Post by Father Lyles on Nov 3, 2019 5:11:28 GMT -5
Lyles was still kicking around though. The Emperor's late girlfriend, Floria, had two brothers. Dominick was one, and Frederick was the other. Frederick was an adviser to Emperor Barodius along with Kianna. He actually made Kianna's job easier, but for now, Lyles needed to 'borrow' that person for a 'little bit.'
Lyles formed in a room stacked with Gundalian soldiers. When they saw him pop up there, they carefully watched him, because they knew that if they inflicted damage that hurts Lyles, he'd blow up the entire castle.
"Smart and attentive. I like that," Lyles remarked. "Don't worry. I'm not going to blow you up or anything like that. Today was only a demonstration. Hope you enjoyed. I'm the reigning Father for your planet. Please consider joining me and leaving this life behind where all the universe sees you as are people who are bred for combat. It would be a tragic shame for me to do anything else if you were to refuse my offer. This castle just looks so great under the lights... I wouldn't want it to disappear..." With that said, Lyles disappeared in a puff of smoke. Any energy signature he had on the planet disappeared.
Following the attack against Gundalia from Father Lyles himself, the planet was in a state of panic. A lone Gundalian went against the Emperor himself and his right-hand woman, and he was able to cause a lot of damage to the city and kill all of the Gundalians who attended his service. In addition, he duped the Emperor into killing a brilliant police mind who was a major help in keeping communities and officers safe, AND he took away one of his advisers as a replacement body. This was a defeat...
Kianna was in her living quarters feeling very bad. She thought that walking it off might help her ease up a little, but it didn't help too much. When she eventually found the courage to find the Emperor in his own personal quarters, she was at a loss for words.
"He made a fool out of us..." Rashad admitted as he stared into the wall. "He manipulated the situation to cause as much damage as he wanted, and then took out two important people in addition to all of the lives lost in that church... The people are losing faith in their Emperor. They believe that, despite all of the atrocities that Gallagher is responsible for, he at least kept them a lot safer than I ever could."
"I promised I would never do this, but for the time being, I will use my Hex Code to force the planet's population to forget about my failure. We have enough on our plate now that this guy threw our operation into disarray. I will contact Neathia and Earth to see if they have any leads on who these people are so we're better prepared the next time he strikes. For now...I just need to be alone. Please."
"...Okay..." Kianna silently said. "...Just do your best to keep yourself together through this... Don't be afraid to talk to someone about what you're doing through... I want to be here for you... Always..." Kianna lightly tapped the Emperor's door and walked away. She froze a little before she left the scene completely. There was some uncertainty...
She immediately went back to him against his wishes. "...I can negate what that man did to Killian...it was him..." Kianna revealed.
"..." Rashad slowly got up to his feet after hearing that. "You really need my permission to end his suffering...?" Rashad muttered. "That should've been done the moment you recognized that..." He turned around with an angry look in his eyes. It was almost like his Hex Code was being taken off its course, because he was visibly triggered and beyond the limit of what he can handle. "Do it..."
Kianna gulped when she saw the Emperor like this. He was sounding and looking like his old man. The PTSD he was probably getting from his time being a soldier, the painful memories, and the anger for what just happened was probably stressing his control over his powers. She nodded and hurried out of the room before he could say or do anything else.
Her and Contestir went near the holding chamber for Killian with a protective suit on. Killian himself was sealed in the middle of a cylindrical room in a protective covering. Using Contestir's leftover power from Lyles' shenanigans, Kianna released an AOE light wave that went through the chamber.
"...Did it work...?" Kianna wondered.
"Radioactivity is decreasing... He's absorbing it..." Contestir noted. "I think...I think we got him..."
They waited until the area was completely devoid of any radioactive energy before removing Killian's seal in the chamber. There was a Gundalian laying in the center who was constantly glowing in a orange-red color. With their suits removed, Kianna and the Emperor went to observe him. Unfortunately...
"...What...?" Kianna gasped when she went to touch him. She checked his pulse... "...I'm not getting any life signs... He's dead..."