“We’re going to need more men on this!”
“Sir! Yes, sir!”
The one that had spoken peeled away from the column and headed back to base, double time. The rest of them continued to reconnoitre.
That boy will go far, the squad leader thought to himself. When ordered to jump, he doesn’t even ask ‘how high?’
He turned his mind back to the task at hand. The area was full of usable material, all in good condition. Where to begin?
Just then, a shadow appeared overhead; the napkin was hoisted into the air and thrown away, ants and all.
Word count: 99
Prompt: Friday Fictioneers