There was an explosion. Schwartz was thrown back by the force of the explosion. He threw off his battle gear which was burnt into black charcoal. Thanks to his physical strength reinforcement skill, he didn't suffer critical injuries.
The color of their psychic energy would change according to the mental imagery of their power. Those with the power of ignition commonly glowed with red light.
"My psychic skills are nonexistent. If I don't show them good results in other subjects, it's impossible for me to become promoted. I can't do things in your way."
Han no longer had any thoughts on accepting additional members. After Squad 13 had made a name for themselves with consecutive victories, he received many transfer requests, but he ignored them all.
Sergeant Red called for Han separately before starting their tactical meeting. He had also met with Silence and Simon separately beforehand. Han had been the last. Sergeant Red was inside a room filled with thick smoke. A thick, musty smell wafted from the room despite the air vent spinning in the corner of the room's ceiling.
Han was finally able to understand why Jose had such a relaxed, my-pace air about him. Jose never let himself stand out from the crowd. He always did things averagely.
Han saluted. Sergeant Red returned a brief salute before he left. His back figure gradually became smaller as time passed.
Han's heart pounded. He didn't know that he would get to pilot a psychoframe so quickly. He listened to Octo's explanations as he fully equipped Oldman. He had to equip and secure each body part one by one.
Han did not have a deep understanding of the outside world. The little information that he had was only his street smarts. Everything else was only the ideals that Ark had lectured them about.
The drill instructors were monitoring every student. The data bracelets worn by students acted as a GPS and constantly monitored their basic health statistics.
However, following the Second Wave of Aggression, countries around the world continued to scheme while calculating these psykers into their war plans.
Han's eyes grew wide. It was rare for a third year to be dubbed a squad leader. The only times a third year would be made a squad leader was for formal diplomatic events and only the experienced third years would be deployed. It was an unprecedented event for a new transfer like Han to become a squad leader. It conveyed how urgent the situation was.
Han was able to return to Squad 13 after a week's time. Kijo and Canute were still rehabilitating in the hospital while a majority of the squad members had already returned to their normal lives. The squad battles were on hiatus, but the lectures and training drills continued.
Han offered a handshake to his squad and apologized. Han and Kuro gradually adjusted to their squad as they trained together. Han and Kuro's difference in skill was too great.
"Just here to talk, we're in the same squad afterall. It seems Squad leader Kato doesn't like you much."
The werewolf jumped over the barricade. At that moment, the spears bulleted out and pinned themselves into the werewolf's body.
"You're going through the adjustment period. You've used a lot of muscles you're not used to using. The second generation psychoframes are much easier to pilot. We've built this in case of extended military operations as well."
Han felt like there was something amiss with Silence's common sense. Han had only watched a handful of weekend movies on TV from his time at the orphanage. However, he had enough sense to realize that movies and actual life were vastly different.
Han wasn't the only one, but everyone in the second year of Ark was being constantly harassed by the inspectors. The inspectors approached the youths for various reasons. This was especially the case amongst the youths who shared the same home country as the inspectors; they tried to glean some information by using their national pride.
Kuro's main specialty was rock throw. This had become one of his greatest weapons after the deserted island drill.
"Is the weapon on your back one of the weapons made of dragon bone powder?" The researcher approached Han and attempted to touch the spear he wore on his back. The researcher's hand lightly patted his shoulder. Han swiftly blocked the researcher's hand.
This wasn't the exact order of the battle plan, but at the same time it was. Canute opened fire with the enemy forces to distract them.