The Day After
|The Day After|
|First published||23 February 2007|
|Timeline||24 December 3067 - 12 October 3069|
The Day After is a short story by Jason Schmetzer that was published online on BattleCorps on 23 February 2007. It was also published in print in the fourth BattleCorps anthology, Fire for Effect, in 2013.
|“||For over a year, the Wolf's Dragoons have been camped out on Arc-Royal. General Maeve Wolf knows that she needs to get her forces back into fighting trim. Knows that she needs to show the Inner Sphere that the Dragoons weren't destroyed on Outreach, appearances aside. She picks Captain Stacy Church for the job—but after her losses on Outreach, she's not sure she's up to the job...||”|
Determined to show that Wolf's Dragoons still exist, Maeve Wolf reconstitutes the Black Widow Company, with Stacy Church as the new Black Widow. Church is hesitant to accept the mantle of Natasha Kerensky's immense legacy, recalling how her trinary was destroyed in the scouring of Outreach when the Broadsword Legion mercenaries betrayed them and turned against them all of a sudden. Church herself pressed on, but ultimately only survived because Maeve Wolf and other Dragoons came to her aid in time.