SHORT ROUND BURST — “9 Out of 18″ FROM: (ORIGINAL) SRB SYNOPSIS: This short story provides another glimpse at the growing friendship between Bretchvelle and Kusniak. The time frame is late July of 2395, two months after Bretchvelle’s arrival at 2nd Platoon.
The Ground Troop Service (GTS) was established in 2383 in order to centralize the organization of soldiers fighting on the front lines.
Two more days until we get back to station. My head hurts and I cant think strate. I dont want to right. Dunley said I have a lot to do and I need to think better. He doesnt know what I am going thru. There is no chicken on this hole ship. That is nuts. [...]
I dont think the Sarge likes me to much. He never talks to me and wont barely look at me when we are in the same room. Our first run out, he yelled at me for looking at him. I thout he was crying, but I gess not. Do sergeants cry? I dont think so. [...]
A sketch of Senior Private Alyssa Bretchvelle made by Private Nik Evans while in the field on Vega Delta-6. August, 2395.
Second day back on the station. We had last nite off. I went to my place Tipseys for some beers. The guys at the table behind me harrassed me as usual. They like to call me a freak or leave notes next to my beer while Im in the head. One guy called me a [...]
We had our first run this week. A small intelligents mission to a close planet. Not to bad. I got punched in the face a cuple times. Bloody nose that hurt for a while and got a black eye on my left eye. Ha ha. The newbee almost got killed, like I sed so. He [...]
I have a kid in my squad who is going to die soon. Bosignor is not a good soldier. He lost all his gear on his first day here. I had to wach him. My squad leader is tall and hansome. he smiles at me. I think there is something rong with him, tho. He [...]
Just hooked up with my new unit here at the station. Reported to the section CO alredy. He is a dick. He red my name and pronownced it wrong like everyone else does when they read it. He told me I was not a good soldier. The station is packed with families waiting to go [...]