“Hmm.” From that slight tilt of Yamazaki’s head, the minister was filing that for future consideration. “And where is this… creature, of Biba’s?”
And we’re back to classing doubtful people as Kabane again, Daniel thought ruefully. Ouch…. Uh-oh. I don’t like that smile.
Dogen regarded Kurusu, and Ayame, and made no effort to hide the approval in narrowed eyes. “The men Kurusu led against the Fused Colony were few in number. It would seem that once they entered the chaos of Kongokaku, Biba’s researcher no longer felt the need of their protection.”
Daniel winced. Because yeah, he’d heard plenty of Marine and airman humor, and the jokes cracked by people who’d dodged one too many staff blasts could be dark. But the vicious satisfaction as Dogen contemplated a man left to his death among Kabane hordes – he hoped he never understood that.
But I do, don’t I? The Goa’uld took away my home, my family. Sometimes I want to see them all burn.
“It is possible,” the way Kurusu stressed the word, he seriously doubted it, “that he found another way to escape. But it is unlikely he left Kongokaku alive. The Koutetsujou barely made it out before the bridges collapsed behind us.”
“Collapsed?” Yamazaki echoed in disbelief. “Surely, the city of Kongokaku was more strongly built than that!”
“The Fused Colony and the hordes did a great deal of damage,” Ayame reported. “And the explosion of the Kokujou did more. We felt the impact even half a city away.”
That must’ve been a heck of a boom- gack. Fusion engine. And it blew up?
From the look on Yamazaki’s face, he believed that would have been enough of a boom. Eep.
A/N: Yep, it was a Big Boom. Mind, I don’t know if that’s why the bridges suddenly started collapsing, but it seems as good an explanation as any.