Mikka and the other members of the XSS Savior stood on a stage, each of them receiving various medals to commend their service and bravery in the Rainbow Star Mission. They saved the entire crew of every ship of the Grand Thylium Fleet from being turned into fictional characters for some demented being’s stories, and while the psychological counseling cost for so many affected soldiers proved to be strenuous, it was much better than having lost an entire navy.
Mikka stood in front of a podium to give a speech.
“Hello everyone,” she began. “I’d like to tell you all about my adventures in the Rainbow Star, but you’ve probably already heard it a million times over. There’s a good chance if you’re sitting here listening to this, you lived through it yourself.
“Instead, I want to talk about the true reason this mission matters. It’s because there’s someone out there who can control us. Someone out there who has infinite power over the world. And we now know who you are.
“I know you’re listening to this, and if you know this, you should realize this is your time to run. No more Rainbow Stars. No more retroactively changing pasts. We’re going to find you and kill you.
I was indeed listening to this speech. And I was very, very afraid.