Kantai Collection - Kancolle © DMM, Kadokawa

Puny Goddess

Jason M. Lee

Iowa laid out her dress whites on her bed, rearranging awarded ribbons of past. Absently, she fingered the stitches of her newest one sitting below. It was awarded with her barely six months out of the academy due to a surprise attack on a convoy.

Despite having the confidence of being one of the most powerful battleships in the world, Iowa still hadn't quite shaken off the Natural Born mentality of mortal fragility. She didn't flinch as often anymore, but the instinct of "squishy human" was always reminding the blonde shipgirl of those she swore to protect, keeping her humble.

A/N: Follows "Properly Relieved." From the official Inktober 2019 prompt, "frail".