It seemed as though Jason had no sooner closed his eyes than Billy was poking his shoulder and saying, "Sir, it is 5 minutes before show time, rise
"Thanks Billy I am on the way".
Jason with much effort removed his body from the drivers seat and headed towards the TOFC APC. His eyes felt like sand had been dripping into their
sockets for the last couple of hours.
Upon arrival Billy gave him an update on what had been happening over the last couple of hours.
APC #5 had found no survivors and Rodrigues (what was left of him) had been found almost 30 feet away from the remains of the SUV. All the bodies and
any remains of a decent size were body bag stuffed and APC #5 and crew had returned 45 minutes ago.
Chow had finished the pictures and paperwork for Armageddon and the finished product was laying in the 2d drawer of the C.I. cabinet for Jason's
Captain John Stark was still asleep as were all the guys who were not working perimeter guard.
Billy had already replaced perimeter guards and LS teams.
Everything was normal Ops.
"Thanks Billy, you are relieved; get some shut eye..... we may all need to be sharp later today".
"Roger boss my cot is calling my name".
As Jason sat, out of the corner of his eye he caught the movement of steam coming off a hot cup of coffee Billy had made for him..." Benefits.... and
see the world.... what a job".
Time passed and as of 12:16 no call from Ray. Jason had busied himself with going over Chow's latest handy work.
Jason figured Chow could work for any Hollywood special effects department for everything he did was first class. The last page of the docs had
Ryujin's head attached to a dead crow laying on the ground... "Humor for John"?
Jason pulled that photo and placed it on the desk.
The paperwork had been redacted in a burned sort of way that without knowing anything about Armageddon.... upon reading the documents.... you would
still not know anything you could tie together.... Not much left of the papers. There was one Computer Stick that was burned, twisted, and beyond
anything even NSA could retrieve.
Jason had one of the tec rats package and attach everything to one of their quad drones; activate the transponder and confirm STU had a lock on...
Then the quad was sent off for special delivery.
Jason's pre delivery report had said the papers were found in the bombed house along with a young Asian man "Pics included"
Besides the Armageddon paperwork and pics Jason also reported the loss of 4 more team members due to an IED and one APC as destroyed.
This was able to be done for (as usual) Hawkeye or the Little Bird in quadrant 4 had seen nothing of what happened.... only smoke and a destroyed
vehicle still on fire.
Jason finalized his report with even though patrols were still in and around town no D.P.s had been found.
12:23 the call came..
"Sorry a little behind, Shorty".
"Ray I am really glad you are alive".
"Do you have the assets to pull us out of here airborne"?
I have actually been working on that and knowing you would not risk all the teams in one bird so how about 7, V-22 F models.. or 3 CH-47s G models or
two Sea Stallions from the swabbies "?
"The V-22s sound good to me Ray.. Where is the destination"
" A little place N.E. of Las Vegus... North of Groom Lake at one of our underground bases. It is the most secure and well protected place on the North
"Ray I would rather take the teams and break them up by sending them to regular airports to be dropped off".
"And your reason why"?
"Ray at this stage you are the only one outside our teams in a position of authority I feel comfortable trusting. I have the Armageddon paperwork and
computer sticks; copied and collated in several different locations and hands. The info contained will blow you socks off and it is my firm belief
unless we are really good at CYA we are all gonna meet with untimely ends".
"I do not want to be disarmed by a bunch of spooks who live in a cave for we really want some payback for those who planned this and put my teams in
this field of fire".
"O.K. I understand... Will it help if I tell you the ground time at the Spook cave, as you call it, will be only to deplane the V-22s and board 5
Gulfstreams.. It might be a little crowded on the G-9s but they are all decked out in civi colors and besides.... they are all I could get my hands
on...What I want is for you and your teams to join me..... along with a few other assets I have now to take our f*ing country back".
Jason felt as though 10 years had been taken off his age clock.
"Thanks Ray.... you just hired a bunch of guys I have the highest respect for... let's make the Bad Guys Pay... together, like old times...Ray really
"O.K. it's a done deal... the birds will arrive at YT 237768 at 18:00 hours on the west side of town.. They will approach from North to south if the
winds continue out of the south.. These are special V-22s Jason so you may not hear or see them. I need you to pop smoke at exactly 17:58 and have
your teams broken down to no more than 15 men with their firearms an a medium load 3 of ammo.. You will get all new uniforms and munitions when you
guys get here".
"What about the APCs"?
"Drive them and park them at the P.Z. by the time the puzzle palace at STU figures out you are off plan we will be long gone"..
"You really did not expect me to sit this one out did you"?
The transmission ended and for the first time in many hours Jason felt like he had happy molecules flowing through his veins.
Jason keyed the mike button and said, "Sargent Kenney Rogers to the TOFC please".
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