He dropped his shield. It would weigh him down. He took off his helmet. It blocked his view. It wasn't any fear he felt. Only a heightened sensitivity of things around him. He was a Spartan, so it was alright for him to feel this way.
But this isn't how its supposed to work in real life, you know. Which is why I'm nervous slightly.
I'm nervous slightly that I'm not at all nervous in any way. The sessionals are upon us. And here I sit, unscathed and unaffected, two hours prior, not even feeling the slightest inclination to do some last minute revision.
I dont know yet, but I'll tell you what this means in the grand scheme of things - whether I'm a hero too, or just uncomfortably numb.