AWD #020: The Great Paintball War of 2005
The Great Paintball War of 2005
Summary: The Air Wing and Marines battle it out in mock combat and then celebrate together afterwards.
Date: 26/January/2013 (OOC Date)
Related Logs: None
Augie Bear Chase Knox Samtara Stone 
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Bennett Ceres Holtz Jason Phin Ygraine 
Mock Airfield - Pireaus
It's an airfield!
26 January 2005

For the air wing, the mission is pretty set. There's two Raptors and a Viper on the ground, along with a fuel truck to be used for cover. The field is pretty open to allow for landings and takeoffs, and gives them a good long range view to search for targets. Pie's orders were pretty simple, hold the base until air support can arrive. Bennett was picked as the ground commander.

The Raptor that Zachary is using dispenses the 'Cylons' some distance away in the woods. With Stone chosen as the ground commander, Augie is defaulting to the sergeants' skill set, and instead just checks his shotgun and waits for orders.

Flexing her left hand, Ceres stays low, looking to the others as she fixes her vest covering and double checks the pistol she carries. She rolls her shoulders and then adjusts the goggles on her face. She looks a little out of place, serious Ceres. Eyeing their cover a moment, she leans out to get a look at the distant Raptor dropping their enemies. There is a slow spreading smile and she touches her chest, something beneath the heavy vest she wears. Fingers flex on the paintball pistol.

Phin checks his rifle, which he looks less-than-entirely-comfortable handling. Though he's not pointing it at his own foot or any of his comrades, so there's at least that. His focus is on Bennett, occasionally flitting to the 'enemy' side of the field.

Holtz is standing by the Viper, his own shotgun held loosely in his hands as he surveys the landscape with a watchful eye as his finger twitches against the weapon's trigger. He murmurs something to himself, then brushes two fingers against his lips and touches his arm, where the tattoo of Athena resides beneath his outfit.

Bennett, like the most of the other pilots on the field today, has taken up cover behind the fuel tanker. She's dropped low in a crouch, her pistol checked and doublechecked before she thumbs off the safety. "How are y'alls' shooting?" she murmurs to her teammates, eyes squinted on the raptor in the distance dropping off its cargo. "Field tactics aren't my strong point, but I think we'll want to find any vantage points we can, and put our snipers up someplace safe. Holtz, you and I should stay down here."

Under the truck, Ygraine lays prone, her rifle braced against her as she watches the tree line. She is not thrilled to be out in the open, her freckled nose twitching. "Shot the boars from the last party while dangling from a raptor." she says, keeping her sights on the trees. "I'm good, 'less you want me to move."

Jason checks his pistol, standing not far from where Holtz is placed now. Looking around for a few moments as he chuckles. "Such a lovely happening," he remarks, before he nods a bit at Bennett's words, shrugging a little at the question. "Passable, I guess."

Knox is in his typical JTAC getup, right down to the radio and hockey helmet. Most of his gear looks like its been clipped or taped together after seriously heavy use. The radio pack on his back fits snugly underneath and he has the radio receiver over his left shoulder. He's wearing his goggles over his sunglasses and looks zen, as usual, waiting for orders.

Dropped out of the Raptor, Augie lands on the ground and rattles. He wears a large pot on his head from the mess hall, and his chest and arms and legs are covered in baking sheets. Mock Centurion. "When we gonna kick some pilot ass? I want some good bbq. Even if I'll share it wit Ceres later." he comments as he puts fresh paintball rounds in his shotgun and starts forward in the woods. Distraction, GO.

Never Volunteer. Those two words mean a lot to Dr. Nadir, the fact that she volunteered to serve the Fleet being the exception (normally) to this very logical rule. But the option to spend some time on planet, not treating patients who'd found new and inventive ways to catch themselves on fire, break bones, add some local bit of flora or fauna to their rations that provided entertaining side affects, or any combination of the above proved to be just to tempting to resist. She's competent, sure, with a side arm, but that's about the limit of her abilities there, whats one more warm body to throw into a mock fight, right? Gear, side arm, helmet, check. Dropped into the woods with the rest she eyes Mr. Stitches (Augie) and wonders: "Are we going to use any sort of tactical approach that's somewhat logical or just wing it?" she wonders.

Quite calmly as they arrive Stone is starting out with the others. Securing weapons and making sure that everyone is at a ready before he scans the area. Eyes jumping around as is typical for him. Once he get the 'okay' from each person he will gesture to move out. Though of course keeping a slow and nice pace, not wanting to alert the enemy of their presence right away. There is a rather wide grin at Augie though. "Just run in and shot and hoping for the best?" He asks Augie in a tease. Shaking his head a bit at that. "I am guessing we use Augie as distraction while the rest shoot them?" Starting off into the woods as well.

"BY YER COMMAND." Augie intones, and starts away from the maingroup, crunching and singing.. well, caterwauling really, a cadence. "FULLY LOADED RAPTOR LEAVING THE DECK, GOING TO THE PLANET TO PLANT A LITTLE PRICK."

Dr. Nadir shakes her head, tilts her helmet back, "Why don't we just let Augie distract them and we'll circle 'round the sides, catch the pilots in a distracted moment with some well aimed cross fire?" she asks, en sotto voice, of Stone.

Bear checks his paintball magazine as he listens to Stone's instructions, and nods at the gunnery sergeant's orders. "He's definitely going to take most of their fire up front, I bet," he says, "Let's spread out and take positions and pick them off, maybe? Most of them probably aren't as good with a rifle as we are, we should be able to out shoot 'em if we make sure not to give them any easy shots at us. I figure, anyway." He shrugs, chambers a round and says, "Good to go over here." Goggles on. They have goggles, right? Let's hope so.

Chase remains rather quiet at the moment, checking her own weapon offering a grin over towards Sam, nodding in agreement to her plan. "Sounds good." Though Bears sounds fun. "Let's do it."

"I passed basic firearms training, sir," Phin replies to Bennett, as for his shooting. Which is his diplomatic way of saying 'not great.' He's positioned near the major currently, for his part, behind the fuel tanker.

"So I heard," Bennett murmurs, a grin cracking her thoughtful expression as Ygraine speaks. Her eyes, though, continue to survey the territory about them. Looking for hiding spots, high spots, low spots, weak spots. "Do you think you can make the tower there if Standup and Doll cover you, and hole up at the top?" she asks Ygraine, creeping forward a foot or two to sight downrange of the tanker with her pistol. "They are going to try to outmaneuver us and outshoot us. Let's try to limit their opportunities to do so."

Cers looks up and over at the others, "Going to stick to the ground, gives me a chance to move cover if needed." But her eyes shift to Ygraine and then towards the woods as something rather large and metal briefly flashes. "What the frak was that?" She asks and furrows her brows, her grin sliding off her lips as she tightens her gloves at her wrists and flexes her fingers. Ground Ceres means business, a glance given to Holtz shotgun brings another wry smirk as she steps out of cover and then lowers into a squat to get a better look down range. Her hand taps the side pocket of paintballs against her hip. Such little cover makes her nose wrinkle.

Holtz nods over at Bennett as he steps over beside the major. "Pretty good," he says in response to her question. "I ain't a marine, but I can hold my own." He smirks. There's a wink in Ceres' direction as he pumps his shotgun with a metallic click. "Anythin' in particular you want me doing, Major?"

"I can try." Ygraine says. She rolls herself out from under the truck, making sure to do so on the side opposite the 'Cylons'. "Y'all let me know when you want me to make the run." She sounds skeptical, but not unwilling to make a go of it.

Jason listens a little quietly, nodding as he hears that, checking his pistol once more as he moves into a bit better cover by one of the Raptors now. Taking a few deep breaths as he looks between the others for now.

Knox looks between everyone but laughs at seeing Augie. "Oh hell yes. Now -that- is what I'm talkin about. Good look, el-tee." Coop gives the man a reassuring nod and then looks towards the other people discussing tactics. "Well I'm more interested in shootin. So I'm gonna go do that. Sooner we start, sooner we eat." He taps two fingers to his helmet and lifts the rifle up to a low ready and begins moving off to weave through the trees towards the pilots. And when he see's one, damned skippy, he's gonna start poppin rounds.

There's a flash of sunlight on metal, and a crunching of steel on wood before out of the edge of the wood comes.. the small armored vehicle. The FRAK? Nope. It's just Augustus Garrido. And he starts to bang the butt of his shotgun against his chest and calls out, "HEY DUCKS! COME GIT SOME, BABY!" And with that, he turns around and wiggles his ass at the air field. It has two round baking pans over it with concentrical cirles in white and red painted all the way down before he wades back towards the woods.

Stone nods to Bear, "Indeed." As do he to Sam's advice. "We split in groups. Keep your heads low and be ready. We do have surprise on our side." Sort of, with Augie running around after all. "Let's give them a good fight. And give them hell." He says and gestures to fully move out, his appearance having change to a more focused and his gaze always jump and look to the different areas around. Then again, he does that even when relaxing. Grinning and nodding to Knox as well, "Understandable and we will get a lot to shoot at, not to worry." Moving behind cover as he continues his progress.

Bear heads into the woods with the others, taking up a position some yards away from his nearest fellow marine. Augie's taunting makes him snicker, but he focuses on finding some cover behind a tree and lining up a shot on one of their Air Wing targets.

Game face on. Chase narrows her eyes just slightly, looking for any movement at all, rifle at the ready as she begins moving theough the trees, ground pounding at its best.

"Ahh, so we're going for comedic relief not actual tactical exercise," the doctor surmises after eyeing first Knox and then Augie. Dr. Nadir takes another moment to familiarize herself with the pistol she's carrying then peeling off to the side to start her own approach toward the base that the pilots are supposed to be defending. She keeps as close to the edge of the tree line as possible, listening for more of Augie's distraction tactics to draw all eyes as she moves.

<COMBAT> Ygraine passes.
<COMBAT> Stone passes.
<COMBAT> Samtara passes.
<COMBAT> Phin passes.
<COMBAT> Knox fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Jason with Rifle - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Jason with Rifle - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Jason with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jason passes.
<COMBAT> Holtz passes.
<COMBAT> Chase passes.
<COMBAT> Ceres passes.
<COMBAT> Bennett passes.
<COMBAT> Bear passes.
<COMBAT> Augie passes.

Phin offers Ygraine a short nod. "I'll cover you, Milkshake." Whether or not that's encouraging is debatable. But he will try his very best. He hefts his rifle as the bullets start flying. Safety off and everything.

"Oh for fraks sake…" Redux breathes under breath as that metal tin painted ass causes her to suck in a breath. Her eyes narrow and she doesn't bother yelling back, a faint smirk drawing her lips up. "Damned fool…" She intones and hunkers down at the edge of the fuel truck, using its nose as a partial cover as she watches the first paintballs fly. "Stand-up, carefult here!" She calls as she watches him take the first round. She edges out a little and lifts her pistol, aiming down range as Knox comes into view. There is a shit-eating grin that takes her lips. "Hello JTAC…" She aims and holds steady to get her shot.

"Yes," Bennett answers Holtz, fingers tightening around the grip of her gun as she spots a couple of 'cylons' moving out. "I want you to keep your eyes and ears peeled. They're going to try to draw us out, and hit us from behind, if they're smart." She adjusts her sight slightly as Knox begins the firefight. "Focus fire on the JTAC, if you can. Yggy, be ready to go once they're committed. If you see a window before I do, take it."

Ducking back a little at the incoming bullets that hits him, Jason stumbles back a little, before he brings up his own pistol, firing back in the direction the shots were coming from. "Okay. They've gotten in their shot now. Time to have some shooting fun, right?"

"Right," Holtz responds with a sharp nod, crouching next to the lone Viper. He watches the 'Cylons' as they advance upon the mock air base, and levels his shotgun. His eyes shift from target to target, until settling on Knox. He aims, and the weapon bucks as he yanks the trigger.

Ygraine takes a quick peek at the incoming. "Sir, ain't no way I can make that. Too much distance. I may as well be a naked virgin runnin' through a Tauron camping ground." She ducks back behind the truck and adds hastily, "No offense, Holtzy."

Knox circles around to the side of the 'airfield' at a low trot and lifts the rifle as he starts to make out shapes moving over there. He fires off a quick burst towards Jason, the first rounds out, then moves again at a crouch with his rifle up, searching for a new target. But its about this time that he realizes EVERYONE is turning on him. "Oh shit." He flicks it over to full rock n roll and takes off into a dead sprint through the trees towards the enemy position. "BZZZZRRTTTTTT!" he hollars at the top of his lungs.

Movement! Catching sight of an opponent after the Bear, Chase takes aim, having already had her rifle at the ready, offering support to Stone. Time for some fun!

Ceres didn't take the bait. Dammit. Oh well, must try harder. "Hey, hon!" he calls out as Augie stands tall. "I learned a new dance!" he says as takes a jump to the left and all that metal rattles. And then a step to the right. He puts his hands on his hips and hero poses, before his knees tuck in tight, and starts to thrust his pelvis towards the air field.

And then he takes out his shotgun and aims it in her general direction to snap off a long shot. "My new callsign is BOOMSTICK."

<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Samtara passes.
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Holtz with Rifle - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Holtz with Rifle - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Cover).
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Holtz with Rifle - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Ceres with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Ceres with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Ceres with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Bennett with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Bennett with Rifle - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jason attacks Knox with Pistol and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Knox with Shotgun - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ceres attacks Knox with Pistol and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Knox with Pistol - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Augie attacks Ceres with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

Bear has already picked his target and acquired cover from which to shoot at it, the tree stump serving well as a way to steady his shot, as well. He waits for Ygraine to shift into an optimal spot to be shot from, and ignores those targeting him. Though Phin can be sure he will pay for it later. PAY!!

Distraction! "Frak Augustus!" She calls as she misses Knox and he keeps coming. But then that rifle shot gets Ceres in the leg ands he winces some as the paintballs hurt like hell. She growls and looks at the JTAC before readjusting and focusing her attention on the tin can that is the only true one that looks like a Cylon on the field. She holds out her pistol. "I will show you a new dance, dear. Now turn around again." She calls to him and aims down her sight for his chest. Her leg stings like crazy.

"'S okay, Shakes, I'll spank ya later," Holtz' retort to Ygraine's Tauron crack booms out over the clearing, as his lips quirk in a half-smile. The mirth is gone a second later, though, as he's pelted by paint. "Frak!" he growls, ducking back into cover with a sneer on his lips. There's a pause before he raises his weapon again.

Phin shoots! Phin misses! Phin gets nailed in the chest while he's leaning a little out of cover to shoot. "Frak…" he mutters. His swearing is quieter than Holtz, but the basic inflection is the same.

"Promises, promises." Ygraine drawls, and then she's popped in the chest. "Frak!" she's louder than her fellows, as her eyes dart to determine who shot her. As she leans back and retargets, she hollers out, "Bear, if you take me out, you owe me a drink!"

Shaking his head a little as he's missed, Jason leans forward a bit, taking a few moments to aim for one of the enemies, taking a bit of a moment to aim more carefully now. The lucky target is once more Knox.

Bennett doesn't appear to be taking this terribly seriously. Maybe the threat of singing the marine hymn isn't enough to frighten her. She waits until the last second to pull the trigger, then wings a paintball Knox's way— which actually manages to tag him amidst the hail of paint-filled bullets from her teammates. "Yggy and Holtz, could you put out some suppressive fire?" Evidently the focus fire tactic was a crapshoot, so she switches it up. "The rest of you, pick your targets at will."

Knox? Knox is a honeybadger. He's even got the merit badge. He see's a cobra and he's runnin for it. After letting off that first long spray of ammo at the boomstick guy and then Ceres, he zigs after his zag and is running RIGHT for Ceres while letting off another long burst. Is he- Yeah, that insane Marine is laughing.

As Ceres calls out to him, Augie smiles brilliantly. "Hi, sweetie!" he calls out to her, "Just a moment!" he says, as he pumps the shotgun and aims for the enemy shotgunner, as he considers Holtz. "By your command." he says again after he squeezes the trigger and fires, and then turns around and wiggles his butt at Ceres again, and reaches back to slap the cans, "CANNED HAM FOR DINNER, DUCK!" he calls out and then sees Knox charging. "Don't rough her up too much, I'll do that later!" he calls out, waggling his brows.

Bear laughs as almost the entire wing (at least in this section of the battle) takes shots at Knox. "Maybe you should be wearing the cans on your head, Coop!" he calls over. Ygraine's shout gets another grin and he calls back, "Sounds like a double win to me, darling!"

Stone chuckles a bit and just focuses on his task, while noticing the shooting towards Knox. Doing his best not to laugh. Letting out a few more rounds towards Phin. "Stop hiding!" He calls out in a bit of mock and teasing.

Just as soon as she had gone about attacking, Chase decided to fall to the ground to make a smaller target of herself though she still has rifles aimed and ready to pull tje trigger, trying to keep her natiral competitive spirit contained by continually reminding herself this is just a game

<COMBAT> Ygraine fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samtara passes.
<COMBAT> Phin fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Bennett with Rifle - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Bennett with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Ceres with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Ceres with Rifle - Serious wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Jason attacks Knox with Pistol - NEAR MISS!
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Augie with Shotgun and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ceres attacks Augie with Pistol and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Chase with Pistol and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bear fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Augie attacks Holtz with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Augie has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Ceres has been KO'd!

"MOTHER FRAKKIN FRAKKER!" Knox' shot hurts like hell and makes it impossible for her to get a bead on those cans of ham attached to Augie. Ceres lets out a grumble and barely notices the incoming rush of Knox and she hits the ground. She lets out a sound and then grabs, trying to hold on. "SHOOT THE FRAKKER!" She calls out, grinning to beat the band, eating earth and dust as she tries to keep the JTAC down. "Damn it Cooper!"

"Woo!" That's Ygraine, cheering her successful splash on Bear. But shit just go real, yo, or something, and so keeping herself under as much cover as she can, she yells out, "Phinny, they take me out, you know what to do!" Kachewchewchewchewchew!

"This frakkin' thing ain't made to suppress," Holtz grunts at Bennett as he ducks out of cover just long enough to squeeze off a shot. Which is also just enough time for Augie's shot to catch him in the head. "Ares' motherfrakking taint!" he curses loudly. Frustration is etched on his face as he pumps the shotgun and takes aim once more.

"Make sure you leave a fresh looking corpse?" Phin jokes to Ygraine. It's sort of a joke. He fires off a burst at Knox, but his aim isn't any better when he's firing multiple bullets than it is when he's doing just one. He takes a deep breath and fidgets with the settings on his weapon. Eyes are rolled at Bear, but he doesn't target his twin. Yet.

Bennett indicates Augie and Knox with two fingers indicated in the direction of the 'cylons'. "They're going in for the kill. Let them get cocky, and keep your cool." She casts her teammates a grin, and sights down her pistol for a bead on the big engineer with the suit of cafeteria tray armour. "Just do the best you can," she murmurs to Holtz.

"Okay, so we've now established I'm not a good shot." A brief grin as Jason calls out that, before he moves a bit along his cover to fire another shot off. Augie's the lucky target this time. Lucky, since the odds of the ex-actor actually hitting anyone is quite low, after all.

Knox is charging right at Ceres, firing. He grins happily at the hit and ducks once, laughing, as a round whizzes by his head. He points over at Jason with an evil grin as if calling out his next target. Ceres' grab takes him by surprise as she lunges at him. He goes down, cackling and starts batting at her helmet lightly. "Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!" he laughs.

"The hell?" Chase has been shot at! Watching the splatter of paint land right near her, she narrows her eyes, flips to full auto. Things are getting serious. Time for some bird hunting…

As the shots smack into the ground around him, Augie spins around just in time to see Ceres go down. He sucks in a breath, but shakes it off, she's still smiling, so it's not serious. His attention returns to the battle, but he starts to charge in behind Knox. "Cut off the head, and the rest fall!" he says, as he's charging straight for Bennett.

As Augie slips around the shotgun to use it as a club, it shows that it's been heavily padded, much like a pugilist stick.

Stone finally makes a full attempt to hit something at least it would seem. Seeing people starting to target him and he fires in return. Letting the paint fly all over the place.

<COMBAT> Ygraine fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Knox with Rifle but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Augie with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Augie with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle - Light wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Jason with Rifle - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Jason with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Jason with Rifle - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Cover).
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle - Serious wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Samtara passes.
<COMBAT> Phin fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Augie with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Augie with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Augie with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Ceres with Unarmed - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jason attacks Augie with Pistol and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Augie with Shotgun - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chase fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle - Moderate wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Jason with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Jason with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Jason with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Bennett with Rifle - Critical wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Bennett with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ceres attacks Knox with Unarmed and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Augie with Pistol - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Augie attacks Bennett with Club - Moderate wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Augie has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Bennett has been KO'd!

As Knox hands hit her helmet repeatedly, Ceres doesn't manage to get quite the grip she wants on him. She's out anyways, fair is fair. Right? Wrong. As he tries to slippery eel his way away, she grabs the back of his armor, taped as it is and yanks him back down. She grins devilishly and misses the attack on Bennett in favor of making Knox pay. She grabs a fistful of dirt and pushes it up into his face. She's already dirt covered as sin and then leans in to smooch his cheek, making an over exaggerated press of her lips and theatrical sound to go with it. "MWUAH! Just for you, bro." She laughs!

Phin sprays bullet onto the battlefield. Somewhat impressively, in a back-handed sort of way, none of them hit anything. He winces.

Bennett shoves off the back of the fuel truck and briefly out of the relative safety of its cover to fire on Augie, trying to distract him from closing in on her 'injured' teammates. Unfortunately, she does a somewhat too good job of distracting, and is smacked in the head by a paintball round that hits hard enough to bruise — and probably leave her with a lovely goose egg in the morning. She's just in the process of safetying her gun and putting her hands up in surrender when Augie barrels in at her with his rifle butt. Smack. Padded or not, it still hurts. "I'm already out, you cad," she grouses good-naturedly at him. "Besides, isn't that against the rules?"

"My corpse will be beautiful, you know it." Yggy remarks, adding, "Frak Phinny, I'm gonna take you to the range and give you tips." Not that she's doing so splendidly herself and she calls out, "Hey Bear? There are easier ways of gettin' in my pants!" Yes, yes, fraternization rules, she's messing with him, okay? She also taunts in Augie's general direction, "Your poetry sucks, old man!" Hey, if she's going to go down, she's going to go down sassy.

Phin blinks at Ygraine, and blushes. "Dude!" It's unclear whether that's yelped at her or his brother. It's sort of combination-yelping.

Knox is still scrambling to get up and away when Ceres grabs him and he flails backwards with a 'Whoa shit!' look on his face. He slams back down onto his side and laughs again. He's about to throw an elbow when he gets a facefull of dirt and an Auntie smooch. That gets him laughing all over again and he rolls onto his back, spread eagle. "Oh Gods. I'm out." A hand lifts to shove Ceres with a grin as he starts to sit up in the middle of a gunfight.

"Oorah." The call is muttered with a cocky grin when another goes down. It's all fun and games until someone gets hit, then it's hilarious, or however the saying went. Now, for those that she missed, Chase lifts her rifle again, on full auto. Tat. Tat. Tat.

As the paint pelts the metal armor, and Bennett's shot plings off his stew pot helmet and knocks it off, Augie knocks Bennett to the ground and looks down at her for a moment. His head tilts to the side, and he says quietly. "As if ya know a frakkin' thing about fair." he rumbles, and adds, "Sir." And turning away from her, he flips the shotgun around and aims upwards at Ygraine as he grins like an idiot. "Roses are red, paintballs are blue, I'll shoot ya in the ass, and y'all like it too."

Stone only sits a bit in his cover and fires his rounds. LAughing while firing off his rounds. Seemingly getting at least one hit per person at the very least. Grinning at the others as he let the two rushers keep the attention while the rest just fires of rounds to take down those others. Seeming to be quite enjoying himself as well.

<COMBAT> Ygraine fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Augie with Rifle - Serious wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Ygraine's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Stone fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Jason with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Jason with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Samtara passes.
<COMBAT> Phin fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Augie with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Augie with Rifle - Critical wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Knox with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Knox passes.
<COMBAT> Jason attacks Augie with Pistol and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Augie with Shotgun and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Jason with Rifle - Serious wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Jason with Rifle - Moderate wound to Left Leg.
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ceres passes.
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Augie attacks Ygraine with Shotgun and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Augie has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Augie has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Jason has been KO'd!

Whatever it is between Augie and Bennett that prompted the jab about fairness — or the lack thereof — the pilot does not seem inclined to press the issue. She watches him turn away from her, expression unreadable for a long while. Then rolls to her feet and snags his makeshift helmet from the ground. No sense in wasting a perfectly good pot. "Good show, Coop," she tells Knox, stopping by him to offer a hand up. "It would seem that your boys cleaned up." She smiles, though it doesn't quite reach her eyes.

Getting hit by the bullets now, Jason stumbles back once more, before he falls over. And, as he finds himself out of the fight, he decides to properly play dead this time. He's able to pull it off convincingly as well, it would seem.

Phin keeps firing and firing until his rifle clicks empty. He is a little more on target this time. At least, one of his paintballs finds Augie's neck. Not so much the rest of his ammo, but there's that one this time. He also gets splattered with a few shots and, after making an unsuccessful attempt to fire his empty weapon, skuttles down a little further to reload.

Ygraine lets out another whoop as she manages to splash Augie, but doesn't wait for commentary before dropping to the ground and rolling under the truck so she can reload without having to worry too much about those around her.

This time, none of the flying paint is aimed Holtz' way, although his own shot misses once more. He curses again as he wipes a hand across his goggles. His weapon hasn't run dry yet, though, and he does another pump and fire, this time at Bear.

With several being eliminated Stone just grins and falls behind his cover to reload and looking to those still around on his side. "Raise some more hell now." He tells them and will try to be able to fully prepare for the next round of fired shots.

As the paintballs tear into him, Augie grunts painfully, firing off a shot just before Phin tags him in the neck. "Frak!" he yowls, reaching up to cover the side of his neck. That shit will hurt later. Or start rumors of one hell of a hickey as he flips his rifle over his shoulder. "I'm out." he says good-naturedly as he wanders over to the others, and picks up Ceres to shake her playfully for a moment. "Ya can't hit the broadside of my ass? Ya gotta train more." he teases her before setting her down with a kiss to the pilot's forehead.

Click. Click. The sound of death anywhere but here.. Time for a reload! Chase hurriedly pulls out another clip, easy as one, two, three, in out and done, the new fully loaded clip is inserted and the Marine has her rifle up and ready again for the next bird in sight.

Bennett winks at Knox, and ducks off the field with the others who've been tagged. An empty barrel is used as a perch, and she hoists herself up with her booted feet dangling nearly to the ground. The stew pot is rested on her lap, and rapped thoughtfully with her fingertips as she watches the rest of the match play out.

"I am sorry, next time I will check with your flight patterns, Coop." Ceres snorts and drifts further away from those involved in combat. Her eyes flicker over to Bennett, a faint nod of her head to the Major before she bumps into Knox' side and runs hands up over her hair. Great big Augie Cylon attacks from no where and here eyes widen. Her reaction at first is to slam a fist into his chest but she meets pans and comes up with a clipped yelp. Though there is a dent there. Her eyes lift to his once he stops shaking her. "Damn it Augustus, I need to be able to eat…big ox." She says, but there is a fond smirk creasing her lips even as he sets her back down. "So you need thicker armor I see. As you are now out."

<COMBAT> Ygraine finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Stone finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Samtara passes.
<COMBAT> Phin finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Knox passes.
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Bear with Shotgun and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!

Jason remains where he fell over for a few moments longer, before getting up and moving over to join the people that's out of the little game now. "Ah, that was interesting," he remarks, a bit lightly.

"Damned right, Cap," Knox says, looking her down and up with the bump. He keeps moving around the truck, laughing as he see's Ceres hit the armor. "Godsdamned I love that get-up, sir," Coop laughs as he unbuckles the helmet. "Just watch yourself with this one. She fights dirty." He knocks a knuckle against the pans and looks to Bennett. "Well tell me you at least had fun. Felt damned good to blow off some steam, Major."

"Aye, but I was just supposed to draw fire." Augie offers to Ceres, turning to let her lean into his side as he slips a hand around her waist now that all those cafeteria trays are shaking off. That welt on his neck is quite nasty and already bruising. "Oh hell, Sergeant, I know that. We're datin', I have to put up with all of her dirty tricks."

Holtz is in motion, scrambling to take cover next to the mockup air control tower as the marines finish their reloading. It's not looking good for the pilots, but Storm is going to give them one hell of a fight before he goes down.

Bennett seems a little startled when Knox addresses her, blue eyes coming up quickly to the marine, from her observation of the match. Tension melts quickly into a warm smile, though. "I had a lot of fun, Sergeant. It's been some time since I've played paintball." Something's obviously on her mind, but damned if she can't put on a good face.

Phin exchanges a quick half-smile with Ygraine, slinking up from cover just a little again once he's finished reloading. "This is getting to be like one of those First War last stands you read about," he says. Of course, most of the defenders die in those accounts. But he doesn't see any need to mention that part. He lets out a somewhat wry, "Remember the Fuel Tanker!"

Bennett wolf-whistles at Holtz and Ygraine, and calls out, "Give 'em a run for their money, you two!"

Stone does for now keep in cover for a moment before rising to be able to fire a few rounds towards those left standing on the other side. Grinning proudly at the other two at his side. "Seems you keep true on your words, Bear." He says in response to a talk a day or two ago they had after a marine meeting.

The benefit to not being a marine or a pilot or anything really useful in the middle of a live fire exercise, to Dr. Nadir's way of thinking, is two-fold: 1 - not actually being shot at, and 2 - getting a good laugh over the entire thing while not getting shot at. Even with mock weaponry those rounds look like they'd hurt anyway. She'd set off to skirt the edge of the combat zone and worked the long way around so that she could observe the engagement without being in the way, and without being shot at), and with her field kit slung over one shoulder remained near the tree line until starting to edge her way forward to join those hiding behind the fuel truck.

Knox smirks at Augie and gives an assuring nod. "Outstanding, sir. Just don't let her get away from you. When she catches up she run your face in the dirt." He chuckles and brushes it off his cheek and shakes a finger at Ceres. "Brat." Fact. To Bennett he nods. "Well next time I'll fight with you guys and we'll grab up a couple squad machine guns and see how they like it. Scariest damned sound ever is a blasting automatic weapon and having to charge it," he says with a smirk.

Now that Chase has reloaded, she checks that it's still on full auto and after a quick grin to her teammates, lets loose another round of paint into the fray.

<COMBAT> Ygraine fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Cover).
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Cover).
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Bear with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Bear with Rifle - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Bear with Shotgun - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Chase fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bear attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!

Chuckling brightly, Ceres looks years younger and despite the weight of a hidden object against her chest, she is easily leaning into Augie, walking at the DCO's side. The wagging finger causes her eyes to cross and she snorts at Knox and snaps her teeth at him. "You liked it, Coop." She intones and ten turns her head and watches the last combatants try to hold out. She lets out her own Yahoo for them and then glances up at Bennett as she falls into silence again. She hip checks Augie in his armor and then rolls her shoulders. "Frak, Coop. What was that suicidal action?"

"What, ya never seen a Marine charge before? They're batshit cray cray, love." Augie says to Ceres, bumping her back before he smirks. "..we should try some rock climbing while we're here, if yer hand's up fer it, Ceres." he points out to the Captain and looks at the brooding Major for a moment and shakes his head as Jason gets a grin. "Welcome to the out pile." Fishing out a cigar, he offers it to his fellow rusher in arms, Knox, and pops his own in his mouth.

Bennett hunts for a smoke in her fatigue jacket, and finds a solitary one remaining in its pack. Knox gets a slantwise smile that's a little too knowing for a girl who likes to wear nail polish and heels when she's off duty. "I won't argue with you there," she murmurs. "Down on Tauron, it was whatever we could get our hands on." The cigarette is lit up, and she watches Phin and Ygraine tag their targets again. "Sometimes some pretty illegal stuff. Fully automatic, armour piercing rounds."

Either Chase is suddenly a bad aim or her opponents are good at taking cover! Laying low, she squeezes off another round, watching as no one is hit. -No one- . Several paint splatters pepper the ground around her. So close! "Uh uh.." she grins, lifting her rifle again and pulling off another round of full auto.

Holtz sends a toothy grin in Bennett's direction. His shooting hasn't been worth much so far, but he's one of the few still standing in the combat zone, so he must be doing something right. "Dolls, cover for Shakes!" he calls out from his perch next to the 'tower'. A snort of laughter escapes his lips, directed at Ygraine's comment about the cavalry. "Too bad this ain't a movie, yeah?" Click-click, BANG! The shotgun fires again.

Coop snorts at Ceres. "Keep going, its how I know you're talkin a game and planning nefarious deeds," he chuckles. The man tucks an arm back and flicks a pocket open and removes a nalgene bottle of water. Its cracked open and he takes a long sip before offering it in trade for the cigar, and for others to sip from. "El-tee is right. Leave it to a Marine to practice insanity when thats what the situation calls for." He lifts the cigar in cheers and chuckles at Bennett. "Amen, Major. That's good stuff. Makes all the difference, ya know what I mean? Especially when you're out to have a good time."

Reminded about her hand, eh? Ceres looks down at it and flexes it again, "Not sure its up for climbing yet, Augustus." She admits and then smirks faintly. "Soon though," She promises and gives Knox a look, her eyes narrowing slightly before she shakes her head, "I do not know what you are talking about." She says and smirks a bit more before she rolls a shoulder and stretches. Dragging her hand to the dirt stains on her cheek, she pauses and looks to Bennett, "Major, when you get a chance, I have to talk over a things for training on the sims. But barbeque first."

Bennett grins at the talk from the pilots, clearly pleased with their performance despite the trouncing they've gotten from the marines. Whatever had been bothering her prior, it appears mostly put aside for the time being in favour of lending the occasional bit of moral support to the remaining wing. "Good shooting, doll!" she pitches toward Phin. And, "Go go go!" to Ygraine. She shadows a smile for Knox, and gives Ceres a polite nod. "I'd be happy to, Captain."

"Hold out Chase." Stone offers and grins. Trying to get a few rounds in. Not sure how much will actually happen as everyone hides in cover, but he will try it a bit longer. Patience or something.

<COMBAT> Ygraine fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Stone fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Phin fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle - Light wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Chase with Shotgun and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Cover) (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chase's weapon clicks empty.

"Com'on Chase, ya can take them!" Augie shouts encouragingly, and sticks his tongue out at Bennett and Ceres. "Not everyone can pull for the pilots. That's all biased and shit." Ceres is offered an apologetic smile. "Maybe in a couple of weeks." he promises her, a little bump to her hip.

Second verse, same as the first; when Yggy clicks out of ammo, she drops and rolls under the truck for her reload.

Knox watches Ceres and Augie, holding an easy smile as he pops the stogie between his lips. "Uh huh." But the last to Bennett has him nod and look away towards the firefight with a grin. "Gods, what a gorgeous day." But watching the group, he cringes at watching the Marines take hits. "Oh man, Beckett won't be happy if we lose," he observes lightly. Ah well.

"So when does this become a sudden death round?" Dr. Nadir wonders in a quiet voice now that she's reached the group gathered on the 'side lines' so to speak. "All we're missing is a pit full of mud and someone to shove the remaining contestants into it."

Finally taking a swig from the offered water bottle, Augie offers it to Ceres and Sammy gets a look. "What, ya been to the Peach Pit Mud Wrestling and Lap Dance Club on Tauron too? Man, after they wiggle their bits in the mud and come rub it all over ya, now that.. that made ya feel good about feelin' dirty."

Phin continues to spray paint-bullet until his rifle empties again, then ducks down to reload.

<COMBAT> Ygraine finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Stone finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Phin finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Chase with Shotgun - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Holtz's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Chase finishes reloading.

Chase tap tap tap, all these little bursts hit her! No no..No way does she want to lose! Here goes!!!

Yet again, Holtz' shot misses its target, splatting harmlessly against someone's cover, and he looks down at the shotgun as if it's something he scraped off his shoe. "Ya know what?" he says to no one in particular. "Frak this noise." Holtz directs a quick look over at the other two. "Cover me!" he shouts, not moving to reload the now-empty weapon. Instead, he flips the weapon over, holding it like a club as he rushes Chase.

"Not to worry, I am sure I will be healed up soon. Another nod is given to Bennett, "I'll catch you up on the boat, everyone needs a little r and r down here." She says and offers a smile before she glances towards Sam and Jason, grinning a bit at each. "Its nice over here, I think we should go start eating. The others certaintly are taking forever." She eyes the ground forces. Even numbers, almost. "GO DOLL!! GO SHAKE! GO STORM!" She gives them all a holler.

And again, Ygraine rolls out, comes up on her knee, and starts firing, but with one brief moment of "Holy shit!" when Holtz goes all barbarian on Chase. As she fires, she can't help but remark, "That is the most insane and awesome shit ever." in admiration.

"Whoa, dude!" Phin calls as Holtz heads for the Marines with his club. It's part admiring, part 'omg wtf.' Nonetheless, he'll provide cover fire as ably as he can. He raises a hand in a brief sort of half-salute for the older pilot, before putting it back on his gun.

Dr. Nadir spends a silent moment studying Augie before remarking: "You have the most intriguing knack for assembling sentences that result in appalling mental image violation. I'm not sure, yet, if this is a skill set that you've developed on purpose or if it's source is a natural evolution of your thought process. Further study and observation is warranted," she decides, shaking her head at the offered water bottle and shared germs. She leans one shoulder against the side of the truck that everyone is taking cover behind.

Oh, and Holtz is totally cutting loose with a loud battlecry as he charges the marine.

"It is," Bennett agrees with Knox and Ceres, voice soft. "I think I even saw a few wildflower buds, up by the landing zone. Spring has always been my favourite season." Perhaps a little wistful, her tone, but she doesn't appear shamed by her sentimentality. "Absolutely," she tells Ceres. "You know where to find me." Knox gets an elbow lightly to the ribs. "The air wing dies hard, Sergeant," she teases gently.

It's a debate whether to shoot or laugh when Holtz goes all postal on her.. Shooting always wins out, so chase lets loose with another full auto.

<COMBAT> Ygraine fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle - Light wound to Left Leg (Reduced by Cover).
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Stone attacks Ygraine with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Phin fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Chase with Rifle - Critical wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Stone with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Chase with Club but Chase DODGES!
<COMBAT> Chase fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Ygraine with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Phin with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase attacks Holtz with Rifle and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Chase has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Stone has been KO'd!

The words. "All of the words you use are too large. Last gal I knew like that was a dead fish in the sack. Not that I care." Augie rumbles at Samtara before he considers. "We should start setting up tents if we are going to stay here?" he asks, looking around to the others. "Major, ya stayin' down here to slum with us?" There is a smile as he smirks faintly and bumps Ceres again. "Gods damned, looks like we won't be havin' BBQ."

Jason has listened in quiet for now, unable to hold back a bit of a smile as he listens. Otherwise keeping quiet for the moment now.

In a tiny corner of his mind, Holtz is surprised he's not cut down in the middle of his screaming bullrush. That last ditch salvo from the marines seems to go everywhere but where he's standing, though, and he's about to turn for another swing at Chase when he hears the cease fire command. There's a toothy, lopsided grin on his face as it dawns on him that they actually won, and he turns back towards the 'base' and the others just in time to catch a leaping Ygraine. Bearlike arms wrap themselves around her, pulling her up off the ground as he laughs madly.

Bennett hops to her feet and passes Augie's stew pot back by the handle, in some sort of gesture of.. truce, perhaps? "Of course I'll stick around." She smiles. "Here, you left your helmet behind. Looks like it'd make a good soup." Assuming he takes it, she's off to go congratulate the pilots. Not really one for back slapping and fistbumping, the major nevertheless has no qualms about hugging— and tries to snag the three remaining wing'ers in a group embrace, unless they protest. "Damned good job, all of you."

"Camping and barbeque later, I need to go tell some Ensigns good job." She smirks and leans up to kiss the big oaf's cheek as he's handed back his pot. A bump is given back to Knox, meeting his knuckles. Grabbing at Stand-up, Ceres attempts to pull him with her as she lets out a cheer, covered in dirt and JTAC germs. "Huzzah! Well done rooks…Storm!" She grins at Dolly and waits for the group hug to open up so she can offer shoulder squeezes and handshakes.

Augie accepts the pot, and offers a nod of his to Bennett as the large man turns and heads towards where the bivouac is being set up for the night and starts working on building the fire.

Ko'd. Chase just lays back shaking her head, paint splotches covering her almost completely. There's something to be said for going medieval on someone right? Finally, good humor in tact, she sits up, gathering her rifle before she pushes herself to a standing position rather gracefully and walks towards the others, "Good job."

Phin shoves himself up off the ground, slinging his paintball rifle over his shoulder with only slightly more comfort than he had when he was fumbling with it at the beginning. He grins broad at Ceres. "Thanks, Redux. I think we got lucky." He shakes her hand, then strides over to Chase. To offer her a handshake as well. "Thanks. I think Bear took pity on me by not ganking me right away."

Ygraine is happy to accept group hugs, and handshakes, and shoulder pats, and when all that's done, she does a little hip shake-and-wave-your-hands dance turn in place before she then actually strides over to Stone and offers her hand, blue eyes twinkling. "Really good game, Gunny." she compliments him sincerely. "You made us work our asses off, and how."

The doctor makes a sound that's almost a laugh, more of a snicker, "Words of more than one syllable are difficult to comprehend, Lieutenant?" is offered back by way of rebuttal even as she straightens and eases away from the group hugging and team building morale boosting shoulder squeezes and hand shakes. Nothing to see here, just along for the ride.

Holtz is still hollering and spinning around with Ygraine in his arms, but he lets her down a moment later so he can wrap first Bennett and then Ceres in a bone-crushing embrace. That wolfish grin is still on his face as he continues making the rounds among the victorious pilots; Phin and Jason each get a congratulatory pound on the back. Finally, a nod to Stone and the rest on the other team. "Well fought, all of you."

Jason grins as he's pulled along, unable to hold back a laugh at the moment now. "Great work!" Offered to the ones that won them this little game. Turning to look at the other team as well. "Good work," he offers, a bit lightly now.

Having been taken out exceedingly early in the game, Cole was able to go get cleaned up and watch the remaining excitement from the sidelines. Now he's approaching the mixed group of marines and airwing alike, his hands thrust deep into his pockets. Quietly, he offers muted congratulations to the lot as he passes them and weaves in and out of the paint speckled bodies, clearly not his usual exuberant self but cheerful nonetheless.

There is a bright smile on Ceres' face, such a difference some time on the ground can make. Watching Dolly head off, she is caught off-guard by Storm's squeeze and actually wheezes. She heaves a breath and blinks, "Hades, STorm!" She lets out and once she is down, she winces and tries to stretch up, her back now having a kink. "COOP! I may need you to tackle me again to get out this frakkin kink." She says and then laughs and reaches over to ruffle that burned and scarred left hand into Jason's hair. But as Cole steps past, she reaches out to grab at him and pulls Janitor in a hug. Redux is hugging people!? WTFrak?!

Stone is lying and resting as he got shot down. "It does hurt a bit." He says and laughs then. Moving to the others. Ofering nods and laughs with who ever around. Grinning at the talk around him and patting the people on the shoulders.

Bennett is also a good enough sport to congratulate the losing team, which she does with a few handshakes offered to the marines and their accomplices. There isn't really any trash talking from the pilot, though she does seem pleased as punch by the outcome. Pleased enough that Cole's arrival does little to dilute her good humour. "Hey there, Lieutenant," she offers with a small smile. His shoulder's touched lightly, and she moves on to address Knox, "So does this mean you and yours are cooking for us tonight?" Her smile turns impish.

Phin tries to get a handshake in to Stone as well, and any of the other Marines who're still milling around. Before fading into the ensign'y woodwork.

Stone does turn to Ygraine and smile to her with a small nod. "It was a nice game indeed. Thought we had you all there for a moment." He says in good gesture. "Must say, good shooting." He tells her and has a big and pleased smile.

"Be careful what you wish for, Ceres. Flying Marines can come out of nowhere, at any time. I may even use someone else as a battering ram," Knox observes as he takes his water back and gets a long sip. He watches the woman with an easy, entertained smile before heading over towards Augie. "Fooooooood," he rumbles. "Need any help, el-tee?"

Ygraine grins impishly at Stone. "Give a farmgirl a rifle, and it's just asking for trouble. By the way, when you and Bear get around to detailin' mine and Butch's viper? Shirts off, please." she tells him cheerfully, and with another grin and wriggle of her freckled nose, ducks off to go shake hands and offer good-jobs to the rest of the marines.

As Ceres grabs Cole for an unexpected hug, there is laughter caught in his throat. He wraps his arms around the Ice Queenie and palms the back of her head to fluff her hair with his long fingers. "Helluva job, Redux." As he releases her, there's a friendly ass slap like they all just got done playing a sweaty game of pyramid.

"Sure, ya wanna help me stack up the fire?" Augie asks, looking back towards the others. "I don't think I really had any ponies in this one, though Ceres will probably still try to get something out of me fer winning." he chuckles. "Anyone know what meat we got to grill over this thing tonight?"

Knox looks over to Bennett then and smirks. "Hell if I know, sir. I brought enough food for me and booze for maybe an ox. But that's about it. I can trapse off into the woods and kill us some dinner if you like. Or if you wanna call up to the ship and get an alert Predator down here we can find a herd of something and bomb the shit out of it. Feed the whole Wing and Corps."

When Bennett greets Cole, there is little up nod. "Captain, remember Major?" His lip ticks up in a little feral smirk as he corrects her and then his attention returns to the others.

Stone chuckles, "Farm girl with rifles. I have to keep that in mind." He does laugh a bit about the shirt of part and just shaking his head at that before moving to greet and so on and thank the people around for the good game. Finally Stone does make his way towards the doc. "Glad that you kept out of the way?" He asks with a wink.

Dark hair sitcks up everywhere after Cole's effort to tossle it and she laughs, "Yeah, I enjoyed feeding Knox some dirt, that was my favorite part." She says and scrubs at the dirt streaks on her face. She yelps at the ass slep, taking a few ginger steps forward as she arches her back and something pops back into place. "Coop, you are not needed anymore!" She says and then considers the food. "Not really sure, but whoever is cooking back do a decent job. I have paintballs left." She warns to the marines at large, giving Augie and Coop a look. Smoothing her hands to her armor, she pulls it off up over her head with a sigh and then moves over towards those cooking, one namely being the big DCO. "You look good, being domestic and all that. Where is a beer?" Drinking? Whaaaa.

Holtz laughs wickedly at Ceres' reaction. While he might not be as effusive with the praise of the marines and other assorted types in the OPFOR as the other pilots, he's at least gracious enough not to gloat, offering nods all around. Well, that and a bottle of ambrosia that he produces from his back pack, taking a big swig before he holds it out, offering it to the nearby Ceres. It might not be beer, but it's even better. "I like medium rare, not burnt to a crisp," he calls out to Knox with a snicker.

Jason just chuckles as he remains with the others for now, keeping quiet as he looks around. Just waiting to see what's happening now, it would seem.

"Hades, it'd already be precooked to well done if we did that shit, Knox." Augie says with a laugh. "I think we have a couple of slabs of ribs we can get going." he points out as he looks towards Ceres, confusion creeping in his features but. "Check our tent, love, I think I packed a few fer seasonin, but if ya want to drink one.." his look says it all. He's just a little concerned.

"Rather," Dr. Nadir replies with a nod to Stone, shaking her head at the Marine. "I can't ever tell if everyone had fun or if this was a tactical training session or a bit of both, though a bit of both appear to have been warranted. Team building, steam blowing off, that sort of thing."

Bennett blushes just a little when Cole points out her rank slip. It's mostly the tips of her ears that redden, and the freckles at the base of her throat. "Captain," she corrects herself with a grin, and chuckles at Knox's suggestion. "There's nothing that can't be solved with a mark eighty-three bunker buster."

Coop nods to Augie and starts kicking over some of the larger logs and branches. He's still wearing all of his gear, too. He's like a freaking packmule. The bottle is replaced into his bag and he ejects the empty mag from his rifle, tucking it into the vest. After a few minutes, he glances up to Ceres and Augie and then to Bennett. "Proper application of high explosive, sir. Nice win out there." He winks and steps off towards the Marine area to drop off his gear.

The container offered to Ceres is looked at, attention drifting up to Holtz before she steps back towards him. "Sure, I will go grab you one in a sec, Augustus." She smiles back at him and grabs it and tips it back, taking a few long pulls from it. A bit trickles, catching at the edge of her mouth before a dirt caked hand lifts to wipe at hit and then offer it back. "That's nice." She says and hesitates, starting to snake it back and takes another sip before she finally extends it again for him. "Thanks, Storm."

Cole is keen enough to know that sort of blush, married as he was to Bennett's sister for the last ten years. "Yoink." Yes, Cole makes that noise as his eyes drag away from the Raptor Major and to the bottle that Ceres is passing back to Holtz. Is he confiscating it? Nope. Janitor seems to take a swig from it. A wince to follow.

As he watches Ceres for a moment, Augie shakes his head, and lets out a breath, going back to his work and starts the fire a burning.

In the meantime, a Raptor comes and lands, and a group of workers hall out a full field mess, complete with hamburgers, hot dogs, and freshly made chips. There's a note from Zachary. 'Good job everyone, enjoy the food. I wish I could be there, but Eden said there was something we needed to discuss. See you back on the deck. - Zach'

"Damn straight," Holtz replies, smirking as he watches her pull the bottle back for another drink. "More where that came from. I came prepared." He reaches to take it back, only to have it swiped by Cole a moment later. Storm chuckles at Janitor's grimace. "Careful, Cap. Shit'll sneak up on ya," he remarks, giving Cole a comradely pound on the back.

Bennett wanders off to find her gear after a wink sent Knox's way, stripping out of her fatigue jacket with a jingling of dogtags as she moves. Evidently she is planning on camping out down here with everyone else. Her pack is found and unzipped, and rifled through while she pulls from her smoke delicately.

Stone chuckkles and nods, "I think a bit of both." He points out to Sam. Glancing to the others as well. Eyes doing the usual thing and he only grins while speaking to the doctor, "It is quite a bit of training your aim and getting team building and all of it. Though it does leave quite the feeling after getting hit." He tells her and grins.

Cole coughs, but it's hard to tell if it's from the booze or the hardy backslap from Storm. Regardless, it's just the one sip Janitor takes before he's offering the bottle back to its owner. "You're telling' me. Just like those damn marines. I think I have paint in my EAR." A pinky gets inserted into said canal and wiggled around for effect.

"If you have more than that, hand it back over and lets go bother the cook." Ceres obviously missed the shake of Augie's head and is extending her hand for the bottle again. This could not go well. Low tolerance and all. She calls back to Augie and smiles, "I can go get you your beer if you want." Dark eyes study him and then she looks to Storm and Janitor. "If you have more, get it going," She tells the former and starts to move towards the tent set up for Redux and the DCO.

"Training your aim?" Dr. Nadir wonders of Stone in return, but yes, I see the benefits of both. I'd rather not consider the relevant and practical application of this training session of the Cylon's ever landed here, however." She tucks her hands into her front pockets, the khaki trousers festooned with pockets of all shapes and sizes, "But it looked fun, all the same."

Once the fire's going, Augie starts to slice open the packets for the ribs and once Ceres comes over with the beers, he opens one and uses it to flavor the ribs, sealing in that taste and wraps them in foil before burying them right next to the fire as he leans in to Ceres, his words quiet, but concerned etched into his features.

Stone grins and nods to what the doctor concludes "It does help quite a bit." As for her last, he chuckles. "It is. Hopefully we get to again." Not sure what else to actually offer. "We do get to let out steam to regain focus later as well. I think I will be busy in the time to come though. With the HALO jump training and whatnot."

Biing her lip, Redux watches the food get stowed and she opens the other beer, lifting it to her lips before she leans into Augie and listens. Her head turns and she looks up at him and then speaks lowly back before giving him a brief press of her lips to the corner of his mouth. Next comes a hip bump and she offers him his beer. "That Ambrosia is better." She admits and glances to the other pilots.

Whispering back to Ceres, Augie takes a drink himself and nods. "Then go get us a little, hon." he says, returning her brief kiss with another mutter and a light grab of her butt as she wanders back to her fellow pilots. "I'll let ya know when the ribs are ready."

Jason humms as he looks between the others for now, just making sure to stay in the fesative group for now. Otherwise keeping silent as he looks around now.

With his free hand, Holtz unbuttons his green fatigues jacket, his gold rank pins glittering under the waning sunlight. He pauses to light a cigarette before taking another pull from the bottle of ambrosia, passing it back to Ceres as she returns. "Keep it goin' around, yeah?" he tells her. His cancer stick flares as he takes a long drag, exhaling smoke with a contented sigh.

Tents are for those that expect some privacy for snuggling or other such activities. So that means Cole has a bedroll nearby and a sleeping bag because he doesn't need privacy to snuggle with his right hand. As the flames of the fire start to kick up, he steps a half-step closer to glean the warmth from it. "Mighty nice of you, Storm." He's sharing the good shit, after all.

Once she gets wind of the ambrosia going around, Ygraine goes on the hunt for it. Hopefully there was time to clean off, because she doesn't want to run around covered in paint!

A hurried few steps to draws Ceres closer to Cole and Holtz and she gladly receives the bottle back, her smile grows again. "Thanks, Storm." She says and then begins to drag at the ponytail to let it down, partially littered in dirt is her hair. She leans forward, holding the container off to the side as she shakes out her hair and combs her fingers through it before she tilts her head back, throwing near waist length black hair back over her shoulder. "So anyone got any music? Get a Raptor over here and play something?" She takes another pull from the drink.

Augie nods to Cole as he comes over. "'ey, Captain." the DCO offers as he pokes at the fire and shifts some of the wood. Hey, he's a trained professional with fire. "..chow line should be rollin' soon." He finally has all of those those metal trays he was wearing off as he tends to his own part of the meal.

Ygraine's sleuthing skills have lead her around to where Ceres and Holtz and Cole are. Pleased, she offers a wave to Cole, but it's by Holtz that she stops first, whispering briefly in his ear before walking up to Ceres and holding out her hand for the ambrosia. No lip wobble, but there are very big blue eyes involved.

"You have a…" Cole leans towards Ceres, his eyes squinting a bit in the dying light. He plucks up something from her hair, a leave of some sort, and holds it up in demonstration to finish the last of his sentence. He lets it drop away with a flutter of flora before he responds to Augie. "Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I don't eat meat. Fret not, I packed my own grub. Smells good though." And up until recently, he didn't claim to drink either. A slanted smile is given to Ygraine as she rejoins the group.

Holtz shrugs at Cole. "Been savin' it for a special occasion. I'd say beatin' the pants off the Marines at their own game qualifies, yeah?" That familiar smirk follows. Then Ygraine is there, whispering into his ear; he looks down at her, then down at his cigarette; he takes one last pull before chucking it into the fire, looking back to Yggy with a devilish grin.

Going still as Cole's fingers close in near her scalp, Ceres' lofts a brow and eyes go cross eyed at the little bit that flutters to the ground. "Yeah, I have to thank the JTAC for our little wrestle in the dirt." She admits and drags her hand back up through her hair, sending long strands down her back. Ygraine however gets a long look and she finally gives up the drink to the Ensign. "If I must…" Sigh! She then has both hands free to drag at her hair. "Well, whatever. I shall count every piece of foliage as a badge of honor! I tackled a marine." The Inrepid Redux looks rather pleased, hands on her hips.

Ygraine takes the ambrosia and haves herself a good swig. Happy face time! "Gods, what do you think the DCAG's gonna do? Maybe he'll bake me lemon squares. I ain't had lemon squares since forever." She offers the Ambrosia to Holtz, noting cheerily, "Best mouthwash ever. And ya get to swallow."

One of the Marines manages to find a tape deck and puts on some music. It's up tempo, someone's poor man's mix tape, but it's music.

As he glances up, Augie clasps Cole on the shoulder. "Good job by yer folks, by the by." he says as snakes around and comes up behind Ceres and sets his hands on hips before shimmying with her a little and places a kiss on her cheek. "May I have this dance, Duck?"

"Ahh, yes," Samtara replies after a long moment of silence. "The HALO jump training. You'll be volunteering for that?" she asks, though 'ask' isn't a correct word, more along the lines of reading the signs and more accurately guessing that the marine will volunteer. If not in the first batch but the second. "And what is on the grill that smells so good?"

And in the meantime, the chow line opens with the banging of pans to announce that the food is ready. Hamburgers and sausages and fresh chips and salad and red velvet cakes.

Holtz accepts the bottle readily, knocking back another big slug. "No argument from me, Shakes," he agrees cheekily, holding out the bottle in front of him for anyone that might want to grab it next. Pilots, marines, others, whoever. His nose twitches, and he inhales deeply, letting the smell from the grill fill his nostrils. After someone takes the bottle off his hands, he'll be heading in that direction.

Cole holds up his hands to Augie in mock capitulation as the big man slips by in pursuit of wild water fowl. "Wish I could take the credit." As others line up for chow or start with the dancing, Janitor pads off to the side to flop down on his bedroll and smoke a cigarette.

Ygraine uis happy to take up the bottle again, and well, unless someone wants to relieve her of it, she goes to the dancing with it. There's hip action involved. A 'hippy Shake', if you will. Hips don't lie, booty workin', et cetera, ad nauseum.

Stone grins and nods, "Indeed I have. I am the leading sergeant for the Dogs after all. Only common sense that I should be able to do the jump." He offers and then he looks to the grilling as well. "Oh, it does smell quite nice." He offers after Sam. He did keep a slight eye on it but perhaps only an eye and not really any thoughts until now.

"Jumping out of a perfectly good raptor," is remarked with a slow shake of her head as Dr. Nadir gestures toward the line forming up. "Might want to join the line, Gunny, if you want warm food," she suggests as she makes for the line as well.

Holtz grabs himself a hamburger and proceeds to wolf it down right then and there. He watches Yggy dance with an appreciative chuckle as he tears into his food, stepping away from the grill to allow the line to move forward; after he finishes the burger he goes back to join the cluster of his fellow pilots, which seems to be thinning out by the minute. Sidling back up next to Ygraine, he gives the dancing woman a light hip bump.

Ygraine has no trouble dancing by herself, and during the course of the music she has had partners drift in and out, and when Holtz gives her a hip bump, she grins and starts dancing with him. Or at him. Or around him. Whatever.

Perhaps Ceres is forgoing any sort of food at the moment in favor of dancing with the DCO and drinking. Drinking. What the hell is up with that? Bumping her hip back against Augie, the pilot grabs the bottle from him and begins to sway her hips and spin about in a circle. She lifts the mouth of the bottle her lips and downs some of it before smoothing her way back towards him to give the alcohol back.

This new Ceres is still taking some getting used to. Accepting the bottle back, Augie takes a swig to keep up with the woman as he moves the two of them towards the other two dancers. "Holtz, Shakes." he says, offering the bottle to them, "Looks like we may be the last ones standin." he chuckles.

Stone chuckles and nods. "Oh, but what if it isn't a perfectly good raptor next time I do it?" He counters before nodding and moving to joing the line behind the doctor. Grinning and watching the others as they dance. Grinning wide at Ygraine's hip shake as well. As do he give those still around nods and smiles, even a chuckle or so at their actions. "Looking good." He teases as Ygraine dances around Holtz and the others as well.

Holtz might not be the dancer that Ygraine is, but he clearly doesn't have too left feet, either, as he dances alongside her in time to the music. He slows, though, as Augie approaches, offering the bottle. Storm takes it, and raises it in salute to the DCO, the emerald green liquid sloshing to and fro against the glass. "Buncha lightweights, the lot of 'em," he answers with a lopsided smile before taking another knock, then offering it to Yggy. "She's got moves," he stays to Stone with a chuckle.

"Fancy that." Yggy grins. "I doubt anybody's gonna be on their feet for much longer, m'self." She then waggles her brows at Stone. "Thanks, Gunny." More dancing, and maybe for the moment, she's a little up in Holtz's grill with that hip action.

Dr. Nadir picks through the available food and puts a burger and chips, a bit of this and that on her plate, balancing the plate on one hand as she loads up the plate and snags a bottle of water from the cooler at the end of the line. "That's a valid argument," she agrees to Stone's remark and shakes her head as she sees the dancing begin, eyeing the available options before she treks around to take a seat near the fire.

Watching their bottle offered to the other dancers, Ceres gives Augie a pinch at his side and smirks up at him. But she sighs and slips in closer, putting her arm around him and leaning in. Her eyes flicker over to the others as they happen over and she calls out, "Go WING!" She beams even more brightly. Its three on three. Even numbers. "I still have some ammo left, we could go for round two.

Augie chuckles. "I think ya just want to shoot at stuff again." he teases her, as he looks around. "We're gonna be helpin' Geni with her temple tomorrow." he comments as he considers, arms wrapped around Ceres as they dance about. "Maybe we should play a game or somethin." he shrugs. "I don't know much about how this stuff goes."

Stone chuckles at Holtz and nods, "She does." He agrres and turns that grin to Yggy. "Is that a challenge?" He asks but going to get food as well. Unless stopped he will move with the doc to find a spot to sit and eat. A water bottle brought along as well, if there are any left. Giving Yggy a wink though before looking to the others. Smiling at them and grinning a bit before turning to the doc. "I know it is. So I do think you should dance as well." He teases her, if perhaps meaning after the food is eaten.

"Redux," Holtz drawls with a thin smile, "right now I don't wanna do frak other than enjoy this fine ambrosia and this fine company." He slips an arm around Ygraine's waist. "Far be it from me t'say there's such a thing as too much asskicking for one day, but…" He shrugs, intercepting the bottle and draining the last drops of it.

Dr. Nadir cracks open the top of the bottle of water that she's holding, the plate balanced on one knee, watching the flames that leap upward to cast shadows that dance around the ad hoc camp area with it's ring of tents and scattered bed rolls. She looks up when Stone suggests that she dance and gives a short laugh, "Me? I should think not. Dancing is, by its very nature, art in and of itself. I'm not art, Gunny, I'm science." She tilts the bottle slightly toward Ygraine, "That, Gunny, that's art."

"Aww naw, i just got all the paint outta my hair." Ygraine chuckles to Ceres, and then calls out, "Naw, Gunny! Just makin' an observstion, and one you might enjoy if you scoot a little closer to the doc." There's an impish grin, as she notes to Holtz, "If we sit, I'm gonna use you for a leaning post and you just gotta deal with it."

Augie thinks he knows how to stop Ceres' idea. He leans down and grins at her. "Sure, we'll play. Tell ya what. Every time ya get hit, ya gotta drop an article of clothing." Wait. Naked Co-Ed paintball? Ow.

Ceres is tipsy, but not that damned drunk, Augie! She tilts her head and looks up at the large DCO and shakes her head. "Not happening, hell I can deal with paint in my hair but not welts from bare skin exposed. Things hurt too much as it is.." That Virgan accent colors her wording and the way she is easily participating with a posh air.

Stone chuckles and shakes his head a bit at Holtz words. Though soon the doctor's talking catching his ears and soon his eyes. "Well, tue enough." Following the gesture to Ygraine. "It perhaps is, and you are science. But is not the movements of the body a scientific thing? And if so, does that not extend to dancing as both art and science?" He teases and plays her game perhaps. Another chuckle as he listens to Ygraine, "That so, ensign?" Though he does laugh genuinly at Augie and Ceres back and forth talk, shaking his head in amusement.

"Oughta stick with strip Triad," Holtz advises Augie with an amused quirk of the lips. "Helluva lot less painful, an' it ends the same way." His own native accent is thickening slightly, likely courtesy of the drink. He's not falling over drunk, though. Far from it. He looks back at Ygraine with a wink. "Ya know, Shakes, I think I can manage that." She gets a brief squeeze.

"Don't talk to me, Stone, talk to the pretty doctor lady." Ygraine instructs the sergeant, adding to Nadir, "Men, huh?" Holtz's agreement seems to please her rightly enough, as she ntoes to Augie, "I'm with Redux on this one."

"Well, that dropped the idea." Augie says with a smirk. "So what can we do instead? We could keep on dancin, but I don't think the gunny and the doctor all that interested. And I should do something more relaxing if I'm gonna be using my big ass axe and chainsaw to clear land fer Geni's temple thing."

Redux fires a finger gun at Yggy and clicks her tongue. Ceres squeezes Augie close and sighs, "Well we could stop dancing, I need to eat yet. Maybe you are just getting too old for us young chickens." Says the thirty something woman.

Dr. Nadir cleans off her hands with a antibacterial cloth, tossing it into the fire, before she reaches for her burger. "The argument could be made that the body is a well balanced example genetic machinery, but I'd rather not equate the human body with machines. So, for the moment, I'm going to refute your suggestion of the movements of the body being a scientific thing," she replies with a look up at Stone and a smile aimed out at Ygraine, "Indeed," she agrees with a nod back.

Stone chuckles and shakes his head and does obey with a nod to Ygraine. Shifting to talk with Sam more fully. "Alright then, I suppose that is true. Though I bet that I could be able to get you to agree to a dance at some point." He tells her and smirks. Having done his usual sweep with his gaze. "So do tell me what would you prefer for now?" He says, continuing to eat his own burger.

Pulling away from Ceres so they aren't dancing as much, they are still bopping hips together as they head over for chow. "Ya know, I don't think I've ever been so happy ta lose a fight, but I ain't got to wash anyone's bird, since I was just filler." he teases.

"Here, now," Holtz protests mildly, shooting a look at Ceres, "Watch where you're throwin' that word around, yeah?" 'Old', he probably means. His tone is dry, yet clearly teasing. Mostly.

Ygraine gives Holtz a pat on his arm. "Don't worry, you ain't entirely a pervy old man. Yet." she grins at him. "I'm gonna get me some meat. You want me to get you some too?"

Arching a sidelong glance at Stone, "You bet, do you?" Dr. Nadir asks of the Marine. "And what might you be willing to lay upon the veracity of this wager?" she wonders, her tone rather deliberately mild.

As he hears the word wager, Augie glances over and makes a quiet and private bet with Ceres on what's going to happen. After all, Sammy can't know what the stakes are going to be for their own wager.

Looking back at Holtz, Ceres grins at him. "What Shakes said, besides, you got one of them baby faces so you should be good to go for another decade or so." She pouts her lips cutely and then leans into the DCO to go get herself something to eat.

Stone ponders the question from the doc before he grins wide, "PErhaps the usual? My shirt off if I fail." Not sure what else to offer really. As evident by his shrug. "Anyone of you know a good enough deal for it?" He suggests.

Holtz snorts. "Thanks for the vote of confidence, Shakes," he replies, his voice still as dry as the deserts of his homeworld. He can't suppress a grin, though. "Nah. Had my fill." Of what's on the grill, anyway. He stays where he is, eyes following Ygraine as she moves towards the food. Then, a look over at Stone. "C'mon, Gunny, you can do better than that," he remarks. "A bet ain't a bet without some real stakes, innit? Offer to wash 'er lacy underthings or summat." Yeah, the backwoods Tauron is definitely coming out in his voice.

Hate to see her go, and love to watch her leave, y'all. Ygraine loads up on barbecue and beer.

Dr. Nadir laughs quietly, thankfully it's not a 'laugh-at' but more along the lines of 'laugh-with' sound of amusement. "Let me test my understanding," she says, tapping the fingertips of her left hand against the edge of the plate that she's balancing on her knee. "Your wager is that you can convince me to dance. If I fail you have to remove your shirt? That's your wager?"

"..Ygraine?" Augie asks. "Make this interestin for them two. Give em a wager with some meat." he mutters, a shake of his head. "I had a wager I lost one time and I had to stand in my skivvies and sing I'm a little teapot in the middle of mess."

There is another laugh and a shake of the boy scout's head. "What would you say then?" Stone asks. "How about having to streak then? From…" He suggests. Thinking of where to run. Not yet sure. Chuckling at Augie's words.

"Leave em be, he needs to sink or swim on his own." Ceres says and grins all the more, grabbing at Augie to drag him off for food and part ways - for now. Ducks is on a roll tonight and there is no stopping the momentum.

"…okay." New Ceres is confusing.. and well.. pretty damn sexy. Augie goes along for food and other activities at Camp Milkshake.

"Well now, there's some merit in these suggestions," the doctor remarks, a tone of mild amusement still coloring her voice. "Though it might have more merit if you were to turn the wager around, instead of the things you do if you LOSE this wager but what you'd have to do to win the wager."

Ygraine grins. "Naw, I'm not going to mess around with that." Ygraine says, with her plate and beer in hand. "Holtzy, you wanna go someplace and leave these two to the cooin'?"

Holtz stifles a yawn. He pulls his pack of cigarettes halfway out of his pocket, but remembering whatever it was Ygraine whispered to him a while ago, he shoves them back down. He snickers in the direction of Stone and Samtara before moving to follow Yggy. "You read my mind, Shakes," he calls out, hustling to catch up with her.

Stone consider that and grins, "Well, I suppose that works." Looking over to all the people leaving and grinning. "See you around." He offers to them before turning towards the doc, "Then doc…" He says with a raised brow. Seeing if she is going to back out or not.

Samtara laughs, again, that quiet sound as she shakes her head. "Never bet on a sure thing, Gunny, and never - ever - wager on what a scientist will or will not do. We'll defy the odds every time due to the complex rules of probability. Even with a small margin of error - single digit range, say plus or minus three percent just to keep the equation friendly, we're just as liable to go with the rules of the bet as we are to take the odd edge of the coin flip and defy logic just to prove the point. There is no 'Win', and I'm the last person you'd want to be stuck with on any dance floor," she sweeps a look around, "present conditions not withstanding."

Stone chuckles and thinks about it then, "Oh. Is that so? Well, marines are to do what is needed to complete their objective. We are kind of stubborn like that." He tells her and shifts a bit, raising a brow. "IS that so? What would you want to add?" He does look ahead and then back to the dock. "I'll streak riverdance all the way over there and back." He says and points at a post about thirty yards away. Keeping his brow raised at the doctor.

Ygraine doesn't seem to be moving fast enough to suit Holtz. "Come on, you…" And then he actually wraps his arms around her waist, picks her clear up off the ground, and slings her over his shoulder with a sly grin as he moves off towards a more secluded area.

Ygraine waggles her fingers at Stone and Samtara as she is carried off, looking quite pleased with the circumstances, all things considered.

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