Despite the title, this is not the end for The Coldest War. It's been an absolute blast building up the universe for this contest and I hope to keep exploring the canon for some time to come. Thanks to everybody who read and edited my stories so far!
PS: If you're confused about the ending, I invite you to take another look at In the Shadow of a High Wall. Thanks!
I sing of arms and the man
Storm-tossed by Hera's jealousy