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Escape From Hoth
« on: September 03, 2008, 12:39:17 PM »
(Little bit back ground. This is the story I wrote for that writing contest that I couldn't join. The rules were 500 words, and The theme was "Snowed In". The story must be about making your escape from Hoth. Didn't really get the snowed in part but this is what I did write. Figure I wrote the dern thing, might as well post it here.)

Colbits nostrils flare and his dark intelligent eyes fixed on the scene before him. He and Galkin had there own orders; to get out alive, they both carried coded messages for their own head quarters.  The generator had already failed and the north side entrance was already crawling with imperials, the south had been their best hope not anymore; Colbit didn’t have time to make a full out plan like he wanted to, today was on the toe thinking.

 Colbit turned to the taller Bothan and flashed him a toothy smile that seemed to blend in with the white covering they wore. “Ready?” He whispered this was going to be hard to pull off. The younger bothan looked out over Colbits head then back and smirked. “Always.” He replied quietly not pulling off any bravado, he was nervous. Colbit gave him a nod. “There’s plenty of cover with the supplies along the walls. Follow them over to X-wings, I’ll go west and set up some distractions. First distraction you get in the X-wing, by the third one you should be heading out the bay doors. Clear the trail kid. You said you were a fighter wiz a while back. Now is the time to prove it.”

“What about you?” Galkin asked

 “You will see,” he said with and gave a small wink of his dark eyes. “You’ll be my distraction, keep their attention but don’t linger and take to much fire, get the heck out of here and don’t worry about me. We have things to finish. Remember, stealth, and small breaths in this cold our breath could give us away.” With his final tip given the experienced spy turned away from his partner and headed along the west walls.

  He had moved as fast as he could with out drawing the attention of the snow trooper that was coming in. The small explosive’s were  placed on the few run down vehicles left in the bay, he had backtracked his way back down the halls counting the seconds, and on que the first went off. Now he moved faster around, not yet cutting across the floor. He waited till the second explosion went off a few seconds later then darted across the open floor to the x-wings.

He seen that already Galkin had his up and ready to go, the chaos had the troopers confused, some were watching for more explosion a few had noticed that Galkins' ship fired up. He had the third explosion delayed even longer to draw attention once again and his plan had worked. The third explosion went off as Galkin went through the doors and Colbit fired up his ship to follow.

The kid had done his work, as Colbit left the bay doors he seen the small quick path the x-wing cleared and within moments Colbit was on the tale as they both headed out of there. The base was lost, but they made it out and had stuff to deliver.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 12:06:35 AM by Lord Palatine »
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