Explosions crush the surface on both her left and her right, Emerald tried to keep her head low but left and right her Cortega sister’s fell. “Damn it, it’s hard to believe I was at a nice dinner last night and now I’m in the middle of a dang war!” she screamed, diving out of the way as a plasma grenade landed in her area. “MOVE!” she screamed the grenade went off ripping shreds into the moon rock; shaking the foundation of the entire moon.
“Emerald, this is Maki; we’re trying to maneuver through this blockade, but they have THOUSANDS of ships firing from all sides this is like a suicide mission” Emerald’s connection with Maki was quickly cut. “I should’ve stayed with the Trinity Foundation” she said, making a mad dash across the battlefield to a downed sister.
“Stop moving, you’re going to bleed out!” she screamed, ripping the sleeves from her uniform she tied it above the wound trying to stop the blood. “Emerald, the commander has been killed…you’re in charge” her down friend said, wincing in pain. “Yes I know…” Emerald said, dragging her friend back to the bunker. “Oh…Surkit…” she said, softly as she positioned her friend with her back against the bunker.
“Commander, the enemy have landed” a member of the Lanterns said, before he was shot down. “No…” she said, running over to him; this was a lost cause. “Good…” she said, watching as the snake like juggernauts began to disperse over the battle field. “This is my kind of fighting” she said, touching her commlink trying to get in touch with Maki.
“Commander, I need a blast from the alternaught, also I need some sort of beacon set up we need help” she reported back in to Maki. “I’ll work on the blast, but you have to get that beacon up on the hill, or the distress will never work” Maki reported back.
“Any word on the counsel memb-“she didn’t finish her sentence, she was sent flying by a swift smack from a Serpenine’s tail. Coming to a rolling stop, she finally made it back to her feet. “Emerald your power Core is at 100%” Maki said, advising her to switch from Green Lantern to Cortega. Doing a dodge roll she escaped being shot by hiding behind her bunker. “Time to even the odds” popping up over the bunker, she pushed her hands over the stone wall and fired a huge beam of emerald energy destroying two of the Serp’s instantly.
“Give me cover!” she yelled, as the Green Lantern members quickly provided fire for her left and right sides. This was her job, the most dangerous job in the universe; she loved the adrenaline, but in this moment as she dashed across the frontline; she could only think of Surkit. The moment that they shared together kept her pushing; it kept her striving to live. She’d give anything in the world to feel what he gave her again, just not her life.
Running fast, she ran up the snake’s stomach and executed a perfect front flip; which put her at his back, constructing a huge drill she pushed it through the snake’s body all before she landed perfectly on the ground. “Whoa…Emerald” one of the lantern’s said completely impressed; “It’s the shoes…” she said, embarrassed.
“Ok cover me, I’m trying to get this beacon up” she said, using her ecosphere to tap into the beacon. “Emerald, its Cleo” Maki’s commander chimed in, trying to check the status of her team.
“Ma’am we’re completely depleted, I’m the only Cortega on ground, with a team of 50 or so Lanterns, I’d say retreat, but given the blockade I don’t think it’s possible” she said, finally managing to crack the beacon. “SOS…SOS, This is Emerald Canary of the Cortega Force of the Citadel; we’ve been ambushed by the Serpenine on the moon of Cratto, anyone crazy enough to help, we’d be forever in your debt” she said; sending the message to the Alternaught.
Maki then relayed the message to nearby systems. “Alright, we need to get to the counsel, hopefully we can at least, get the schematics for this new defense mechanism.” “Alright guys let’s move out, and hopefully someone comes” she said, pushing north towards the bunker.