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Readiness

Posted on Mon Dec 18th, 2017 @ 8:46pm by Ensign Anna Chambers

Mission: Ruins
Location: Gateroom
Timeline: Mission Preparation

Ensign Anna Chambers
Engineering Specialist

Anna’s boots clicked against the solid concrete floor, she sucked in a shallow breath as she almost clambered through the doorway to the gateroom, her backpack filled to the brim with all the gear she could ever need for any job. She had retrieved her P90 and sidearm first, locked and loaded she then filled her backpack with emergency engineering supplies to ensure they wouldn’t be left alone and in need.

Anna set the backpack at her feet when she shuffled to the foot of the ramp, her eyes met with everyone else, she offered a small smile that felt more awkward than it should have done. The air in the gate room was slightly chillier than she had felt from the rest of the base. Could be a sign of the tensions she felt stood in this room for the first time ready to head out. The hairs on the back of her neck stood up and tickled against her combat vest that sat unevenly on her shoulders - the one thing she had not had time to adjust while getting everything else ready.

Anna checked all her pockets, her combat belt had an emergency toolkit for minor jobs, should she become separated from her main gear, emergency first aid equipment and magazines for his rifle. Anna pulled at the backpack with the eagerness of a girl scout going out into the wilderness for the first time with a slight “Oof,” As her arms took the weight and she slung it to her right shoulder first. Her left hooked in shortly after as Anna leant forward to adjust the weight to a comfortable load. She shuffled twice to ensure it was secure and slipped her thumbs inside the straps at shoulder height and stood at rest.

“Ready,” She said to no one in particular, “I think.” Her grin slanted slightly as she recounted her equipment back to herself in her head.

 

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