I am vacillating between the first three sentences of my WIP.

A: No shit, there we were. Itís the way you're supposed to begin a war story. Except this one doesnít begin over there, it begins here.

or

B: No shit, there we were. It's the way you're supposed to introduce a war story. Except this one doesn't start over there, it begins here.

I've read a bit how Gertrude Stein and others use repetition to show the significance of a particular word, but I'm curious if any of you have opinions or insights on this? Any advice on using option A or B for me would be appreciated, along with any other insights. Thank you.

FWIW, I am also debating between using "you're" or "we're" in each option.