You joined me in the no appendix club? Nice one man. That thing was just holding you back.
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Messages - Colonel Blood
Hood goes to his foot locker and rummages around before pulling a box out, wrapped in burlap. "Here we are. Got a box of zubans here I picked up from a trader on our last furlow. Straight from the cloud farms back on Elysia. They'll go great with a bia and whatever meds Sawyer is on at the moment." He opens the box and rolls one of the cigars around on his bushy moustache. "Ah! That's the stuff. Where's the flamer?"
Hood hops off his bunk and approaches the new arrivals. "Bookie! Crouch! Welcome home you two." He claps Bookie on his wide shoulders and gives him a careful appraisal. "I think your new scars make you even more attractive than last time I saw you."
He jerks a thumb towards the medic and his buddy. "This is Zurk and Sola. Zurk's a saw bones. Next time you get yourself shot up he'll make sure you don't use it as an excuse to get a few weeks rack time while we slog through the green."
Fan's voice chirps in on the vox.
Hood touches his comm bead. "Acknowledged." Cutting the comms he turns to the squad. "I stand by what I did, and what I ordered you to do. War is a dirty business. Sometimes we know we've done the right thing, sometimes we might doubt that. But what we always know and cannot doubt is that we fight for the Emperor and humanity. In the end it is He who will judge us.
"The people in the huts had been ordered to leave so whether or not they were enemy combatants we were justified in our approach. That is what my report will say and I expect that if anyone asks you what happened you will give a full and frank account of the engagement. The incendiary charges were not set to destroy evidence but to stop the area being reoccupied.
"Was my approach dictated by what has happened to the squad in recent months? I would say yes. Was it justified? I don't know. Would I do it again to keep this squad alive and in active service, so that we can achieve a greater good? Certainly. Unless there is anything further, consider yourself dismissed."