Sword of the Blue Skies


The shell that Stella gave Shin became a precious item for him along with his sister Mayu’s cellphone. The tense relationship between Athrun and Shin gradually begins to change thanks to Heine’s friendly personality. Meanwhile, Stella’s memories with Shin are wiped out and she has no memory of the handkerchief that Shin used to tend her wound. Stella and the other “Extended” Naturals regularly go through the regeneration chamber which also erases memories that get in the way in battle.
Elsewhere, the Orb’s fleet led by Yuuna as the commander is heading toward Suez in order to meet with Neo. The Orb government succumbed to pressure from the Atlantic Federation and gave approval to deploy troops.
Athrun is upset to see the Orb fleet appearing as the enemy’s reinforcement. Heine gently tells him to be more practical about it. “It is war and we are soldiers.” His words calm Athrun somewhat and finally Athrun understands Shin’s hatred toward Orb. Shin loved the peaceful Orb. And that’s why he hates the completely changed Orb.
Both forces finally clash at the Dardanelles channel. Shin and Athrun sortie, and the Minerva’s positron cannon Tannhauser take aim at the entire Orb fleet… as Freedom Gundam suddenly appears and blasts the Tannhauser just before it was about to fire.