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Re: Wheels of Fire-Chapter Two
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2019, 03:45:51 PM »



"...what are you, 16? Or just that insecure? Wow." James said to Brooke's comment as he pulled open his pack and pulled out the Hardbook, booting it up as the plane touched down and began taxiing to the cargo terminal. He then keyed up the earpiece radio. "Chris, buddy, you ain't the only one who saw combat. This is not my first rodeo by any stretch. Gabby, fine, you can go north."

The personnel at the cargo terminal were all paid off to not ask questions or even look inside the arriving aircraft. A small group of airport security personnel, armed with AKS-74s, were also handy to keep away prying eyes. They also did not stop the cars as they drove out, instead just directing them to the back service gate where another trio of guards who were currently on their side waved them through.

James busied himself with pulling up realtime overhead feeds, pirated off of a couple CIA spy satellites overhead for a while. All of the cars had tracking devices, this would make life very easy to track progress, but it was going to be a little work on their part to locating the target vehicles.
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Re: Wheels of Fire-Chapter Two
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2019, 07:50:50 PM »




With her hand on the overhead railing, Ash held on as the plane touched down. The rear loading door started to open at one point before as Brooke muttered something about parachuting out of the plane. Personally, Ash would have liked to but at this point, she sided with her. They're not parachuting out at this point.

The opened as Ash released the railing to walk forward to take in the Russian air. It was almost familiar, but it had been awhile. Still far from home, the daughter of de Jaager realized there were far more important objectives to do here. Turning her head slightly behind her, she turned to the group. They were still unfamiliar with each other, which made Brooke's comment to James understandable. With a sigh, she shook her head and responded to counteract James' comment, "Okay. Settle down. We're all unfamiliar with each other. Let's remember that. This mission.".

Looking down, she took out the Beretta from her holster and checked her side arm over. Making sure the safety was on, she removed the magazine checking to see if it was full. Putting it back in, she placed it into her holster and continued, "From what I hear. It's important, so let's just focus on our objectives. Trust that we have each other's back. I don't know about you, but I'm about to make them think twice about crossing my path,"

Looking at Gabby, she nodded, "Like he said. We'll take the north. And anyone who crosses us will pay."
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Re: Wheels of Fire-Chapter Two
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2019, 02:39:01 AM »

 

 "I'll give you a lesson in Aussie humor some other day." One of many apparently for Brooke, don't put your mouth into gear while your brain is in neutral; a very wise old adage her old man so often quoted. Quite soon after they sorted out who was going where so it was Gabby and Ash with Tom as back up going North with James and herself heading south with Chris as their guardian angel. Once out of the AN-25 and into the streets their immediate destination was a an old trucking garage on the edge of Volzhskiy that had been set aside for their use while they were here. A last minute check of weapons and vehicles with a tyre change for all four cars, going to a all terrain type or at least one that was suitable for the cars without hindering their performance in any great way.

 Just outside Volzhskiy soon after they left the garage the two teams made their split, one last radio check and a final satellite check and they were on their way. According to Alice the convoy was traveling at around 60 kmh, or roughly 40 mph. They would have to slow down once they hit dirt but for now both groups had the luxury of around maybe 80 kilometers or so of bitumen to cover and they had a twenty minute head start on them. "We'll see you hopefully at way before the border guys and good luck." Basically that meant whoever managed to finish their mission first had the pleasure of traveling either north or south in between the two main roads, a real cross country challenge.

 The harnesses were set, strapped across the bonnet (hood) with a clip, all the rider had to do once he was standing or at least in a kneeling position was to unfasten the clip and use the two ends of the harness to steady themselves. They had practiced it at almost 100 mph so they knew it was safe and would work. "I can't see them yet. How far have we come?" Brooke was not quite yelling but almost as the combined noise from the tyres and engine made normal speaking difficult. Chris would have heard her as well over the radio, so he hopefully was checking the satnav as they tore along the road. Ahead there appeared to be a dust cloud, that was most likely the end of the sealed road.
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Re: Wheels of Fire-Chapter Two
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 05:50:56 PM »



In response to James' comment, Chris had shrugged in mild indifference, a ghost of a smirk on his face as it was the closest he would come to apologising. Though it was soon that they were revving their engines and driving out of the back of the cargo plane, to Chris' relief that they hadn't blown up mid-flight. He had been taught the art of remaining in a small group of cars, not too close and not so far apart that they were burning fuel to catch back up. Chris was quick to pick up on the fact that he was playing overwatch to the duo of Brooke and James.

He had his pistol on him, concealed by his leg against the door and the other in the glove compartment should he find himself in dire need of duel-wielding or, worse case scenario, out of ammo on his primary pistol. There was also the art of multitasking with the satnav and driving along a road trying to keep eyes on. He pressed a finger to further block out the sounds over the comm as he deciphered what Brooke had asked.

"No eyes on yet. Anyone else, Brooke, Jim, you seeing the dust cloud ahead? Or is my windscreen fogging up?"
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Re: Wheels of Fire-Chapter Two
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2019, 07:57:23 PM »



Gabby rolled her eyes.   Apparently not everyone had a sense of humor.  She was quite grateful to have Ash instead of James.  James was a good leader but it seemed way too easy to tick off.  Of course she didn't really know him or the others well enough to pass any judgment.   And her father had always told her not to judge.

She grinned at Ash and Tom.  Okay yes the mission was very serious but at the same time getting to drive her car cross country was always a good thing.  "Careful out there, " she said to the other team.  "And see you soon."

Gabby headed her car north.  Now they would need to keep their eyes open.  "Anything?" She asked her team as she looked around.
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Re: Wheels of Fire-Chapter Two
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2019, 05:53:08 PM »



<Northern Road>

All this for the old red, white and blue, freedom, liberty and all that. Then again Tom could be enjoying a nice retirement on some remote Pacific island if he had wanted to and what? Total, complete boredom after he'd landed one or three Marlin, or wiped himself out on some tropical brew. No even at his age he craved excitement and what they were getting into now was right up his tree it had to be said.

With Gabby's car in front of him, he kept a reasonable distance to enable him to see ahead of them. After the split with the other team he kept his radio quiet to the only absolute necessary messages; he didn't have too much faith in the supposed secure channels they were given. Passing through Maksima was uneventful, a patrolling Russian police vehicle, much to Tom's surprise being a Chevy Silverado, even escorted them to the outskirts of the town and then it was on to Put'll'cha. He was still boggled as to how that was pronounced.

This town saw a marked difference from earlier passings; the people for one showed more of a Islamic influence and it didn't take too much wisdom to notice the unpleasant looks the cars received as they drove sedately through. The local speed signs showing a passive forty kmh limit. As they cleared the last of the ramshackle houses the road ahead became clearer, albeit the hard bitumen and concreted surface soon dwindled to packed sand and stone. "Heads up Gabby, push it out a bit now girl. Nothing on visual but I am checking our satellite feeds and I think our target might be about seven miles or so ahead of us. There appears to be five vehicles traveling at around thirty to thirty five miles an hour heading east."
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