40 years later
A sergeant approached Sergei as he stood on the deck of the Undying Flame
. “Captain, if I may ask... Why do you have a fluer-de-lis on your armor?/ a symbol of the Sororitas”
“It is to remind me of three comrades I traveled with on Miigor III. Two guardsmen and a Sister. The guardsmen died facing the Word Bearer forces that had begun to invade. The Sister was returned to her Order. She was found tainted from contact with the traitors and imprisoned.” Sergei was glad for his helmet, as a tear rolled down his cheek. All his fault for those forty years of pain and suffering.