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Halo Reach
Death of Jorge

I stood motionless.

The barrel of my MA37 smoked, leaving tendrils of fading wisps in the air.

And I stood, barely making a sound.

Ever since the last of the Covenant forces in the hangar bay of the Covenant Corvette, The Ardent Prayer, everything's gone too quiet.

I barely made any sound, barely made any movement...

Nor I barely breathed...

I both watched my motion-tracker and the shadows of each and every corner that filled this hangar bay.

And I could feel the sweat crawling down my brow, and each and every part of my body has gone intense.

Because there is this one thing that always clicked in my mind:

I have a bad feeling about this.

But to my relief and surprise, I can hear my COM emitting some static before Jorge's voice ringed out, "Six, meet me back at the Pelican."


It was my only response.

I made one last sweep across the area and checking the motion-tracker before I can confirm myself that its all clear.

With that out of the way, I made my way back to the backside of the Pelican with Jorge.

As I approached him, he walked to the Slipspace bomb that we smuggled on-board, examining it.

While I watched him, the Artificial Intelligence, or A.I. Auntie Dot say in her calm, dry, articulate voice,

"Distance is closing on this vessel's refueling track with the Covenant Supercarrier. Seventy-six seconds to endpoint."

After hearing our A.I. explaining that the Supercarrier is on it's way to our location, I heard Jorge curse.

"Damn it... So, it's gonna be like that."

Out of his frustration, he smacks the timer of the bomb with the palm of his hand before turning and coming to my direction.

"Well, I got good news and bad news. This bird took some fire and her thruster gimbal is toast. Which it means the only way off this slag heap is gravity." he explained to me.

"And the good news?" I asked.

He paused and finally saying, "That was the good news."

"At current velocity, fifty-three seconds to endpoint," Auntie Dot reported the two Spartans.

Jorge sighed in annoyance, "Yeah, yeah, yeah."

With that, he removed his helmet and let it fall onto the metallic flooring of the hangar bay with a clang.

The helmet rolled a bit towards his feet before coming to a complete stop.

And a thought went through my mind, something was clearly wrong and its affecting Jorge.

"Bad news is, the timer's fried. I'm gonna have to fire it manually," he finally said after a short pause.

My heart was racing.

And I know this feeling all too well, its like a departure sign...

But this departure sign means that he'll never be coming back... not alive at least.

After my moment's pause, "That's a one way trip."

And that was all that I could manage to say, nothing more.

"We all make it sooner or later. Better get going, Six, they're gonna need you down there."

He reached for his dogtags and ripped them off of his neck and extended his hand to me, and I hesitated.

"Listen, Reach has been good to me."

I slowly extended my hand towards his, enclosing mine in his.

But both in my mind and heart, it was screaming 'Don't do this! We can still make back on the surface with the other Noble Team. Please don't do this!'

I bet Jorge knew what I was thinking and said, "Time has come to return the favor."

He dragged me closer to him with my hand, still clasped in his and whispered to me, "Don't deny me this."

Then I felt a sudden change of weight before realizing that it was Jorge, lifting me off the metal floor.

With our hands still enclosed in on each other, he carried me from the back of the Pelican towards the hangar's shield door.

I didn't resist his grasp.

But somewhere in my heart...

I wanted to stop him from activating the Slipspace bomb.

As we got closer to the shield door, Jorge looked at me in the eye with a serious look.

But I knew somewhere deep down...

He doesn't like the idea, but someone has to do it.

With a firm voice, "Tell 'em to make it count."

Before I could say anything to him, he threw me through the shield door and I was drifting away from the Corvette.

I was drifting in space towards Reach.

I gritted my teeth, clearly not happy at all.

I looked at the dogtags that Jorge gave me and I could feel my eyes starting to water.

'I'm a Spartan, goddamn it! I shouldn't shed any tears at all, especially on a mission! But why the hell can I not stop?!'

I took a deep breath...

And with the dogtags in my right hand, I saluted.

'Jorge, you may be one tough SoB, but you're also kind-hearted. I will honor you and your wish.'

After watching Six drift off into space, I went back to the backside of the Pelican.

I took deep breaths.

'Damn it, why does this have to be so difficult?'

I shook the thoughts from my head and worked on the bomb's timing sequence.

Then after giving me a satisfying beeping sounds, I squeezed my eyes shut.

"I'm sorry Six... I'm sorry Noble Team... And I'm sorry..."

I could feel a lot amount of energy surrounding my entire body, engulfing me.

With my final words, I said, "I'm sorry... Ma'am."

And everything went blank.
Heya, here's yet another one, but this time.. its the Death of Jorge.
Sorry that it ain't as sad as Six's point of view.
Hope you'll enjoy!

Noble Six: [link]
Emile: [link]
Kat: [link]
Carter: [link]
Jun: [link]

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Story (c) ~Silverfang53

P.S - This has split into two, the first paragraph consists of Six's PoV while the second paragraph consists of Jorge's PoV. You'll notice that there's a big gap in between the two paragraphs.

P.P.S - Sorry for the confusion guys, but I made Noble Six as a male throughout these entries.
BUT you can imagine Six as a female, since I have no specific gender for Six.
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AssassinsXCove Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
What really sucks is that you can make it through the mission without losing a single marine so in truth Jorge should have been abule to go with you.
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It truly does. It was heart-wrenching when I first saw that cutscene; seeing a fellow Noble to make a noble sacrifice for humanity like that.

Really did wish there had been another way.
jacobmosovich Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jorge could have survived if one of the marines had survived to take his place.
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I hear you. It's saddening that Jorge had to sacrifice himself for the sake of Reach like that.
jacobmosovich Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist… play this while you read this story youll lose all control of your emotion
Lt-C0l0N3l Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
In theory, Jorge is still alive. It's a Slip Space drive, so it might take him somewhere safe. Slip Space drives are known, however to-erm, how to put this delicately...Blow up and roast innocent families to hell whilst satan pisses himself laughing.
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That I may have to agree. Although it could be a 50/50 chance to do so... which it's unconfirmed whether if Jorge's dead or not (main reason why I said this is because there's no evidence whether he actually perished or not).
Lt-C0l0N3l Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
That is correct, that is correct. For all we know, he could have landed on the 'Legendary Planet' from SPOILER ALERT the end of Halo 3. Maybe the Spirit of Fire is there too. And the Tooth Fairy! :D
Commander-Cupcake Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Slipspace portals open up tons of tiny black holes that allow you to enter another dimension when distance is smaller, then exit at your destination. In the canon halo book, First Strike, Master Chief takes a phantom that has been reinforced with Titanium-A beams (reay strong metal) and flies it out of a covenant spaceship while in slipspace, he passes out from the trauma, but when he awakens, the hull is slightly crumpled, the beams are broken AND melted in some cases, and the ship is barley flyable. That coupled with the massive radiation from slipspace ensure Jorge's death. Sorry!
Lt-C0l0N3l Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
But, you missed out one major factor.

Spartans Never Die.

Commander-Cupcake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Yeah, i though jeorge said "mum" as a codename or something instaed of "maam" as well
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Me too. I also thought that Jorge said "Mum". Cause in my opinion, that's what it sounded like when I kept on hearing until I looked it up on Halo wiki.
On the subtitles he says "Ma'am".
I think its just his accent that makes it sound like "mom".
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, at first that's what I heard after Jorge said it. Also, I didn't have the subtitles enabled during the first time I played Halo: Reach.

Thanks for letting me know, I'll correct that in a second.
fatkiddy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
question: is Noble Six a girl or a boy in this?
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
In my opinion. I made Six as a male in this entry. BUT you can imagine Six as a female, if you wish.
fatkiddy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Arlioz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
WOW... heart warming and heart breaking...
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
Blackfeather2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait i'm confused is this Noble 6 a male or female? oAo
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry for the confusion, but I intent that (in my opinion) that Noble six would be a male.
And he will always be a male throughout these fanfics.
Blackfeather2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. 'w' In my opinion I thought he was a female. .3.
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah again, sorry for the confusion. ^^;
Starwarsloverchick Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I started crying... Why did Jorge have to die? I was in love with him :'(
Silverfang53 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I know, right?
In my opinion, both Six and Jorge's deaths were the saddest of them all.
Starwarsloverchick Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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