Mako set the hammer down and stuck the block of metal back into the furnace before turning around to face Raleigh.
"No. I'm still jet lagged. You too?"
"Yep. I was headed down to the helipad to look out over Hong Kong when I heard you working on something, so I came to take a look."
At that, Raleigh took a few steps forward, closing in on the furnace's yellow glow. He crouched down to take a look inside.
The block of metal Mako had just been hammering glowed a bright orange in the intense heat. He turned back to Mako, one eyebrow quirked up. "What is it?"
Mako grinned. "The beginnings of a
, like my family has made for twenty generations. It's for
Raleigh smiled as Mako turned back to the furnace and pulled out the block, picked up the hammer, and began to work the metal once more.
Mako enjoyed the simple pleasure of the forging work. It allowed her to work through her feelings and emotions while having a place to vent her energy.
The therapist she had seen shortly after Operation Pitfall's completion had suggested it.
Now that she and Raleigh had returned "home" to the Shatterdome, she had finally gotten the opportunity to work on the sword for
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