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Author Topic: [OPEN] Hearts and Minds  (Read 34 times)

Hearts and Minds
« on: February 24, 2020, 12:23:40 PM »
December 845
Training Barracks

 Sylvia Charpentier methodically cleaned and replaced the parts for her ODM gear with all the care and diligence of a mother caring for a newborn child. The wind may have howled outside, bringing within it biting cold that ripped through layers of clothing to steal the warmth and endless amounts of snow, inside the barracks it tended to be a little bit warmer.
At least here she was not shivering and her teeth were not chattering. She examined a tiny part, checking it happened to be cleaned properly before replacing it. After all no one wished for there to be a sudden equipment failure or jam either during training or worse in a fight against a Titan.

Naturally, her mind wandered as she continued with the task, with her thoughts preoccupied about the future. The Titans had inflicted upon humanity a terrible blow when they breached the Wall. She knew it would be up to them to either hold the line or perhaps succeed and take back the lost Wall from the Titans. Maybe then humanity might have a chance in this war.
But everything always came back to how, how this might be done, how they might defeat the Titans. The enemy did not fear humanity, a force that felt no fear was no effected casualties, by seeing friends killed, all of the logical fears and concerns which afflicted humanity.

Sylvia paused, tapping her finger on one of the small cleaning cloths for a few heartbeats as she considered what her own family was doing. They were safe and protected, living in Wall Sina. She rarely talked about her own family, which some thought maybe came from respect for the recruits who lost everything and everyone. This partly may have been true, but mostly because currently Sylvia was the 'black sheep' of the family, who wished to join the military even before her letter of conscription arrived.

"They have no idea." She muttered aloud to herself, her family never knowing what life was like elsewhere, Sylvia herself admitted too that she once lived in such ignorance. But at least she had been willing to learn about what the world was truly like. Better the pain of knowledge than the bliss of ignorance. A gilded cage was still a cage no matter which way one wished to exam it. « Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 12:25:04 PM by Sylvia Charpentier »


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