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Pairing: 3+4+3
Rating: R
Warnings: Shounen Ai/genfic.

Part 5
by kebzero

AC 207, 05/01

Memoirs of a Warrior

I still cannot understand them. First, they decide we must give up our most valuable assets, our gundams. Then, they happily returned to civilian life - again - as if nothing had happened. And now they want to gather for a pool party?

I grudgingly agreed to the destruction of our gundams. They were right in that the power of example would lead the righteous to abandon such power - but there are plenty of malcontents willing to harbor mobile suits until all legitimate suits are gone. Without a counter, they would have an almost free reign of chaos.

The Preventers are in a race to weed out all weapons caches, especially those with mobile suits and other large pieces of military hardware remaining in non-governmental or law enforcement hands, before all legitimate military might has been disbanded. Why the others would shirk away from this critical task is beyond my comprehension.

And now, this. There have been times in the past when I have thought Quatre much too soft, but this ..

I declined to even answer the invite, but I suspect agent Po has intervened on my behalf, without my consent.

I have never been able to understand women - and especially her. Every time I find a facet of her being I can grasp, she soon shows me a new side, as deep and impossible to penetrate the reflections of. That women are the greatest mystery known to man is an understatement.

I do see why she is interfering this time. She has long said that I need to make friends - or at least increase my efforts in keeping the ones I have. She also insists I take some time off from work - to remember why we are doing these covert ops jobs in the first place. I feel I have a fair grasp of why, but few can be as insistent as that woman, when she puts her mind to it.

I guess I should not have been surprised to learn she had booked new tickets and made arrangements for a prolonged period away from assignments. Her being my superior - for now - and team partner makes such annoyances far too easy. If I object further, I am confident that I will find my suitcase already packed and my next field assignment curiously close to some Mediterranean beach villa owned by the Winner family.

It is difficult for a proud man to accept defeat, especially at the hand of a woman. It is even harder to negotiate with an 'enemy', rather than seek one another's ultimate and utter destruction, as is normal. Sally must at least permit me to finish off the current assignment - the trap closes on this terrorist cell tomorrow. Once the situation is tidied up, I can accept a short absence before we start hunting the next hive of villainy.

There seems to be an infinite supply of them, and we can never be rid of the main factor that makes them - profit.

'A spark can start a fire that burns the entire prairie.'
- Chang Wufei

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