19 July 2016 at 06:03:29 MDT
Meanwhile, back at the barracks, the rest of the tunnel rats eagerly (yeah, right) await the return of their squad leader. You can see how anxious they are in their faces! I mean seriously! You can cut the tension in that room with a soggy noodle!
Full disclosure: This is a PG-13 rated story featuring regression, violence, and tragedy. I had somebody ask me how I would rate the level of graphicness to the story, and I think the closest analog would be the original Star Wars trilogy in terms of violence. Fundamentally, this is a war story, and things happen in war. You get the picture.
This work could not have been accomplished without chuziku's help, and he's been an invaluable ally in this journey!