"Starling of the Interceptors, I presume?" said the old man, straightening his glasses.
"Yes sir," No longer the Interceptors sir. Interceptor. Singular. The knight without a team. The lone Sky Knight.
"Are you sure you should be taking this mission. As I understand it, Repton..."
"Starling, you need to watch the Aegis. You are not to move, not even as backup. These are tailgators. Do you understand my order?"
"Yes, ma'am. I understand. I understand perfectly."
"Good. We'll be back soon. Interceptors, move out!"
"That hardly matters sir," She said, "All that matters is freeing those scientists. I will have another with me."
Aerrow pauses before slamming his sword into the crystal. He meets her eyes and nods. She reciprocates that nod and watches the sky fall apart.
"It should be a team effort."
"It is." Every last Interceptor is with me. I'd be damned if I'm going down now.
I am Starling of the Interceptors. I am a Sky Knight. That's all I need to know.