Displaced Geek

Just a city geek and father coming to terms with being replanted in farm country

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Mental Health Break

She’s back.
We just had our first positive sighting of the season. Last week there were rumors, but until today some of the younger recruits still thought she might not come back & that we had beaten her for good – I knew better.
Thankfully, it looks like this was just a recon mission. She got scared off too easily for it to have been a planned raid. I think she was simply checking to see if we were ready for her. Clearly she doesn’t understand, I’m always ready for her.

Command has seen fit to pair me with the youngest draftee we have available, callsign Smurf. I’m not sure if it was some paper pusher’s idea of a joke or not, but either way sending a genuine green recruit to the front lines for her first tour is just cruel. Then again, life is cruel, & she’ll be a better soldier for it – if she survives.

Smurf & I have instituted hourly patrols. Eager to show off, she wanted to take the first one & against my better judgment I let her. Armed only with a single tonfa, her head constantly on a swivel, she marched out confidently to check on our impromptu defenses and make our presence known while I watched from the relative safety of the barracks. She’s young, but she shows promise. I only wish she understood just how ruthless our enemy can be.

Oh well, she’ll learn soon enough.

They always do.

Big Daddy


Written by Peter

May 23, 2013 at 855