Florida Everglades. 0310 Hours.
Already things were going South. Desperately attempting a covert approach, the Marauders had been spotted and Burn Out had razed their team with his flamethrower. As Barbecue separated to take on the aggressive Dreadnok, the team split apart, hoping to flank their disorganized enemy.
Only it turns out the enemy was not so disorganized.
Spirit wove seamlessly through the brush, almost becoming one with the jungle as he paced himself South, trying to find a way around the cackling Dreadnok. His movements were smooth, slick, and silent, but even the quietest of hunter gives off heat amongst the cold leaves of the surrounding trees.
A quick shot rang out, which Spirit was a bit too slow to avoid, and took a bullet at his left hip as he dove to the ground. Low Light, who had been following close behind, immediately dropped to a crouch and raised his rifle to his eye, quickly spotting the familiar curled hat of Australian poacher Dreadnok “Gnaw”. The snarling ruffian let his rifle slope a little towards Spirit as he moved away. The Native American Joe caught Gnaw’s scent now, and silently chided himself for not noticing it sooner. He also quickly noticed amongst the thick brush, he had no immediate outlet, and could almost feel the heat of the infrared scope on his forehead.
Low Light squeezed off a shot, striking his target, the broad side of Gnaw’s rifle, shattering it. The poacher shouted profanity and spun around, whipping a knife from a sheath in the small of his back. Low Light jacked back the magazine, loading another round in the chamber, but another shot rang out to his right and struck him in the shoulder. Grimacing, the sniper slammed to the thick jungle ground as the Dreadnok pirate Zanzibar was on him, casting aside his old school pistol for a blade of his own. But Low Light was ready.
Ten yards away, Gnaw gracefully eased forward, his knife glinting in the moonlight, but suddenly his prey was upon him and Spirit descended like a jungle demon.
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