The End of A War: Cpt 2: Rendevous and Recovery
The next time I open my eyes, everything hurts. Worse than when I first got shot by Harbinger. I scream again in pain, but I don't have the energy to move my arm to my chest. A few tears of sheer agony come out as my eyes slam shut again. I grit my teeth as hard as I can, trying to block the pain out. Fuck, fuck... Fuck this hurts. I wish I could scream it, just to vent... But I don't even have the energy to do that. The only thing I can do is lay there and slowly tone the pain out.
I open my eyes again, absorbing all of the information I can. I made it to the beam. I'm back on Earth, on the ground where the Citadel's beam came from. The sun's starting to rise... The sky's clear now. No more explosions, no gun fire in the background... I can't believe it... It's finally over... I wish I could laugh and feel good about this.
Slowly, I roll over to my stomach and push myself to my knees. I fall back down at least three times, the burning and exhaustion preventing me from making it up all