Ms. Starikov is happy to dance with you, Mr. Luthor, but she can assure you that she will be of no use to whatever schemes you are planning. I have not been able to fly since my sister's death. I hold no value as a pawn.
No future is set in stone. No life is so far gone. All paths can be altered. All states can change. But you can see that future still. And because you can see it... You can prepare. You can act. You can change. And if you are very, very lucky... You can save.
That we find ourselves on the same side of the border does not mean you are my countryman. You have used each breath in your body to select, control and destroy those who do not look like you or obey you. To speak the words that caused me pain, you learned a parlor trick. But I can show you what power truly is.
... I refused to be the rallying cry, the poster girl, the tale to be told... I had seen my legend corrupted once before, used by cruel men for cruel purposes. I worked in secret. I worked at Wonder Woman's side. Not because it might inspire. But because it needed to be done.
The way to free you wasn't through brute force, Power Girl... We just needed understand each other. We needed to be kind to each other.
You destroyed your homeworld because it had become corrupt... instead of staying to fight that corruption. You let billions die because you cared more about hurting your enemies than protecting those who could not defend themselves. You would have set up a system as foul as the one you wanted to strike down.
I cannot take her life, having known what it is to feel a life end. Those who have chosen what I have not... Their journeys have not been mine. I cannot sit in judgment upon them. What my actions here may one day cost... That price, I will pay. But today... in this moment... we must find another way.
They were going to use us as weapons against our own people, 'sestrichka'... and disguise it... as propaganda.
Hush, my 'starshaya sestra'. Every step we have taken, we have taken together. We were taught to be good, and we were taught to be careful. But in this world, sometimes, I do not think we can be the two at once.
And for all that General Arkayn has done -- imprisoned our comrades, misled the Night Witches, deceived the high command... we are soviet, still. We love our people and our Motherland. Nothing will change that.
It is my fault Ipati is gone! Kortni should be the girl with two fathers, and I am the reason she has none! They have blood, have birth, have a story together -- they are a family, and I am a foundling! I have done nothing but endanger the people I love.
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