“Welcome to a world of endless warfare.
“You’re a blade. It’s your destiny to kill and conquer for God.
“You must win every battle. Regardless of whether you’re a defender, or a trailblazer; regardless of whether you’re an impassive weapon, or impassioned ammunition; regardless of whether your identity is a commander, a soldier, or a prisoner.
“Remember that your merit is his merit, and your glory is his glory.
“Victory or defeat, fresh flowers or a tombstone, you only have one end.
“Walk through that door, and you are war incarnate.”
“No.” He said, “I am victory.”
He stood before the door. “One last question.”
“How will he reward me?”