Gao had gone over his newly acquired weapons to make sure they worked perfectly. He didn't have enough time to take the weapons apart to be absolutely sure, but everything appeared to work perfectly. The extra safety checks were to be sure that, on the off chance it happened, something went wrong. Gao seriously doubted things wouldn't go as planned, but didn't think that being careful hurt. By the time he had finished checking, he realized he needed to be in the hangar. Once there, he had noticed that Sergeant Mio and the Shade were already waiting. Gao walked up to Mio and saluted her.
"Reporting in, ma'am." He then realized that he didn't even know what they were supposed to do once they were in combat. "If you don't mind me asking, what exactly is the battle plan? Will we be splitting up, or going as one squad?"
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