An Apology

The camera pans in on the special live speech. Orpheus Ziev stands at the podium. His clothes are disheveled (intentionally), he is gaunt and pale (the magic of makeup of course). It takes him a minute before he begins his speech.

"I have very little I can say regarding the terrible tragedy that occurred. Until earlier today, I was unaware of the situation unfolding in Venezuela. I was informed that the country was under military control, but that the situation was largely peaceful. This information has since been proven false. I made a mistake. I trusted the now war-criminal Anthony Stark...he pulled the wool over my eyes, and hid the situation from me. He played me for a fool, and as a result tens of thousands are dead." Orpheus pauses. He turns slightly from the cameras, lifts his sunglasses, and wipes a tear from his cheek. After a moment he resumes the speech.

"This tragedy will haunt me to my grave, but I will do everything I can to make it right. Anthony Stark is in custody. But there are others who are trying to continue his work...people like Mercy Sheridan. I have no doubt that all of you have heard the news. In her report she claims I gave permission...PERMISSION...for the destruction of an entire nation. With this report she gave a sound clip. I swear to you, on my life, on my soul, that this clip is false. As you all know, I am unable to see...as a result, my other senses are finely honed. If you listen closely, as I did, you can hear where voice clips from my speeches or interviews have been spliced together. The work is masterful, but it is a fraud. Please do not be fooled by these machinations that aim to lower me in your eyes...citizens...friends...I took this job to make this a nation of happiness and prosperity. These criminals...Stark, Mercy, and their unknown conspirators...aim to enslave and crush you. Do not let them. Please...you have to trust me." He raises his head, his dead eyes look plaintively over the audience.

"I will do my absolute best to repair the damage done by these saboteurs. I am looking into seizing Horizon assets to aid in Venezuela. Mercy is still on the loose. If you have any information regarding her location, please call your local police or the FBI. National security starts with you."

A number flashes on the screen, giving the FBI hotline

"Please forgive me for being too trusting. Please forgive me for being naïve. I overestimated the goodness in the hearts of man. Please forgive me for my errors. This will never happen again, I swear it.

Take care America...and good night."

39 Comments
39 Comments
Posted by Myrmidon_

Pshhh! Your time is coming mister president, you pissed off the wrong guy at the wrong time! Pfft! Now you beg for forgiveness, pathetic.

( OOC, FREAKIN BADDASS )

Edited by Premonition

@anthony_stark: We'll see about that Mr. Stark...maybe I can upgrade your sentence to one more fitting for a war-mongering war criminal.

(Thank you!!!!!)

Posted by Amaranth

@premonition: Very good stuff!

And as an aside I love how it looks like my character is coming through the wall behind you in your AV. Very fitting for this storyline!

Edited by Premonition

@amaranth_strix: Thank you!

>_>

Wait a sec...didn't you make this av for me?

Posted by Amaranth
Posted by Myrmidon_
Posted by ShadowSwordmaster
Edited by Auralaria

*Takes pictures*

I like what's going on here. And this president, I feel like I like him, even though he's bad.

Posted by Premonition
Posted by Myrmidon_

@auralaria: You LIKE him? 0_0 He is trying to take over the goddam solar system!

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster
Posted by Premonition

@auralaria: You LIKE him? 0_0 He is trying to take over the goddam solar system!

No, no, no...the solar system isn't even CLOSE to enough. The multiverse seems like a more reasonable goal.

Posted by Auralaria

@anthony_stark: I mean, in an out of character sort of way, yeah. And maybe a little in an in of character sort of way.

Posted by Myrmidon_

@premonition: 0___________________________________________o

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@anthony_stark said:

@auralaria: You LIKE him? 0_0 He is trying to take over the goddam solar system!

No, no, no...the solar system isn't even CLOSE to enough. The multiverse seems like a more reasonable goal.

Wait What ?

Posted by Premonition
Posted by Clara Mass
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Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

The game is afoot.

Edited by Myrmidon_
Posted by Clara Mass
Edited by Mercy_

Sunnova.

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@mercy_ said:

Sunnova.

I'm sorry Ma'am, you really should turn yourself in...it's for the best.

Edited by Myrmidon_

@mercy_ said:

Sunnova.

We need to have a secret meeting..

Posted by Mercy_

@anthony_stark: We sure as hell do.

@premonition:

To disappear into some secret hole or fall victim to extraordinary rendition for deeming to tell the truth about your traitorous ways? I'll pass...Mr. President.

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Posted by Premonition

@mercy_: If this is the 'truth' I'd hate to hear what you consider lies.

Edited by Myrmidon_

@mercy_: Local anon awaits. It's 6am and I got time-to kill >_>

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@anthony_stark: I'm actually turning in soon (early day tomorrow), but I'll hit you up sometime tomorrow.

@premonition: You'll go down in history as the most hated President once the people open their eyes. Worse than W. and the propaganda line about WMD's he and his administration fed the nation for years.

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Posted by Myrmidon_

@mercy_: Ahh, Cool! Whenever you can Stark'a be ready!

Posted by Premonition

@mercy_: The people love me. I give them what they want. When my term is up, they may well change the Constitution back to the days of FDR...I think I could get a third term, don't you?

Posted by Nerx

@premonition: I'd capture her for ya, I got a neat proposal

Edited by Temporal_Guardian

This didact is not impressed with your apologies human.

And it is for you and your ilk that I cometh.

Prepare yourselves, because I'm going to show you your place in the universe.

Posted by Nerx
Posted by Temporal_Guardian

Dave won't be launching an invasion, just a demonstration of what the so called "peacekeepers" are really up to and a not so friendly reminder for the Earth to cut it's B.S out.

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@temporal_guardian: You won't mount the invasion when the enforcers & nato peeps are fighting the hierarchy right?

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@nerx said:

@temporal_guardian: You won't mount the invasion when the enforcers & nato peeps are fighting the hierarchy right?

Of course not, he wants them to be there when he shows the Earth the full list of Peacekeeper atrocities, like the death camps, the slavery, the exploitation, the torture, the inhumane experimentation, the blatant imperialism, the outright lies they tell the people of Earth to get them on board, and their secret plan to take over the Earth and enforce martial law upon it. Oh and a full list of every politician and corporate executive who has knowingly backed them despite them being as bad as literal Space Nazis.

Posted by Nerx

@temporal_guardian:

The administration & bureaucracy could be crooked but some of the people are nice

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@nerx said:

@temporal_guardian:

The administration & bureaucracy could be crooked but some of the people are nice

Well it provides for DRAMA. And besides, I'm sure there were some decent people in Hitler's regime.

Edited by Nerx

@agent_california: Post WW1 depression were hard times, and they did felt betrayed by their own country