Let GoThey tell me it's up to me to end this.
Maybe they don't say it outright, but I can tell by the way they keep looking at me as they pass me by. 'It's your responsibility', their eyes keep telling me, 'and if you don't end it it ain't never gonna end.'
How dare they. How dare they put this all on my shoulders, not just my team, but his team as well.
But it's up to me to end it, says popular opinion. They tell me these kind of things and they wonder why I go through Scrumpy like water. If they had this kind of pressure on them, I'd like to see any of those lads stay sober.
It's got to end somehow, though. He can't win this fight. There's no way. As strong as he is, as ironheaded, as fierce, and as brave... he can't win. The best he can do is this cruel stalemate, where nobody's gaining any ground, there ain't no end, just more suffering. But he won't stop. Not 'till someone he'll listen to tells him to, which I suppose would be me.
Funny how that works out, isn't it. We fought like mad,
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Bailey wasn't entirely sure where he had heard the old Sniper mantra, but it had served him well up to this point. He was tired and aching, his shoulders cramped, and the whole roost definitely needed a cleaning. Not that the place stunk he was fastidious about making sure the place was as difficult to detect by scent as it was by anything else but he did not like a messy work area.
Lonely, too, he noted, frowning as he gazed quietly through the scope of his rifle. His younger brother had been training with him up in this perch for weeks before leaving to move on to the intelligence point. Not that he minded. Flynn was a fantastic Sniper, better than he was, and he was happy to see him moving up in the world. Sniping wasn't a group profession anyway. It was one man against the world, and that was the way he
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He whispers it. He very seldom whispers. I don't know if anyone but me has ever heard him speak in such a quiet manner. But it's understandable. He's exhausted.
I hold him close to me. Under the bandaging, my chest hurts. I don't need stitches but I would've if the wound went much deeper. It probably wouldn't hurt, though but I don't want to. I'd have to answer questions then, and people wouldn't understand. They'd try to take him away.
It'd be easier if I could just holler for Medic. He'd fix it with no comment but rolled eyes. But Medic's home in Germany. The war's been long over.
I slide the helmet off Jane's head. He lets me do this. It's a good sign that he's truly calmed down.
He looks up at me, apologetic, worn out. His eyes he could always knock me out with those eyes. Like the brightest, bluest sky on the most perfect Fourth of July you ever imagined.
"Tav I hurt you again, didn't I? Goddamnit GodDAMNIT "
"Shhh. It's it's
TF2 - Professionalism Chpt 2Three days. To be honest, Laurent was surprised he'd managed to stay sane through it, staring mournfully at the ceiling of the camper van. The place wasn't nearly as much of a dump as he'd imagined it to be on his first time seeing it, with the interior being surprisingly neat and tidy. Part of him mused that perhaps Bailey was just a smidge OCD, always making sure nothing was out of place. For the whole of today so far, however, his only company had been Sydney. The blue cattle dog was moping about distractedly, laying on the young Spy's legs with a look of great displeasure. He still wasn't quite sure what to make of the dog, but at least it was better than staying down here alone while gunfire and explosions reigned outside.TF2 - Professionalism Chpt 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He wondered if any of his team even noticed he was missing. It hadn't been long since the Spy before him had gotten killed, further proof that angering a Medic was a terrible idea, but