4. Pride's walk
So, after signing up, all new recruits were told we were being picked up by the VTOL carrier ship, and headed out of the town hall, to a sea of smiling faces, some cheering, some just enjoying the moment. Eagerly looking over the crowd, I saw my mum standing there, the biggest smile of pride on her face. It warmed my heart, making me walk a little taller, and feel a little stronger, even though I was the smallest and weakest there by a huge margin. I looked in the direction we were going, and saw a huge, majestic airship, with four flaming rockets on the end of its wings, along with two flashing lights. Strangely though, there was a third, right on the centre of the second engine I could see. 'Odd' I thought, but I carried on walking. After all, I'd signed up for whatever happened, and I had to carry on, no matter what I felt. Then, as I got closer, I saw many more flashing lights, just like the first one. And they were beeping. They looked like thermonuclear remotely controlled bombs (TRC-5s), the ones that stick to things. Unfortunately, I couldn't hesitate, as we were already boarding, but I did say to the man behind me "it looked like there were a lot of TRC-5s on the VTOL before we boarded", but he just told me it was a way to be more visible. I just shrugged it off and kept quiet. I wish I hadn't.