It all started with a prank, but when Axel stows away on the Titan Mark Three, he gets caught up in an urgent mission that could mean peace between Altia and Calor—or turn tension into war.
As if that weren't enough, Axel is also distracted by the Pilot in charge of the mission: Ivan Daletsky, the greatest Titan pilot of the age, whom Axel has wanted for a long time and isn't likely to ever get.
Then the treaty is stolen, and time is rapidly running out, and it will take all the ingenuity Axel can muster to prevent a war.
Axel's crush on Ivan is one of the main problems he has when he starts the mission: how does one go about making friends with an idealistic dream? He idolizes Ivan, but Ivan is just a regular man who does extremely well at his job--and he does not want to be idolized in the least.
The journey Axel goes through in discovering that Ivan is just another man was a fun one to write, and I hope you enjoy seeing him forced to change his perspective amidst the chaos that comes with the minor mission of preventing a war.