Basil had wanted a quiet post and an early retirement. Instead, she'd fought three long years on the front lines of a pyrrhic war.
They fought to the bitter end, and Basil found herself alone to clean up the mess. And in the ruins and ashes, she found something worth persisting for.
In times of peace and war, Basil found one thing in life to be certain.
Sometimes motherhood is harder than a gunfight with an elder god.