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A Long Flight to the Fight 14/30

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Heinkel: Whatever it is, will it put Timothy in extra danger during the battle?

Timothy: Hey! She saved my life last time!

Heinkel: Doesn’t mean she’s on the side of the angels. It could be nothing more than that she felt like a swordfight that day.

Anderson: Wait. “She”? Your report said Timothy was possessed by the spirit of a prince.

Heinkel: Remember the gender issues we mentioned…?

Anderson: Ah, right. Carry on.

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Heinkel: …

Anderson: …

Timothy: …Was that it?

Anderson: You seem to have some kind of unusual spiritual resonance. But I can’t tell if it’s a result of the possession, or if it’s the quality that allowed you to be possessed in the first place.

A Long Flight to the Fight 12/30

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The lines are from the Latin Rite of Exorcism. (English translation.)

Anderson: A dash of holy water and a key passage from the Rite of Exorcism should do the trick…Heinkel, can you provide the ritual responses?

Heinkel: Are you kidding? I could do an exorcism in my sleep.

Anderson: Good. Ecce crucem dómini fúgite, partes advérsae.

Heinkel: Vicit leo de tribu juda, radix David.

Anderson: Dómine exaudi oratiónem meam.

Heinkel: Et clamor meus ad te véniat.

Anderson: Dóminis vobíscum.

Heinkel: Et cum spírito tuo.

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Heinkel: To be honest, I think this is worth checking. I’m so used to internal gender issues that I didn’t even think about the external possibilities.

Anderson: The bayonet wouldn’t be used on you. It’s just to stab any unclean spirits who try to sneak out unnoticed.

Timothy: …You can test me for possession, on one condition: No stabbing anybody!

Anderson: All right, all right.

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Anderson: …am I missing something here?

Timothy: Oh! Sorry, Father Anderson.

I’m either confused about my gender or suffering a very unusual lingering effect of spiritual possession.

Anderson: Ah.

You know, we can do a test on the possession part.

Timothy: Th-that’s okay, really!

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Timothy: Heinkel…you think I’ll stop looking up to you because of that?

I respect your experiences. I want to learn from them. I want to learn from you. If you never did anything you regretted, how would you know what to advise me? I can’t think of anyone I would rather have as a mentor than you.

Heinkel: You’re all right, kid.

Timothy: You’re not bad yourself, boss.

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Heinkel: There’s something else you should know: I volunteered. The very first round of experiments, and I offered myself up to be a guinea pig…

…because I hoped it would “fix” me. I wanted these powers to make my body grow into whatever shape it was supposed to have. Not because I felt uncomfortable in it, either. Only because the rest of the world told me that I needed to be “normal”.

That’s who I am, Timothy: so caught up in the opinions of others that I risked my health and life to appease them. Is that really the kind of person you want as a role model?

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Timothy: Hang on. How come you said “one of them“? Aren’t you…?

Anderson: Easy with the questions, son.

Heinkel: No, it’s okay.

I was part of the first generation of regenerators. A prototype. An imperfect trial run.

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NOTE: This storyline is about to take a dip in Potentially Distressing Body Issues territory. Hold your breath or just skip to Friday’s strip, as you prefer.

Anderson: Best to put the humans out of your mind and focus. Me, I’m on this mission for one reason and only that reason:

To kill Alucard.

[SHING]

Timothy: Aaagh!

Heinkel: Careful of the kid, Father Anderson. Some of them don’t regenerate.

Timothy: Meep.

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