[Patrolling, whee. For the Aile it's an easy enough task, since the thing was originally just meant for recon purposes. But just as it's almost time for the group to head back to the Chalice, Josh suddenly lets out a grunt of pain.]
D-damn! This is...
D-don't worry, I'm alrigh-
[But he stops. Because things are not
alright. Not at all.]
Goddammit don't tell me that they've actually...!
[The Aile then suddenly blasts off in one direction at the blink of an eye, and with the head start it's going to take some time before anyone that was part of the group catches up to him. And before that happens, you'll see what got him panicking in the first place: an absolutely devastated town. Countless buildings are still on fire, as well as numerous piles of dead bodies. Judging by just that, one might just think it was ordinary raiders... but the fire only claimed a portion of the town. Another looks more like it was just carpet-bombed with heavy ordinance, and yet another seems more like everything and everyone in that general section was just torn to shreds
[And the Aile just stands there, facing it all.]
... They did this. The Ruina...
... And it was recent
[Saying Josh is Mr. Scowlyface when he returns to the Chalice is a bit of an understatement. And when the Aile lands he's already just skulking off, fists clenched.]
[He could feel it. Just leeching off residual feelings was one thing. He had honestly felt them
... and for that matter he could feel the pain and terror of all of those people they slaughtered. And they got off to that bullshit?!?]
Remind me the next time we can catch the ear of anyone in Bian's alliance. Because I don't think the Feds or Britannia are going to do jack shit
to deal with the Ruina if they stay in North America.