I initially wrote “The Badge” as the ‘flashback’ portion of a 2 sided story. Tommy’s story was the ‘flashback’. The ‘present day’ story was (or is) about Tommy’s youngest brother, Delsin, killing 2 men when he’s 16, and how it affects him. I was trying to alternate scenes, showing the difference between how the brothers dealt with this particular experience in their lives. At some point, I separated the stories, to see if they made sense all on their own, so that they’d make sense put together. But when I did that, when I separated them, I saw (or read) that this story, Tommy’s story, worked well all by its lonesome. And since I’m still working on Delsin’s story, I figured I’d mark Tommy’s story ‘Complete’ and move onto the next.