"Grab your gear, rookie. We're shippin' out."
"Shipping out to where, Sarge?"
"New Mombasa? But......that's on Earth."
"That's right, kid. Seems The Covenant have decided to pay a little visit and the folks back home want us to throw the welcome party. You in?"
"Boots on the ground in 36 hours. See you down there."
His mind races. First time out as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper. A Helljumper. Was he ready? Only one way to find out; put his boots on the line and get ready to drop.