– 1 Hour Later –
It’s been half an hour since they first entered the zone, Verniy still kept her eye on the muddy road serving as their only pathway to the objective area. Good news, they were still on track and haven’t encountered anything out of the ordinary like wild anomalies blocking the path and hostile mutants. Bad news, it was a downpour of rain outside, essentially resulting in limited visibility of the road ahead forcing the convoy to move at a snail pace in order to avoid driving into wild anomalies that could prove fatal to the group.
Ignoring the loud plops of raindrops hitting the hard metal surface of the Cougar, Zwei decided to pluck in a wire jack connecting to Verniy’s Sony Walkman, playing a song through their radio to keep them occupied.
The Auburn-haired girl reaches to her MBITR, radioing over to Teruzuki who was still manning the M2, acting as the Convoy sentry during their travels. “Anything out there Teru?”
“Nothing. Just rain.” The Japanese brunette shouted over the noisy downpour. “I can barely see a damn thing!”
“Just keep an eye out for anything.” Zwei responded back, “The last thing we want is driving into an Anomaly field or ambushed by a mutant.”
“I’ll make sure of that.”
‘Hate this rain.’ Teruzuki thought to herself. Looking over the sights of her M2 Browning. Given the limited visibility thanks to the rain, she had to be extra careful with her surroundings meaning the smallest silhouette or figure she spots would have to be treated as hostile in order to avoid surprises.
She hated surprises.
Covering the bottom half of her face with her shawl, providing a small manner of warmth from blistering cold winds and rainfall. Using a pair of binoculars, looking through the lenses, she tries to make out what’s ahead of the traveling convoy. Her eyes narrowed as she barely makes out a small group of several hunch figures in front of the convoy about a hundred meters or two.
‘Mutant.’ She thought. But due to the rain, it made it difficult for her to properly identify what kind of mutants where they. Not taking the chances, she puts her binoculars away, she reaches to her radio, contacting her spouse.
“Zwei, I see several figures up ahead by a hundred meters or two. Possibly mutants. My guess, Fleshes.”
"Confirmed. Get them off the road."
Immediately, her hands grab hold of the M2 trigger handles of the HMG, aiming the barrel towards the possibly identified mutant group. Confident in herself that it was the case, she fires off a couple of rounds at the herd ahead. The .50 Cal roared.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!
Soon after she fired the M2, a loud squeal of pain could be heard from afar followed by more similar squeals. Up ahead, Verniy could see the scattering forms of the Flesh heard running in all directions with zero ounces of care to which direction they were running off too. Seeing two Fleshes running up to the MRAP, Teruzuki fired off more shots.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!
The two Fleshes that were running towards them fell over on the muddy road dead, sizable holes with chunks of meat from their face and body missing while the second seems to lose its front limbs.
Seeing the two corpses, the wolf girl immediately stops the MRAP, signaling the other transports to stop.