← Older editNewer edit →Ace Combat Infinity - Ground Heroes4,764 bytes added, 6 years agoAdded "Finding My Place" and finished it. With that the two left me to rest, and it was only a matter of minutes until I was sound asleep. ==Finding My Place== <p style="text-align:center;">"Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, is a person explained."</p> <p style="text-align:center;">- Thomas M. Cirignano</p> May 14, 2019 - 10:00 Aboard The Pacific Fleet I spent another three days in the ship's infirmary, with the occasional visit from the different members of the team. After spending a total of thirteen days in the infirmary, Medical Officer Hiroshi finally cleared me for duty. It took me a few minutes to get on my feet, but quickly found my balance. "Glad to see you on your feet Private. If you feel ready I want you to report to Sergeant Rivas, he'll test your eyesight." Lieutenant Bertz said when I walked into the team's quarters. "My eyesight sir?" I asked confused. "Yes, I want to know what kind of role you could be good for." That was all the response I got. He refused to elaborate any further and waved me off. I began to look for the sergeant, finally being told he was up on deck by a crewman. After a bit of wandering I was able to find the sergeant on the front of the ship. He stood against the railing with a pair of binoculars in his hand and a smirk on his face. "It took you long enough. Vahlen already told me what the Lt. wanted." "Took me long enough, what do you mean by that?" I asked. "Vahlen found me five minutes ago, and he was sent two minutes after you. You ARE a rookie, so I"ll cut you some slack though." He turned his back to me and looked off at the ships to our right. "So here's the test, I'll look through my binocs here and find a person, and then you have to find them based off how I describe 'em." I nodded and waited for him to find someone. It didn't take him long, after about a minute he tossed the binoculars to me. "You're looking for a tall black man in a U.N.F. air force uniform, curly black hair, shades, and he's towards the middle of that ship." He said, pointing towards the nearest one. I started looking for the man he described, and it only took me about thirty seconds to find him. "Found him, he's walking across the deck in a pair of leopard spotted sunglasses." I said, and looked at Sergeant Rivas. He nodded and smiled. "Nice one private, I left the detail on how the sunglasses looked out to see if you could find it, good job." he gave a short laugh before continuing "Now it's your turn, find someone, describe them, and I'll see if I can find them based on your description." I started looking for someone, trying to find a person who would be just right, without being too ambiguous. After a few minutes I found someone I thought was just perfect. "Bald white man, about five-three, U.N.F. naval uniform. Light blue eyes, somewhat slouched standing posture." I said, handing Rivas the binoculars. "Very good description private, it didn't take me long to spot your target." He said after a minute of looking for him. "Could have been better if you had specified what ship he was on, but still not bad." He put the binoculars in one of his pockets and walked back to the front railing, and looked off to the ocean again. "So, how did I do sergeant?" I asked. The sergeant just stared off, giving no response. His dead silence chilled me a little, and left the sounds of the ship as the only noise. "Sergeant?" "Go below deck private, I'll speak to the Lieutenant later." There was a coldness to his voice. I wasn't sure if I had said or done anything wrong, but it was unsettling. I decided that listening would be the best idea, rather than staying here and bothering him more. "Yes sir, thank you sir." I said before turning and leaving. I was just starting to walk away when I heard his voice behind me. "You passed again private. Perfect scores on all three tests." I turned to him, confused again. "Three? I only took two I can think of." I said, my voice betraying just how confused I was. "Yes Private Daeshaert, all three. Go report to Bertz, tell him what I said, he'll understand." I nodded, thanked him again, and left the deck. As I walked back below and to the team's quarters I wondered, just what did he mean by all three? All I could do was guess he had hidden one in his questions somewhere, but I couldn't tell where. I returned to the quarters and informed Lieutenant Bertz of what the sergeant had said. "So I judged you correctly. From now on, you are assigned to Sergeant Rivas as his spotter. Congratulations on finding your place on the team Private Daeshaert." the Lieutenant looked at me and smiled. "I'm sure that having you on the team will be a large help to our operations, welcome aboard." He reached out his hand, offering a handshake which I took. "Thank you sir, I won't let you down." Was all I could find the voice to say. [[Category:Ace Combat Infinity]] Laevanhunter67 edits Retrieved from "https://acecombatfanon.fandom.com/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/19736" Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.