Ok, so background, or you could skip to the past paragraph Science fiction setting, inside a large interplanetary government. One of the planets under this government has a minority group on it that is different and is the manpower base for a elite military unit, that is kept under the radar to the public. One benefit of belonging to this unit is more freedom to travel and they are allowed to carry their distinctive knife (a futuristic Kukri) off duty. No other unit is allowed to carry weapons off duty and civilians are not allowed lethal weapons. One character is a member of this elite unit. its peace time and she has no military duty’s right now but she still carries her knife. Now this military side to her is not really shown and is an unknown to her girlfriend and friends. I was thinking of having this come to the forefront by having the two of them get attacked on the street or something similar. In summery in front of her girlfriend the character defeats these attackers easily in close quarters combat with her knife. now the more difficult part for me. what would be an appropriate reaction for the girlfriend after shock? How would someone react to learning there significant other totes a weapon civilians could never own and is the like a modern day member of Delta Force, SAS, Spetsnaz, fill in the blank.? I imagine shock would come first, but what about after that?