* [=MacNeill=] frets that he doesn't seem to have been accepted by his platoon, until the night he's stuck as duty officer on New Years Eve and his men on their own initiative come to share a drink with him.
* Ellen Ramsay blundered into TheCityNarrows on her first time out shopping in town after arriving in-country. Some Arab thugs accost her, but [[BigDamnHeroes [=McAuslan=] arrives and beats one of them up.]] Thereafter, every single time Ellen went to do her shopping, [=McAuslan=] was there accompanying her, beginning a rather informal courtship.
** One day, out of the blue, [=McAuslan=] proposes to Ellen. In light of a slew of factors (namely, her parents' approval, and the fact that she has been constantly romantically pursued for quite some time now), she turns him down. However, she readily acknowledges that even among all her other suitors, [=McAuslan=]'s simple-minded, almost innocent sincerity was quite something else.
* Moments after [=MacNeill=] and [=McAuslan=] have been demobilised, the latter is in trouble with the police. [=MacNeill=] realises this is SomebodyElsesProblem as they're both civilians and he's no longer [=McAuslan=]'s commanding officer...then goes to help him anyway.