Book ive thought of. Suggestions? Comments? First chapter
Chapter 1 - First Encounter
The man, in his tattered, worn armor, looked back at the blood-red crags he had just traversed. He was searching for his comrades. When his drop-ship was shot down, they were all separated. He thought of the times he?d had with his platoon, both good and bad, but he also remembered his journey after their seperation? ??Sergeant Acturas!? he screamed over the loud static of the radio,
do you copy? This is Mattias from your platoon. I?ve landed safely on the planet, thanks to my anti gravity emitters.?
Nothing but the monotonous ring of the radio answered.
?Sergeant, it is imperative that we find one another and the other squad members. If you can hear this, know that we?ve landed in the most dangerous area of the planet,? He relayed, ?Many Roupak roam the surrounding area. The vile bugs have already noticed our presence.?
The sound of falling stones alerted him to the canyon walls above him. Staring at him from a distance was one of the bloodthirsty Roupak. As it let out a rabid screech, Mattias reached for his rifle, but he was too late. The Roupak lept off the rock wall and pounced on Mattias. He screamed as one of the claws pierced his armor and dug deep into his left arm. The Roupak?s mouth was now open and closing in for the final blow. Mattias frantically looked around for something? anything that would thwart this horrid beast.
?The terror has driven me to forget about my most valuable weapon! My rifle,? he thought.
He gripped it in his right hand and heaved the heavy metal object up to point straight into the open mouth. He shoved it between it?s drooling jaws and cried, ?Eat lead, fiend!?
The Roupak was dead, and Mattias was saved. The only problems now were his wound and his comrades. They also had a mission, but Sergeant Acturas hadn?t time to explain it before the plane went down.?
He smiled as he thought of the six legged creature defeated. But, now he must be off. Three days had now passed from the ordeal to now, and the excitement of it was long gone. His punctured arm was getting worse and worse. The thin strip of cloth that he used to bandage the wound was not working. The poison in the Roupak?s claw would surely take him now. ?No!? he thought, ?I can?t let my hopes dampen! I?ve just got to find someone with some medicine.? He turned his back on the previously traveled area with his hand on his arm to ease the pain. He stared blankly at the barren dunes of the desert.