So you're tired. I'm tired. I'm beat raw from running, from fifty years of lugging, from seeing my world bled by the Confederacy and the Dominion, and from two goddamn wars too many! I'm tired and I'm mad as hell, and you should be too, because once again we're shouldering seven times the shite of any other unit in the sector! But you know what? I'm glad! I'm glad because when I get back—back to my boys, to my home, to my wife—when I get back, I will have earned it like no man could who wasn't here in this ravine tonight. So if you're tired, good! You're angry? Better. A tired, angry, unwashed, half-fed SceeVee is worth ten soldiers running on eight hours and three squares. They give us a 20 spoon, and we dig them a bunker. They give us a twig, and we build them a fort! They give us this big, lonely hole in the ground, and we will carve an engine of death that will crush these bugs so flat you'll wish there were even more of them just so you could watch 'em die. And I promise you this…Boys in the mess hall on that ship, boys in bed all across this sector, will piss and moan and feel sorely cheated that they were not here the day sixteen tired lugs wiped out a hungry xeno army!Bousquette to his unit
Due to an outdoors life, Bousquette has a tanned, leathery neck. It itches whenever his workday nears an end. He believes that it itches even worse when he is exasperated. His stomach gets upset every time he does an orbital drop. Bousquette was a reserved man, and often allowed other people to fill the silence for him. He admired practical, real world experience over academic intelligence.
Bousquette grew up on Choss in the town of Bim Battum. As a child he hunted range boar outside of the city of Quijadas. He went to college, where in his seventh term break he left his girlfriend to be with Lynn-Ann, whom he'd met in grade school. The two were later married and had two sons. One son ran the Canyon Plaza, while the other went to design cutting edge thrusters on Umoja.
Bousquette worked as a planner for the moon's cliff cities. He also engineered Cliffside Rest in the Quijadas canyons. Rhett Shearon was his best friend. At some point he worked alongside Redell Quinton. The two became close friends, and they spent their time ironing out imperfections in feedback modules. At night, they brainstormed mods that they would like to patent if they had the money for it. It was during one of these sessions when Bousquette developed the idea of a biometric accumulator.
Bousquette served in the Brood War.
The Fightin' SceeVees
A few years prior to the Second Great War, Bousquette had, with permission from Jim Raynor, overhauled the initial version of the SceeVee Special Engineering Corps with a group of older SCV pilots recruited from all walks of life. The group quickly gained a reputation for efficiency. He became good friends with Rory Swann after working beside him once, while his team helped Swann's engineers patch up the Hyperion. By 2504, he had been working for fifty years.
With the resources and manpower of the Corps at his disposal, Bousquette finally made his biometric accumulator a reality and installed them in their SCVs. This led the men to personalize their favorite machine, with Bousquette being no different.
Bousquette proved himself to be not just an experienced SCV pilot but an excellent one overall, having won the Corps' annual T-280 obstacle relay three years running as of 2504.
During the war itself, Bousquette had concerns with the unit's morale, as the long hours took their toll. He shared his concerns over overtime and getting leave for his unit with Swann, who encouraged him to take it up with Raynor. Raynor refused any leave, however, pointing out the Corps's resource extraction rate, a rate that was needed to keep their rebellion going and the Hyperion operational. The events were further complicated by their need to keep the Moebius Foundation happy with their retrieval of alien artifacts. Raynor promised Bousquette time off, but not at this point in time. On that note, Bousquette and his unit were assigned a "milk run" to Gurdlac, an inhospitable moon, to mine a rich mineral vein. They'd do their resource extraction while the main body of the Raiders operated elsewhere. Bousquette acknowledged the overtime issue to his men and told the unit that he was working on it.The operation went well at first, the Corps setting up a command center in a short amount of time (but still under their record, as Bosquette noted). However, a few hours in, the group suddenly came under attack by zerglings. They emerged from a crevice that surrounded the site, so Bosquette ordered them to break for a canyon. The detonation of some explosives bought them some time, and they escaped, though with casualties. As night fell, he called the company to a halt. Dave Warner explained that the zerg had set a trap around the rich mineral vein, an example of a tripwire tactic. Bosquette grimly noted that the Hyperion wasn't due back for two weeks, and out of transmission range. A plan was launched the following day to draw the zerglings into the canyon. Bousquette acted as bait, and fought the zerglings off using his SCV. The plan worked, and explosives sent rocks falling onto the swarm, coupled with sand traps and snares. With the zerglings gone, the unit got on with the drop, getting twice their assigned payload. Bosquette greeted Lieutenant Hathaway when he came to retrieve them.
On the Hyperion, Bosquette learned that Raynor had allied himself with Valerian Mengsk in an effort to defeat the zerg. Unlike some others on the crew that had expressed reservations, Bosquette, wanting the war to come to an end, cut off a defensive Raynor and stated that he trusted him on the matter. However, he submitted a maintenance schedule for his SCVs that would rotate out their pilots for leave while still keeping the corps actively staffed, and demanded it be accepted or otherwise he'd resign. Raynor agreed to the request, and made Bosquette another offer: building a small, discrete encampment on Char. Bosquette accepted.
In early 2505, Bousquette was contacted by Rin Shearon, in light of a mutalisk outbreak Quijidas was experiencing. His family lived in Bim Battum on the other side of the moon, but Cliffside Rest (among other properties and people) was still under threat. Shearon explained the situation, with Bousquette listening intently. He told her of a man who might be able to help her, but warned that he wasn't to be trifled with. Shearon agreed, and he got in touch with mutalisk hunter Breg Shaw on her behalf.
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