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I’m in a really good mood tonight. Wales did a fantastic turnaround in their match at the Millenium Stadium today, all the more surprising because to looked as though they were about to be panned by Scotland! What a game – even the commentators couldn’t believe it!
Anyway, as well as celebrating with a joint Valentines-Birthday meal with my beloved this evening (I was 39 on Thursday!), I thought I’d write a character feature as I’m on a roll! At the moment, I seem to be making interesting progress. In terms of the first draft of the novel, I’ve got nineteen events left to write up and should be finished soon. And I’m now also drawing close to the end of the current run of character features. This one is about the leader of the Hunter section sent to try and track down Patrick after his escape from Shropshire. The Hunters are a Special Force unit within the Ironsides, set up by Cromwell to do exactly that – hunt. In particular, they deal with insurgencies against the Ironside cause. You may remember a few posts back that I introduced you to Colonel Masters, the commander of a Hunter Squadron with an extensive Special Force background in the British Army. The leader of the section tasked with this mission is known as Sergeant Ross, under the command of Masters.
Ross was of a military background himself before the Collapse. He joined the Ironsides during their emergence in the post-apocalyptic chaos, and quickly entered the ranks of the Hunters. The mission allocated to him and his team is delegated by Masters himself, who knows him to be reliable and competent. Aged in his mid-thirties, with rounded features and a small moustage, Ross is experienced enough to be able to handle the rigours of such a mission. They only downside for him is that it brings him into contact with the likes of Ellis and his dim-wit sidekick, Mooney. He remains rightly sceptical of both of them. Nonetheless, he has his orders and if it involves expediting whatever these two can contribute, then so be it.
Ross and his Hunters, along with Ellis and Mooney, travel to Wales to find the target. They enjoy some measure of success. But the eventual fate of their mission objective (as well as the section themselves) is something else…..
Until the next time….