He'd fought before coming to America, in practice matches and athletic tests. But Gary had never raised his hand against another intentionally. It was a foreign idea understood in translation. Leaving the monastery of his youth on a mission to the unknown land of his parents would put him to the test.
He saw wickedness on the boat over and reported it. Little changed but he didn't feel up to intervening just yet. He wondered if he ever would.
The elderly couple he saved from a mugging after disembarkation taught him better. After that catalyst, the Flame burned with resolve.