Damocles - Chapter 1

I love these men! 

The entire regiment bows toward me in one machine-like motion as I approach.    

They are bowing deeper than usual. 

Out of respect for these men, I bow past my mid section, so that my head is almost down below my knee line. 

Major Hata, my go-to man and confidant, stands at attention between me and the rest of the men. 

Hata-san” I call out. “Let us be the Emperor’s arms.” 

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