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Mobile Suit Gundam Raine Chronicles
Character Gundam Squad Speak Colour
Arets: Light Orange
Boaz: Blue Gray
Cpt. Hurning: Lime
The astroid Space station Boaz is on the front line of the Plants defence system. Its role in defending the plants is vital. Tensions between the Z.A.F.T Forces and the Alliance have been quite thick. The tension was pulled tighter after the ground, sea and air assaults on Alaska and Panama. Shortly after the Alliance began their assault on the Plants.
Part 1 of 3: Good news or Bad news?
Raine and Arets Walked down the busy halls of the station with a look of anticipation on their faces.
“This is what we where waiting for right?” said Raine with a nervous wobble in his voice.
“Our training has lead us to Boaz and Boaz could be under siege, some would call it fate.” Arets said with his usual confidents “I call it a chance to get me some naturals.”
Raine’s spirit seemed to be risen if only for a moment. Raine and Arets stop at the sound of the Boaz’s Emergency speakers crackling to life.
“Attention all military and Civilian personal. The war has escalated beyond what are superiors had anticipated, there for this station is now on alert level yellow. This means all pilots are expected to wait with there mobile suits or armour and all civilians are to head to the emergency evacuation Hanger immediately.”
Raine walks into the cafeteria where the load speaker is located. Everyone glances over towards Raine then back towards the load Speaker. Arets walks in after Raine and looks around. Arets notices that all Raine and Arets superior officers are in the room. He freezes with a sense of duty then realises every one of them are listening to the load speaker.
“The long range scanners and Intel have confirmed that the naturals Fleet is heading towards the plants. As the front line defence of our homeland I expect nothing less than not one member of that Fleet making it passed Boaz. Remember the bloody valentine tragedy”
When the words bloody valentine tragedy fell upon the room. Everyone remembered the pain they had suffered because of the Alliance.
“I’ve got to get to Tess before it’s too late” Raine said with a worried look on his face.
Arets grabbed Rain’s arm as he attempted to turn and run.
Arets looked Raine in the eyes with a unfamiliar serious look on his face and said “Raine you heard the Commander we have to report to the launch hangers immediately!”
All the Officers stand up and walk past the two with out a second look. Raine and Arets are now the only ones left in the room.
“I know” Said Raine. Raine continued in a whisper “She needs me Arets.”
“I understand Raine, but you have to report or you’ll get court marshalled for treason” said Arets with the same unfamiliar seriousness.
Raine breathes, taking in what Arets Said.
Arets continues “I’m sure she is capable of finding her way to the civilian evacuation ships all by herself.”
“Your right” Raine looks at Arets with appreciative eyes “What would I do with out you Arets”
Arets smiles and releases Raine’s arm from his grasp. Raine and Arets begin walking towards the main hanger. Arets and Raine hold onto the moving rail as it pulls them towards the main hanger. Arets’s face changes from serious to worried sick at the realization that there going into there first battle.
Raine is first through the automatic hanger doors. Everyone’s busy preparing the mobile suits and armour, filling up the power Cells and stocking ammo. They walk to there designated platoon gathering area. Raine stands at attention next to Arets in their squad of five. After a short wait the Platoon leader Cpt. Van Wees stands in an official manner at the front of the Platoon.
“Soldiers of the Z.A.F.T Government. There is no day as honourable as this. This day is a day of Fighting, a day of reconcile, a day of vengeances. If your soul is lost on the battle field today you will be avenged by your fellow brothers for generations to come. Z.A.F.T Outfit Core 274 will be out fitted with the new mass production M-90, Enjoy ‘em boys!” the commander lifted the sprits of the men of the platoon greatly.
The whole platoon erupted in applause for their Platoon leader and there new Mech-a. The only two people in the whole platoon not celebrating where Raine and Arets. Raine’s mind was still focusing on if Tess made it to the civilian evacuation hangers before the last transport ship left. Arets’s was focusing on his nerves trying to not let them get the best of him.
“Ok 274, make your way to your code given Mech-a, double time men!” shouted the Squad Captain.
Raine and Arets take five seconds to remember there Codes then run towards their Gundams. Raines Gundam is Stationed directly next to Arets’s. Raine lowers himself slowly into the pilot seat. Once comfortable he lowers himself into the Gundam. Raine now inside switches his ‘Squad Speak function’ on.
“ Hay Arets, You got your squad speak on yet?”
“Just turned it on, how neat is this, this is all top of the range”
“I thought it would be months before I would be piloting something like this!”
“I know. Any way we better stop hogging the channel”
As Arets voice faded away Raine begun to fell Empty with fear. For the first time in his entire life Raine feared for his life. Arets’s voice crackled over the Squad speak.
“Raine, 274 is going to be the first out of the hanger”
“But that means..”
“it means 247 are gonna be on the front line, ooohh yea!!”
“I wish I had your enthusiasm Arets”
Arets was the first Gundams in the 247 that was being rolled out the hanger and towards the launching area. Arets’s Gundam docked into the launch catapult.
“ Pilot 498 Arets Fletcher you are Clear for launch” Said the Launch Official.
Arets’s charged his boosters and did his last adjustments for the Gundams maiden voyage, and signalled that he was ready.
“Pilot 498 Arets Fletcher Launching!”
Raine is slowly builds his confidence as he roles closer to the catapult. Raine reaches the launch catapult and awaits further instructions.
“Pilot 499, are you picking up a signal?”
“Reading you clear Boaz”
“Ok, now activate the automatic catapult load sequence”
“Ok now, Pilot 499 Rain Yakamo you are clear for launch”
With a tremble in his voice Raine yelled.
“Pilot 499 Raine Yakamo Launching!”