Vyse leaned his head against the APC's cold metallic walls, eyes closed. Toying with his glass eye-patch, lost in thought.
The APC made little to no noise, how did that work Vyse didn't know nor really cared enough to listen to someone explain the phenomenon. But the APC's silent engine wasn't what was on his mind , no Akia was.
Akia the cheerful orange headed girl he was never without, but how long has it been since he seen her. He came to this country with her, and to be honest they came here by mistake. Their vehicle broke down. So they stopped down on Gallia. It was bad luck that this country was being invaded. When he heard that they needed people to fight, he instantly wanted to help. It was against his nature not to.
After going through a short, and highly under fund, boot camp sessions with her, they were assigned to squad 7 under a Welkin Gunthor. The squad leader, Welkin Gunthor , was by all means a nice guy and Vyse knew Akia was safe enough in that squad.
But yet he felt like he abandoned her. Of course they write to each other still but he could never tell her what he was doing now.
It was again, bad luck that Welkin noticed his 'leadership' skills and recommended he lead his own squad to CPT. Varrot. He would have been happy leading his own regular militia squad, but the stars were written differently.
Around the time Welkin pitched the idea to Varrot, one of her old time military buddies got in touch with her. If Vyse remembered correctly Varrot's buddy's name was, Celio. Captain Celio.
He was good friends with Varrot and stuck up for her in those political military meeting,that Vyse could honestly say he hated. Those meetings, not Celio. He was an OK guy.
He was the one that proposed the whole, militia special forces crap. Celio explained that the military wouldn't even consider giving their Ops to the militia. In the end he convinced Varrot to make room in the budget for it, saying "It couldn't hurt to have one."
Celio did warn them that some people higher up wouldn't like having competition. So Vyse was promoted much against his say. He had to pick the members from a roster , that sadly Akia didn't make .
It pained him to not to be with Akia she was like a sister to him. But he did what he had to do for the greater good, even if it meant no Akia. Vyse looked over the roster multiple times. He agonized over who to pick for a week.
In the end he Picked Herbert Nelson aka Motivation.
Herbert was praised over and over again , from spotting mines and disarming them in seconds to holding off a platoon of tanks with only half a bag them. He had some bad rep too, stating that he is often to lazy to do anything. Despite that flaw Vyse thought Herbert would be a great asset.
The next one Vyse chose was Juno Coren - aka University.
Juno was also a squad 7 member, he didn't want to be with total strangers after all. But that's not the only reason. As a former squad member he witness first hand her intelligence on the battlefield. Almost as smart as Welkin Gunthor. And that's wasn't just on her profile,her test scores proved to be greater then the famous leader.
After Juno was Marina Wulfstan, she's by far the best marksmen of the militia and maybe the actual army, Vyse thought and still thinks. After reading up on her info he decided it would be to much of a risk not to have her.
Last was Wendy Cheslock her profile was ...interesting .
She has a natch for explosives and a love for them. Vyse was shocked to read that she blew her own house up, had multiple military arrest for fighting amongst squad members, bar fights and disobeying orders. Yet she was highly reliable, going back into enemy fire to save her friends. All her missions she ever been on were successful.
His head snapped straight and he was brought back to reality when someone kicked his knee. "Ow." He gave his assaulter, Juno , a crooked smile.
"What's the matter Vyse scared Varrot's going to kill you for a highly noticeable explosion?" The blonde asked him.
"Crap." Vyse said as he brought a hand to his face. Vyse completely forgot about that, Varrot gave him strike orders not to draw any notice to them.
"I don't get why we got to be so secret for anyway." Wendy said as she joined in on the conversation.
She was sitting across from Vyse and next to a sleeping Herbert. "Something about moral, I think." Vyse said as he ran his fingers through his hair , obviously worried on how Varrot was going to punish him this time.
It was Juno who explained. " We the, militia special Ops, are here to sabotage enemy camps and bases, take out any threat to Gallia. If we sabotage an enemy base and the squads succeed in capturing it, not only do we gain back land but also raise the moral of the soldiers."
Wendy scratched her head confused. "What? How?"
" Because if forts and strong holds were easily taken they believe that there is still hope to free Gallia. Which is moral. And there is a saying 'Moral wins wars'." Juno pushed her glasses up as she finished.
"Well that's stupid." Wendy declared. Juno shrugged. "What can we do."
A piece of the wall, in the shape of small rectangle, that separates the back and front of the Apr slid open, reviling cold brown eyes.
"We'll reach our camp site in fifteen minutes." Marina said as she slid it back in place.
"Your going to have to give Varrot the report Vyse." Wendy said a smile on her face.
Vyse's head dropped in despair. "I know."
Juno sighed "I'll do it."
"Really?!" Vyse chirped eyes brightening.
Juno nodded "Yeah sure" Vyse hugged her. "Thank you Juno. You don't know how mean she can be to me."
Wendy burst into a fit of laughter. "Why are you laughing?" Juno asked surprised by Wendy sudden action.
"I'm just remembering what Varrot did to Vyse last time he disobeyed orders."Wendy said as she wiped a tear from her eye."
Juno also begun to laugh at the memory. "Oh yeah I forgot about that." She said.
"I didn't" Vyse pouted. "That shit really hurt."
Herbert awoke with a yawn. "What's with all the commotion?" "Nothing nothing, Herbert go back to sleep."
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