Post by darth vader on Oct 17, 2013 9:17:56 GMT -8
|a series of balancing acts||Lucia's never left her old life entirely. Thalia watches her polish her set of blades in silence, rubbing the embossed handles with a soft cloth. The younger woman is sitting a few feet away from where Mina is examining Anael's 3DMG. The younger girl, Thalia might have labeled her once, but there are no children in the Survey Corps. Whether or not they know it. |
Kain lights on the branch behind her and Thalia tilts her head toward him.
"She's upset about this," he says unnecessarily. "She shouldn't take point."
"She was never going to," Thalia answers. "Anael is riding point on surveillance. Mina and I will be on assault, you and Lucia on support. I want to see how Anael handles the dissolution of a deliberate ambush when she's not functioning as support. The academy rarely bothers to test critical thinking."
"Better now than later," he says, and swings to the ground, landing beside Lucia. The sound of their voices carries to Thalia, but she can't make out what they're saying. She supposes it doesn't really matter.
Today's course is laid out. A straightforward wedge ambush to enact on a trio of cardboard cut outs, and then the surprise: a captured titan, pried out of the lab's grip with no little effort, to emerge at the head of a duo of shifters and engage with the squad.
And the part that's making Lucia's mouth twist in that thoughtful grimace: working with Rosenburg's--group to accomplish the objective. Thalia pushes off from the tree to follow after Kain, laying one hand on Lucia's shoulder and squeezing in reassurance as she passes by.
"Rendezvous is in 3 minutes with Rosenburg," she says to the group. "We'll move parallel to the kill point. Remember the goal of this is alliance, not assimilation. Follow our standard procedure, but allow Rosenburg's elements to flow through it if you see a way they might help, but don't compromise your own movement unless it is an emergency. Anael, you're on point. Mina, you're in assault with me. We're heading up to the meeting spot."
LAIKA OF GS!