January 1st, 8.07 PM
(Interacting with: @Zero Hex@praxitilies@Mr Nim@Blazion@Sir Lurksalot)
Ares’ monstrosity laid defeated, if not completely torn apart. Metropolis would have to keep busy in order to clean and repair everything tomorrow, but today it had been saved.
"I don't suppose any of you would like to check it out with me?" Preston asked, referring to the ship.
“I am sorry. I must return to the Justice Station,” Diana answered. “But…”
With the dust and powdered Hydra settling, she walked forward and slammed her hand into Champion’s in a greeting few could survive. However, he could. She shook his hand for an additional second.
“Well done.” She let go and turned to each and everyone. "Truly you all fought with the valor of Olympus this day. Well done indeed, friend-Justice League.”
You did what I could not…
Diana didn’t say it. In her heart, she was too relieved to be petty.
Ares wouldn’t stop. His rampage would only increase. When muscle and teeth failed, he would turn to new means. As the bridge between worlds, it was Diana’s duty to prevent it, but she couldn’t like this. Saving kittens from trees and assisting firefighters would in the end let the whole world burn. She would have to save her strength and keep her mind and blade sharp. Trailing Ares would always land her one step behind. Only when secluding herself, only when giving everything to this one cause, would she stand a chance to truly stop another disaster like this.
Diana envied the heroes around her. She envied how concern didn’t seem to wear them down. She took a step back, readying herself to return to the station. A lone Amazon forced to carry the world on her shoulders like the titan Atlas.