== Author's Note ==
This is a story that I had thought up while playing it's namesake. It is a work in progress, and will undoubtedly go through a few revisions before it is complete. Rather than following the aces in the skies, this will follow the brave men and women of the U.N.F., showing the side of the war that you never get to see. There will be some spoilers to the game's campaign so if you don't want it spoiled I would recommend playing through the campaign first. Comments, ideas, questions, suggestions, etc. are all welcome. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it. - Laevanhunter
<p style="text-align: center;">"In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one." - H. L. Mencken</p>
I took in what the private said. If the departure time was changed that probably means something is wrong, just what I don't know. I might just be paranoid, but it doesn't sound good in the slightest. No one talked for the rest of the ride into Tokyo. It may just have been the air, but no one in the HMMWV felt like talking anymore.
==The Pacific Fleet==
The drive through Tokyo was a swift one. The convoy kept at a constant speed of around 112 kilometers per hour. The roads were cleared and cordoned off, so there was no traffic. It also helped that it was nearly a straight shot to the bay.
"The last one..." was the last thing I heard before slipping into darkness.
==Welcome To Special Operations==
I awoke feeling dazed, and not quite sure where I was. "Hurry, go get your Lieutenant, it looks like she's coming to." a distant voice said, followed by rapid footsteps leaving the room. "Just stay awake, you were almost dead and we don't want to lose you." the same voice said, only closer this time.
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>
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.
"Thank you sir, I won't let you down." Was all I could find the voice to say.
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