Finale: Two choices! Choose wisely.
Option 1: No man left behind!
"C'mon boys!" The raven pilot yelled. "This place is going to flood soon, get your asses in here, pronto!"
Rusty ran back to Harolfeld, the water was rising rapidly, and the wall didn't look like it would hold much longer. Rusty's boots and pants were soaked, and running wasn't easy at all. Harolfeld was moving the best he could, and his head was about to go under. Rusty took a dive towards Harolfeld, and grabbed his arm. Rusty hoisted Harolfeld onto his shoulders, grunting with effort to get him back to the raven. The water was near his chest now, and rising rapidly.
Sampson was signalling to hurry up. The raven kept going a little bit higher to avoid getting flooded and weighed down. Rusty was about ten feet from the Raven, and Harolfeld was telling him to get a move on.
"I don't want to die, not like this!" Harolfeld exclaimed. He seemed back to his old self. Not all depressed like before. "Get a move on, Rusty, no wonder you're called Rusty, YOU'RE SLOW!!"
"Ah, shut it!" Rusty yapped back, wadding through the water. Rusty finally reached the Raven, loaded Harolfeld on board, then climbed in himself.
"Took you long enough, here we go." The raven pilot sneered as the Raven started rising.
Just then, the wall collapsed, and water came rushing in, grabbing the raven, and throwing it under it's cold, wet embrace. The raven's pilot was violently thrown into the windshield, splattering his blood all over the cockpit. The rest of the crew had no way out, and the current was too fast. Harolfeld looked up towards the sky one last time, and let himself surcome to the fate that awaited him. Sampson was struggling helplessly trying to get out, and Rusty was smashing the doors as hard as he could.
It was over. Rusty slowly started rising up, bubbles flowing from his mouth as his last breath escaped his lifeless body. Sampson sank down due to the weight of his armor, but still struggled for a while. Finally, he gave up, released his last breath, and let the sea take him.
And thus ends the story of Oscar four. No claims to fame, and nothing to truely tell about, but they did have a hero. Two in fact: Sergeant Pierce Harolfeld, and Private Patrick Sampson.
Option 2: Sacrifice. (My original ending).
The Raven pilot saw Rusty and Sampson trying to get it's attention and came down quickly, scattering small rocks everywhere. The propellers were whipping water in their faces, and the smell and taste of salt was everywhere.
"C'mon, let's get going," the pilot started, "this place is going under in a few minutes!"
Rusty started to head back towards Harolfeld, who wasn't moving at all, just staring at the wall, watching the water gush from it's holes. Harolfeld put up his hand and shook his head.
"Don't, it'll collapse too soon." Harolfeld started, "If you get me, we'll both die. Get on the chopper!"
"Not without you, you don't deserve to die this way, no C.O.G. soldier does!" Rusty yelled over the roar of the Raven's engine, and the rush of water.
Harolfeld didn't reply, he just took off his C.O.G. tags and threw them at Rusty. Rusty caught them, and stared at them for a moment. His eyes started gleaming and reflecting light as tears ran down his face. He turned his back, and jumped into the Raven.
Harolfeld watched as the Raven started to lift off, the cold sea water making his body numb. So this is how it ends, Harolfeld started thinking to himself. My squad lives, and I finally get to die. I get to see all my old friends, and Her. I can finally see Her.
The wall finally collapsed, and a large roar of sea water embraced Harolfeld and threw him everywhere violently. Harolfeld looked towards the sky one last time, and saw Sampson desperatly reaching out the Raven's side door, the only thing keeping him back was Rusty, using both arms to contain him.
With his last breath, he told Sampson good luck, and let the mysterious sea take him for it's own pleasures. His final thoughts were of Galond, his other squadmates, all the good times he'd had in life.
Rusty finally pulled Sampson back into the Raven, and slammed the door shut. Sampson sat down, took off his helmet, and started crying. His pale skin made his dark eyes look pitch black, and the tears were like waterfalls, flowing out of time and space itself.
After a lot of sobbing Sampson asked Rusty where they were headed, and Rusty just replied by shrugging his shoulders.
And so ends the story of Osacar four, the squad that cleared the way for Delta to move in and finish the Locust horde. Sergeant Harolfeld was given the Embry Star for his bravery, and is now the stuff of legend among the new recruits.
Harolfeld opened his eyes and wiped them with his hand, sand and dirt was crusted on his glove. He looked around a bit, and noticed that he could see the sky.
"Where am I?" He asked himself, looking at the odd buildings and sculptures. "Why won't I just die?!"
Harolfeld noticed his armor was gone, and that his weapons were in pieces in front of him. He heard rustling in the bushes near him, and he quickly got up and grabbed a stick, the wood digging into his raw skin. He tightened his grip, and charged at the bushes...
The End...for now.