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When the War Began

When the War Began

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When the small town, Sycott, South Carolina is invaded a group of ordinary friends must become soldiers in order to save their families, their town and their country. (Still Accepting)

736 readers have visited When the War Began since Calvazara created it.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/red_dawn, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tomorrow,_when_the_war_began

Introduction

“In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.”


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Day 22

It’s been just over three weeks since the invasion started, swarms of troops gathering at Sycott Harbor, according to reports it’s one of five ports captured by the enemy in the South. They’re planning something big we can all feel it; it’s been far too quiet these past few days, no planes or helicopters flying over head to try and relocate our position. Are we thankful? Relieved? No, at least when they were flying overhead we knew they hadn’t found us, the not knowing has caused apprehension to set in, many are filled with dread, I included. But in this situation fear is dangerous; we’re starting to turn on each other, everyone is suspicious of anything and everything making tensions high. What are we to do? There seems to be no one else. Only the ruthless enemy remains, our families are either dead or imprisoned and I’m beginning to think that they are the lucky ones, I hate myself for feeling it, but what we are left with is a fate worse than hell. One thing for sure is that I am not going to sit here any longer and wait for them to come and get us, we have killed them and they have killed some of us, what I’ve turned into doesn’t make me proud but if I’m going down, I’m taking some of them with me.


-Laura Anderson



The Plot


In a small South Carolina town called, Sycott it is just another ordinary February day for a group of six friends, they attend their local high school when half way through the day the military arrive, the only problem is they are not American soldiers, things quickly turn from bad to worse when the principle is shot in front of the students when he questions what they are doing there. The rest of the enemy soldiers soon open fire on the students, amiss all the chaos the friends manage to escape, driving from house to house to find that their parents are missing or dead. On the road to safety they come across some treacherous paths as they go from innocent high school seniors to battle hardened soldiers as they face the enemy in guerilla warfare as they fight and die to take back what is important to them. Little do they know that it is not only South Carolina which is under attack, but the entire Eastern Seaboard.

The Characters


Male 1: Xavier Cane
Male 2: Jagger Steele
Male 3: Alexander "Xand" Ripplet
Male 4: Danny Parker
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Female 1:Laura Anderson
Female 2:Allison Burnett
Female 3:Ellie Dennis
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Ally looks as her friends is slowly getting out of the hole in the ceiling of the tunnel, how Ginger Ellie and Danny is standing and talking about Gingers grandparents, She feels with Ginger, ofcourse she would be worried about them, everyone in the small town loved Gingers grandparents, they could always come with great advice and act as adoptive parents when Ally had a fight with her real parents. She sighs and wished she had taken a jumper this morning, or been able to grab her bag from the classroom, she missed it, the feeling was like she had lost a limb, an arm or a leg, even though it wasn't so important she always brought it, everywhere. "we'll, be fine, and they are probably safe to, as we've been saying you live the furthest away Ginger so the attack might haven't even bothered them. She leans on the wall for support, the air was heavy and wet, making it hard to breathe.

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Ally looks as her friends is slowly getting out of the hole in the ceiling of the tunnel, how Ginger Ellie and Danny is standing and talking about Gingers grandparents, She feels with Ginger, ofcourse she would be worried about them, everyone in the small town loved Gingers grandparents, they could always come with great advice and act as adoptive parents when Ally had a fight with her real parents. She sighs and wished she had taken a jumper this morning, or been able to grab her bag from the classroom, she missed it, the feeling was like she had lost a limb, an arm or a leg, even though it wasn't so important she always brought it, everywhere. "we'll, be fine, and they are probably safe to, as we've been saying you live the furthest away Ginger so the attack might haven't even bothered them. She leans on the wall for support, the air was heavy and wet, making it hard to breathe.

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Her friends words comforted Ginger as one by one Jagger boosted them up the small hole. She noticed that Ally was having a hard time breathing so she came up to her friend and caressed her back to ease her breathing. Mr. Cannon then spoke quietly after giving a heavy sigh, "There is limited oxygen down here. I think it is better if we save our energy and talk less unless it is really important to say something." He rubbed his head and continued, "We can all let out our frustrations once we're outta here. Ginger you should go and climb up after Elle," he pointed at the girl who took her turn as Jagger helped her.

She nodded and squeezed Ally's hand as if saying it will be alright. They're right, their farm is way the farthest- there's a big hope that her grandparents are okay.
She stepped forward and waited until Elle got up in the hole.

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Danny sighed, he really didn't know how to answer Gingers question, he simply took her hand in his and squeezed it gently "I dunno babe, but we'll find out together, I promise" he said, speaking the only reassuring words he could muster, truth was he was extremely worried about his mom, aunt and cousin, being the only man around , with his dad gone and uncle and cousin deployed in Iraq he took it upon himself to look out for the women of his family, like his uncle had told him to and he definitely didn't want to let that man down, he was the only father figure he had.

Laura knelt down reaching down into the hole for Ellie's hand "Come one" she stated, upon hearing heavy footsteps in the hall she froze "Fuck" she swore under her breath, standing up and rushing to the door, peaking out of the glass she saw two soldiers walking towards the room, running back over to the hole she picked up the grid and started to put it back on "Get back against the wall" she told her friends before she covered it back over. Standing up she looked around for somewhere to hide, opening a locker she stepped inside closing the door lightly behind her. It wasn't long until the soldiers entered the room, clasping her hand over her mouth Laura felt like crying out, she couldn't remember a time in her life when she had been so scared, she looked out of the small vents at the flash lights illuminating the dark room, she watched as one man stood over the grid and look around the room, his gun pointing at each of the lockers like he was going to fire. Laura's heart beat began to quicken, there was no way that the thin metal which the lockers were made out of could withstand a hail of bullets, if he opened fire she was dead for sure.

Laura heard a voice come over the soldiers radio, unable to understand it, her mind pondered to what he or she could be saying, luckily seemed to order the men to leave he room, letting out a sigh of relief she opened the locker and climbed out rushing over to the grid and once more lifting it off "Okay guys they've gone, now hurry up!"

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"Get back against the wall" Ally heard Laura say and froze, was there soldiers up above them? what would happen if they opened fire? what if they were found would they be killed? She moves closer to the wall, feeling how the thick air starts to get even harder to breathe in. She can see the small light coming from a flash light. She clasps her hands over her mouth not to scream, oh how good it would be to be able to scream right out and cry, but she doesn't she just follows the light moving around as the guards move around in the room above them.

She thinks about her parents, had they been able to get away or were they dead like all the other students at her school? No, They will be ok, they probably fled the house as soon as they heard the gunshots coming from the army, ofcourse they had, they wouldnt be dead, they are waiting for me somewhere, they might even have gone to gingers grandparents! The tought calms her down until she hears voices coming from a radio, she listens, trying to figure out which language it was but its almost impossible, it was going to fast and the low for her to understand. She can hear the soldier with the radio mutter something and then foot steps leading away from the spot and Laura opens the grid again. "Okay guys they've gone, now hurry up!"

"I dont mind going faster" She says to nobody in particular, looking at each and one of them, the guys heaving up the girls through the hole one at the time, until it was her go. she goes to jagger and puts her foot in his hands, feeling how her balance is failing her until she's somehow sitting on the floor next to Ginger. "Uhm, one question, how is the last person going to get up the hole?"

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"Uhm, one question, how is the last person going to get up the hole?"
Shit.
"Someone could pull them up?" Ellie suggested as she slipped through to the other side. It was a weak suggestion, but a suggetsion none the less. She tried to keep her mind off her parents, but the more she tried not to think about them, the more she -oof
Ellie landed with a slight thump painfully on her back. "I'm okay," she said to no-on in particukar. "In case anyone was wondering." As soon as she was up on her feet again, though, her mind wandered back to the scary subject of her parents lives. Were they dead? No, she refused to believe that. She sat down on the stone ground, and gave a small sigh.

(Kind of a small post, but I really need to get to bed now :L)

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Xavier stayed silent as everyone talked. He was trying to think. Would Ginger's grandparents be alright? What about everyone else's families? 

"I'll go up last," he volunteered quietly. "I have long legs and I don't really weigh that much" 

He wasnt that muscular. He didn't play much sports. However, he was lean because of the huge amount of time he spent swimming. Xavier was sure he would be able to pull himself up. He looked up at his friends one by one. There was frustration, panic, fear. ... Well of course. It was only natural. But Xavier needed to stay calm. Otherwise his impulsive decisions would get him and maybe his friends killed. 

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why did this have to happen to us?

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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

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Ayala "j@ck50n" Brice

"Fight smart."

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Stan Block

I'm a farmer. I grow corn and cattle, sometimes wheat. Oh, and coffee beans! Good times.

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having me around will keep you sane- trust me

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Well there goes the neighborhood

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Allison Burnett

why did this have to happen to us?

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Re: When the War Began.

One question!, are we waiting for anyone to write? because it seems this RP has stopped Oo

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

Well the soldiers have already attacked us, so people who know what the different army uniforms or weapons from around the world will know who attacked, like my character for example. Im just modeling him after me and I would be able to tell Chinese soldiers from North Korean soldiers. Call me a war scholar if you will but I know more about the world's militaries than most soldiers I know. So my character could speculate what armies they are. Cause Im still not sure who they are.

I wouldn't say Japan's army is in this alliance, we protect them so technically all they have is a defense force. Which is pretty much a police force. Personally I'd say the Asian Alliance should consist of China, North Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam. Those guys alone would give the US a run for its money. China has the manpower, NK has the nukes, Cambodia controls the camps and Vietnam is just a jack of all trades. But again that's my opinion.

And lovechanning:
A small town hostage deal would work but they brought in tanks, helicopters, jets, planes. The only way they would get to a town in SC is by jamming all signals. Im sure some military base would notice the jamming and someone would notice the aircraft and naval vessels incoming. Yeah you're right no alliance would take over the states without the rest of the people knowing but an unprecedented attack could create a foothold for an invading country. Once that foothold is there they could stay in the states for as long as their resources hold.

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

Thought I'd jump in and settle this, I was planning on keeping this a secret, like in the Tomorrow series where you never actually find out who is invaded, but since people are asking then I'll tell you. I'm going on the concept of surprise, Imagine Pear Harbor but in a much broader scale, yes, I know the US military is much more developed since the 40's but just humor me please, a member of Roosevelt staff even stated that if the Japanese attacked the mainland then they could get as far as Chicago before they could stop them. I'm going of the same thing, The enemy is an alliance between the countries in Asia, so: China, North Korea, Japan etc. I know it isn't probable but it's RPing people were suppose to use our imagination! Anywhoo their task is simple, a land grab, The Chinese outnumber Americans 4:1 so you could imagine China's force alone. They have co-ordinate a mass invasion of the Eastern Seaboard, targeting small towns and pushing forward, this doesn't mean that the US army aint fighting back but for the towns already invaded their aint much hope ans so the US focus on stopping them penetrating even further.

Okay now that's cleared up, None of your character can know the scale of this operation or who the invading bodies are.

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

besides no other country- even alliances- can take over the USA without them knowing. A small town hostage can be more probable than taking over the whole USA.

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

Lol I know that, sorry I didnt explain- I was thinking maybe something like a small town hostage crisis. Maybe Sycott can be a small town island where they have taken over and a small army can do that especially if they are funded by someone in the government who ties up with another country. Of course, no one would figure out how they did it at first.

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

No private army in the world could take out the USA. Not enough manpower or funds.

IMO I think it should be North Koreans, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Venezula all make an Alliance or something

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

can I suggest something like a private army? Initially they have tampered with signals and such.

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

I added some of my knowledge of the military for the attacks. In real life if there were dozens of plane and choppers in the air they would need some air support. Unless some third rate country is attacking us then that air support would come in the form of jets. Now jets breaking the sound barrier over an inhabited area is illegal because the force shatters windows. So it's a good indicator that something is wrong, I hope I didn't add too much or god mod or whatever. I just wanted to make it realistic and interesting.

Also, what country or country alliance is attacking us?

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

I plan on my next post being the attacks starting :) just waiting for happyface to reply to my post

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

i like how Jagger was ignored haha

Calvazara, I vote we should start the attacks now, cause I think we are losing people

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

This is starting from the day it begins so the students will be getting up and going to school, and then half way through first period the military arrive at the high school and after words with the principle they open fire, and storm the building capturing students, somehow ours manage to survive and one by one they go to each others homes searching for their parents etc...

There are no cell phone signals, on the radio is just static and then just before they show up at the school the power goes out. Hope that helps

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

Wait, so what's the social-political climate? Are people still going about their lives? Has the attack happened yet? It sounds like people have been captured but are there enemy soldiers patrolling the city?

Have people basically continued life as if nothing happened? Need...more...info! o.o

[Edit] I'm gonna go infer from the posts then :P

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

I'm working on my post now, so it shouldn't be too much longer and they will be in school but my post, well mine starts in the morning and then travelling to school etc, but I'm planning on having the invasion starting half way through first period where they surround the school and start to open fire and start rounding people up, then our characters will escape and so on haha...

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

So when are we going to start? I personally can't wait for this.
Interesting idea. Though, also, where are we starting? Are we in school when this happens?

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

you guys can both submit characters :) I don't mind going over :)

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

I'd like to reserve the last male :P

Woooooo...me liky :-)

Scratch that, I can play a chick, reserve plox :D

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

Can i reserve the last boy? i will make him now

Re: [OOC] When the War Began.

@Houngmaku not a problem :)

@Imperial Waltz well I got the idea from Red Dawn and the Tomorrow series and other than the basics (such as the invasion) yet events won't be the same we, it is up to us what we do and the outcomes :)