The prideful Liafador walked along the grounds of her Cardinal training facility in Italy with Ziccarra by her side. Groups of Cardinals could be seen moving about the camp site wearing their white cardinal uniforms, giving the two powerful women bows as they passed in signs of respect. The Italian Cardinal herself was wearing her red cardinal outfit, her eyes slowly gazing at her warriors in training as she explained the training regiments to her zia. Zeon had invited Ziccarra to come look at the campsite, to make sure things were being ran up to the families standards and while her parents approved, she seek'ed her aunt's approval even more. The last time the Legendary Spanish Cardinal stepped foot in the facilities was when Zeon's own parents ran the site. Pride ran through her, she knew she had been running everything accordingly and training each Cardinal to be just as loyal and deadly as the next.
But there was another agenda that the Liafador planned for her Zia. A few months ago a 'hero' went to Spain, poking her nose around the city of Malaga, attacking Ziccarra and even defeating her in battle. To Zeon, this was unacceptable, for a hero to go deliberately attack one of her family members, it angered her, brought disgust to heroes. So the Italian Liafador took matters into her own hands... she placed a bounty on the hero called 'Feral Nova' and just in a matter of a couple of weeks, had an assassin by the name of Homicide come to claim the bounty. It had been a few weeks since the hero was captured, and now... when the time was right, she would present this hero as a present to Ziccarra, to show her dedication and love towards her family.
Feral Nova PoV
Terrified, that's what Zoe was feeling right now as she sat on the steel bed in her room that just seemed like a literal hole in the wall, as if they carved this cell from a mountain and slapped a door on it. There were no windows but a flickering light bulb in the middle of her rigid room. The last thing she remembered was fighting Homicide in New York, being knocked out by her and then... a flash of a woman, standing over her, she was speaking in who knows what language as her brown eyes seemed like they were full of anger as a group of men dressed in white dragged her into this room. She didn't even know WHERE she was. They took all of her equipment, her costume, her mask, her WAL ring... she couldn't get a hold of anyone to call for help. They fed her, and gave her water, but just enough to sooth the ache of hunger and gave her enough water just to keep her slightly above from being dehydrated.
Rubbing her hands on the leg of her white pants of her outfit her captures gave her she let out a heavy sigh. She heard more activity outside the door more than usual, something was going on today, something big, she heard footsteps walking pass her door every ten minutes. Placing her head on the door she tried to listen what was going on, but all she heard were shouts in a language she couldn't understand. But within that second her door was jerked open as a group of men stood at the doorway. The four men stood tall, dressed in their white outfits as she noted all of them to have red tattoos on their forearms. Zoe stumbled back, fear in her eyes, was she going to die?
"E 'il momento." one of the men spoke as the other three came in to get her, Grasping each of her arms the walked her out of the room and down a dim hallway. She didn't bother to fight back, she had no idea how to get out of here, she could only hope that wherever they were about to take her, she would be able to escape from there. Her heart began to race with panic, where were they taking her? What were they going to do with her? Her blue eyes focused forward at the opening at the end of the tunnel... a light being brought closer with every step.
Leading the way Zeon brought the two into a equipment room, weapons off all sorts, with the exception of guns, were found. The two were speaking until one of her men entered the room.
"Mi scusi Padrona, ma siamo pronti." He bowed his head in respect of the two, not looking at them directly.
"Grazie, si può lasciare." The Italian Mistress spoke as the man backed away from the two before walking away.
Turning back to Ziccarra, the Bellezza Italiana had a hopeful grin on her face. "I hope you don't mind, but the Cardinals here are so excited to have you here, most of them had never seen you before but have heard of your legendary ways in battle. I told them I would ask you if you could do... just a small demonstration for them, to see the La Malaguena in action themselves." She knew her Zia wouldn't want to disappoint not just her niece but an entire establishment of Cardinals. "I'll give you a few minutes to prepare yourself, I'll send Cardinal to escort you back to the arena. Oh and there will be a gift for you there, I'm sure you'll like it!" Her voice enthusiastic as she leaned in and hugged Ziccarra before giving her a kiss on both side of her cheek before walking off, leaving the Mistress of Illusion to herself for a few moments as she gathered her Cardinals to the small battle arena.