Edward: So what’ll you do with your Share of the Gold we take from Governor Torres? Return to Africa? Prince among Men?
Adéwalé: I cannot return to a Place I have never been. I was born in Trinidad, a Slave from my first Breath.
Edward: Ah. But wouldn’t you feel… I don’t know… More welcome there?
Adéwalé: As you might feel more welcome in Paris?
Edward: Fair Point.
Adéwalé: With this Skin and this Voice, where can I go in the World and feel at Ease? This Country here is my best Chance. This Country called Jackdaw, where I know the Names of all Citizens, and they know Mine, and we work together. Not always out of Love, but to keep our Country afloat.
Edward: I think I understand ye. Let’s take her, then. For the Citizens of Jackdaw!
“Have I entered an alternate universe or did you really just crack a smile for me?”
Alex had narrowed his gaze at the snow falling around them. Not that that was anything new — the guy stared at everything with suspicion.
you’ve never seen snow before?” Desmond teased, stuffing his hands into
his pockets as the snow swirled around them, getting thicker. It had
been snowing for a while, their shoes crunching with each step. Except
Alex walked like he normally did, stalking forward without slipping and
Desmond was sure he’d seen a flash of black tendrils securing him in
Alex glanced at him and simply said, “No.”
It took a second until Desmond got it. “Riiight, gotcha.” Sentient virus who had only possessed Mercer’s body a couple of months ago: this was Alex’s first winter. At least, seeing it with his own eyes rather than through someone else’s memories.
And it seemed like Alex was distracted, maybe sorting through all those memories, since he’d pulled ahead.
If he was going to leave his back that open… Desmond ducked and scooped up a handful of snow.
The sound must have alerted Alex because he paused, turning around.
“What are you-”
was a second where Alex stood, unmoving, and Desmond had a flash of
uncertainty. There wasn’t a lot of people around but someone
transforming body parts into tentacles was kind of eyecatching. Especially against white snow.
Alex raised a hand, batting the snowball out of the way. With a regular hand, not a transformed one.
“Starting a snowball fight,” Desmond said, scooping up another fistfull of snow. “You should have seen me the first time I got to play with snow when I got out the Farm.” Training in the snow was wholly different than playing, especially being able to watch younger kids play together.
tossed up the newly formed ball, ignoring the prickle of the cold. He’d
probably start using his sleeves soon, but for now it wasn’t too bad.
“So what do you say about making your own memories about snow?”
Alex tracked the snowball and -
blinked, almost letting the snowball slip through his fingers. “Did I
just jump into an alternate universe or did you really just smile?”
Though knowing his luck, jumping universes was probably doable.
It was more a small curl of a lip rather than a smile, but it was still
more friendly looking than the almost permanent glower Alex had.
“You make it sound like my face would break if I did,” Alex said, snorting.
Maybe twist a little with tentacles because they were so unused to moving. “I didn’t say th-” Desmond ducked from the incoming snowball.
The following map shows the travel routes and activity of the five Gundam pilots and the traveling circus group. This does not show activities of other characters, though.
First, I took this map:
and promptly took a look at all the Japanese and went “NOPE. IMMA DO IT LATER”. I instead color coded the pilots’ routes. I didn’t color the circus route, because I was dealing with a new and strange program (Microsoft Visio) and couldn’t be bothered to fumble my way through it again. So we have this:
01 (Heero) is red, 02 (Duo) is green, 03 (Trowa) is yellow, 04 (Quatre) is blue, and 05 (Wufei) is orange.
Now, what follows is the map completely translated. The routes for each pilot are separated and their activities are in numbered order. You can match the numbers on their lists below to the numbers on the map. Aso included in the following list are “other locations”, or places that are written on the map, but may not have been visited by our pilots.
Some locations weren’t given exact names, just names of regions. The “Yangtze River Estuary”, for example, so a rough estimation was made based on current world locations (assuming these named locations still exist in the AC timeline). Some locations were just a dot on the map with few identifying words and no identifying landmarks, so a guess was made. The Maganac base, for example, is just a dot in in the Middle East, so I had to guess, based on current 2015 maps, where the base may be located.
Who was the busiest pilot during episodes 1-17? Drumroll please…Trowa Barton, with 14 locations! Who took his sweet time deciding his missions? Duo Maxwell with 8 locations. Who was the most erratic and all over the place? Mr Chang Wufei who circled the globe, jumping around in one continuous path and visited nearly every continent except South America, Australia, and Antarctica and was a pain to write out since he didn’t really meet up with the others much.
Read further for each pilots’ detailed itineraries:
Besides the databases, I really wish we knew more about Haythem growing up. It truly fascinates me. Did Edward ever tell him about his days of being a pirate? Did he get along with Jenny, and was he close with her? I have a love/hate relationship with Haythem, and I really want to know more about him.