- Mar 23, 2021
Over in the distance of space there was a large blast of light, an explosion. Then there was another, and then another, until the same pattern of light could be seen from miles away. It was a battle, one to see the survival of the human race. The chaotic comms chatter served as naught but white noise to the already deafening sounds of gunfire, the clashing of blades and metal, as well as the occasional death scream followed by another explosion. Again, and again, and again.
While their images were not immediately recognizable, it was clear that these Mobile Weapons fighting came from a diverse group of factions. All gathered under one banner for one purpose. All different people, all with a different appearance, a different ethnicity, a different ideology, but most importantly all were human beings. As humans they all carried the desire to achieve a goal, to protect, to serve, to love, and even more. Dimidas truly could not comprehend how much there was on the line, not just for all humanity but for these people as individuals as well.
He remembered that day, it was the day he found his answer, and subsequently lost it as well.
“Hold this position, we cannot lose ground!”
Dimidas was shouting hoarsely into the comms, whatever this threat was, it wasn’t letting up and neither could they. After all, now he could finally fulfill his purpose, to lead others against a common threat as one singular humanity.
“T̴̲̾ͅͅĥ̵̛̖͖̣̀͆i̷̪̊́̀̾͑s̸̜̤̓̓̄͂̓ͅ ̸͎̬̺̖͔̍̊̀̓i̶͒͜ş̸̧̬̈̍̿̔ ̸̘͎̰͖͋͠ṫ̴͈̞̫͇̬̔̅ḙ̷̥̻̬͆͜ḁ̸̞̰̎̌͊͛m̸̭͍͑ ̵̧̪̮̘̓͊̇̕͘E̴̢͇̤͊͊͛͋̚c̸̨͙͙̗͊͛h̵̢̘̟̼̘̍̋̋̏ơ̸͈̭͔̳̖,̴̻͕͗ ̵͕̈̏w̸̨̢̨̹͉͊͂̒͗͝e̴̙͊͐̃̚͝’̴̮̪̟̠̂̓͘ŗ̸̬͖͋e̷̛͍͔̲͉̓̈͂ ̷̧̘͖͖͇͊̅̈͠ṫ̸̼̤͕͑̂̀ͅa̶̜͋͆͌͊ḱ̵̥̌̈̚i̷͎̯͠͝n̶̠̗̣̺̑g̸͇̈́ ̸̖͕̭̦́̉̕ĥ̸̛̲̜̙̇ȩ̵̛̟̹̓͑͠a̷̬̬̦͉̻̋̽̈́v̵̗̪͆y̷̢̤͉͍̣͆̏ ̷̣̹̙̖̾́̀͂f̸͖̭̝̀i̵̲̞̅͆̅ŕ̷̺̀̐̇̋é̷̳̕ͅ ̷̱̼͐a̸͚̘̪͛̀́̽͛n̷̞͔̽̓̏͑d̷̰͈̳̻̙̾̓̾̀ ̴̦͉̮̪̏̄̀c̸̱͐̎̍̔ả̸̳̟͋n̷̡̻͗̃̈̚͝’̸̨̻̝̣̜̓͘t̸̫͖̦͕̞͆̓̋̆̌ ̵̧̩̭̼̘̐̒k̶̜͕͜͝e̶͍̊̐͌͑e̵̥͔̖͑p̷͖͐͜ ̴͈̤̲̈́͜u̷̫̪̱̾͋͜p̵̧͈̣͑ͅ ̴̝̇͛̓ț̸̤͑̄̏͒ͅh̵̤̗̙͙̤́̎e̸̳̫̳͊̀̌͗͜ ̵̞̙̹́̿͛̓̑a̶̠̣̐̅r̶͓̘̩̐̓̀̚t̶̜̼͔͓̻̆̈ị̴̢̫̳̓̎l̴̩̼̇̂l̸͇͈̻̊̔ͅe̸̮̠͚̞͕̍̓́̑̇r̶͎͂̍́̚͠y̴̝̐͛̂̌!̸̘̫̫̞͕̈́ ̸͇̬͘͠W̶̨͉̟͊̿̆̀ę̷̲͎̝̅͊̏͊̾ ̴̹̿̓͛n̴͉̆ȅ̴̳͍̠̒̊̃͝e̵̡͙̜̾d̸̛̥̯̾ ̸̨̢̧̦̄̐r̷̰̘̦̽̽͐͒͗ē̶̳͇̘̘̮̕͝͝ȉ̴̧̡̯͎̲́n̶̯͕̽f̴̘̳̞̠̙̿̃́̐o̴̤̝̱͒̀́͜͝r̷̛̭̘̭̹̈́̔̅̅c̵̣̄͘e̷͙̅̅m̶̨͈̟̲̲̿̋͆e̴̡͕̳͑̉͂̇n̶̩͓̫̱̆̓̚t̸̙̺̓̃̀͝s̶͙͕̻͠ͅ!̶̛̯̯̲͖̇̊ͅ”
Dimi barely made out the voice, almost as if parts of what was said were removed without any form of cut off. He quickly rushed over towards an asteroid almost on instinct. Positioned there was an artillery battery, anchored to the floating mass. He barely recognized the silhouettes of anything there, only able to make out darkened figures, almost like they were covered in black pitch.
He fired off shot after shot from a photon rifle into some of the darkened figures. A large number of them would return fire, he barely managed to dodge most of them, some grazing his armor. It would very easily spell a quick end for him, had it not been for the fire support that came up behind him. A large distinctive beam he could recall from almost any distance.
“Looks like you could use a hand over here!”
Dimidas looked over to his side as a black Gespenst Type RV flew to his side. Underneath his helmet, Dimi would smile slightly. “Well, you certainly took your time. I was beginning to think you forgot about our formation.”
There seemed to be a slight giggle from the other side of the comm line before a reassuring voice came through along with the appearance of a woman on a screen to Dimidas’s side.
“Well, says the man who charged forward. I get that you’re anxious with all this, but like you said, we have to keep ourselves together by helping one another.”
Dimidas let out a satisfied sigh. “I suppose you do always have a way of understanding how others feel, Ashley. Now then…” The light of the sun far away would soon shine upon the blue Huckebein MkIII. “Let us deal with them together.” It quickly swapped out the photon weapon for a more suitably destructive weapon, the Mk III’s signature Graviton Rifle.
“Mega Buster Cannon!” The Gespenst readied it’s large weapon, pointing it at a large wave of enemies. The Huckebein did the same, aiming its rifle towards the enemies who sought to harm them. Both weapons began to charge with a low hum before the continuous sound was cut through by a command. “Fire!”
Two large beams streamed forth from the weapons of both mechs, one of darkness and the other one a shimmering blue. They both came rushing forward like a river stream, destroying any that fell to the flow. And following that, a giant fireball manifested itself as all the enemies blew up in a single explosion. “Well, looks like that took care of them. Alright, where to next? With this artillery, we could try hitting one of the big ones.” Ashley spoke, sounding slightly exhausted from all this flying around. “We should regroup as soon as possible. As much as I would like to quickly eliminate such factors, it will not do to expend all our energy in order to-“
Dimidas was soon cut off by the sudden crash and clashing of metal as a large laser tore a warship to shreds, large chunks of the ship crashing into others of its kind which caused a chain reaction of ship after ship taking critical damage in the formation. “What just-“ Soon another large laser cracked through space as it moved to sever the asteroid upon which Dimidas and Ashley stood on. “Damn it, move!” Ashley’s Gespenst moved to get the Huckebein and itself out of the laser’s path, only for both of them to be smashed into a smaller asteroid as an explosion occurred where the laser fired.