photoshop: the early years

…If the Corps were going to return to its original strength, it would have to do it by recruiting and training new personnel.
“I hope you’re not planning to saddle me with one,” Halt said, preempting the suggestion that he was sure Crowley was about to make.
Crowley regarded him with a bland expression. “I can’t think of one who deserves such a dreadful fate.”
“I’ll let you know when I’m ready for one. I’m still feeling my own way.”
Secretly, Crowley was disappointed, but he accepted Halt’s position.
—  The Battle of Hackham Heath, John Flanagan 
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Mockingbird by Tom Waits

THE EARLY YEARS: The Mom Ranger (part 3)

CROWLEY WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE RANGERS WHEN MORGARATH WANTED DUNCAN TO SURRENDER LIKE BANISHMENT IF IT SAVED THE RANGERS? FINE. BUT THEM BEING FORCED TO SERVE MORGARATH AND HALT KILLED? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN