“Are you sure?” she asked, staring at the floor. “Yes, very,” I returned. “I think…” she began cupping her hand over her mouth for a moment. “I think it’s important that you understand this is an all or nothing situation.” “I do, I understand completely. I told you… I’m okay with it.” “It’s my fault… I just…” “Doc, look, I get it, there’s no room for failure. I won’t let you down. You’ll see.” “I’m just not sure if you’re ready, that’s all,” she said softly, turning her back to me. “Are you kidding me? I’ve been a Marine for…

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