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In Santiago's mad desperation, he threw away his most practical emergency weapon away. Taking advantage of the jammed weapons, an unforeseen enemy was ready to make the ambush. Just as the enemy was retreating as the operatives advanced to the convoy, Ronan swore he heard something...
While Shahab and Laleh dismissed Ronan's misgivings, the commando was still on watch for any potential ambushes. "It's too quiet here...keep your eyes peeled." Ronan still warned the group in a quiet whisper.
Meanwhile, unknown enemies were readying an attack on the operatives in the back. Speaking in a language that resembled bird and reptile sounds, yet with the consistency of human language, these enemies put their plans into motion. Readying their weapons, they stealthily got into position. Most of the enemies were right behind the advancing Griffin operatives. One of them chose to stay behind the convoy.
While Morgan stalked through the dense jungle and staying close to the front, his helmet began to detect signals, more specifically, extremely faint heat signatures that were located around the group. At first he thought it might be just the local fauna, but when the signatures moved nearer to the group at the same time a faint rustling sound could be heard in the nearby bushes, he realized what was going on. Morgan then yelled into the squad's comms, "Hostiles incoming!" But it was too late.
The closest to the ambush were able to witness what the new enemies looked like! These were a far cry from the clones and robots, as they were much taller, more well-defined, scaly save for some feathers that seemed analogous to hair, and possessed a prehistoric air to them. They pounced upon Santiago and Tanya as they were the closest targets. The one up front in the convoy took cover by a downed vehicle, harassing approaching targets with suppressing fire and aimed shots.
While the commando showed little reaction, the siblings panicked at the prospects of fighting the new enemies. "TAKE COVER!" Laleh warned and dived into cover as quickly as she could. Clutching her dart rifle, she loaded medicinal darts to heal from afar. Shahab hunkered down, readying his explosives in case they advance. Ronan rolled his eyes, readied his shotgun, and prepared for return fire. Morgan, with wrist blades still drawn, started moving out of the forest and towards the downed open convoy.
"Frontline fighters!" Ronan warned the rest of the operatives of the new enemy in the field. But he also assumed they were guarding someone or something very important. While he was cautious in this regard...the skull-masked commando didn't envy others going up against them. "Morgan, it's those damn dinosaurs again! Marking targets for RT!" Ronan gave the hint to engage the firing Saurians from afar while also giving his fellow commando the green-light for sneak attacks. Morgan replied to Ronan: "The murderbot can't shoot through the trees!". He would then stop right at the edge of the forest, a good distance away from the prehistoric gunner and contacted his fellow commando once again. "I'll handle the gunner up front and have RT cover my approach. I suggest that you focus on defending our rear instead." Morgan said as he used his helmet to send orders to RT. As the dinosaur-like aliens continued to harass the squad, some of the convoy's foot soldiers had been notified of the interlopers. It would take some time for them to arrive, but if Griffin didn't deal with the dinos fast, they would surely be overrun.