Surge slammed his hand on the console in the Marine Command Center on Mars as he idly cursed time and time again. It had been only three hours since they received the distress call from Phobo's. The call had been severely muffled Surge heard two things, attack, and dieing. Naturally the thirty five year old Major assumed a disgruntled employee had taken wing again and was trying to shoot the place up with a stolen pistol. But as he soon figured out it was not, Surge had sent a small dispatch to Phobo's to clean up whatever mess those dumb ass scientist's got themselves in. But to his total surprise he lost contact with his three Marines the moment they entered Phobo's. With in the three hours that pursued distress calls kept coming in about some kind of attack but communications was for some reason etchy at best. Surge had to no choice but to call in his best units, Team Delta, Team Viper, and Team Eagle Eye. They all arrived over and hour ago but as soon as they entered the base communications went down as if one cue.
"God damn it Private I want the fucking communications back online now! Not after break time now!"
Surge was so angry the veins were sticking out of his head ready to explode as the Command Center was in total disarray. From Marines running all over the place from console to console and flurry of flying paper and loud talking and orders being given.
"Major Romanov I can not reconnect communication to Phobo's or Demios."
The private seemed rather tense as he gave Surge the news and for good reason, Surge was like hell reincarnated he had hear the rumors in the mess hall.
"An why the hell not Private Harrison! I need those communication an I need them now!"
"Sir with all due respect its impossible, someone has overridden the communications on Demios, they must have infiltrated the Servers. All my attempts to access communication are being blocked by a remote source in Demios."
If Surge was mad before now the vein in his head was literally bulging as he ripped off the head set and slammed it on the console breaking it in half.
"So let me get this straight, the Mars Command Center has been cut off from communication!?!?!? We should be able to hack back in this is the god damn main communications Center we have all the codes, how the hell are we locked out!"
"With all due respect Sir we may have the codes but the server towers are what run communications. An if someone were to shut down communications from the server point then they would control it."
"Private I know for a fact that server room was protected by my best men to avoid this situation. A fucking bus could have hit these men an they would have got back up. If someone truly got into that communications room they would have needed some heavy fire power, and to take over a Military secure base they would need a lot of men, especially to take own three of my top! three! Marines! Units! I didn't see any ship of any magnitude come into our grid I watch that day and night, its prepared to set of an alarm if a ship attempts to enter without our permission. Theres no fucking way a ship got past those sensors and infiltrated Demios, took out my men..."
Surge looked side ways as a Corporal came running up to him an saluted Surge did not return it as the corporal proceeded to speak.
"Sir, Demios... is.. gone."
Surge looked at the Corporal with a rather confused looked as he tried to understand what his short of breath words were suppose to mean.
"Gone? What exactly is that suppose to mean Corporal?"
"The planet it just disappeared the whole planet is gone like it was never there."
Surge was livid as he heard this what kind of men worked for him, what kind of man just says a planet disappeared from space.
"Corporal... I got other things to worry bout besides your crazy notions... that... A GOD DAMN PLANET DISAPPEARED OUT OF SPACE!! IT MUST BE A DAMN MALFUNCTION GO FIX IT!!"
"Sir our computers are working fine! The planet is gone..."
Surge was red in face what the fuck was all this shit, it was like hell's gates opened and was swallowing everything up. Surge had no clue what the hell was going on and he did not like not knowing what was going on. His men were in god knows what condition, communications is gone, and now a damn planet up and vanished is this a shit hole nightmare, this was more extreme then the war back on earth between the US and Russia. Surge had no choice he knew what needed to be done, this situation was slowly escalating to worse and then no doubt it would go from worse to devastation and as commander of Mars Security he could not allow this to happen.
"Everyone shut up and listen stop what your doing!"
All the marines in the room turned and looked at Surge as they gave him their attention. Having it Surge wasted no time.
"We are in a code red situation, we are blind, we are voiceless, we are exposed, as of right now we begin base evacuation. I want every man, woman, and child in the civilian quarters here, taken to one of the last two transports and taken to earth."
"Sir you can't give an order like that".
In his head Surge was sighing as he turned to see his smart as Lieutenant standing near by, with Captain Daily gone he was SIC, and he was loving every minute.
"Only a Marine whos rank is Colonel or Higher can make a decision such as that, the Marine code book clearly..."
"Shut the fuck up Withers enough of your quoting army regulations. Do you not think that I am well aware of the army regulations! You know its funny it really is, you can quote regulation if it doesn't adhere to you. I have let you roam this base, and act like a brainy dick for to long even to superiors. Let me inform you of something Lieutenant, the only reason your here is because after basic training they thought it best to give you a position that didn't require you to cover anyone's ass in the field. They even made you a lieutenant to shut you up and make you feel special. You can quote regulations all day jack ass, but this is a military situation, I am the Commanding Officer on this base not you, an you will do what the fuck I say when I say to do it. If you got a problem with that I will put my boot so far up your nuts that all your children will have boots marks on the inside of their asses!!!!"
Everyone was silent including the lieutenant, it didn't even appear as anyone wanted to breath except for a couple snickers from around the room. Surge turned and looked at the Corporal and spoke.
"Corporal your in charge of the evacuation, get every soldier left on the base and get those civilians to earth safely, inform command of whats going on. As of this moment you are now acting Lieutenant Withers was just demoted. Get to it soldier."
The newly acting Lieutenant gave a salute as he got up but before he left he looked at Surge an asked a question.
"What are you going to do Sir?"
"Myself and Gunnery Sergeant Miller are going to Phobo's to figure out what the hell is going on. One of you inform the Sergeant to get her gear and her ass to meet me in the hangar we leave in ten minutes."
There was no more talk, no more mouthing off, the Marines were in full evacuation mode now. Surge turned at looked out the durasteel glass window as Phobo's in the distance. Soon enough he would be there.