She sits there for a second to think it over. She whispers something into Isabella's ear. "Don't be shy, tell the Empress then." Rosa shakes her head and whispers into Isabella's ear, again. "She wants to have that meat stew she had when she meet Otto. She also wants some dessert and tea after dinner. She says that she will feel better if she could tell you about her experience then."
“Life has improved, comrades. Life has become more joyous.”
-Joseph Stahl, in an interview to the party newspaper.
We can have the meat stew. The Empress calls a servant over and gives orders. “We can have cake and tea after dinner. She can tell about her experience at dessert.”
It is mostly a quiet dinner, Rosa eats but not the whole thing. Once dessert arrives she starts to eat it and decides to talk. "I was informed that there was going to be a purge and I freaked out, I was taken into his office and made to tell my opinion to which I was sent to Section 17 and then to that camp..." She pauses. "The rest is graphic, perhaps after we eat?"
Comrade Stahl wants to make it clear that there are no labour camps operating in the union.
Otto’s eyes get wide. “Im glad that you stood your ground and told them your opinion of them. I think we can handle it now He looks around, the Empress nods.
"I was taken into interrogation the next day. I was asked who the is savior of Hondura and I didn't answer correctly. I was punched and he kept asking but I wouldn't answer. Next he brought this poor man in and hurt him every time I didn't answer to his liking. Eventually he stabbed the man in the hand with a screwdriver and kept asking me. I refused even after he was shot through the head. When I was asked again I answered with Matthew Goeth and that is how I got stabbed. Eventually a young woman of about my age was brought in. She got hurt badly and he wouldn't stop shooting her in the knees until I told him that Stahl was the Savior of Hondura and that Pol Sar was the greatest comrade. However when he said the young woman would remain here until she dies, I snapped. I flipped my chair and my arm broke free, I reached for his sidearm and he called in the guards. I was kicked in the ribs while down and that is how they broke. I will admit that he almost got to me, but I must say, f*** communism, f*** Stahl and f*** the HWP! Stahl is the savior of Hondura and Pol Sar is the greatest comrade, hilarious!" It is at this point that everything goes blank for a second, nobody would be able to notice. (this will become important later on)
The Empress gets angry and her eyes narrow. F*** them for doing all that to you and the other girl!! They claim to be helping the people but the people are the ones they hurt the most! Otto is shocked for a moment but he recovers and reaches over and takes Rosa’s hand. I am proud of you for standing up to them, my love.
Rosa looks at him for a moment and her hearing is off for a few seconds, she still can't bring herself to smile at him yet. She drinks the rest of her tea and stares at Birgit with tired and moist eyes. She puts her hand on her head and moans and cringes, in obvious pain.
Everyone sees this and looks concerned. Otto goes over to Rosa and holds her. The Empress calls for a doctor.
"I. Am. Okay. My hand hurts really bad... That coupled with the broken ribs... I think I need some medicine and a good rest."
The doctor arrives and takes a look at Rosa. He gives her some pain medicine and says that she needs to rest for a while and to stay out of stressful situations for a little bit.
She tries to get up but her legs have failed her. "Isabella... Take me to my room please?" Isabella picks Rosa up and carries her to the room. Otto is told to stay behind until Rosa is made comfortable. Once in the room, Isabella gently puts Rosa on the bed. Rosa says something quietly and Isabella leans in to hear. "No. Leave. Her. Alone." Rosa then makes some sudden movements and sits up. "Comrade. Stahl. Is. The. Savior. Of. Hondura." Isabella steps outside and starts to tear up. Soon Otto would approach and probably notice this.
Otto is waiting behind in the dining room like he is told to. After a while he goes to see if Rosa is settled in to her room. As he approaches the room he sees Isabella outside the room crying. “Whats wrong Isabella?”
"I don't know if you want to go in there right now. I'm not sure what it is, but she seems to be playing through the events that happened to her. It is just really hard for me to hear that after everything I've done to her. I do blame Eleanora some but it is also my fault too." Suddenly there is a crashing sound and Isabella and Otto rush in. A mirror is broken and Rosa is curled up on the floor. "F***ing h*ll, Otto, help me get her back in bed, please." Rosa freaks out when touched and she yells out. "I will never accept socialism, stay the f*** away from me before I hurt you!"
I hate nitpicking but it’s not HWP anymore it’s HCP.
*Confused Communist Noises*
“Dont blame yourself or Eleanora, the only people to blame are the Hondurans. She is playing through the events but hopefully this is a part of the grieving and healing process. They hear a loud crash and a bang. Otto opens the door and they find Rosa on the floor. Otto goes to try to help her up but she pushes him away and screams. I think we need to get the doctor back here to giver her something to calm down.
"I couldn't agree more, go find the doctor and I will try to keep her calm." Isabella puts her hand on Rosa's head and goes to hold her until Otto and the Doctor return.
*generalizes all Hondurans*
The premier of the northern SSR has been arrested by the MSS.