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Halo: The Final RetreatHalo: The Final Retreat
As McCloud stood infront of other military personnel his hands were a bit shaky. Reaching for the folded piece of paper in his pocket he cleared his throat as he unfolded.
"I will first like to read you a quote; It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. We are here today to honor a great ODST. Lance Corporal Jones' life was taken away too soon. I remember one night during watch he told me that if he ever died during this war he wanted everyone he loved to know he died for something that was right. Jones spent every breath he took to help fight for humanity.
Jones lived an incredible life, he was the best ODST I ever trained and fought alongside with. I admired the courage and bravery Jones possessed. Fighting alongside with others you have never met can be challenging but Jones rose above the occasion and became a great role model to his fellow peers. He was also a very honest man but also a true friend for those he grew to know and care
PetalsThe grass tickled between her toes as her father toiled away with the roses by the letterbox. She watched his fingers weave between the thorns to pat the soil around each bush, humming to some John Lennon song she couldn't put a name to. Despite the sun just tipping the horizon, she saw sweat prickling his brow and his eyes squinting against the light. The fine lines on his face were suddenly accentuated by shadow, and for a moment, she swelled with wonder.
'Maria, come here,' he said, waving her over. 'You're not going to learn anything sitting all the way over there.'
Excitement sparked her limbs into motion, and she crawled over to sit next to him, careful to tuck her skirt beneath her thighs to avoid the dirt.
He picked up a pair of clippers from beside him. 'Now, you need to snipe back these diseased parts here and there from the base of the plant. It helps it grow better.'
Snipping off two pieces of wood with ease, he deposited them in Maria's outstretched hand. Their rough textu
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