Somehow, Leander's gun went off and shot him in the arm and barely missed Given. Unfortunatly, Leander lost his arm and when he woke up, he was at the hospital camp. Leander became depressed as he didn't know how he could otherwise function and was forced to stay alone in that area until he could be moved to an actual hospital.
Leander is finally brought to the hospital and meets a boy named Paul Settles. He is just like Leander, as he is small and petite. Paul takes care of all the men who are borught there and even takes care of his father, who was also hurt in battle. Leander becomes friends with Paul and even starts to help him with the patients after his arm gets healed more.