"L Cpl Eagle, we have a possible multiple contact situation here. Do not move up to support us, form a defensive postion and if we can't handle whatever it is second squad will fall back to your position. Any questions?"
"Roger that Sarge, we will hold what we have and give you a defensive formation to fall back on. " He looked at their surroundings, he really did not like having his back open to the ship, but then again there didn't really seem like much of an option at this time. He looked around and found something a little more to his liking. "Okay First Squad, we have a few moments to get ourselves situated. The Sarge has asked us to hold our position. I want us to use the same formation as I set forth earlier only difference is I want the door way to our left so that nothing can come out at our backs. Let's tighten up the ranks a little though, no more than 2 yards at each point."
"Is there ANY way I could have a cigarette in this suit?" Jacob asked, in a joking manner but with serious intent.
James grinned and cast a look back at the marine he was coming to know as Smiles. "Tell you what Smiles when we make it out of this we will see what we can do to make your suit cigarette capable. Heck, I don't smoke but, I just might smoke a peace pipe with you loaded with some of our medicinal herbs if you know what I mean!!!!"
He glanced over at Ronald, "Hey Jolly Green
Giant, how about we all have a little peace pipe and some hot chocolate on board the ship later?"
"Con man, what do you say? I am sure a man of your talent has procured some things to make life a little more enjoyable. Want to join 1st Squad in a little R&R later on?"
A shiver ran down his spine, Hells Bells, he thought a rabbit just ran over my grave.
"Okay gents lets can the chatter and turn our frequency onto the Easy Eights channel. Con, are we in constant feed back with Priest?"