Halo ODST: Rest and Recuperation
July 6, 2590
That was what Ric was in, just black. There was nothing but the infinite black that was the nothingness. Earlier he had experienced the painful white. The white was blindingly painful, but the black was worse. There was no sight, no sound, no feeling of anything. He was starting to get scarred, even the white was better then this nothingness.
Eventually, he began to pull himself back to consciousness, the black slowly retreating. He heard voices at the edge of his hearing and the first thought to cross his mind was, I'm dead. As he continued the long trek to consciousness, the voices became clearer. When he finally reached the point of awakening, he knew who was in the talking. Fang and Crash were at it again.
Ric opened his eyes to the familiar faces of his teammates. Hawkeye was over in a corner of the room, watching as Fan