Crownless: The Fallen World - Chapter 7
The council took a sharp breath as they continued to observe the pictures being thrown in their Holowrist.
Devastating, truly devastating.
The pictures depicted the cruel reality of the problem they were going to face. Human remains, indicated that their bodies burst out as splattered blood expand to specifically nowhere. Building remains, as stones were destroyed when there was a huge depression at the ground and some sunk in a sinkhole, deep and dark.
“President, the only thing I can think of is to minimize this problem with our energy suppressants. It will consume a lot of money but it will be worth it once we saved the people’s lives.”
Zadie interjected, “You’re far from the mark. Can you see how the graph showed how little our resources has become? If we provide the remaining resources to the people, we won’t be able to provide for all of our students. Thus, we won’t be able to protect the territories in the future.”
“How about scouting first? We should see how it happened to conclude how our actions will be taken.”
“I’ll contact the space station for the request. In case of emergencies, do some of you thought of something more credible?”
“If we are going to go and save the citizens, it requires a lot of manpower, considering that we are the only group of people who got their powers awakened, should we send the people who we trusted the most?” Axel looked at Aires, who yawned then rubbed his eyes, with determination.
“That’s somewhat impossible.” Zadie shook her head. “The best 600 students are needed for the 1 year excursion in a continent far from the north coast, 3,234 nautical miles away and from the top 601 to 1,200 will be in another one far from the west coast. They’re going to be trained for their deployment to the territories they will be put into. Just means they are too babies to be sent away for this problem.”
“But they have Sir Aires.”
“Yeah, true. But can Sir Aires monitor all the best 600 students and save each individual when they made a stupid mistake and endangered their lives? How about 1,200?”
“… no… but Sir Aires is powerful enough.”
Zadie leaned and glared daggers at Axel who gulped, “Are you saying that Sebby will be the general to this huge army?”
“Yes… he have the rights and power to do so…”
Aires coughed to gain the attention of the whole council, “Even if I am powerful, I can save a lot but not all. If you want some mere life sacrifices, then why not? I would rather do this thing alone than to think that I have someone to fcking protect, let alone 1,200 people, which is too cumbersome.”
Zadie’s eyes flickered, “Really, Sebby?! You’ll do this alone? You?! Oh yeah, baby!”
“Wait, that was just my suggestion. Who said about me going?”
“You.” The president snickered.
The council members nodded their heads fervently. Aires slumped back and sighed, trying to think of ways to escape this situation, but nope. There was never one, and he surrendered.
Looks like I have to do this.
“Okay, okay, fine. But I will take some people with me.”
“I thought you would rather do this alone?” Zadie grinned widely.
“You must be dreaming.”
“All right… alright! I’ll pick some trusted companions for you.”
“What is it now?”
“I’ll pick them myself.”
Axel sprung up to his feet, attracting attention. ” Sir Aires! Me! Please, pick me!”
“No sht!” Axel’s seatmates tackled him down. “You’re crazy!”
Zadie sympathetically looked at Aires, “I’m sorry. Please do ignore my blockhead secretary, he-” Aires raised his hands as he asked the guy who has been tackled on the ground. “What’s your awakened power?”
They all stopped as Axel lifted his head to look at Aires. “Tracking and Analysis, sir.”
“He’s coming with me.” Aires stood from his seat, looking at Zadie, “I know that you’re somewhat hesitant because he’s your secretary, but think about the future he will bring to the people. That is more important.” He straightened out his uniform. “Well then, I’ll contact you tomorrow.”
With that, Aires left the room and Axel scrambled through the people who held him down to follow the taller male. Zadie pinched the bridge of her nose as she released a frustrated sigh, “Fetch that blockhead, the meeting is still not over.”
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