Tia froze as the woman addressed her. She wasn't expecting to be talked to directly at all. She spoke to them as a group, explaining her non-intentions and how she came to conquer China, but when she spoke to Tia personally, it caught her off guard.
Tia took her attention off the Heartless and turned to face the woman. Her eyes were obscured from view and with that, so were her intentions. What did she want with them?
From the corner of her eye, Tia spotted Rika checking the guards with a grim look on her face. Did she slaughter all of them herself, or did her Heartless do it? Could this woman fight? Tia gazed straight at the woman. She was nervous, for sure. What if she said the wrong thing? What was she supposed to say? She stepped forward away from the group, so she could speak without influence from the others. As she began to speak, her eyes never left the woman. She spoke with complete confidence.
"Well, you've killed countless people, laid destruction on an entire country and dethroned it's leader. You've absolutely destroyed anyone who has opposed you so far without even breaking a sweat, and on top of that, you seem to possess control over a never-ending swarm of Heartless. You punished this man by usurping his position and slaughtering his people for disregarding your power and your challenge. Someone who exerts that kind of power just to be noticed or acknowledged must have some serious issues." This woman made her angry. Tia clenched her fists She toppled an entire country and when she was approached by the only four people who actually took her presence seriously, she simply invited them in as if they were dinner guests. Tia felt like this woman really enjoyed attention. Specifically, she enjoyed it when people feared and submitted to her. When the Emperor did neither, she forced him to submit. She was like a child, when they don't get their attention, they throw a tantrum. That is what she did. She threw a country wide tantrum. When a child throws a tantrum, they needed to be scolded, just how Tia did. But Tia was a young girl, and this was a grown woman. Tia wouldn't be able to have the same affect on her like Rika did to Tia. Unless... Tia moved into a fighting stance, ready for an attack from any direction.
"You ask me if I'll let you walk away. How about I give you the choice? You can kiss my ass and leave, or I kick yours and MAKE you leave!!" Her voice elevated in volume with each word, until she was shouting the last couple of words at this woman. She slammed a fist into her open palm, the force of which actually created a gust of wind, blowing her hair slightly. The gust of wind was forceful enough to be felt by all the women in the room, and the only conscious male. This woman had no right to punish these people and take their lives just because the Emperor refused to confront her.
Tia was ready to fight this woman as long as the others were. She was right there. The woman that caused all this destruction... the woman who killed so many... if they let her escape, they would be no better than this woman if they allowed her to walk away free.