I can’t say how many hours I’ve been running…
Half of the runners look to have dropped out already. I’m Mirko, a soldier in the Kingdom
Army, now belonging to the Eighth Army.
The primary missions for the newly established Eighth Army is behind-enemy-lines
operations, infiltration, and assassination. It’s said that physical strength
is required to operate behind enemy lines, so we are to run every day. However,
we’re not informed of any particular goals for the running, such as how many
laps or how many hours.
This is hard. I can motivate myself if I knew I only had to do a few more laps,
but this lack of knowledge is stressful. Our leader just tells us to run until he
lets us stop.
Army soldiers know to follow orders.
I swallow water from my waterskin while
running. I feel a little sick, but if I didn’t have any water, I would collapse.
Our leader is small in stature, but has deep reserves of physical strength. He’s been
running at the front of all us this whole time.
“Major, I’m down to the last third of my water, what should i do?” Soldier
“Then if 50 more people drop out, this session is over. We’ll speed up now!
Those who are late this lap will drop out. Anyone who dropped out gets the
reward of a punishment task! Then let’s go.” Pat
After that, the Major sped up even more. Is he actually a monster?