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What I Came Looking ForSpoiler Alert!!
Do not read unless you have finished skyward sword
It was the 1st anniversary of the legendary day, the day that he had sealed away demise and reluctantly sent her into a spiraling endless sleep and, he couldn't take it, he couldn't take anything anymore.
Especially "her grace" oh how the young goddess was annoying "get up sleepy head, you're so lazy, get up and ride your loftwing" , more annoying than "she" could ever be no matter how many times she told him that the batteries were dying or however many times she stated the obvious. He could overlook anything that she ever did, but not for anyone else. Pipit constantly accusing him of looking at him suspiciously even if he just tried to speak with him, Calwin's constant crying, Strich's bug paradise, everyone always saying the same thing. He couldn't even go outside at night anymore for fear of the remlits and such since he didn't have a sword. He found it ridiculous, a year ago he had sealed away the world's greatest
A Turning Point in the Clockwork WarA war of attrition
depends on supply and drawdown,
how much you have and how much you use up.
With personnel, the balance concerns
the influx of recruitment versus
the outflow of casualties, deserters, invalids.
There is only so much loss
that a fighting force can sustain
and still fight.
Pilot Claude Archer was the first
to challenge his invalid discharge.
"I don't need legs to fly," he said,
patting the healed stumps of his thighs.
"My Osprey runs on elbow grease."
The members of the discharge board
paused and looked at each other.
What he said was true.
The Osprey-class fighter jets
relied on hand controls,
and a sharp eye and iron nerve.
Fingers flicked through the stack
of discharge papers -- so many, many pages.
So many soldiers lost, never to fight again.
They could not afford to let slip even one
who might be retained, somehow,
to face the front line once more.
Far less could the war effort spare
one of its best pilots.
So they put Pilot Archer back on the roster,
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