Bit of a twist on this. This isn't about my Tenno, per se... It's more from the view of a random Grineer Lancer. Does that mean this can't go here? :(
"Do we really need the Tenno for this?" Klef grumbled as he fiddled with his rifle. "I don't trust them to help us." "I don't either, but it's not up to us. The higher ups want those Infested gone yesterday, and the Tenno really do make short work of them." Klef sighed. Stek was right, like always. The comm stations at Spear had gone silent within minutes of the diseased creatures' appearance - an unsettling demonstration of how ill-matched the Grineer really were against those monsters. Regardless, the fact that they would be fighting alongside Tenno put him ill at ease - if not for the possibility that they could turn on them at any moment, then for the insinuation that the Grineer weren't as powerful as they claimed. The transport ship's engines whined as the pilot set the craft to a shuddering hover several meters over the icy landscape. One by one, the soldiers on board hopped down to the ground, the unmasked ones wincing at the biting cold air. Klef looked up as a small snub fighter descended from the clouds. Its underside opened up and deposited a lone Tenno onto the outpost's snowy terrain before ascending and disappearing behind a distant mountain. He stared hard at the warframe, noting its ornate horns, and briefly wondered if he'd seen that one before. The squad leader barked a command and the group began to move. The Tenno seemed to disappear into thin air; only a faint shimmer of yellow indicated that he was still among the soldiers. A mess of Infested rushed to greet them, wailing and snarling as the two sides advanced and collided with guns blazing and claws slashing. Klef did his best to keep out of melee range, though his augmentations and bulky armor made it difficult for him to move nimbly. Worse yet, his Grakata chewed through magazines quicker than it did his targets and he cursed, clumsily scrambling onto a stack of barrels before jumping onto an empty freight container to unpack more ammo and reload. Men and monsters lay wounded and dying around him. Already, less than half of the squad remained; Stek was short a leg but had managed to wedge himself into a safe spot between two crates. Dancing effortlessly over the bloodied snow was the warframe - Loki, Klef suddenly remembered - with blades flashing in the pale light as he seemed to fly across the battlefield, shearing off an Ancient's arm here, bisecting a Charger there. Flashy and unnecessary, he thought sullenly, though not without a twinge of envy, as he jammed a fresh magazine into his rifle and resumed picking off the Infested on the ground. The cargo container he was perched on violently rocked as a hulking Ancient slammed its full weight into it, throwing him to the ground. Klef clambered to his feet as quickly as he could and opened fire on the seemingly endless horde of Infested that were now bearing down on him. His rifle clicked, clicked, clicked. "Tenno!" he called out desperately, before realizing with sudden dread that the hired warrior most likely would not understand him. The Loki stopped and turned his head. "Over here!" Klef shouted in Grineer, waving furiously. "Help!" Hope surged in Klef's chest as the Tenno regarded the trapped Lancer and the Infested surrounding him; surely he could see he was in trouble, even if he couldn't understand him. But with a shrug and a tilt of the head that said beyond all doubt, "Sucks to be you", he turned and vanished into the base's labyrinthine hallways in pursuit of some other objective. Klef stared after him bitterly. Claws tore through his armor and his cybernetics failed one by one, but he felt only a profound hatred as the Infested tore him to shreds. I was right...
I seriously had like... that Brood Wars cutscene in mind here, the one where DuGalle's battlecruiser leaves that poor Marine staring up at the sky as the Zerg converge on the ditch where he's standing. Kindasortamaybe.
ALSO I shamelessly admit to standing idly by and watching Grineer get mauled. It's very satisfying.