Machine Gun Princess, day 23
One ice-blue evening at camp, Irenka and Osanna set up camp far out in the fields outside of Icemelt. Irenka hacked down a small tree with her entrenching tool, more or less just to show off that she was good at it, and set up a nice warm campfire. Osanna set up the tent and church-keyed open the first beer, taking a long, loving drought as Irenka worked her flint and tinder, catching the kindling alight and getting the flame started in earnest. "Keep at it, almost there," Osanna said.
With a few flaps of her blanket the kindling caught, licks of fire pressing up through the pile of logs. "There we go," Irenka said. She took a seat on