The sea was rather calm with only moderate swells as Akagi launched her planes. She always loved to see her Arawashi take flight, it made her happy to see them spread their wings. She looked to her side to see Fubuki. "Such a good girl" Akagi thought "The spirit of a true Samurai hides latent within her". She looked to see the golden 16 petal chrysanthemum pin on Fubuki's collar the same as the one she wore, They we given to the entire fleet by Fujita as gifts from the Emperor for their hard work. She felt proud to wear such a potent symbol of the Mikado.
“The Admiral says that the Emperor has decreed that only ship girls of the Kure chinjufu are allowed to wear the 16 petal chrysanthemum.” said Akagi
"Indeed it is definitely an honor to wear it" replyed Fubuki.
“Some deserve the honor more than others but it matters not, we are all loyal servants of his Imperial Majesty.” said Akagi looking out towards the horizon.
Fubuki nods "Yes, we must not let what happene