>Think that's my one quibble so far, I'd have expected someone that
>relentlessly straight laced to pull Minna or Mio aside to ask, not in
>so many words, what the hell's going on here rather than make a scene
Well, as M_D notes, it's sort of the culmination of a longer process. Shizuka's been having trouble adapting to the way the 501st does things for a while now. She was already off-balance - the man falling from the sky and the veterans being inexplicably chummy with him was just the tipping point.
That, and if she'd gone all Saavik-in-Star Trek II and written Minna a grumpy memo endeavoring to remind her of the regs against fraternizing with civilians, it wouldn't have been as interesting. :)
>Mio does make a good distaff version of Patton, her boots clearly
>aren't just made for walking.
Indeed, a number of Patton's lines from the movie fit pretty easily into her mouth circa 1943.
"Minna, in about fifteen minutes we're going to start turning these girls into fanatics. Razors. They'll lose their fear of the Neuroi. I only hope they never lose their fear of me."
(Sorry, Mio, they did. On the other hand, it turns out Wuv may be a better motivator anyway. :)
"You know, Mio, sometimes the girls don't know when you're acting."
"It's not important for them to know. It's only important for me to know."
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