With each battle he survived Leos continued to grow stronger and stronger, and at last he realized the reason for his father's request. Perhaps he had hoped that in this way, Leos would acquire this strength. As a boy, Leos' father, ever hammering away at his workbench, had been a mystery to him. But now, with the all but the last of the blades, his father's parting gifts, in his possession, Leos felt his father's final expression of love.
Artwork by Lius Lasahido