Valkyria Chronicles 10 – These people ought to know who we are and tell that we are here
It’s not always monsters that come from the shadows…
On a recon mission, Alicia and Welkin take shelter from a snowstorm in an abandoned hut. They chat, they have a nice time, Alicia even puts the moves on Welkin only to be defeated by his shyness.
That’s the spirit, girl. Have faith.
But something is coming…
They find a status quo (I have a grenade, you have a rifle, let’s just threaten each other nicely) but the tables are turned when they realize the guy is wounded. Alicia manages to help him, but his end is near anyway, so he decides to tell them his story.
He was just a farmer’s son who thought the military might help him find his place in the world, only to be sent as cannon fodder as soon as war started.
Monsieur le président
Je ne veux pas la faire
Je ne suis pas sur terre
Pour tuer des pauvres gens
C’est pas pour vous fâcher
Il faut que je vous dise
Ma décision est prise
Je m’en vais déserter
Boris Vian, Le Déserteur
You came to the right people to die, M. Weber.