Fusiliers Forever: Chapter 12
Galatea, Lyran Commonwealth
23 May 3038
While there wasn't one member of the Fighting Fusiliers who wasn't incensed by the racial hatred spewed by Ryan Daniels, they were far more concerned for their friend's life. It was something they'd heard about but had never witnessed: a 'Mech duel to the death. This wasn't some Immortal Warrior holofilm. This was the real thing.
Alexandra was quickly becoming a bundle of frayed nerves. Garadun had been, with Cera, the very first to sign on to her fledgling mercenary unit, and since then had become a very good friend and confidant, not to mention a solid member of the Fusiliers. Now he was going to fight a battle he might not survive. She was the company commander, so she was trying to remain composed and in charge, but it wasn't easy.
The Fusiliers were equally anxious, especially Ian, Jimmy and Sayuki. Garadun was Ian's best buddy and Jimmy's very close friend as well. Sayuki wouldn't have even be