He turned towards Xion's portal, to the digital city beyond. It was so strange, seeing life portrayed in such a way. As he walked towards it, he paused, considering where Feint had to go, from here.
The Kamikakushi appeared for her, once again, and opened up the portal into the Undimension. On the other side, was her home in Gigamerica, where she had left just earlier that morning to stay with him.
"Whatever comes next . . . we'll be fighting for the sake of more than just your own lives, and on a scale much greater than that of even the divines."
Burai left through Xion's portal, leaving the Kamikakushi portal for Feint. As each went their respective ways, there was much to discuss to Xion.
". . . Immortalis has been reprogramming and experimenting with the real world, as well."
That was how it all started. What came as they traveled were the renditions of what happened elsewhere, and the ghosts he could see from his fights.
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Feint nodded to Burai as he left, acknowledging his departing comments as they split ways for now.
But she didn't quite step into the Kamikakushi portal just yet, waiting for Burai's and Xion's portal to close so they wouldn't hear what came next and get the wrong impression.
" ... "
She didn't ignore what Xion had said about the state of the Cyber World, despite appearing unresponsive to it just a moment prior. If anything, she had to hide her satisfaction at hearing the news, her blank expression doing its best at feigning indifference over the matter until the other two left and she had Immortalis and Rosso to herself; one of which Burai kindly confirmed the rather obvious suspicion of being responsible for the change.
" So... "
She stood next to the portal, ready to step through it in case it began to close, but honestly Immortalis could have probably made a new one if she had stopped to think about it.
The assault on Sirius seemed impartial to their agenda -- that, or they were just so certain of the group's failure that they didn't bother stopping all that had just transpired. Feint would go on to fulfill that obligation, of course, but afterward it was back to the greater agenda at large. And as for what that agenda was, for the little she'd just learned about it (and that being all she'd known), she wasn't at all turned off by her interpretation; taking away power, even in the real world, was a state of fairness.
And if life could become fair all of a sudden, well...
" ... what's your angle? "
She wasn't the hesitant type, unlike another human she knew. While her outlook on Navis and Net Society as a whole had definitely seen some transformation today, an old saying said it best: a tiger doesn't change its stripes.
With their strategy meeting squared away, Burai would likely explain to Xion some news he would be very remiss to hear. He was quite unlike his brother in that regard, that was for certain. He imagined the news of their findings would have brought a smirk to his face and an intense satisfaction that the shoe was now on the other foot: that mankind's world had become what they threw at navikind's world. That was why Feint's interest in this hadn't escaped them at all. It was a common case to find on either side. It was why Grom was willing to take the actions he had leading up to this so far. Rosso had been able to provide something that they had been trying to accomplish for years now. What reasons could they have to turn that what he offered? And it was why he was the one to give her the answer to her question.
"When all is said and done, I work with the NIA. The Earth will maintain its dominant species without having to concern themselves with a subservient species causing an uprising against their creators. All mankind will have to worry about is nature taking its course rather than science taking its stead. Even this situation here was well under control."
The fact that the divines were left otherwise unchecked before they were found and summarily removed from the equation. It was more than proof enough that even the mightiest beings on this world weren't beyond reproach. That their reckoning had begun in earnest. And that was why some of them weren't coming to a stand despite their shows of aggression. They would have to sit back, analyze, and see if they could find a crack in which to present their attacks of opportunity. Otherwise they'll stay out of sight and out of mind.
Whether it was silent affirmation, non-verbal agreement, unspoken objection, or quiet consideration -- Feint gave no reply, but simply stared back at the two of them for a moment; her blank expression betraying no indication of what was going through her mind.
There was a cryptic nature to the way Rosso spoke with plenty of room for double-meaning, but her straight-forwardedness normally over-looked details such as those.
Seemingly content with the answer she had gotten, the echoes of her steps broke the silence as she turned back to the Kamikakushi portal and stepped through, silence returning as it quickly closed behind her, leaving The Unending and The Trigger to themselves once more.