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Chapter 1 (v.1) - The Gauntlet is Thrown

Submitted: May 12, 2016

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Chapter 1- The Gauntlet is Thrown

 

It was the year 2020.

It was a bright beautiful day with blue skies and puffy white clouds as the US Seventh Fleet cruised it's way home across the Atlantic.

The final major forces of ISIS had been demolished after several years of intensive search and destroy missions by NATO.

All the other major terrorist groups such as Al Queida and The Taliban had been hunted down and all but exterminated like rats. This was largly due to the new US president and his abiltiy to unite and lead.

Unfortunately the leader of ISIS and a small contingent of terrorists had escaped NATO's massive clutches. However the  intelligence capability, both military and governmental, had been able to locate them in just a matter of days, mainly through satellite technology.

About 25,000 feet above, a saucer like craft, closly resembling the saucers in some of the old 1950's movies, came into view. It swiftly decended through the thick clouds. No earthly radar could detect it.

It stopped directly above the fleet and hid in a cloud, roughly 15,000 feet above. It stayed hovering for about 30 seconds, keeping in movement with the cloud.

Suddenly, a bolt of energy, resembling a laser, fired from the craft. It struck the main tower of the aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan

An instant later, a mushroom cloud appeared, larger than the one caused by the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, taking the place of the entire fleet.

 

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The USS Seastar steadlly but swiftly made its way through the deep.

The Seastar was the newest submarine in the new Neptune class. It was the most technologically advanced and largest one in the world. This was it's first mission.

It had been assigned to seek the remote island in the Indian Ocean that intelligence sources claimed the ISIS leader had escaped to.

The sources also indicated that about seventy five terrorists were guarding him.

And then there was also the little tidbit of information that he had a medium sized atomic demolition munition with him. Large enough to turn the city of New York and everything else within a fifty mile radius to a burning cinder.

 

The Seastar held a contingent of one 75 man SEAL team.

Since this was such a new and special vessel, it was commanded by Rear Admiral Mike Newman. Second in command was Captain Raymond (Ray)Wayne.

Both Mike and Ray graduated 20 years ago from Annapolis, tops in their class. They went through SEAL training and Nuclear Power School together. They also had been involved in many excursions to hunt down and destroy or capture terrorists all over the world.

Mike had made his way to the bridge where Ray was sitting in his captains chair. Ray looked over and smiled at Mike as he raised his cup of coffee in a "good morning" gesture.

Both Mike and Ray were right at six feet tall and kept themselves in shape. They were also of the same muscular build and each weighed right around 215 pounds.  Both had blue eyes and light brown hair.

Suddenly the TV screen in the front blipped. The two looked at one another with raised eyebrows. This screen never came on unless it was something extremely urgent.

An instant later, the Chief of Naval Operations was on the screen.He said that he had a mission to assign to the Seastar directly from the president.

 

End of Chapter 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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