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Hidden Mist: Episode IIZabuza Revisited: Part I
Mato yawn im so sleepy.
He stretches his arms in the air as he rubs his eyes.
Mato then turns his head and looks at clock, his eyes grow wide and his jaw drops.
Mato omg im going to be late for class.
Mato runs around his house trying to get ready hopping around as hes half in his pajamas.
He runs out the door with a piece of bread in his mouth as fast as he can to class.
As he runs up the steps he notices that hes starting to step on stuff while hes walking up the steps.
Mato whats these large things on the ground?
Mato its the rest of the class .
Shina walks up and asks Mato whats going on?! Everyone is
Mato I know all the lights are off too we better not let our guard down. Something isnt right here
the two continue walking up the stair case, slowly but surely.
As they look into the class room
Totas Voice Mato! Die! (Sheenay
A Turning Point in the Clockwork WarA war of attrition
depends on supply and drawdown,
how much you have and how much you use up.
With personnel, the balance concerns
the influx of recruitment versus
the outflow of casualties, deserters, invalids.
There is only so much loss
that a fighting force can sustain
and still fight.
Pilot Claude Archer was the first
to challenge his invalid discharge.
"I don't need legs to fly," he said,
patting the healed stumps of his thighs.
"My Osprey runs on elbow grease."
The members of the discharge board
paused and looked at each other.
What he said was true.
The Osprey-class fighter jets
relied on hand controls,
and a sharp eye and iron nerve.
Fingers flicked through the stack
of discharge papers -- so many, many pages.
So many soldiers lost, never to fight again.
They could not afford to let slip even one
who might be retained, somehow,
to face the front line once more.
Far less could the war effort spare
one of its best pilots.
So they put Pilot Archer back on the roster,
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