Ronin ran hard following the presighted path beamed down from the battle cruiser through his bionic eye. His squad followed closely as they splashed through the ice cold mountain stream. The rock underneath the quick flowing water was slick like oil but their boot soles dug into the cracks. The pack leader could feel the adrenal surging into his bloodstream like hot ichor and he pushed himself to run harder. The air was thin at the high elevation - Ronin breathed hard pulling in the vacuous oxygen. Up ahead he saw a low lying bank of dark fog filling the valley below. The stream began to flow faster and grew more steeped. Soon they would be up to their waists in rushing water. Something large moving quickly caught his eye and he could just make out the shape of a white wolf running beside them along the slippery bank. The beast had caught them by surprise and it growled as it sprinted past them. The wolf slipped into the fog and vanished almost as soon as it had come.
Ronin held up a gloved fist giving the command to halt. The Wolf Scouts all stopped beside him and they stepped out from the stream onto the rocky bank. They had pushed hard and had covered at least several kilometers from the landing site. Ronin breathed hard placing his hands upon his knees as he sucked in the cold air. The fog was just in front of them now. Slowly he scanned the area ahead sniffing at the air. The presighted path lead into the thick mist then disappeared several meters ahead. His leggings were soaked and the mountain water began to freeze casting a web of frost upon his pants. "We have to move more cautiously now. There's no telling what's ahead."
"Look back there!" said of the Wolf Scouts pointing behind them. A huge mass of gaunts was pouring down the mountain following in their wake.
"Damn." said Ronin.
Edited by Black Orange, 20 April 2012 - 03:26 AM.