Part 20:https://youtu.be/4p1NTSZ13-kMorning 28
After all the ridiculous wasting of time I did with this team, I was glad to jump right into more missions. I needed to prove myself. But I didn't realize that my patience was going to be tested like this. Vandham asked my team to meet him throughout the day to see what he does on a day to day basis. Honestly, I do think sometimes Lin and Tatsu make some idiotic assumptions. Things are fairly relaxed compared to any military I knew back on Earth (though I don't remember if I was part of one or not personally). So, I do think this was a fair assignment/punishment, even though I perhaps question the necessity of spending time like this when we could be doing so much more for the colony.
To be fair, I would be much angrier than anyone here if Vandham was genuinely lazy. I've not been in the mood to see anyone at BLADE not doing something of value for the colony. But that leads us to what Vandham gave us to do. He told us to find an electric tentacle from a Duoguill. This lead to a long journey to the swamp like area north of the colony, where I had seen these creatures before. But that one so thoroughly beat us that I quickly realized it was a mistake. So I told everyone to follow me to the west where I had heard duoguills had appared near this place called Unicorn Rock. The trip to get there was confusing and I had no idea what I was doing. It was an area of Primordia none of us were familiar with yet I kept going through any pain to find some. Finally after seemingly forever we found some but none of them even dropped any.
At this point, I was so fed up with everything I punched the cliff wall and yelled. I looked back and everyone was looking at me. I just apologized to everyone and told them I didn't deserve to be leading this squad. It was apparent to me that Elma is a better leader anyway and she would help make this team more efficient for the colony. Lin, Tatsu and H.B. all tried to convince me I was doing a great job but I wasn't having any of that I suppose. But Elma then stepped forward and punched me in the face. I landed on my side, was hurting badly on the left side of my face. I was so stunned it took me a second to even comprehend that that had happened. She then looked down at me, with the same expression she normally has, and simply said that I had received my punishment for wasting the team's time. But she still felt despite that, that I had done a great job, so as my superior, she told me to keep going. I'm not even sure how, but that seemed to have worked, especially as the others kept bringing up examples of me accomplishing something and how long it has taken other new BLADE members to accomplish anything. I apologized and told my team that I would do a great job going forward.
Hilariously, right after we fought another Duoguill and was able to get an electric tentacle. So how about that. We just didn't destroy the right part of it at the right time before? Maybe? Regardless, time to stop worrying about wasting time, as that is also wasting time.