March 24, 2012 3:02:09 PM EDT
*Follows the aircraft in the scope until it moves over the forest near the Ghost Town, away from the other city a mile or two off. Aims carefully slightly ahead of the craft and fires, pushing me a full inch backwards due to heavy recoil. Moments later a very small explosion can be seen on the underside of the plane. Seconds pass, then suddenly the craft bursts into flames, trailing smoke and becoming a fireball. It goes down and crashes in the forest. I pack up the rifle, put the case back in my office in a special drawer, go back up to the balcony, and jump off. I land softly on the ground and get into the passenger seat of the Humvee, having some small trouble due to the blades.*
*Looks at Luventius.* Lets go.