By Connie Willis
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No, thinking of tactics was going to get him killed. There was no tactical advantage he could gain that would give him a victory in this mismatch. He had to change the rules—change his strategy. He scanned the massive Covenant flagship—that was the key. That's how he'd be able to turn the tables on the enemy. He keyed the COM system and hailed the Pelican. "This is Master Chief SPARTAN-One-One-Seven. Recognition code Tango Alpha Three Four Zero. " "Copy," a woman's voice answered. " Other voices argued in the background.
She crossed her arms over her chest, visibly irritated with the Master Chief's request. "If you don't find something out there we can use," he told her, "we're dead. This ship has no Slipspace drive, and no cryo. There's no way to get back and report. Power, fuel, air, food, water—we only have enough for a few hours. "So," he concluded as patiently as he could manage. "Scan. " Cortana sighed explosively, and her hologram dissolved. The scanner panel activated, however, and mathematical symbols crowded the screen.
Figures. Outta the friggin' frying pan—" The Master Chief spotted the Marine's shoulder patch: the gold comet insigne of the Orbital Drop Shock Troops. The ODST, more colorfully known as "Helljumpers," were notorious for their tenacity in a fight. Locklear must have been one of Major Silva's boys, which explained the young Marine's general hostility. Silva was ODST to ERIC NYLUND 49 the bone, and during the action on Halo had been decidedly negative about the SPARTAN-IIs in general... and the Chief in particular.
The Last of the Winnebagos by Connie Willis