One of my favorite people from Artemis, Joe Newling.
Don’t get me wrong. He’s not in the same category as someone like Davie. She and I are as close as anyone else in my ohana; we got pretty well welded together towards the end of the Artemis War, and haven’t separated.
No, the reason Joe and I got along from the start was his attitude towards most of his superior officers. Like me, he resented the hell out of people who couldn’t find their ass with both hands, a map, and a flashlight, and was willing to do anything to protect ‘his’ people.
I’m glad he had the opportunity to – whoops, I almost gave it away! Sorry, no spoilers!
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“Captain, we’ve received clearance from System Command,” the junior officer on communications, Ensign Leo Bonagua, reported.