The Volunteer Platoon's squad leaders gathered up and had a very short conversation. The Lion team went first throught the entrance while the other squads scrambled out of the trench and towards the trucks. Alex was the last to enter, dragging Faith in with him and closing the door before a heavy shelling of the trenches began.
"Squad, head out front. We're clearing the site of any hostiles. Remember the SWAT training, boys" Alex said before the squad rushed forwards, scouting ahead. They had brought with them one of the ammo crates and Alex opened it to reveal ammo for at least one battle's worth.
"Get your extras. We don't know if we're getting out easy, so it's better to have ammo than trusting the enemy's gone when we leave. Also, I'd like to think there's some plan here. Just for clarification, what is it?" he asked, leaning onto the nearest wall and checking his gear silently
"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe,
are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
- Carl Sagan