"A human shield is just a hug facing out."
I began to back away, keeping the wounded cadet between myself and any more incoming fire. After all, he'd already been shot twice, so another dent or two probably wouldn't make that much difference to him, whereas I was still up and running, and had every intention of keeping it that way.
"Commence Operation Meatshield! Remember, just because your bones are broken doesn't mean they won't stop bullets from hitting me!"