Jack raced away from the fizzling and foaming of a chemical bomb lobbed at his fellow troopers, sending them scattering in different directions.
He vaulted over a ragged fencing into a barren field, harboring a blister of hope that his comrades were alive. The riptide of emotions swept over him, just as he heard a “crunch” beneath his left foot.
Oh, please God! No! He whispered.
The land mine was pressure activated and always fatal. Jack’s mind raced through the possibilities and what equipment he possessed.
Please, Jesus, make this work…If not, I’ll be kneeling at Your Feet…
Jack fired a grappling hook to the nearest tree and pushed the automatic retract button. It pulled him up and out as the IED exploded. He saw and heard the blast, but from the safety of the tree.
With drops of blood splattered on his uniform, Jack knew he had some injuries, but was saved, and had been in many ways.
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