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Escape(Dark Seijitsu to Seijitsu)
Why do you continue to fight me? It's your fault you got yourself in this mess. Your desire to escape from this world and to be significant to someone who loves you in return cost you your place in Shinmei's favor. Everything you've said, everything you've done to get away from reality only made me stronger, and I've become strong enough to overpower your hold on that pathetic mortal you've chosen to carry your Seed Crystal.
Admit it, Seijitsu, you won't be able to control that carnal nature of yours as long as I exist. We're too much alike, and we share the same body. However, I'm more than willing to let you be in control again if you will let me get rid of Tamashii's influence on you
(Seijitsu to Dark Seijitsu)
Never will I let you use Robu Tsuchino to kill Tamashii! Yes, I know what I've done was stupid and irrational, but what happened to me wasn't completely my fault! I didn't know Deiraira was planning to kiss me! She caught me off
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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