The Snow Boot Incident
During a secret attack mission on one of the dragons by the 18th Regiment, Private Malik and Private Longtooth were hiding in a snow bank. Private Malik stood up to attack and was caught by the dragon’s tail, knocking him high into the sky. In the process, his left boot flew off of his foot (where he had been keeping all of their Poker winnings from the night before). Trixie and he were gambling partners and he was supposed to keep their winnings hidden in the barracks. The funds were to help Trixie with her Low Bridge University school costs. The boot was never recovered, Trixie never forgave him for bringing their winnings into battle. Private Malik attempted to win the funds back but couldn’t do it without Private Longtooth; she had lost her patience and her poker face. The partners became barely cordial until Trixie left for school.