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SummaryPrior to the expedition, squad leader Erwin Smith goes over the new formation.
After beginning their journey and reaching a resting point for the night. Because of the unique position he has been put in, squad leader Flagon Turret reiterates the protocols for the formation for Levi, Flagon Turret, Isabel Magnolia, and Sairam. Due to Isabel's over excitement, Flagon tells them the true situation the Survey Corps is in. Be he vows that with this formation they will turn things around.While the other soldiers sleep, Levi's thoughts keep him awake. He and the others continue discussing how to get the documents from Erwin without being noticed. After a while, Furlan feels it would be best to focus on getting home safely. While Isabel is more worried about getting in the Survey Corps way. She confesses that she understands why they travel outside the Walls. And that she wants them to go out and fight even more Titans than they already do. Hinting that if they end up living in the capital, they will steal lots of money and use it however they want.
The next day they continue their expedition, at Erwin's command, they execute the formation flawlessly. So far, things are going well. Isabel deduces that because of the formation, they have changed course fourteen times. This worries Furlan, as he assumes that stopping will mean the end of them. But it seems they spoke too soon, a storm like no other is setting in. Before they realize it, they are drenched in rain so strong they can barely see in front of them. As the threat of loss of communication between the squads looms over them, Erwin suggests disbanding the formation. As Erwin hopelessly uses a signal flare, it is clear, they are now in the worst situation they could be in outside the Walls.