The Ontos sat on the bridge, it’s dull presence barely visible across the distance, through the murk of the rainy night, with only the slight radiance of a full moon shining on clouds unseen above. I waited, as the battlefield in front of me across the fore drop of the river remained quiet. The .50 had not opened up again…

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“Bck,” W aiql otzu jxu tpjyvwovul Ncavmz tpegih kp yk dhpapun lerh.

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