“Then tell me, envoy, what does your mighty empire have in mind?”
The envoy uttered one word, loud enough for Lelouch to hear him, but low enough to make himself sound mysterious. “War.”
Lelouch gagged on his cup of wine and then chortled insultingly at the envoy. “Australia?! Waging war against the most powerful empire on Earth? Britannia? Tell me envoy have your leaders have lost what little sanity they had left?”
Lelouch continued to laugh, while the envoy’s eyes glittered below his cloaked face.
“You just said the keywords, Emperor: ‘On Earth.’”
Lelouch immediately stopped laughing and looked menacingly at the envoy. “What is that supposed to mean?”
“You are obviously not very bright so let me explain it to you, ever since Australia decided to remain neutral in the never-ending conflict that engulfed Earth, we decided to look up to the stars, and secretly, while your empire was busy conquering half a planet, we conquered dozens of them all over our solar system, and later, our galaxy.”
Lelouch had an incredulous look on his face as the envoy continued.
“But now, that our conquests have reached a stalemate thanks to our developing space travel technology, we have turned back our aims to our homeworld, Earth. And you, Lelouch Vi Britannia, are in the way.”
The Emperor of Britannia stood, for the first time in years, speechless, he didn’t wanted to believe all the things the envoy had just said, but he knew, that the man was very serious.
“So Emperor, I leave you, be warned, the official declaration of war hasn’t been issued, but consider this a friendly warning from a concerned civilian.”
Lelouch removed his eye protector and quickly yelled at the man.
“Wait!” As the man turned back, Lelouch issued his command as his Geass did the work. “Is everything you told me true?”