Call me Haizao. I'm a half-Filipina English speaker with a degree in English - Creative Writing. I love writing fantasy and scifi, especially with powerful women.
And that sense of alienation is why she chose not to live further than the normal span of a human life. How could she secure the future she saw, if she was always around to meddle in it? Her regrets spanned forward as well as back, knowing that things could change but never exactly if the effort was worth it or how. Only that the nearer she was to an event, the less she could do about it. I have the beginnings of a book in my head covering the adventures of Shenmi and Shiza as Mea's adopted daughters. But that's a story for another time.
stirred awake is correct >w<
Red is correct. Editing >w<
A salient is a positional line held by armies.
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Desant tactics were pioneered and perfected by Russian troops during WWII. It involves the rapid transportation of infantry atop tanks, providing cover, and then the "desant" which would be infantry dismounting from the tank to finish the battle on foot while the tank acted as line of sight heavy fire and cover. In this case, there are tank and frame (mecha) desants.