At first, father
was furious. All the other mercenaries in the room were shaken by his booming
voice, but she didn't even blink. "But daddy, you're never home, so I decided
to come see you." No one could believe
that a 10 year old girl cut across a war front just because she missed
her father. It was no wonder her father was upset. The mercenaries who
hardly ever show emotion bowled over in laughter as they watched this young
girl control their leader.
From that day forward, the girl never left her
father's side. She ignored her father's orders to stay back where it was
safer. She learned how to handle weapons and how to fight by watching and
copying her father and the other mercenaries. Her father continued to complain,
but actually, he was surprised at how skillful she was, and how fast she
learned. She was only a little girl, but had the war skills of an expert
- maybe even better. Eventually none of the well-trained mercenaries met
up to her skill.
"It's true. Using
a false name, Gado was a part
of the Peace Army. However, he's been AWOL for quite some time. We have
no idea where he is now." Shina's eyes narrowed
involuntarily as she read the message on the screen. It was the same expression
that her father, Gado, had when he faced a strategical problem.
"Your father is a
legend, a "war professional" among mercenaries and it's no secret that
he is a "beast". Recent actions of the Beast Freedom Front indicate they
are no longer just another terrorist group, but rather a high-level organization.
I'm sure you understand why people may find you suspicious."
grew stern as she recalled her leader's words. After finally giving up
on raising his daughter in a non-military environment, Gado placed her
in a mercenary group led by a friend. He would not allow the emotions of
a father-daughter relationship to enter the war zone, so he chose to live
But I always believed
we were connected no matter where we were. I didn't worry when I heard
you were missing in South American mission because I could feel you were
alive and well somewhere. But this time, it's different. Something bad
is about to happen. Is it really you behind the Beast Freedom Front? How
come you won't contact me? It's not like you to use a false name, and even
if it was just a false front, it's not like you to leave in the middle
of a mission. I'd go anywhere, if only you'd tell me where. I already know
you're not my real father, but I don't care. Where are you? What are you
Sweeping away all
of her thoughts, Shina suddenly stood up. Unlike her father who was always
calm and never emotional, Shina believed in instinct and that instinct
would find the way.