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[REGENT'S HOTEL ON 8TH ST. - LUNGI]
The chatter in the room continued on. Delegates from Haiti, Vetvick, and the mainland provinces including the Special Regions of Zhumu and Daishi (under Chinese rule) were all gathered in one place to meet the supreme Alerian couple. All around the room in a circle of seats, the delegates, congressmen, and the senators all clapped for the supreme Alerian couple that stood before them. When the claps and chatter all died down together, the Minister of Foreign Affairs rose to spoke. He smiled to himself. "First off," he stated, "We would all like to thank you for coming to our nation. It really is a true honor that you would come to see our glorious nation. Now the second order of business, we would like to discuss you visit with President Lindela. He is a really young man who enjoys sport and activity and meeting new people. At seventeen, he is definitely the youngest leader our nation has had," he said.
The Supreme couple took in every word. "However, if you were to ask anyone in this room right now, not one of them would say that he abused his power, his people, or anything. Everyone loves him. He's extremely down to earth. If you were to see him on the street, you would never know he was the national leader," he said. They all nodded. "Now, that concludes this meeting somewhat. Your tour guide or tour guides will take you around the city now. However, we meet at sharply 22:00 for another meeting regarding our two states," the Minister added. As the couple left, they located Mzeki near the door. It was precisely 17:00, so Odelin was waiting for the couple and Mzeki at a nearby park with a statue of the leader.
[BAYSIDE APARTMENT COMPLEX - 16:50]
"Riiiiiiiing!" Carson woke up in his sister's arms. He rose to get up. Katelyn woke up. "Where are you going?" she asked. Odelin looked back to her. "I have a meeting out of town," he said. She pulled him back onto the small bed. "Sleep. Please, brother. Just five minutes," she whispered. Odelin nodded. Her head on his neck. "I want you to succeed. I love you so much. Bunches and bunches," she whispered into his ear. Odelin took in every word. Then, the five minutes were up. He grabbed his backpack and headed out. Before he left, he said something to Katelyn. "Oh, I'm not going to Port-au-Prince until the 22nd at 14:00. I'll be back later," he said as he headed out. Katelyn just blew a kiss back to him. She smiled to herself lightly. "I love you, brother."
[NEW CREEK GARDENS - LUNGI, SL, AFRICAN STRAND
Odelin met up with Mzeki and the supreme couple. Mzeki took a quick and easy sniff of Odelin and paced back. "Dud, ou pran sant tankou odè ... (Dude, you smell like Perfume)," he said as he covered his nose with his two fingers. Sophia and her husband were already curious on what they were talking about. They looked at Mzeki. "What are you guys talking about?" Sophia asked trying not to offend the boys. Odelin smiled back. In his light accent, he answered the question. "He told me that I smelled like perfume, so I was about to mess him up," Odelin laughed. They both took a quick sniff. Alexander looked at Odelin. "You smell like a bottle of Parfum Colonial. How did you get your hands on some?" he asked. Odelin looked back to the couple and at Mzeki. "Di yo (tell them)," Mzeki said. Odelin looked back.
"My little sister is Alerian. She is from Lexington and she has a crap load of those... She sprays them on every day, and the apartment smells like perfume," he said in almost-perfect English. The couple laughed hard. "Anyway, on your itinerary, it says that you are scheduled to see the sights of Freetown that include the seeing of the old Cotton Tree, the Lumley Beach Road along the Ceres Ocean Coast, the Bunce Island, which was a historical landmark that reminds our people of the slave trade, and the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary," Odelin noted. Mzeki also added that the light show downtown is on as well right before the meeting.
Mzeki had to add something. "We're going to show you bits of uptown first before the Bunce Island tour. The place looked so much different than the part they just left minutes ago. The birds sang and the breeze was fresh. It was quiet and the homes were quite large compared to everything downtown. "This is where are the rich people in our nation live. They don't leave Uptown Freetown because of the quiet. The houses are like mansions here. However, there's nothing rich folks love more than going downtown and slumming it with everyone else," Mzeki said as he rolled his eyes at a couple of rich girls. "They pull up in their lambos and gawk at the students in the colleges just to watch them talk. Their flexing pisses us off to an extreme extent," Odelin added assertively. Mzeki turned back to the couple. "How do you guys like it uptown? It's quiet uptown."
The guides and the royal family looked and they saw a fort in the distance. The fort had a Krinslo flag on it. Odelin and Mzeki each got grim at the sight of the fort. "This is Bunce Island. This was a place of horror for many people living in our lands during the times from 1721 and 1821. There were one hundred years of pain to our people, and our government complied. Slaves would be traded from here to nations like Salfords, and Krinslo," Mzeki said. Odelin had to add on. "The Takota Tribe was never fond of us, so they would capture some of our people from towns and would take them here and trade them off for tobacco, money, and food. The Takota People's Abduction of Africans caused a war that lasted for twenty-five years. We ended up winning and taking their territory, but the damage was done," Odelin added, "Take a look around for around twenty minutes, and we will be off to the Lumley Beach Road, which we will walk down to the Cotton Tree and to the Chimpanzees."
On the floor of the fort were former clothes worn by people being traded. Odelin picked up a dress that belonged to a girl. "This belonged to a girl named Priscilla. She was an African from Lungi that was captured by the Takota Tribe and was used for foul things. She was then traded to another tribe up north and was forcefully married at age fifteen," Odelin said grimly while holding a dress. "This is the last remaining piece of her in all of Africa," he said.
FLASHBACK - 5 JULY, 1801 - BUNCE ISLAND
The girl was scared. She had her teddy bear in hand and was holding it as tight as she could. She couldn't remember a time when she was happy. Then, she noticed a tree. She felt somewhat at peace. She remembered all those years ago when her beloved nation was given independence from Krinslo. She remembered the joy throughout the city. However, she remembered a moment with her mother. She remembered sitting under the tree with her mother reading a book. It was calm and tranquil. However, that happiness is gone and overwith. She was captured and now, she was trapped as a slave for Takotan Warriors and Tribesmen before her cage was opened with news.
The man who looked over twenty-five-years-old kissed her on the lips. She was a scared, fourteen-year-old. "Come, my wife," he said calmly. Priscilla was too scared and she sat where she was. "Did I stutter, you filthy wretch?" she snapped. The man came from the Sowi'Ngwa Tribe of North Osea. The girl got up and got on the ship and was immediately transported to a bedroom with the stranger. He threw her on the bed like she was trash. "I will tell you this once and only once. You. Are. My. Wife. You do what I tell you. Anytime you disobey me, your master, you will be beat. Got it?" Priscilla nodded as she started to shake. "Now, kiss me sweetie pie," he snapped.
[BUNCE ISLAND - PRESENT DAY]
Odelin looked at the dress. "She ended up having a kid at age sixteen with that man. He was pretty much his slave, but more," Odelin said as he emotionlessly looked at the dress. "She was brave, but it wasn't enough. In 1812, she tried to escape on a ship that was Freetown-bound. She was caught and abused more. And that was her life," he said. He started to head out for the Lumley Beach Road to go back downtown. Mzeki took the couple as well. "We will see the Cotton Tree tomorrow. The Chimpanzees will be seen tomorrow as well. We don't have time as it is 21:00 and it likely will take an hour to get downtown again on the road," he said. The couple smiled at Mzeki, but Sophia couldn't help but feel for Odelin. She went over to him. "What's wrong, bud?"
Odelin looked back up. He was emotionless. "My great great great great grandmother was very close to Priscilla. They were the best of friends, and when she went missing, my family's legend says that she went crazy as well. She had a son at twenty-four, but when she found out about Priscilla's death in 1812, she jumped off the highest cliff in Freetown so she could be with her best friend again. Priscilla's story gets to me because it makes me think of my great great great great grandmother and what she would do for her friend," he said. Sophia nodded and patted him on the back as they heard the waves crashing on the shore.
When they finally reached downtown once again, they rushed to the Regent's Hotel and immediately went to the conference room. It was 21:50, so they were back in time. The couple smiled, and Odelin clocked out. Mzeki waited outside for the couple to be finished with the meeting in several hours.
OOC - Probably my biggest wall of text... Sorry, A&T
Had too many drinks?
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[CONFERENCE ROOM FOYER - 21:58]
Alexander and Sophia waited patiently outside two conjoined wooden doors titled "Conference room 2B". Standing next to the couple was the Alerian minister of state for foreign affairs. Sophia, being the first lady had no business in matters of the state or it's standing in world affairs so she quickly zoned out of the discussion which was taking place between her husband and the foreign minister. "Mr President, if we are prepared to negotiate diplomatic ties with Deerfenland, would you like me to write up a short-list on potential ambassadors?".
Michael "Mickey" Attlee is the foreign minister first selected to serve under Alexander for his distinctive mindset and outlook on foreign affairs. He was a bright man, but in politics, bright men can be dangerous.
"Either way Mickey, we came here with the idea of putting potential embassies onto the table, write the short-list and ask the cabinet for their input"
As their conversation ended, Sophia was nearly dozing off to sleep hearing the boring discussion. She was quickly brought back to the real world when the two wooden doors swiftly opened towards them. "Mr and Mrs Gryaznov, I haven't had the pleasure to personally welcome you both to Deerfenland. I trust it that our guides gave you an extensive tour of the city, yes?". Sophia rose from the chair and stood next to Alex as they both entered the room, Mickey walking behind. "Thank you Mr. Mankala and yes, the young ones gave us a very lovely tour of your historic city" Alex agreed as he shook the foreign minister's hand, Sophia and Mickey later doing the same.
As the three entered the room, Mankala closed the door behind them confining them to a tiny reception hall. Mr. Mankala then then rushed to the front of the first couple and opened a second door, leading them into the conference room. The room was brightly lit, accompanied with tall plants native to Deerfenland. In the centre of the room was a large oval table; one side occupied by the Deerfenese delegation, the other vacant for the first couple and Mickey. "Please, do take your seats. We have much to discuss in regards to the affairs between our two great nations" Mr. Mankala began the meeting.
[THE CONFERENCE ROOM - 22:40]
"In regards to the proposed embassy package..." Mankala got up out of his seat and walked over to the refreshment stand, pouring himself a cup of coffee. Before Alex or Mickey could reply - "Did you want a cup of Joe?" Mankala turned around and faced Alex, Mickey and Sophia. "No, thank you, but this embassy package we are proposing is one of the highlights of our trip to Deerfenland. My party and the standing committee on foreign affairs and trade* have asked me to make this an utmost priority. We wish for an embassy exchange to further our relationship as we see this as the first steps to freeing Aleria and Tiristan from its days of isolationism" Alex was suddenly concerned that Mr. Mankala was to refuse the proposed embassy exchange. However, before Alex could continue his statement, Mickey butted in. "All we ask Mr. Mankala is that ambassadors should be exchanged at the very least". Mankala returned to his seat and flickered through the pages of writing. He took one more sip from his coffee and placed it back down onto the saucer. We must of course, get approval from President Lindela first before any embassy exchange can go ahead, but the foreign ministry backs your proposed package.
Alex and Mickey sighed with relief as they leant back into their chairs. This exchange was the backbone of the government's foreign policy and one of Alexander's campaign promises. By this time, with the men rambling on with political discussion, Sophia was fast asleep with her coat weaved around her.
[THE GRYAZNOV'S SUITE, SIX HOURS LATER]
*BUZZ* *BUZZ* *BUZZ*
Odelin and Mzeki were eager to get the first couple awake and ready for the second day of their state visit. As they pushed the buzzer to their suite two more times, Alex opened the door in his pyjamas to the two boys standing in the hallway. "Good morning Mr. Gryaznov, shall we prepare you and Mrs. Gryaznov for breakfast?" Odelin asked Alexander. Alex grinned whilst rubbing his eyes - "Of course you can, Mrs. Gryaznov is just brushing her teeth, she will be down in a minute". Odelin and Mzeki walked into the living room to the sight of government papers and portfolios littered on the floor. Continuing on with their duties, Odelin and Mzeki drew back the curtains and turned on the TV for the president. As the television flickered on, Aleria Today (the national television of A&T) was the first channel which was selected. As the president sat down on the couch to tune in on the television, Mzeki spotted the first lady.
"Good morning Mrs. Gryaznov!" Mzeki gazed upon Sophia almost drooling out his mouth. "Good morning Odelin and Mzeki! How good it is to see you" Sophia enjoyed the company of Mzeki and Odelin. They were compassionate boys with big hearts.
As soon as the two boys finished preparing the first couple for breakfast, they led them out of the suite and down the hallway towards the elevator hall. As Odelin called the elevator, Mzeki was intrigued in the history of Aleria and Tiristan itself.
"Ex...excuse me Mr President, would you mind telling me about the battle of the three kings? I read about it in a history book in the city library but it didn't explain much" Alex was quite happy to tell the boy about Alerian history, at first he was quite surprised at the boy asking.
"Of course i don't mind telling you. Well, the battle of the three kings was the turning point for A&T history. This was a time of serious unrest between the crowns of Aleris, Tiristania and Taedmorden. One day, King Paul of Aleris was assassinated, leaving his son Paul II to assume the throne. Now, Paul II of course wanted to avenge his father's death as he believed the king of Taedmorden was behind the assassination. So, Paul II declared war on Taedmorden and their vassals. This lead to the Tiristanian crown rebelling against Aleris and in turn, began the all out war which paved the way for the foundation of the modern A&T society" By the time Alex finished his lesson, Mzeki was so intrigued that he forgot to realise that the elevator had already reached the ground floor. As the president and Mzeki got out of the elevator Mzeki asked - "Will you tell me the outcome Alex?". That was the first time Mzeki called the president by his first name. "Maybe later buddy". Alex said, patting Mzeki on the back as they walked to the breakfast hall.
Also, I included the history section as development of character relationship between Mzeki and Alex :)
Income Equality is rising in Eraver.
Just changed Kenatara's motto.
Loud noises from district 1 of WSAR capital were reported through out the morning. However this time the protesters number are only half of last time and showed no signs of violence nor aggressions. They go in large groups with 200-400 in each. In the middle of the largest crowd is an armoured vehicle. The passengers inside are suspected to be Richard Luciano, leader of the right-wing group GCRF along with what to believe Juulian Reassange, co-founder of UrbanLeaks, the other passengers are unknown.
August 14th, 2019. Karlsson's resident. 9:52 AM.
The armoured vehicle took a turn on north Yeet Street and is now the head of the protest, escorted by a small group of volunteers. It stopped in front of the Karlsson's resident. 6 men and walk out of the vehicle. They were Richard Luciano, Juulian Reassange, Hugo Finmarck (E. Finmarck's grandson), Nordsheleifer (Urbanleak founder, real name covered) and 2 unknown bodyguard. Wolarossa opened her door and welcome them in. They were brought to an old, dusty meeting room.
Richard slightly kneel down to Juulian and whispered
-Richard: "Dang an entire meeting room could tell me how the owner is."
-Juulian:"shh. This whole meeting could change the country's future. Don't be an idiot, be a leader."
Wolarossa showed them their seat and told her guards to start getting the protesters away.
-Nordsheleifer: "woah, woah! That would be unnescessary Mrs. Karlsson. The protesters only attack if provoked. So i suggest you tell your guards to stay back in position" He calmly said.
Wolarossa shaked her hands at the guards, signalling to get back.
-Wolarossa: So gentlemens, we will get straight to the buiness. As you can see the protesters are demanding that the bill should be withdrawl. But Finmarck personally pass it, meaning that it was passed by the Warden parliament, not the WSAR parlia-..."
-Richard: "WELL THAT JUST MAKE NO F**KING SENSE! If a law wants to be pass within the special region it must be be pass by the special region government. Not the mainland government." He shouts at Wolarossa, spitting all over his beard.
-Nordsheleifer:"Calm down Rich, its a meeting. Not a Norwegian black metal concert."
For the next couple of hours, the meeting goes on as there is zero signs of progress. The protesters leaders and the government refuses any sort of cooperation. The protest leaders at the end of the meeting that the protest will go on and worse and only will stop if the government withdrawl the bill.
As they were exiting, an entire Special police unit raided the house, arresting the leaders.
Wolarossa: "The meeting could have gone another way but unfortunately it didn't. Im sorry" She pretends to show remorse.
The police hit them in their heads, handcuffed them and brought them inside an armoured vehicle. Similar to the one they came here with.
They woke up in an abandon warehouse with Chancellor von Finmarck infront of them.
Finmarck: "Really Hugo? Really? I didn't just put you in some crappy collage in Guzo just for you to follow some rebels and revolutionary stuffs. I expected something like drug addict or some bartender but this worked out better but not how i like it to be."
Hugo: "Look at what you done to your country and theirs. LOOK AT IT!"
Finmarck: "Well you all had your chances to stay silent, but you refused to accept it. So now...i have to pull out the silencer. Remember in school? The clock doesn't dismiss you, the glock does."He cheerfully said.
The revolution leaders were never heard of again. People suspect it was the government for their disappearance but reports shows that it was pro-Wardency supporter gangsters.
To be continue...