Private First Class
I am a soldier, a tool for my superiors.
As i lie down in my bunk at night, i cannot find a comfortable position to sleep. My legs and arms twitch, as sweat falls down on my bed. Eventually i fall asleep, not knowing of the horror that i will encounter. I dream of an endless narrow road, filled with trees on either sides. I also hear a loud screech from a foul voice. I wake up, and fall asleep some time after. I keep thinking what is about to happen in the morning. Whatever it is, it cannot be pleasant.
Chapter I: An Unwanted Wakeup
I was woken up by a uniformed man in about 0400 hours. I was ordered to follow him immediately. I was not aware of the situation, but it was something serious. Shortly after i followed the man out of my barracks alone, i was given a rifle and a vest. I later realized that the man who woke me up, was a Lieutenant in my Battallion. The officer finally briefed me of what was going on. Here's what he said:
Officer: "Listen up! You are not going to like this."
Me: "What's wrong, what is going on?"
Officer: "I just received word that an unknown force has just made contact with our troops on the most eastern-side barracks about 8 kilometers from here. They report that the entire site is wiped out. They cannot tell me more, but i was ordered to create a team for a special mission, to find out who this unknown force is and neutralize the threat. Since we only have limited time, you are to investigate the issue over there. You will be a part of this special forces team, with 3 companions. That is all i can say for now, mount up to the truck!"
Me: "Yes sir!"
I mounted up to the truck that was near, and started moving near the barracks that was attacked.
Chapter II: Moving Closer to Danger
After a long time of silence from all 4 of us, i opened my mouth and asked:
Me: "Who are you?"
Companion 1: "My name is Private Duke, i am a sniper specialist from the 2nd, do you know what is going on?"
Me: "Didn't you get briefed by someone?"
Companion 1: "No"
Me: "Well we are on our way to a friendly barracks, that was attacked by an unknown force."
Companion 1: "Should of known..."
Me: "What about you? What are you doing here?"
Companion 2: "I am Sergeant Mike, 2nd Battallion Light Infantry, during this mission, you are under my command, understood?"
Me: "Yes sir. And you?"
The last man did not answer, he was just staring at me. It was very uncomfortable. He finally looked away and watched his clock.
On the way to the barracks, we came to a sudden stop. I could hear the loud screech from my vision once again. The truck driver ordered us to load our weapons and dismount.
Chapter III: The Sudden Stop
When i was out of the truck, i realized that the road the truck was driving on, was exactly the same as in my vision. I was becoming more and more scared.
We were waiting for the driver to come out from the truck, but strangely he did not. We all went to check out what was taking so long. As a shock, the driver was missing. I also found a small amount of blood.
Sergeant Mike ordered all of us to run to the left side of the road from where the truck was, since the ground there was lower. There were some strange noises again. And then i saw it...
A wolf looking beast walking on the right side of the truck. It walked just like a normal human being. Duke was frightened and asked loudly:
Duke: "What the **** is that?"
The creature suddenly stopped on it's tracks. It ran above the truck and unnaturaly fast among us. Duke started running away and before we could react, the creature was running towards him and quickly slashed his body. There were screams. We rushed towards the creature and eliminated it with our combined firepower. Though it was too late...
The Sergeant was trying to look calm and decisive, though i could that he was very frightened as well.
Mike: "Is he dead?"
I checked his pulse, and it was none. I nodded to him slowly.
Mike: "We do not have time for mourning, our orders stay the same. Take his weapon and ammunition and move out to the barracks."
All 3 of us started moving slowly, with me looking back at the body at times.
Chapter IV: This is It
We followed the road, knowing that it will lead us to the barracks; Though we kept our distance from the road, because we wanted to avoid any other contacts.
On the way, we kept quietly talking about what was that creature that killed Mike. During the chat, the last companion who did not answer to me in the truck opened his mouth:
Companion 3: "They are werewolves. Strong and agile beasts, once human..."
I saw he was deep in his thoughts. And so was i.
We eventually reached the site, seeing it is empty like a ghost town. We made our way into the site headquarters. Without surprise, it was empty as well.
We stayed in the building for about half an hour. At the time we were talking, Mike noticed something strange on the camera screens, that were monitoring the site.
Both me and the other guy started looking at the screens as well. What we saw was awful...
There was another werewolf on the site not far from the building we were in. Only a minute later there was another one... Next thing we know there are 4 of them in there. They were moving near the building door we were in.
We quickly made barricades out of all the furniture we found in the small room we were in and took positions, ready to open fire at the door.
I heard many bangs in the door, it was not long until they were in the room.
With all the adrenaline i had, they were finally in the room. Like lightning they rushed towards us. I killed two of these beasts who were making their way towards me, but after that i needed to reload. I couldn't of hold off any more and was disarmed of all my weapons on me, and pushed to a corner. There were a lot of those wolves around me watching. I couldn't of seen what was happening to my comrades, though i could hear many screams...
I do not know how many hours they kept me in the corner and watched me, but it was more than half a day.
Chapter V: An Unbelievable Surprise
I was half-asleep, when one wolf stepped towards me and offered his hand to help me up. I was very scared, but i took it.
To my amazement, the werewolves started undressing themselves, i found out that they were actually human! My two other comrades stood up after i presumed they were dead. Later on they explained that all of this was a test. The wolf costumes were specifically made for this "exercise" and the bullets were blanks. The driver showed up later on, live and well. I also met up with Duke again. They were all participants and knowledged about the exercise.
They later said i passed the test, and i was transported back to my base.
All this in one day...
A retired Wolf Team Game Sage.