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Satsuki Kiryuin | Saretha Kaiser [StE AU] ([personal profile] purestambition) wrote in [community profile] savetheearth2015-03-23 07:20 pm

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[Saretha sits as she often does when addressing the Network. She looks prim. Proper. Subdued and yet fully attentive and with an expression that appears as if she is outright demanding respect, whether or not she gets it, without saying a word.

However. There is a difference.

The camera is pulled back. The shot is wider.

Standing behind her is... also Saretha. Both appear functionally identical, right down to the Kamui worn by them. The only difference is negligible, and yet stark - Saretha's face is impassive, unflinching, while with "Saretha"... she currently wears a decided smirk, with a look in her eyes that foretells a danger all too real and far different from whatever Saretha herself offers.

Saretha, sitting, the real one, is who begins to speak.]


Do not be alarmed. I am not be coerced by my "other" here, and if you know me even remotely you know such a thing would be laughable. I am in no danger from her, not at present.

She--

[The doppelganger clears her throat, side-eyeing Saretha.] We really should make an attempt to distinguish ourselves at this point, my dearest Saretha. Satsuki will do, I think, yes?

[The doppelganger has a look of sick amusement in her eyes, while Saretha's jaw visibly clenches. She shoots a glare, and then continues on.]

She has given me an idea of how her and the other "doubles" have been standing in terms of perspective. Upon your inception, you knew not what you were. Nor did we. This led to a certain... level of misunderstanding about your intentions, I believe. Or yours about ours. Yet, between what they have experienced earlier in this month, and what Young said the other day... not to mention when I met her in January... and what Dr. Smith proposed to us before his Numbers stopped responding...

I was already reaching a state of clarity about what we are facing.

All... [Hn.] Satsuki here has done is verify that.

[The double smirks. Saretha gives her a look as if threatening to slit her throat.]

The initial monster, the snake, only woke upon the interference of the first alien. "Tiny." But... to what purpose? To what end? That alien obviously knew why. The way Young spoke before, these creatures are not things that were suddenly transplanted here. No, they have most assuredly been sleeping. Waiting.

The pink lights. The echo boundaries that result. The monsters, and their "offspring" - be it the snake's scales, our doubles, the Santas and Grinces... US. The way Young spoke of everything, of our souls, their souls, and everything that ties them together... All of us are connected, and not necessarily by way of the aliens.

Yet, Young seemed rather surprised we have not hunted down these doubles to kill them. Or perhaps she was disappointed that we instead stopped the Santas and Grinches in their goal to defrost whatever lay under Lapland.

Or maybe... both.

We know Benwick has been manipulating us. I know now why I trusted him where I trusted no one else in the world. It was very fortuitous that they set Young before us to speak, because that has opened my mind rather profoundly.

Tiny did not waken the snake to destroy us. Not then. No, the snake beneath Locke City, the shellfish in Las Vegas... those were never their weapons against us.

On the contrary, Young spoke very much - especially during the meeting with the Secretary of Defense, Lazarus, Shou, Benwick, and msyelf - as if they were beings to be destroyed. Aliens invading our planet, our Earth, that we know have been manipulating us. Manipulating the world, as is evident by Benwick's constant presence in the political limelight. Yet they... want us to destroy these creatures?

Tiny was no rebel.

Neither the monsters, nor their offspring, are our true opponents.

The aliens have been making us do their dirty work all along, setting us into a position where we would take out forces that could withstand untold damage. That could obliterate entire armies if roused.

We and our doubles share a common foe. And, I think, especially after everything that Young has said...

So do those monsters.
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[Emilia looks troubled, but there's one difference she has, and it comes in the form of a small bat-like creature with swan wings sitting on her shoulder. For the moment, little Tupai is asleep.]

I know these won't attack us. [She points to the sleeping bat-swan. As for Saretha... She'd not spoken to her much, but she didn't take her to be likely to make something like his up. So, the vampire will listen.] That fellow, the loud one with the beard? He sensed the crab-lobster's thoughts. It was flailing about in panic.

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[personal profile] wingsister 2015-03-24 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Enjoy the horse staring at you.]

:Are you saying the big pink snake was meant to be on our side?:

[That... doesn't seem right.]

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[this has actually taken Amy by surprise - she's usually quick to know everything that Saretha has going on, and this has blindsided her. She can only figure it happened quickly... and what she's saying does sound incredibly important...

Hn. She has to focus on what she can, for now. She can't get worked up like this]


So... then the monster that appeared in Las Vegas... what the lobster cultists said, everything... they were right. They do have a connection to us.

If other creatures are going to appear just like that one, and they're our hope towards fighting them... That's really kind of a terrible choice, isn't it? We know what those things are capable of.

[Amy, perhaps better than anyone else]
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[Rakka was shaken, right down to her core. She had never expected this.]

S-saretha, so you're saying that... [The words weren't coming to her nearly as fast as she wished they did. Her mouth opened, and closed, and opened again. Finally, she shook her head.] I can't believe it... You mean, they've been lying to us about everything?

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Back when I first wrote down my numbers, the snake woke up shortly after. I'd talked to Shou, and he spoke of the snake as a god. Wise Snake, right? I remember it, almost got crushed by it. It seemed more... frightened?

And I remember Arthur mentioning the shellfish was too. I kinda wondered all this time if we weren't supposed to be helping the gods, rather than killing them. But what choice did we have at the time?

I guess what I'm saying is: What do we do now?

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Not their weapons? You're quite sure of that?

[Words can and do mean so many things, after all. Not that he's any more fond of being manipulated than the next person. But still, best to be sure of the answer first, just in case.]

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[personal profile] espigeonage 2015-03-24 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
That's... an uncomfortable twist to consider.

I remember Benswick lied, when I talked to him and asked if he can change people like Tiny and some of his uh forces could. He claimed he couldn't. A lot of us have been suspicious of those guys for a while. This, though.

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I knew Benedict was okay! [ Arnold grown men are not meant to fistpump ]

That's my double, I mean. Good! I've always wanted a brother. My other self had several! So I'm glad. Benedict'll be happy too, he was so miserable when he thought he wasn't real. Thank you for saying so.

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So we've just straight up killed our allies.

[ It was already sitting heavy inside her, and saying it out loud makes it much, much worse. A sinking, sickening feeling. ]

They exist to defend Earth. We do too. And they just...

...manipulated us.

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Then what the hell have we been doing until now!? Everything... everything we've done, everything we've fought and bled for... it means nothing? Our losses to the snake, to the lobster, were because we were wrong!?

[An explosion like this is... uncharacteristic for Winter, though still technically possible. So it's probably her double. Hopefully.]

Damned aliens... that's the only other thing it could possibly be. They've been messing with us the whole damned time, haven't they? Ooh, they're going to get it when I'm through with them. Nobody uses me for their own stupid schemes and gets away with it! Except maybe Lily and Jas, and they don't count, they're special.

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[So, let's get down to brass tacks, shall we?]

There is no way in Hell I'm working with that other me after what that fucking bitch pulled in Vegas!

[She's not exactly giving "Satsuki" the warmest of looks either.]
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Nobody knows the future. You've gotta deal with things when they come.

If we hesitated, a lot more people would have gotten hurt and died.

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[personal profile] evowhisperer 2015-04-06 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
*The video may well be the first shot she's actually seen of him directly. His face has half-healed bruises from what must've been a direct hit to the nose, and he's holding a paper sign.*

'This isn't good news.

If everything you've said about Locke and Las Vegas' guardians is true, then we have no real way to replace them. What happens if a situation arises when the guardians would've been called?

Has anyone mentioned secondary guardians? Redundancies?
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