Post by Lute on Nov 26, 2018 14:54:46 GMT -5
PEACE PLAZA, Abbayor
After her speech broadcast to the entire galaxy, things had fallen quiet for the Queen of Saiyans. Her fleets had returned home, and she remained on Abbayor with a handful of bodyguards and assistants. Supreme Commander Onyon had been concerned before leaving, stating that she was mad to put her neck out like this.
She felt like it. Like a hypocrite. Like a crazy person. But, she also couldn't shake Master Shin's words and his concern. She never expected him to visit her. After she had left her training early to pursue her goal, she had thought herself dead to the Supreme Kai.
But, he had risked quite a bit to come give her a warning, to come wake her up to the truth. She was conflicted. Caught between doing the right thing and doing the hard thing. Actually, the more she thought about it--this seemed even harder than defeating the Empire. Fighting was the easy way for Saiyans like her, she excelled at fighting.
But, talking it out, that was new territory. Trying to maneuver around around a political table wasn't simple. One wrong statement, one harsh whisper, and things could erupt into violence again.
Actually, that was somewhat of a relief to her. Violence at least was something she was good at. Still, she would give this her best effort. If only to try and put the Empire to shame for their blood-thirst. They sought war, under the guise of being the great heroes and protectors of galactic peace. Well, if Polaris sat at the table today and didn't agree whole-heartily to the peace she offered, he was proving to being the maniacal tyrant people suspected him to be.
The event was being hosted outside, in the middle of broad daylight. All words spoken would be done into the open air. The media was gathered around, at the fringes of the plaza. Camera-bots were rolling, zipping back and forth overhead. Faces were to be seen, and intentions made clear as crystal. If anyone pulled anything, it would be broadcast to the entire galaxy.
She had a large ring-shaped table set up in the center of the plaza, far-away from the shadow of Polaris's gleaming statue. She was alone in her seat, hands folded in front of her as she waited for the others to arrive.
Reaching to a pitcher of water, she poured herself a cup and sipped.
Why was she so damn nervous? She had never felt like this.
From the flanks, behind one of the statues she saw the silhouette of Colla. Onyon's daughter had seemed eager to stay and protect her queen, and also get a sight of Emperor Carambolis. No doubt she hoped to speak with him again after all was said and done and the meeting had concluded.
She hoped that the alliance Colla and her father had helped secure with the Kabochan Confederacy would pay off on this day. They had been the first olive branch the former Dominion and now re-branded Saiyan Kingdom had offered. It had been a fruitful relationship thus far, one she was rather proud of.
Earth's presence was a bit of a wild card. She heard rumor that they were sending a new representative. Someone named Xell. Apparently, King Ches had stepped down from his throne, right before the Accords. That was a bit strange, but she tried not to think into it much. The Earthlings were typically neutral and peace-loving, having only ever retaliated after being attacked, rather than trying to instigate more wars. They would hopefully support peace.
The independent worlds also had peace in their best interest. Being that most of them were isolated and without the support of larger military forces. Many had been subjected to the endless wars of the Frieza Force. No doubt hearing about peace would help to make them feel more secure and promote galactic commerce, rather than protective isolationism.