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Chapter 3: First Lessons (Hawkeye)
Apr 17, 2018
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No Plagiarism!XB745c4tsEl49cKK82qCposted on PENANA

Chapter 3: First Lessons (Hawkeye) copyright protection4PENANA7sd2hdpYNR

"How did we do for our first mission sarge?" asked Thain. copyright protection4PENANA9LtgQytU2V

Cucumber looks out the window of the helicopter and says, "it's not over yet."copyright protection4PENANAzn0IAKtIMT

I look out the window and see another Heli approaching. copyright protection4PENANAlTmyWDMmCA

"Hostile?" asked Thain. copyright protection4PENANAdLlH2cgw7i

"that's NASF. Its the hell we are on that seems fishy," said Cucumber as he goes to the cockpit door. copyright protection4PENANArGGspgcSZZ

"It's locked! Shit!" Said Cucumber banging on the cockpit door. copyright protection4PENANAMlT9UPMGcp

"Wait what’s happening!" Asked Bruce. copyright protection4PENANAgqbC7ePnKW

"We are supposed to be on that heli. The Germans must be on our radio signal and sent a look-alike to pick us up," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAGbDmE2DRVD

"Well that heli is going to help us, right?" asked Revin. copyright protection4PENANAQHYKRSADzM

"How? Shooting us down? They wouldn't open fire with us in here," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANA3QcetksiHc

"Does anyone have any small explosives?" asked Bruce. copyright protection4PENANAfnoTK2VnUR

"I have a sticky bomb," said Revin. copyright protection4PENANA1KzZvqS54s

"This is risky but we gotta try it. Revin do you think you can get the outside tail with it?" asked Bruce. copyright protection4PENANAS7i5mMpO56

"I like to think I can. Although I may fall out of the Heli," said Revin. copyright protection4PENANA1kuqdet9Cn

"No, I will hold you while you lean. You can do this trooper," said Cucumber grabbing hold of Revin. copyright protection4PENANA0D8zDDZvJ3

"They will close the side doors once they see what we are doing so be quick," said Bruce. copyright protection4PENANAYCbhHx36l8

"Ready?" asked Revin. copyright protection4PENANAdntHNGWhQz

"I won't let you go," said Cucumber holding tightly. copyright protection4PENANAEQcMqPqqla

Thain grabs Cucumber with one hand and holds a grip on the heli with his other. copyright protection4PENANAukMFBtcEzy

"Just in case. You know?" asked Thain. copyright protection4PENANAMNWfvJWr1N

"Now!" Said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANA1FEds43Tup

Revin leans off the side of the Heli with the sticky bomb in his hand. He throws it at the tail of the heli and Cucumber quickly pulls him in and everyone braces for impact. There is an explosion and the heli jerks hard then start spinning wildly as we lose height. copyright protection4PENANA3ZJPEljRZT

"We're going down! Brace yourselves!" yelled Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANApMGl2b5ZD6

We crash into the ground hard. Luckily, we landed right side up so the crash wasn't as bad as it could have been. Unfortunately, I noticed some of our weapons falling out while we were spinning. But I still have mine. copyright protection4PENANAMEMqSevW80

"Anyone hurt!" yelled Cucumber.copyright protection4PENANAmbZ61Drkur

Suddenly the cockpit door opens a crack and a grenade is tossed at our feet and the cockpit door shuts again. copyright protection4PENANAeUdUgg6lfJ

"Grena!-" The grenade explodes before Kevin could finish the word. copyright protection4PENANAs2ofthuYdC

The grenade was unlike any other I have ever seen before. The bright flash and the ringing in my ears is blinding and deafening.I lost my balance and collapsed to the ground. My vision is screwy from the flash and I try to look around. I see a few soldiers running to us on foot, I can't tell if they are friendly or not. I struggle to reach for my pistol but they got to me first and a foot stepped on my hand. copyright protection4PENANAYzNXGPB7a5

I realize now that these are Germans. My vision is clearing up a bit but I can't seem to hear anything. The Germans rushed to bound our hands. Next thing I know there is a German 3 inches from my face laying lifeless. There is blood splattered all over my face and I believe it's his. The effects of the strange grenade are wearing off and I sit up realizing that the Germans are dead. I see captain Cooper pulling a key out of a dead Germans pocket. He unlocks our handcuffs and we are helped to our feet. After a few minutes, my hearing is back and I look around to see if everyone is alright. It seems everyone is fine. copyright protection4PENANAyo0Mig3pCi

"What the fuck was that?" asked Bruce. copyright protection4PENANA84lxkOOOM2

"Suspicious pinecones man. You should have listened to me," said Thain humorously. copyright protection4PENANAqLCeIi3jpd

"It seemed to be some sort of stun grenade. I knew it has been worked on but I didn't think anyone actually succeeded in making them," said Kevin. copyright protection4PENANApYCpLUFOjh

"Cucumber. You made a mistake today. I hope you learned something from it and won't forget what can happen when that happens," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANA7sms0GhOu4

"I know sir. I got into a heli that came 1 minute before it was supposed to without confirming it was friendly. It won't happen again," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANARVPt9xLdRb

"Let's just get out of here," said a feminine voice. copyright protection4PENANArha3GVYmKi

"You brought my other squad with you. Good idea Captain," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAERL1kLHBAc

"Wait. We were saved by Taylor, Daylyn, Maya, Daglin and Raymond? It was all Daglin and Raymond right?" asked Kevin. copyright protection4PENANAFr8vVi3HvU

"I don’t know who saved your ass. But Hawkeye definitely owes me one. I got the one on him," said Maya who looks me in the eye with an angry look. copyright protection4PENANATXb31SZ0eK

"Good, now Hawkeye knows who to thank for the bullet," said Thain. copyright protection4PENANAiTB4UWPCyq

I figured it was just another joke of Thains but suddenly I start to feel a burn in my right side. I look down and see red all over my side. copyright protection4PENANAOeSXJNfMvL

"Hawkeyes hurt!" yelled Bruce. copyright protection4PENANAGoJSsKLsK0

I see Kevin about to help me but Thain hints for him not to. Next thing I know Maya is lifting my shirt. copyright protection4PENANAc3TO8NKYpi

"The bullet just grazed him," said Maya pulling out her med kit. copyright protection4PENANAoewhbf5r1A

Maya starts to wrap the bandage around my torso. It stings like a bitch but I don't want to show that in front of Maya, I don't really know why. copyright protection4PENANAcIZVBrGmTr

"I'm very sorry Hawkeye. I didn't mean to," said Maya to me. copyright protection4PENANAn6vgUD3EBt

"It's alright. I didn't really feel it until Thain pointed it out," I said. copyright protection4PENANAXZItgTJllL

"Yeah-yeah tough guy," said Raymond. copyright protection4PENANAWxuVt5n9sg

"Hawkeye, are you good to go?" asked Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAAPn55hI9Wk

"Yeah," I said getting to my feet. The pain in my side worsened when I stood and I try my best to ignore it. Kevin pulls out a morphine needle and injects me with it. copyright protection4PENANADTjlnAf6WA

"I think she likes you, bro," Kevin whispered to me. copyright protection4PENANARS8lNBraKT

She only did her job. I see no reason why that means she likes me. She even seemed to be somewhat angry towards me. copyright protection4PENANArlJPrP6aZ3

"Let's go," said Cooper.copyright protection4PENANAuCWOYjodqk

We start walking to the heli that Cooper and the others came with. Suddenly the heli starts getting shot at and it immediately lifts off the ground. copyright protection4PENANAOidWD1x5ci

"Hostiles!" yelled Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAZEEIt5xAgx

"Get down!" yelled Bruce. copyright protection4PENANADK9zy8TXlk

"No. Follow me," said captain Cooper in the most serious voice I have ever heard come out of his mouth. copyright protection4PENANAhaCv6gwElI

Cooper runs away from the gunfire and we follow him. Bullets are kicking up dirt all around us as we follow the captain. We come across a small trench and we take cover in it. copyright protection4PENANAXkmB3PGBpX

"I saw this from the air. I had a feeling I would need it," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANA83HiDgqxdM

"You had a feeling Ehy?" asked Thain. copyright protection4PENANARvWu02KwH6

"I didn't come with my normal pilot. I knew if there was any gunfire at all that new pilot would take off like that," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAfErBfurW6R

"Noobies. Bunch of fuck heads aren't they," said Thain sarcastically. copyright protection4PENANATeUBwxRX44

"I see three of you are without your weapons," said Cooper looking at Kevin, Revin and Thain who lost their weapons during the crash. copyright protection4PENANAJWzFqzIb6p

Cooper throws his Thompson to Thain who catches it and gives him a confused look. copyright protection4PENANAhl3JXjeofk

"You need it more then I do private," said Captain Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAg9zbK6JB3O

Cooper draws his pistol from his holster and cocks it back. Then un expectingly reaches it out to Kevin who stands there confused. copyright protection4PENANAFMKfrbO9mU

"Take it private," said Cooper waiting for Kevin to take the pistol. copyright protection4PENANAzEfCodWCCb

"But what about you sir?" asked Kevin taking the pistol. copyright protection4PENANAXSlw45CNHF

"What about me?" asked Cooper who draws another pistol he had tucked in his belt behind him. copyright protection4PENANABmsmCTxq3U

I realize Revin is the only one without a weapon so I hand him my pistol since I still have both a sniper and my bow. Cooper piles most of his spare clips on the ground for everyone to have access to. copyright protection4PENANAlCzBfXObzq

"Wanna help a girl out?" Said Taylor jokingly as she and her squad mates are holding off the hostiles. copyright protection4PENANAnwjI3nNFbv

"Damn straight! But only shoot if you're going to hit someone. This ain't the time for spray and pray! Now kill these sons of bitches!" commanded Captain Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAlMSN8uHGUK

there are around 25 hostiles about 60 meters away shooting at us. I shoot an arrow at a hostile and hit him in the shoulder. The arrow went clean through, he will have to tend to that before considering shooting back. I look around for a target but I can't find a target open enough to hit. I put my back to the inside of the trench and wait. copyright protection4PENANAAfm9QB6FNG

Suddenly three hostiles with bayonets from behind charge into the trench at Cooper. I quickly shoot the closest one with my bow. Captain Cooper turns around quickly to grab the bayoneted weapon with his free hand. He then pulls the hostile closer and points blank shoots him in the head with his pistol. He uses the dead hostile as a shield as he puts a bullet into the other hostile. copyright protection4PENANA5adpSgMGWY

"Hahaha! Nice try! But it'll take a lot more than that to take this bad ass mutha fucka out! Now come and get me!" yelled Cooper firing two rounds straight in the air. copyright protection4PENANAbiK35TxMzs

"Captain! Don't waste ammo!" said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAxaIUkzwqej

"It wasn't wasted. The flash would have been seen in any direction and if they thought they were hidden before, they can't be sure now. Trust me. If you thought you were hidden and you saw flashes and that there was a slight chance that it was in your direction, you would assume your not hidden anymore," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANA7ktlJlCw2y

"This isn't the time for lessons sir," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAudRehW8PJI

"Drop and give me five Sergeants!" yelled Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAhhSZbczHDN

"Goddamnit," said Cucumber quickly pumping out five pushups mid-battle. copyright protection4PENANA0L7t6QPInS

Cooper grabs three clips for his pistol and says, "this should be enough." copyright protection4PENANAhR686n5ecP

"Captain. No," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAWu6Pui13ZE

"This is an order. Stay here and hold the line," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANARZpYtwPjfc

"Fuck. Alright. Maya and Taylor cover the North. Raymond and Daglin cover South. Everyone else keeps East. The Captain is going West," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAbw4hFaFLpR

"Wait. Is he going alone?" asked Bruce. copyright protection4PENANABlmIbR0cVZ

"Not alone. I got my gun, got my ammo, and I got the craving to kill Germans! You hear that fuckers’! Captain Cooper is coming for you!" screamed Cooper. copyright protection4PENANARMZhKsNAL2

"Cucumber I'm rather upset with your lie. He is not normal at all, even in battle," said Thain. "And that's coming from me.”copyright protection4PENANAMXzQee1T0q

"It's hit or miss. Stay focused," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANALBM8jX0jaV

Cooper peaks over the west side of the trench then charge out with only a pistol. I face east like I was ordered to and look for targets. It seems the hostiles are further than before. All I can see is flashes scattered all over and the earth around me being disturbed. copyright protection4PENANAi1HiisK53w

"Are there spotted tangos north or south?" asked Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANA8PtHGIVICW

"Negative," said Maya. copyright protection4PENANA8oxVwQTwa3

"Negative," said Raymond in his German accent. copyright protection4PENANArt49LmCvsF

"keep your eyes open out there," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANA2AvwicfeUR

"Fuck this. I can't see what I'm shooting at anymore," said Kevin. copyright protection4PENANAa3fHYMyRiI

"Giving up boys?" asked Maya. copyright protection4PENANAUKbZUXmwtO

"Yeah I notice I'm the only one shooting here," said Daylyn. copyright protection4PENANAbvpG1HThVN

"Your wasting ammo," said Kevin. copyright protection4PENANA86QnNP9mHs

"Alright, that's enough. I sense drama," I said. copyright protection4PENANA5CchB6eXDH

Cucumber is looking West making signals to I assume the Captain. copyright protection4PENANAMOccveUpvQ

"Alright listen up. We will be running west to the captain. 778 will go first while we cover them. We will follow behind them," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAcEW32KTc6A

Raymond, Daglin, Daylyn, Maya and Taylor get ready to run. copyright protection4PENANAEbcRsOYGLB

"Go-go-go," ordered Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAoyqBKWQFlm

The 778 squad runs to the captain while we stay and cover them. Cucumber takes out a smoke grenade from his bag and throws it towards the hostiles. copyright protection4PENANAvy0rB2bueh

"Let's go!" yelled Cucumber leading us West. copyright protection4PENANA5TthLV5JCR

We meet up with Cooper and the others and I see around 10 dead hostiles on the ground. Captain Cooper with only a pistol and 3 mags did this by himself. Suddenly a series of explosions from the east gets everyone's attention. copyright protection4PENANAl1pMCaIsQ4

"Its friendly artillery," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAOlCPMeRYJ6

"Well played captain!" said Revin excitedly. copyright protection4PENANAgO0J5LFbvi

"Why did we have to leave the trench? The hostiles were at least 80 meters away," said Kevin. copyright protection4PENANA2QjsDVDlot

"The smoke is for the heli that is circling above us trying to pick us up. He made the order and if he was a little off then no more push-ups for us. Also, keep in mind Cucumber likely can't throw a smoke grenade that far," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAqdO32BhUz0

"None the less those hostiles are history," said Revin. copyright protection4PENANA1PO1zUNe5i

"Doubtfully. They likely scattered when it was called in. I think they are tapped into our radio signal," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAx79QAMMd8b

"I think so too sir," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAGzovCq6UkG

Cooper grabs the radio from Daglin’s bag and says, "this is Captain Cooper, North, 7, 70. Requesting radio silence. I repeat, radio silence." copyright protection4PENANAUlwJn5DakI

Cooper then changes the frequency to the backup the frequency. The one set up for this exact situation. The captain then contacts HQ on the new frequency and requested pick up. the helicopter that was circling us finally landed and picked us up. We head back to base. copyright protection4PENANAtRQDIqqvEz

"That's how captain Cooper gets shit done," said Cooper in the 3rd person. copyright protection4PENANAGk84QLuWFO

"Aaahhhhh! It's Cooper!" yelled Thain pretending to try crawl out of the heli to get away from the crazy Captain. copyright protection4PENANACza8jxeWIy

"Thain, why are you such an ass," said a Daylyn. copyright protection4PENANAFcqvQ8WgDA

"Whats that? Thain has a nice ass? Thanks, Daylyn," said Thain humorously. copyright protection4PENANAQjVZnLKSIq

Daylyn shakes her head with a smile. copyright protection4PENANAHl0RujpIf8

"Are we there yet?" asked Thain as we land at the base. copyright protection4PENANAhVkHqbPnst

"And people say us girls get special treatment, yet Cooper lets Thain be such an ass," said Taylor. copyright protection4PENANAYiNUiaF22o

"Alright ladies good work! As a reward for such a good job you get the honour of doing 50 PUSHUPS!" yelled Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAsJJsBeL0X1

"What?" asked Daylyn. copyright protection4PENANA9eWtVnFLL7

"I said. 75 pushups! And 5 laps around the base! And private Maya! Extra 20 of each for staring at Hawkeye!" yelled Cooper.copyright protection4PENANAfJp2DHdjKf

Daylyn, Taylor and Maya start doing pushups. I wonder if Maya was actually staring at me, or if Cooper is just being an ass. copyright protection4PENANAIdZsGBGsBD

"Private Hawkeye! DROP AND GIVE ME 24 for letting Maya stare!" yelled Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAtKSqeOOTAz

Now I'm even more unsure. I start doing pushups without a word. I get to 25 pushups then stop. copyright protection4PENANA1PjrRX94hT

"Did you fail grade one private! I asked for 24 and you did 25! Give me 51 more for not knowing how to count! 2 minutes go! And Thain, give me 51 for thinking about saying something," said Cooper. copyright protection4PENANAkZ7ksNV8fx

"Sir! Yes, sir!" Said Thain in an exaggeratedly excited voice. copyright protection4PENANAMJiE9xsYr2

"One! Another one! Another one!" counted Thain pushing his luck like an idiot. copyright protection4PENANAysSSTJP2O7

"See private Hawkeye! That's how to count! You know what I'm in a good mood. EVERYONE WHO CAN HEAR THIS! DROP AND GIVE ME 69! AND TELL ME WHO THE GREATEST MOTHA FUCKING CAPTAIN AROUND IS!" yelled Cooper as loud as he could. copyright protection4PENANAW963uyQpH6

Everyone in sight and likely beyond that start doing pushups and chanting, "Cooper! Cooper!" copyright protection4PENANAXtPg8ZNBXf

"why are you all on the ground! Are we under attack? Give me another 69 for failing to tell me about the attack! Now someone tell me where the hostiles are!" yelled Cooper. copyright protection4PENANADvHwnBfdE4

"Over there, Cooper!" Said Thain as a joke. copyright protection4PENANAkAerEI0v8I

"Good work. You can all stop now," said Cooper walking away. copyright protection4PENANAB5cqlkp9Vn

"Thain. How is it that the things you say should fuel him more, but it ends up being the best thing to say," I said. copyright protection4PENANAozS65gHltl

"I dunno," said Thain. copyright protection4PENANAqOWEfAmg5v

"Hey, guys. There is information you need to know. Come with me," said Cucumber.copyright protection4PENANAYHAa7Wux6q

We follow the sergeant to a building that looks like a small classroom. copyright protection4PENANAUu0NA64isy

"Whats this about?" asked Bruce. copyright protection4PENANAESmAxCbUSh

"Relax. I'm just going to quickly go over the chain of command to eliminate any confusion," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANApRY015WwD2

"I'm the boss right?" asked Thain. copyright protection4PENANAXyxXm84qrw

"I really don't have time for this. So I'll just tell you what you need to know for now and fill you in later. Your rank determines your authority. If you have a higher rank then someone then you have the authority to give them orders," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAY5plFWXRRQ

"Even Thain could have told you that," said Kevin. copyright protection4PENANA8gH6hJcdfQ

"You didn't let me finish. It's not that simple. For example, I am technically a sergeant specialist for 2 squads in the 70th regimen. Meaning the 777 and the 778 squads are the 2 squads that are my main responsibility. If I give you orders and somewhere along the way another sergeant tells you to do something else. Then you are to do what I tell you. My rank trumps other sergeants when it comes to the men under my command," said Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAgdoObKXfbo

"That makes sense sorta," said Kevin. copyright protection4PENANAM9tbv98s00

"You should also know that Captain Cooper is the one and only captain of the 70th regimen. His focus is mainly on squads 770-779. He is basically our boss. You will mostly only hear from me or him. Is that clear," asked Cucumber.copyright protection4PENANAj8h0eyKrM0

 "I thought I was the boss?" asked Thain. copyright protection4PENANAh3dFRoqOEB

"That also reminds me. Bruce, you know your a private first class right?" asked Cucumber. copyright protection4PENANAcqLGCgPLJP

"I do," said Bruce. copyright protection4PENANAM2Y33dBNEn

"That means your the boss when it's just the five of you. I have to go now," said Cucumber leaving in a hurry. We leave the classroom and head outside. copyright protection4PENANANVq1Bip274

"Hey," whispered a voice. There is a man standing behind the building with something covering his face. copyright protection4PENANAEkvp08GPTp

"I need your help," said the man.copyright protection4PENANAFGsDJvQkjv

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