Chapter 20: n+1

Fade in to Grif and Simmons in the base
Grif:
Simmons what are we looking for?
Simmons:
Power cells, batteries, anything.
Grif:
How is a power cell different from a battery?
Simmons:
Grif, this is not the time.
Boom
Sarge:
Hey, did you hear that?
Simmons:
Yeah, I did. Come on Grif, let's go.
Grif:
Aren't we supposed to run away from explosions?
They emerge to see Church get hit with an explosion
Church:
Ow!
Sarge:
What happened?
Church:
Ugh, the Meta... there.
Sarge:
And I was afraid we wouldn't get to kick a little ass today. Come on, fellas.
Tucker:
Caboose, stay with Church.
Caboose:
Okay.
Tucker:
And try not to kill him by accident.
Caboose:
Okay.
The battle is joined, and the Meta takes out Wash
Sarge:
Attack!
Simmons:
Get him!
Grif:
We're gonna fucking die!
More awesome fighting, then Simmons fires a rocket at the Meta
Simmons:
Fire in the hole!
The Meta deflects the rocket, then slices the rocket launcher in two with the edge of his weapon, and the battle continues. Grif jumps on his back
Grif:
This guy hits like a bear.
The Meta shrugs him off, but he takes the Meta's weapon with him. Eventually the Meta takes down Sarge and throws him away into the other Reds
Sarge:
Ow! Gaw dammit!
Tucker stabs the Meta in the chest with his sword
Tucker:
Stab!
Hey look, Sarge is talking with Wash near the jeep
Sarge:
Wash, come on, he needs help.
Washington:
I can't. I'm done.
Tucker:
Guys, I can't fight him by myself!
Washington:
Here, take this. You know what to do.
The Meta and Tucker fight, and the Meta knocks him down and disables the sword, then Sarge starts shooting him with his shotgun from a distance
Sarge:
Come here you big son of a bitch.
They approach each other, with Sarge shooting him, and his armor dealing with it
Grif:
What's he doing?
Simmons:
Looks like he's killing himself.
Grif:
Oh no!
The Meta knocks away Sarge's shotgun and grabs him by the throat
Sarge:
Hey Grif! I've lost my shotgun. What'm I gonna do without... my shotgun? Shotgun dammit!
Hey cool, Grif has the Meta's weapon
Grif:
Shotgun? H!- Come on Simmons.
Sarge:
Hey Meta, settle a bet, wouldya? Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
Well, Grif and Simmons are pushing the jeep toward the edge of the cliff
Simmons:
Come on, push Grif.
Grif:
I am pushing!
Looks like Sarge hooked the tow cable to the Meta's chestplate. The jeep goes over, the Meta gets dragged, the memory unit gets dropped, and the Meta grabs Grif on the way by
Grif:
Whua!
Simmons:
Grif!
Grif:
Simmons, grab my hand! Help!
The Meta goes over as Simmons reaches Grif
Simmons:
Hold on, hold on, don't let go!
Sarge:
Uh oh.
Well, there goes Grif
Simmons:
Grif!
Grif:
Simmooouooouooouooooooouohoohooooooouoooons!
Simmons:
He's, gone.
Sarge:
Yes, Grif is dead. It's a sad day. But he died as he lived: flat on his belly and trying to get someone else to do his work for him. He will be missed, until we get a replacement. And then forgotten immediately.
Simmons:
I can't believe he's gone.
Tucker:
You know sometimes when someone falls off a cliff in movies, he's actually just over the edge hanging on a treebranch or something.
Sarge:
Nope, he's definitely dead.
Simmons:
Maybe we should look, just in case.
Sarge:
I think looking would get our hopes up. And Grif wouldn't like that. Grif would want our expectations to be as low as possible. Let's honour him by not looking, and then have a nice lunch. I'm thinking Monte Cristo sandwich.
Simmons:
Are you sure, I could just peek right over the edge.
Sarge:
Sounds like a waste of time.
Simmons:
Wouldn't even take a second.
Sarge:
Nah.
Grif:
Oh for God's sake just look over the damn edge, I can't hold on for much longer!
Well, Grif was able to stab the Meta's weapon into the cliff just like the Meta did. Way to have an original idea there, Grif
Simmons:
Grif!
Sarge:
Dangling on the job again I see. Dag nabbit I hate cliffhangers.
Grif:
Oh just pick me up.
Cut to the now idly sparking memory unit, and Church, Caboose and Doc around it
Doc:
Yeah I don't know, it's in really bad shape. So are you.
Church:
There's not much time. I need you to use it on me.
Doc:
Me? I can't, I'm a medic, I took an oath.
Church:
Oh yeah. Uhh, the first is uh, "do no harm," right?
Doc:
Well actually now first is lobbying against socialist reform. But second is yeah that no harm thing.
Church:
Caboose, here, pick it up.
Caboose:
I can't Church.
Church:
Yes you can. You do this all the time.
Caboose:
Yeah I don't want to.
Church:
Yeah okay, okay Caboose I'm sure I can do it on my own.
Caboose:
But what if you don't come out again?
Church:
Well you know what Delta always said right?
Caboose:
Memory is the key.
Church:
If I don't come back then, you're in charge of remembering me, okay? Don't let Tucker help he'll just fuck it up. Bye buddy.
Church sheds his body and enters the unit, and Sarge and Simmons arrive
Sarge:
What's going on here?
Caboose:
Church went in, he's going to find her.
Simmons:
That unit looks bad. Let me see what I can do to stabilize it.
Sarge:
Doc, go check on Wash. I don't think he's gonna make it.
Simmons:
Oh no.
Caboose:
What? What?
Simmons:
It's only gonna be open for a few more seconds; after that, he'll be trapped.
Caboose:
Come on Church, you can do it. Do you hear me? You can- run towards my voice!
Simmons:
It's shutting down, I can't stop it.
Caboose:
Church?
There it goes
Caboose:
Are you there?
Simmons:
Caboose, I'm sorry.
Caboose:
Church?
Fade out
Cut in to someone with light green accents on his armor standing over Tex's body as an airship passes overhead, and we see lots of people are here now
Green Dude:
And where the hell did the Pelican in the water come from?
Tucker:
Hmm, I don't know, I guess the Meta must have hijacked it, and crashed it here. That makes sense right?
Green Dude:
Man, the Chairman is gonna be pissed. The budget only allows for one crashed Pelican per mission. ...Alright, well I guess you guys check out. You can head back to your training bases now.
Sarge:
We just call them bases.
Green Dude:
Hn- I bet.
Grif:
Hey, we solved your problem. Not bad for "trainees."
Green Dude:
Gotta hand it to you, killing one of these agents would be tough. But three? And this guy.
He motions to Wash's dead body
Green Dude:
The Chairman will not be happy he's dead. Think he wanted to debrief him personally. Oh well.
Tucker:
Yeah.
Caboose:
Yeah it's too bad.
Hey check it out, the camera pan revealed Wash in Church's robot body, just with the yellow accents. I wonder how they did that
Washington:
Well. Be sure to let him know we're sorry.
Green Dude:
Whatever, you're free to go. If we need you, we know where to find you.
Washington:
Why are you guys helping me?
Caboose:
You helped us Wash. Only makes sense.
Tucker:
Yeah, plus we need to even the teams. And I couldn't put up with Caboose constantly asking "Can we keep him, can we keep him?"
Washington:
For whatever it's worth, thanks.
The Blues (Wash is a Blue now) wander off
Grif:
So, looks like Blue team has a new recruit Sarge.
Simmons:
Doesn't look so tough to me.
Sarge:
Maybe this one can shoot. Come on fellas, let's go home.
Grif:
Uh, jeep's busted Sarge. Are we walking?
Sarge:
That depends: you fellas gotten over your fear of flying yet?
Simmons:
Yes Sir.
And there they go stealing one of the airships
Grif:
Yoink!
Guard:
Hey! You can't take that that's- that's UNSC property! Come back here- hey come on I'm gonna lose my job!
Simmons:
I hope this doesn't go on our permanent records!
The guy with green accents approaches another guard kneeling over the memory unit
Kneeling Guard:
Hey Chief, what do you want me to do with this thing? I can't get anything out of it, it's dead as a doornail.
Chief:
I don't care. Toss it in evidence, it's all a bunch of junk now anyway.
We zoom in on the memory unit as Church gives a monologue
Church:
I'd like to say that I found her right away. That I just walked into the Epsilon unit and there she was waiting for me.
Slow cut to a gradual trip up the length of the inside of the unit, all neon blue and such
Church:
As you can probably guess it didn't happen that way, but, I know she's in here somewhere, and I'll find her; we always seem to find each other, for better or for worse. I don't know why the Director did what he did. I don't know if he was trying to revive a memory from his past, or if he was just trying to get it out of his head. But I figured out something that the Director didn't. It took Alpha, Delta and all the rest to help piece it together for me but, what I've learned is that, a great love is a lot like a good memory. When it's there, and you know it's there, but it's just outta your reach, it can be all that you think about. And you can focus on it and try to force it, but the more you do, the more you seem to push it away. But if you're patient, and you hold still, well maybe, just maybe, it'll come to you.
We fade to white
Church:
I just need to make sure I'm somewhere that she can find me
Welcome to Church's memory of Blood Gulch
Church:
I think this place is a little different than it was before. See out there, everything is based on the Alpha. But in here, well I guess I'm the Alpha. And maybe this time through, things'll be a little different for me as well. I guess I'll find out.
Tucker:
Hey Church come on! I think the Reds got a new vehicle. Let's check it out.
Caboose:
They only got a jeep, we got a tank that's way better!
Church:
Okay I'll be right there!
Back to the monologue
Church:
And I mean hell... if you have to live the rest of your life in a memory... you might as well make it a good one.
 

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Comments (1-6 of 6)
#1: MusicGamer said at 2010-09-15 11:51AM:

I wonder...

I can't help but feel like the Meta isn't quite dead yet...then again, maybe I'm overthinking things.
ALthough...since Church's memory of Blood Gulch takes place in Reach...do you reckon that maybe the next season of Red vs Blue (if there IS a next season, anyway) will take place in Reach?
#2: Dr_Indigo said at 2010-09-15 6:40PM:

To comment above...

It's been announced a new season will be definite (Announced at Comic Con) but I also feel the Meta might have survived, although the so-called "Guardians" will disagree with me.
#3: Evil Fish said at 2010-09-15 9:12PM:

Wash's Body...

I don't think Wash is in Church's body. I think they spry painted Church's body to look like Wash(like when they painted Lopez's armor to look like Church) because you can see a sniper rifle next to the corpse that looks like Wash.
#4: MusicGamer said at 2010-09-17 7:39PM:

@ Evil Fish:

Yeah, I guess that makes sense. You could probably consider the sniper rifle to be Church's "symbol" of sorts; he's almost never seen without it.
That, and how hard would it be to spray-paint two sets of armor, anyway? They could have easily done that in the time that it would take for the UNSC investigative teams to get there.
#5: MusicGamer said at 2010-09-17 10:11PM:

Oh, and one VERY minor point...

After Grif says, "This guy hits like a bear" (although I'm not entirely sure that that sentence makes any sense...) and takes the Meta's weapon, Grif says something else. It sounds kind of like his pained squeal when Tex was about to hit him in the balls with the butt of Sarge's shotgun in Episode 10, but I thought it sounded more like he said "Yoink!"

Just saying.
#6: cheese_12 said at 2010-10-4 6:47AM:

A question 2 ask...

Are you going to make another season? Because i would love it if you make another season!

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