Fires of Gehenna

He gets one, anyway.

“This is Commander Cole Pike, the lead officer of Gehenna squadron, and one of the most decorated active or non-active pilots in UEM history.”

Cole wears the same grin I did, but he smudges it out with an apparent distaste for the sight of us. “Airmen, that was some pretty sloppy-ass flying up there, but I suppose it wasn’t too bad. Pack your shit ASAP and report back at 0600 for immediate deployment and squadron assignment.”

Those words, for at best half this room, are a death sentence.

Blue leader, Bruce, blurts it out. “But, sir, we all died!”

Cole considers the statement for a second, then he’s done. “Airmen, you might want to break that habit…pronto.”





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