A huge crowd of students had gathered in front of the academy - all the new students, in fact. These were the girls that were to train to be a new generation of IS pilots, and it was understandable that tensions were high and emotions were mixed. What was this year going to be like? Was anything exciting going to happen, like the autonomous IS unit that had attacked the academy years ago? Would they get another anomalous student? People chattered back and forth s they waited, debating these subjects and more. They all stopped, however, once the world-famous Orimura Chifuyu took to the stage in front of them all. "Students," she said, the microphone amplifying her already-commanding voice, "Thank you all for coming today. I know it has not been easy. It never is. And the next three years of your life will not be any easier. Becoming an IS pilot is a massive undertaking, and not everyone is cut out for it. However, I believe that all of you have the potential to succeed. You have proved yourselves worthy of being educated - so prove it to us further. Students, I welcome you, to IS Academy." The crowd applauded, and the stern woman took a few moments to compose herself, and let the crowd do its thing. And then, she spoke again. "That said, I'm sure you are all well ware of the special students that will be integrating as part of the government's new plan. However, I will not be detailing this - instead, I would like you to welcome Mr Terrence Clark." Orimura Chifuyu moved over to the side of the stage, and waited. Moments later, the sound of jets was heard - and, descending from the skies, was a red-and-gold figure, a glowing trail being left behind it. The PA system began to blare out rock music. The figure did stunts. Loops, cartwheels, free-falls - everything in the book - all while descending. And then, he landed. Terrence Clark, genius playboy millionaire philanthropist, and head of the team that developed the Infinite Atmos units. With his black hair slicked back, and his pearly grin, it was undeniable that he was a special kind of cheesy - but he had the kind of air about him that only the most charismatic could possess. "How about a round of applause?" He called out, causing the audience to erupt into whooping and hollering. Not to the degree that Orimura had, but enough to show that he was popular with the crowd. After soaking up the applause, he motioned for everyone to calm down, and began his own speech. "Thank you, thank you. Now, as you all know, I'm Terrence Clark - but please, just call me Terry. Now, I know the question on all your lips - what's the most handsome scientist and engineer in the world doing her? The answer is, of course, to introduce my new Infinite Atmos systems, and the boys who'll be using them. Ladies, please give a round of applause, to the IA team!" A row of seven students, each in their IA units, descended - in a far less flashy manner, though. Each looked to have the same basic structure, but each had been altered heavily for different purposes. There was some applause, but his time, it was uneasy. Everyone knew these units were controversial - it was no wonder people were hesitant to respond.