“Hey Leo, I need to address the army; well I can’t call them an army because they are such small in number. So I will call them a platoon or whatever. But could you round up all those who are able to fight because we need to go over our strategy and tactics. We all know that this little fleet cannot go up against a Utopian platoon. That’s what I am going to call them for now a fleet.” said Ace
“Okay” said Leo with hesitation. “Ace ponders on things that don’t matter at all on the task at hand sometimes.” thought Leo to himself.
Leo walks around and gathers all those who are able to fight and wield a weapon.
“Ace everyone is gathered now. The floor is all yours. Also there are 328 people who are able to fight.” said Leo.
“Thank you for your help Leo. Everyone let me reintroduce myself I am Ace and I am a fourteen year old kid. I am more than likely the youngest here. I know you are going to seem a little disgruntled about a kid leading the strategic planning of the fleet taking on an empire. I can relate… take that back no I can’t. I can see your minds wavering thinking that: “how can a kid know anything about war?” I pondered the same thing to myself and I have come to a conclusion to that question. And that is I know this area way better than any of you and that you have nothing to lose because you guys just came off of a major defeat. The Utopian officials see you as just another rebel group with high hopes of conquering them with no advantage whatsoever. I know this because of a transmission that I intercepted two days ago. They know of your location and are sending a platoon of 500 soldiers. I personally believe that the platoon they are sending is too small. Why you may ask. It’s because I don’t give a crap about all the BS they do and what they think of us.” said Ace with a change in his demeanor from cheerful and confident to that of a serious intimidating look that pierced everyone watching. “They have underestimated the fortitude of this fleet and have disrespected yours and my intellect. Also my reason for helping you guys out is because I have my own personal hatred toward the Utopian Empire. Also another thing that came form the Utopian transmission was that they will not be mobilizing in another twenty-seven days. That gives us twenty days to train with the weaponized hoverboard.” said Ace as he continues to explain the weaponized hoverboard just like he explained it to Leo and Nathan.
Three days of training go past and Ace instructs everyone on the basics of the functionality of the weaponized hoverboard (WH).
“During the past few days I have been observing everyone’s behavior, skills, and battle sense and have come up with leaders for sections.” said Ace. “Sniper section leader is Jefferson Duman. Militia section one’s leader is Leo Delmoro. Militia section two’s leader is Nathan Delmoro. Lastly frontline’s leader will be me. The four groups will each have 82 members under there rule. I do not want guinea pigs but those who can act on their own instinct and intuition on a matter without running off of their emotions and blindly putting those under them in more danger than needed.” said Ace with a stare at all of them. If looks could kill them they would all be dead with that look.
Days go by like cherry blossoms in the spring (fast for you non observant people). Two days before the fated battle people are anxious and have a more confident and relaxed aura about them. They have complete trust in their plan. Ace prepares to take a shower and as he walks in he becomes astonished after walking in on Nathan taking a shower.
“What the hell Ace.” said Nathan in a more feminine voice.
“I should be saying that Nathan. What the hell are you doing with a body shaped like a woman?” said Ace as he then starts to observe the situation more in-depth. “I know you’re not a man now because the first thing I did to get a grasp of the situation was look down. That told it all.” said Ace.
“I will explain but, first get the hell out of the bathroom.” said Nathan.
Ten minutes pass by while Ace and Leo wait outside for Nathan. Nathan walks outside and they begin to talk.
“Okay I was born a girl but, due to the fleet not going to let girls fight in the battle at Texas I posed as a guy. My brother Leo knew I was one of the better fighters so he had came up with idea to pose as a guy. It was difficult to fight as a guy because I am top heavy so suppressing them with the wrap was hard on my breathing.” said Nathan
“I can imagine I got a good look at them.” said Ace.
“Ace I will kill you if you do not stop talking about that. My real name is Naomi Delmoro and I am seventeen years old. My brother and I are the only survivors of the Delmoro Family.” said Naomi.
“Man I just knew someone was close to me in age but, nooooo you have to be three years older than me. Age can be such a hassle. No one really gives a fourteen year old kid any respect because they always say you haven’t been through anything.” said Ace.
“So you really are a girl huh.” said Jeff
“Jeff please do not tell anyone please I don’t want to wait on the sideline and not be able to fight.” said Naomi.
“Everyone knows now and we do not care about that anymore because you proved yourself at the previous battle so we are not going to sweat it. You really are a big part of our plan anyway, we can’t afford to lose you.” said Jeff.
“That’s right Naomi we all love you.” said everyone smiling and clapping.
Naomi was brought to tears and embraced everyone with gratitude and satisfaction that she had made it without smoke and mirrors. The last person she embraced with reluctance was Ace who just couldn’t stop laughing at her feminine side because he only knew the violent masculine side of her.