Ezekiel S Ruminations

06[07:29] * Aline was curious of something, as she walked along. It was a curiosity that came up early enough that it was /why/ she was walking along this part of the battleship, but… what? It was Ezekiel, the emissary of a now-dead Angel. She wondered how he was holding up, what he'd be doing next… it was a naturally uncertain thing.
[07:41] <@Minaplo> [Ezekiel was still under guard, in his room- the door was closed, flanked by two marines.]
06[07:45] * Aline would thus graciously bow her head to them and… "Pilot Blanc here. Is it okay for me to go in and see him?"
[07:52] <@Minaplo> ["Did you bring a tissue?" Asked one of the guards snarkily.]
[07:54] <Aline> "Oi. Yes or no'd be fine."
[07:55] <@Minaplo> ["Sure, go ahead." Said the other.]
06[07:57] * Aline smiled softly. "Thank you~" And opened the door!
[08:09] <@Minaplo> [Ezekiel's room was full of books. It was always full of books.-
[08:11] <@Minaplo> [Ezekiel himself was only barely visible, sitting in a huge plush chair in front of a fireplace, the only thing visible from the door was his left hand, his sleeve, and the glass of red wine he was holding.]
06[08:17] * Aline would step in, making sure the door shut behind her, before stepping forward. "…Hello? It's Aline."
[08:20] <@Minaplo> ["Hello, Aline." Came his voice. Gentle. Quiet. Sad.]
06[08:29] * Aline walked in a bit deeper and slightly around. "Sorry." She simply said on hearing his tone.
[08:39] <@Minaplo> ["You feel sorry for me?"]
06[08:42] * Aline shook her head. "More like I feel sorry for being part of why you're sad."
[08:43] <@Minaplo> ["Even though it was your victory? You should be proud."]
[08:52] <Aline> "Don't think I'm not, it's just…" Aline sighed a bit, and leaned against a wall. "Pride should not be in the way of empathy, or… something like that."
[08:53] <@Minaplo> ["I see." He said quietly. "The Warmaster would approve."]
[09:02] <Aline> "Thank you." Aline said with matching quietude, enunciating just enough to be heard. "I came in to see how you were handling all of this, but I suppose I have my answer. Not that I'm so singleminded as to be 'oh that's my answer welp I'm gone', mind you."
[09:05] <@Minaplo> ["And how am I handling it?"]
[09:16] <Aline> "Respectfully, but with some amount of sorrow? I probably don't have a complete answer, but…" A shrug of Aline's shoulders. "…it's enough to get something of an idea."
[09:16] <@Minaplo> ["I see."-
[09:16] <@Minaplo> [The hand disappeared as Ezekiel took a drink, then returned.-
[09:17] <@Minaplo> ["In truth, I am not sure how I am handling it at all." He said quietly. "I feel very lost and small. It is the first time a conflict has ended where I live and the Warmaster does not."-
[09:17] <@Minaplo> ["… I do not know what is happening, or what I am supposed to do now."]
06[09:28] * Aline frowned at that. "I… can't pretend to know how you feel. I've felt lost and small, but probably not for as big a reason nor as intensely as you do now." She finally stopped leaning against the wall, but it was just to stand lightly nearby. "But… Well. now there's essentially an impasse. You no longer have a strict role to play, do you?"
[09:39] <@Minaplo> ["No, I do not." He said quietly.]
[09:49] <Aline> "Well… It's a pity people here have been so harsh to you - I'd suggest at least seeing through our coming plans, but given the treatment you've gotten, I'd certainly understand an answer of 'no'." Aline knitted her hands together. "The reason why you'd care, is that hopefully we'll be able to establish some kind of world for everyone involved… not the same world for everyone, but a
[09:49] <Aline> hope of being done with all of this mess."
[09:50] <@Minaplo> ["What place do the Children have in this world?"]
06[09:53] * Aline sighed. "I'm not 100% sure, but I think the idea was, in spite of what a certain person by the name of Caine said and did, we were going to have a new world for the Children. It's not going to be the same as them being here, but… nothing was the same since humanity started."
[09:54] <@Minaplo> ["And this is the plan you are following? To create a new world for the Children?"]
[10:00] <Aline> "And to preserve this world for humanity, preventing plans to effectively destroy what humanity is in the process." Aline wasn't totally privy to everything, so that's what she knew. "But effectively, yes. If anyone forgets them, I'll remind them, because… for a long while I've felt troubled by the nature of this war anyway."
[10:15] <@Minaplo> ["It sounds as though it would be within my best interests to aid you in this goal."]
06[10:20] * Aline nodded her head a few times. "Of course, naturally, you're hearing it from one of the more to most sympathetic of people to your point of view, so keep that in mind." But she looked around a few times. "If nothing else, I could advocate for you in that respect."
[10:28] <@Minaplo> ["I would appreciate that very much." Said Ezekiel quietly.]
06[10:39] * Aline smiled softly, but it was rather soft at that. "Mm. Thanks for accepting."

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