
Uh sure! So, whats your intel?
They are most definitely not operating in Mexico. I know this because they were planning on blowing it up! They found the location of a hidden Mayan city of gold housing an ancient super weapon that focused the rays of the sun into a laser beam.
Really. The city was destroyed, but I secured a little of the gold, so we can spend it on XCOM!
Okay so what the fuck does that have to do with what you were doing in France?!
Well, thats where the story gets complicated
*** To Be Continued!***
(Well, yeah. What the hell else do you think Zin would have picked for his Sergeant-tier perk?)