Spoilers: Post Zaude
Rating: all audiences
Yeager prided himself on his ability to always be on time.
He didn't like tardies, lateness, or even its vile distant neighbor—shortcomings. It was so much easier, he found, to simply carry a pocket-watch, so when Alexei made his moves and Zaude came forth like the divine solution his Commandant saw it as, Yeager had time to say his farewells in style.
“My beloved daughters...Ve'll have the last laugh, darlings—Vorry not!” he sang, and struck a pose that would have left Casey laughing aloud for hours.
Smiling then, he didn't check his pocket-watch, even so much as once.