Part 54: The Final TerrorXCOM 54: The Final Terror
How is this even possible? We have coverage over every continent on Earth, and we can detect cloaked UFOs. We can see and shoot down everything they send to earth.
They can beam down guys directly from the mothership, remember? Probably a one-way suicide mission. Destroy everything you can.
Bastards! Ill send them all to hell!
Well, dont get cocky!
God willing, this will be the last time we ever need to fight on Earth.
Everybody set up?
Right. I can turn invisible. Ill run ahead and flatten myself against that truck.
The FUCK! It is just like my dream! Team, we have armored floaters here! They look REAL tough!
More armored than a muton tough. Itll take more than one shot to kill them. Get set up, fast!
Two more in the office to the northeast! We have to hurry, theyre killing people!
You monsters! I wont let you get away with this!
Great. Theyre alerted to us.
Ill soften them up!
I got the one in the air.
Ha! He didnt see that one coming.
Got im! Cam, flank and get the last one!
Ill save the civilian!
Identical to my dream am I really that psychic now?
Cam, shoot it!
I got it, I got it!
Thats three floaters down. Two more past the office building.
Theyre shooting at me! Good.
I can take a hit, the people cant!
No! Shoot ME! Dont
Two regular mutons and a berserker in the warehouse to the east. Look out!
Damn. Torso shot.
Ill finish him.
These ones are really tough! I only wounded him with the particle cannon!
Damn it, theyre fast, too! He just flew up in the air and flanked me! Help!
Shit! More civvies down.
At least theyre not turning people into zombies.
Hey, lady! Get the hell out of here! The Skyrangers in the back!
One more megafloater down. Someone get this Berserker off me before she turns me into paste!
Dont worry, Mom, I got it!
SHIT! I didnt kill it! Its charging!
I got it!
I got it!
No, I got it!
Jesus. Well, one of us fucking got it.
Dont worry, Hilda! Ive got the one behind you!
Jesus, you took out the wall! Thanks for the save, but were trying not to level the entire neighborhood.
This gun is a little powerful.
Haaaahhh haaaah Im feeling that combat rush again!
Oh, no. Breathe slowly.
Near as I can tell, weve got two mutons and the last floater behind the truck trailer somewhere.
You! Get out of here! Watkins, I found the last floater!
Those werent the last mutons!
YEEEK! Stop it!
Im charging into the warehouse.
Ive got a fair shot on one of them Please hit!
Great shot, lil sis. I got one too.
GARRRRR! ENOUGH! YOU GO SQUISH NOW!
Right, two left. Mom, we need to trade places. Ill sprint ahead and kill the far muton with a double-blast, you wound the floater with your mind powers and get ready to hit him with your stun gun. Okay?
Haha. You read my mind.
Is that a telepath joke?
Hey, asshole! Heads up!
Oooh, you didnt like that, huh? They bolted a bunch of plates to the outside, but their brains are still weak.
Annette! You okay?
Y yeah! Armor took the hit.
Out of range? Aaah, fuck it.
MOM! We could have used the samples!
Yeah, and Annette could use less aliens shooting at her. Dont sweat it, there will always be more aliens.
All aliens dead! Mission complete.
Um it hasnt really come up lately, but who is in charge? Were all colonels now.
Me. Im the oldest.
Not anymore, youre not.
You know what I mean!
Hey, Ive got previous military experience too. As far as XCOM goes, Cam has seniority. Shes been with us the longest, AND has the best kill record. And a super-tough body.
Well, if were talking battlefield experience, I was killing Yetis in Nepal when Cam was grade school!
Wait, thats why you missed my birthday?
I dunno, its just like I got a bad feeling. Were taking on that mothership next. It might be the last time we see the earth from up here like this.
Awww. Itll be okay.
Is my head bigger? My head feels bigger.
Uh, yeah. I noticed that too. Take some Motrin, itll pass.
Interesting! The bodies of the Heavy Floaters were full of meld much of it raw! We can extract it for use on our own soldiers almost immediately.
Great. Lets give our final team brain spikes and get everybody trained up on the simulators.
Nine more days then the world will either be saved or ended
okay! From now on, every day is casual day! Wear whatever clothing you want!
Already on it, Commander!
To be continued!