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Snow"Why can't you learn to understand where I'm coming from?" 7 demanded, glaring defiantly at 1. "This isn't about you or your ego. I'm not doing this just to tick you off."
1 frowned at the female stitchpunk, weighing the truth of her words. By now he'd known her long enough to tell when she was lying. Or half lying in this case. Sure she went out and scouted a lot to help protect the others but she also knew how much the leader didn't like it and this spurred her on to do it as often as she could.
7 seemed to enjoy making him angry.
"Don't give me that, garbage, 7," he snapped, gripping his staff in an angry vice like grip. "You know very well that's not the full truth. Just admit it. You like seeing me lose my temper."
"You're full of yourself, you know that?" she responded, grasping her spear so tightly the servos in her left hand whined in protest. "Not everything is about you, you know. If I didn't do what I did this place might have been found out by now."
There it was. The sa
Poetic PsychosisIn thirty seconds, the next shell would fall. Every night was the same, but every night Lorenzo experienced it as if it were the first time. His throat felt swollen; breathing was hard. He glanced around at the others; young men like him who had been shipped out in the name of honour and freedom. There was no honour in this, no freedom. Only death behind your eyelids, and a fear so gutting, that it carved out your innards and left you a hollow husk. Lorenzo tried to breathe, tried to assure himself that he was still whole, still made of flesh. They had lied when they told him he was ready.
Matteo ran towards him, arms out, rifle swinging uselessly at his side. He shouted for him to run, but Lorenzo remained motionless, unable to move as his friend’s warning was lost in the constant blare of gunfire. None of them were ready.
“The cycle is repeating. It is not safe.” The voice was soft and weak, yet it carried over the gunfire and battle cries without impediment.
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