Endian was unphased by Luceille's and Helena's jeers. Of course they would see her words and think they were treachery; but they were exactly the type who'd twist people's words into a corruption of the truth. "Of course the Queen of Hell would have no understanding of honestly and loyalty. Without a doubt, my interests lies for the greater good of the Machina. All the more reason I wish to pursue peace with Heaven and Hell, instead of this constant war that we have been so accustomed too."
Endian looked towards Lucille with a flat, mechnical gaze, yet the spirit inside of her was growing more fervent for the Maqchina. "How many leaders have Hell gone through? What have each of them succeeded at so far? Compare that to the Machina. We saved the Queen's Treasure from your clutches, acquired the bounty of Rutharia from Alt Signia, and even defended our homes from both Heaven and Hell while our Queen graces her people with a grand concert to ease our worries. When was the last time that the Deva held any celebrations for her warriors, or for the Ruler of Hell rewarding her soldiers?"
Endian then turned towards Helena, who's words implicated that Endian was somehow suppose to be representing the whole of the Nexus. A lofty dream perhaps, but certainly not one that she'd fulfill. An honor like that should go to someone else. "I offer the Machina as the best solution for everyone in the Nexus to the best of my knowledge. Of course the perfect solution requires the cooperation of Heaven and Hell, two factions of whom I regretfully admit, I'm not in good communications with. What I know of the two I have only seen in battle. The great warriors of destruction they send, like Juno and Zeruel, or mighty agents of chaos such as Henry and Victoire. Thus my knowledge of both sides are limited only to some of their most powerful and vicious, yet I see the potential for something greater beyond mere violence and warfare. Henry,"
Endian looked over to the silver-eyed lord of greed. "Your ambitions have granted you immense power that is rightfully feared, even among our own top warriors. Ever battle I come to I do my best to seek you out, knowing that you alone could change the course of battle if left alone. But even so I can sense there's more to you than your unparalleled might. An ambition needed to change the Nexus to something greater, rather than simply perpetuate this constant cycle of no progress."
Endian soon turned her attention back to Helena when Wolf dispelled of magic, or tried to at least. She accused the Machina of treachery when Endian scoffed at this. "You accuse us of treachery, when this entire time you've employed trickery and misdirection in order for us to succumb to our own fears and question our loyalty? You may delude yourself into think you're granted us some sort of 'mercy' by stopping that clock, but it doesn't change that in the end you intended to get rid of us from the beginning. Even if your powers are true, even if what you promise is not a lie, you're still asking us to abandon the people we've fought and died for over countless eras and centuries. To weaker our factions by running away."
Grafdakka braced his body, his Reality Breaker now ready to launch. Endian herself was fully healed though it won't last with the damage over time and whatever other offensive attack Helena throws at them."My message for unity is still true. I want what is best for the Machina. And what's best for them is if I can take in any one, be it demon or angel, to join us and make the Machina better for everyone in the Nexus. A paradise for those who are ambitious as well as those who simply seek to live out a peaceful immortality. If I sound ignorant to you that is because I have never had a chance to speak to a demon or angel about what the best course of action would be. Now would be the time to correct that."@thewizardguy@Banana@KoL@The 42nd Gecko@floodtalon
Francisca Labrys Seax Luxuria
Fran could hardly move as Suparna embraced her. It was her words that made the succubus paralyzed. Fran wished she knew what to say. Normally she could make up quips on the fly to entice her prey with wordplay. But in this instance Fran's mind just went completely blank. Suparna couldn't be with Fran because of how Fran is. This confused her, yet at the same time Fran had an idea of what Suparna meant. The demon was selfish of course; even though Fran had no real aspirations she always pulled Suparna along with whatever zanny scheme she had, without really paying the living swarm much mind. Of course it all boiled back down to Fran's own selfishness and ignorance about others. So even if Fran wanted Suparna back, even if she had the perfect thing to say in this situation, Fran knew her Sweet Lolita had to go. "... Okay."
When Suparna finally let Fran go, the succubus stood up. She had a lot of think about right now and frankly, she was done with all this nonsense. She dismissed her illusions, including the illusion of Titanica, and looked at the other demons. Endian was ranting about the Machina, Henry was at the end of his rope, and Lucille was of course apathetic to the whole situation. Normally this wouldn't bother Fran. She never cared about others anyways. But from this point on she wanted to change, which meant paying more attention to the people around her. Fran had toadied herself up to Henry because he was strong, but he too was selfish like Fran was. Lucille was the new Leader of Hell, but only because no one was strong enough to dethrone her. She did not have the same amount of loyalty rulers like Rufus had garnered. Her daughter, Luci, was more appealing simply because she acted like an innocent young girl. Though anyone with that much power in hell was certainly anything but.
Ultimately, Fran would have to stay with Hell for now. She didn't like what Endian was trying to sell, and Fran doubts that the Heavens would accept the demon as she was. Picking up her axe Fran walked towards the portal that would lead back to the Nexus, stopping only once to look back at Suparna. Fran wasn't sure when she'd ever see her again. Whether it'd be on the battlefield or in bed. But Fran made a promise to herself that the next time they meet, Fran would be better than what she was now. Someone smarter, stronger, and more importantly, considerate of those she cares for.
Shortly after Lucille herself went through the portal Fran followed, and was equally surprised to see Rufus back in Hell. She had figured that the former King of Hell couldn't have been missing so easily, however were Fran normally would waste no time trying to jump on his loins, this Fran simply bowed to him continued looking a bit confused. "Lord Rufus. This is an unexpected surprise. Enjoy your time off?"
Fran did slowly back away towards the throne room's entrance. While Fran should stay here and see what the former King Rufus was doing, she also imagined that things were about to get catastrophically violent, and Fran really had no time for that sort of thing.@TheWindel@Lonewolf685