Even though it was a day-off for all Brotherhood members, some recruits were in a line listening to some talk. They wanted to visit family, friends, love, but they couldn't since their leader requested their presence. All frustrated started to talk.
"Why are we here? Isn't it a day off?"
"I have to visit my girl!!!"
"Come on, we should flee from here"
Suddenly, all recruits heard footstep. It was their trainer, Cassius. All recruits entered in near mystical silence after seeing him stopping on their front. The recruits sweated a bit.
"So, recruits... What a nice day for training, huh?"
The recruits didn't answer. They feared that any kind of reaction would unleash the rage of an almost 2m bear-like human being with a giant mechanical arm and send they to underworld before any war. One recruit whispered in a low voice, but enough to Cassius to hear.
"What the fuck are we doing here, stupid viking?"
Cassius walked slowly around the recruits.
"You know what is the best part about today? Is that no one wil use the training field. That means that I, no, we will make a full close-combat training. You may think, why we need to know close combat since most of you will be fihting with your stupid mechas and useless guns. But nothing never works as you wish on the battlefield, and this is one of the pillars of knowledge of a good soldier. Let's suppose thatyou run out of ammunition or the reactor of your toy ends. Then there's a front of 100 armed soldiers on your front, ready to make from you a swiss cheese. What will you do? Surrender? _Cassius howls_ NEVER!!! I'll show you what you should do! YOU, STUPID FACE, COME HERE!!!"
The recruit that was talking before answered with a certain fear.
"Is there anyone else here with a stupi face? Stop goofing and come here!!!"
The recruit stepped forward with a mix of panic and anger. The other recruits tried to hid their laughters because a single reaction could make them wish being dead. Cassius threw a machine gun at the recruit.
"Now kids, imagine the situation I told you. This stupid youngster will shoot me to death with that potent weapon. I only have my coat, while on the battlefield you may have your special bulletproof cloth, unless you were idiot and lost it and then you're dead. Now stupid, shoot me. Here on my arm, or my face. Can you do it?"
The recruit trembles and don't shoot.
"Look, recruits! This stupid here is a coward MWAHAHAHA!!! He can't even pull the trigger!!! You are allowed to laugh if you want."
All other recruits mock him and laugh. The mocked one then pulls the trigger and a shower of bullets fly in Cassius' direction, but he covers himself in his coat and runs quickly at the recruit, punching the recruit's abdomen. The recruit falls on floor in near catatonic state.
"This is what you should do. Remember recruits, you aren't on war to save yor lives, but all your beloved ones. The peace can only be brought if you know what you are doing, and to bring it, sometimes you need to act without thinking too much. But you need to think. Think not on the results of your act to you, but to the ones you care about. I think I already told why I have just one arm, and that exemplifies well."
A thunder is heard.
"Well recruits, it seems that it's going to rain, so I'll observe your training against some upper-class soldiers masters of combat from far. Soldiers, just make sure they won't die, and good the soldier from land down under with turbo suit isn't here since he killed three on the last session. The training stars now!!! No day off for us battlers!!!"
Cassius goes to a room that can't rain and observes his recruits training. He took pride on all soldiers he trained. While they were killing each other, he remembered of his childhood and started to drink. An officer appeared and greeted him while he was drinking.
"Good afternoom, sir!!!"
"Sir, I thought the superiors had forbid you from drinking."
"So, sorry to ask, but why are you drinking?"
"Because I want to."
"But sir, they..."
"If they don't want me to drink, tell them to take the bottle fom my hand. Besides, today is a special day. We must celebrate! And there isn't a better way to celebrate than drinking! Am I wrong, officer?"
"Want to join me on the celebration?"
"I do sir, but tonight is day off and the nurse and I..."
"HAHAHAHA!!! These youngsters of today!!! Alcohol actualy helps on that!"
"I'm sure it's not what you are thinking, sir..."
"It WILL be, friend!!! Although it's hard in these unstable times. At least your girl is at your side. Mine is doing something extremely important for this nation, and I'm not even supposed to tell who she is."
"I understand sir, but the nurse is my sister and we were going to visit our mother..."
"HAHAHA!!! Ok, go with peace, friend! And if you see Tobias around, tell him to stop by here and drink a bit. He seems very stressed and I'd like to talk with him a bit."
"I will, sir!"