Before I started playing I got myself hyped up by reading up on all of the girls and picking favorites. Initial impressions trended towards the battleships: Yamato, Bismarck, and, of course, Kongou. I knew how the Marriage mechanic worked and fully expected my one free ring to go to one of them. I started playing intent on getting Little Miss "BURNING LOVE" as quick as possible.
Then I met Jintsuu. My second CL and my fifth ship overall. My very first impression when I saw her posture and heard her voice was "OMG MUST PROTECT." She was the first girl I used the heart-lock function on, even though I didn't know what exactly it did at the time.
She was the flagship of my fleet for the longest time, leading the team through Worlds 1 and 2. She fell into relative disuse when he hit the steel wall that was 2-4, and remained sidelined into World 3. Then, in the lead-up to my first ever Event (Spring '15), I realized I needed to train my up some strong ships, and remembered hearing that Jintsuu's K2 was really good. We spent some time in 1-5 and before I knew it, my shy, humble secretary had blossomed into a soft-spoken, humble badass. I finally gave her the ring she'd long been waiting for the day the Summer Event ended.
I could say it was a gradual process of fighting alongside her and getting to know her, but really it was a case of love at first sight. I knew the moment she appeared that I needed her and she needed me.
She may not have Kongou's brash personality, Bismarck's power, or Yamato's vast....tracts of ocean. But I love her all the same. She's the star of the fleet, the one that brings light to the Abyss(als).
My one and only. My Jintsuu.