To no offense to Alexis, Shira couldn't help but chuckle. Not out of some misplaced sense of amusement, but because one of the last things she was able to feel before her connection to Ziccarra was lost; was failure.
Standing here now, in the moment with Alexis she understood why Ziccarra felt that way with her last breaths. Z believed that in her death it'd be Catalina's newfound perspective on life that'd change the landscape of the "Liafador Family Curse"; Or Leonel's ironclad resolve that'd usher in a more stable environment for his sisters. Shira didn't agree, she foolishly believed their sacrifice against Zeon would solidify a better future for the children.
But now? She was conversing with Alexis about Tassi's future as a warrior. One with the ability to kill for the greater good something he lacked previously. They all failed.
"I will train Tassi, I will be harsh but Just" Shira finally replied her head tilting toward the shattered marbled floors underneath her feet. It was in this very spot that the deranged Outlaw Queen sought to end the life of her youngest daughter.
"I can only hope that at the finale of all this, she doesn't lose her view on life. She brings a certain joy to the miserable, At one time I could attest to that. You tell me where you need me, and I'll make it happen"
"Hmm.." She groaned firing a curious eyebrow skyward at his unusual request. "Well, I am doing fine by the way" She said sardonically whilst turning her head away from him as she continued surveying the damage to the former Liafador Palace. She came here because it was only now that she could see her handy work and not become overran by emotions. Shira and Ziccarra were linked by emotions, it was the only way Ziccarra could control the naturally destructive nature of Shira, it was the reason Shira was able to fall in line with Z's family. It was a weird trade-off, the host was turned into a Goddess while the Goddess was turned human--able to feel. Something she couldn't do at the present moment.
"I honestly would expect this request to come from those two, Leonel and Cat. But certainly not you." Shira's eyes slowly trace Alexis's demeanor to verify that she was indeed talking to Ziccarra's former husband.
Shira was a War Goddess, at the base of her abilities; she was able to bestow her physical attributes to her host, enhancing their combat ability exponentially. At her height, she was able to release "War Energy" that would infect the minds of those caught in the middle and cause them to lash out.
He knew and understood what she was, which was why his request was a bit troubling. "Sure" she obliged shrugging her shoulders indifferently. It'd give her a chance to spend more time with Tassi, watch her growth she knew that Ziccarra would've wanted her too.
"But It won't be the same" She warned crossing her hands in front of her breast. "I look like her mother, and sound like her mother; but I won't be able to teach and care for like her mother. In service to Ziccarra I was given access to her emotions. I was able to feel and experience for myself. I can't do that in the present state. I will train Tassi just as I taught Nayru. It will not be pleasant."
It was strange being back here, without the superior commands of Ziccarra Liafador guiding her actions. It was here the two of them plunge the country of Spain into a civil war; and what followed shortly afterwards was a long road to reconstruction.
For Shira not only was it the beginning of the end for a brief time of peace it was the beginning of the end of her time with Ziccarra.
In probably the most selfless sacrifice she could make Ziccarra sacrificed her life to rid the world of the Harbinger of Rage Zeon Liafador--but it was in vain. Zeon's rage was so strong it followed her even in death she eventually got the better of Z and offered her soul as tribute to the King of Cardinal Hell--Ramon Liafador himself.
Her time on Earth was far from over, pretty soon she'd find another host to anoint with the power of the War Goddess, she had a few choices--namely someone in the family so she could keep watch over those that she'd come to lay claim to.
Her children, her husband, her presence in Z so strong that she essentially took the form of Ziccarra too.
Her eyes surveyed the destroyed palace walls these walls once house the prolific Liafador family, but these walls were a boundary on the potential of her children. Cat became a mother and had seemingly fought off all her former urges to be the protector of the family. Leonel grew stubborn in his pursuit of absolute justice, "by any means necessary" in his efforts to prevent another "M". Tassi was just as free as ever, getting bigger and smarter with each passing day. Maya was approaching power on a level that transcend the universe--they'd all grown.
Her eyes dart toward the sky, she could feel him moving at speeds the naked eye couldn't process. "What brings you here..." She questioned with her hands folded. She was unsure if he'd actually be able to see her, but perhaps with all Alexis's power--perhaps he could feel her standing in the midst of the Broken Kingdom.
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