(Music I figure is darn good for this intro)
5th December, 2013
1400 Hours, Near Al Salman, Al Mutthana Region, Iraq
Louie bobbed his head to the tune playing over his chromed Skullcandy earphones. His Nano playing out the tunes the whole way here. Hell he even air-guitared some of the riffs in the song playing at the moment. Hell he'd been doing that the whole trip. What is there better to do? Too flippin' loud to talk in here anyway. Hell his Nano is turned all the way up and he can just hear it. His tech didn't have eleven volume settings unfortunately.
As the song switched over to something new, Louie took a moment to look around the heli. He honestly felt like the odd man out in all of this. He could see it in the way the rest of the occupants in this heli held themselves. They were all Military. Everyone of them seemed to hold themselves like a Marine, or a Paratrooper or whatever else. Couldn't really helped. It took all kinds in a Private Military Company honestly. Though he wondered if it wouldn't have been better if he had miltary training himself. The PPLI maybe, or the JTF2. Hah, right him in the JTF2, like that would have ever happened.
A new song began to play. And just for the hell of it he started to air-guitar right from the start. Impression made? Not flippin' likely. Just trying to pass the time. He took a moment to adjust the Mossberg that is strapped to his pack though so it doesn't bang against the side of the heli with his every movement. The unloaded shotgun settled in for the trip. Same with his other weapons. The last of his kit, his breaching equipment stowed above him in the webbing of the helicopter, better to keep it out of the way then wear it all after all. This would be a slightly new experience for him over all. His time in the RCMP and the RCMP ERT often had him only carrying absolutely what he needed and not everything else in between.
He began to silently sing along with the song. Goofy Canadian that he is. Head banging and air-guitaring along like a baws.
But when it all hit the fan and they needed his help he'd be there. Just because he's trying to keep the nerves from hitting when he's in the presence of so many people who are far more qualified then him doesn't mean he doesn't know his business. Just let him have his fun for now.