Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

The only ones that I think that MIGHT help Mithras is some former members of the KPD who harbor a deep resentment against the Imperial Family and Kat.
 
If Mithras has any functional brain cells remaining, he will not have harmed a hair on his hostages heads. Most of those hostages will be kids as that is the only way I think Mithras & Co. could get Kiki into the van so quietly. Even if it was Ben or one of sisters, she would have resisted.
If he has hurt them and he is very, very lucky he will be killed in the opening seconds of the rescue attempt.
If he is unlucky, he will be in a whole world of hurt.
If he is very, very stupid and involved Kat's kids AND hurt them, then no power in the 'verse can help him. Because I can see Kat utilising methods that would give the ghosts of Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible and Stalin nightmares. Hell, Kim Philby's ghost will be grateful that he only got fed to a tiger.
 
If Mithras has any functional brain cells remaining, he will not have harmed a hair on his hostages heads. Most of those hostages will be kids as that is the only way I think Mithras & Co. could get Kiki into the van so quietly. Even if it was Ben or one of sisters, she would have resisted.
If he has hurt them and he is very, very lucky he will be killed in the opening seconds of the rescue attempt.
If he is unlucky, he will be in a whole world of hurt.
If he is very, very stupid and involved Kat's kids AND hurt them, then no power in the 'verse can help him. Because I can see Kat utilising methods that would give the ghosts of Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible and Stalin nightmares. Hell, Kim Philby's ghost will be grateful that he only got fed to a tiger.
The lesson is really that you do not go after someones kids, no matter how smart you think the plan is.
 
The lesson is really that you do not go after someones kids, no matter how smart you think the plan is.
If you do go after someones kids, you make DAMN sure that they never know it was you. I'm not trying to play armchair terrorist here (don't even think about making that joke Theg, I know you are :p ), but the only reason you ever target kids is if you absolutely have to, and you still do everything you can to avoid being blamed for it, cause once kids start dying, people will stop supporting you.

It wasn't because one side won that the violence in Northern Ireland ended, it's because enough bystanders, and especially children died that the pressure forced both sides to the table.
 
Welp, question is, how long before former buddies of Mathras start singing to avoid the Kat coming by and neutering them on the idea they might be involved?
 
Welp, question is, how long before former buddies of Mathras start singing to avoid the Kat coming by and neutering them on the idea they might be involved?
The one already in prison is the only one safe, cause any info they have (if they haven't already given it, which would be dumb) would be too outdated to bother "interrogating" them for.
 
Part 101, Chapter 1626
Chapter One Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-Six



22nd April 1964

Mitte, Berlin

The problems for Mithras was simple, for his plan to work he needed to force Kristina’s compliance and he needed to have those most likely to be dispatched to find her distracted. He figured out how to kill two birds with one stone and it had turned out to be absurdly easy. It had come in the form of grabbing eight-year-old Marie Alexandra von Mischner-Blackwood, the only difficult part had been luring out of her school. The look on Kristina’s face when she had been getting out of her car and had seen him with a gun to Marie’s head. She was a key part of his plan, and the best part was that if this worked the way it should, it would leave her reputation blackened as one last fuck you directed at the German Empire. Not that it would matter to her, there was no way that he would see her end this as anything but a corpse. Before then though, she was his ticket out of this city that he was certain was completely locked down by now.

Presently, they were driving through Mitte with a very specific destination. The microbus pulled up to a large building and in what may be considered an ironic move he handed Kristina an old K31 rifle left over from the Second World War. Unloaded, of course. He had to make sure that the witnesses had the right impression of what was happening.

“This is all very simple Princess” Mithras said, “That is the Imperial Bank, and we are going to make a rather large withdrawal.”

The others in the microbus snickered at that.

“In and out in two minutes and no funny business” Mithras continued, “If you do, then what we do to your little friend will be far worse than just killing her.”

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Kiki heard what he had to say and knew exactly what he was trying to do. She was getting a read on the man who called himself Mithras, had terrorized her for months and those who he had surrounded himself with. He was an ideolog, he pandered and bullied, but she was getting the impression that he wasn’t a great leader. He also had a higher opinion of his abilities than she felt was warranted by his actions. He had to know that by grabbing Marie he had ensured that even if by some miracle he survived the coming hours, Kat would bury him. Shouldn’t he?

There was other thing that she knew for certain though. These people were incompetent criminals. When Kiki allowed herself to be taken, they had searched her for weapons and had no idea what they were doing. Clearly, they had not been comfortable with the idea of touching her. They had missed the karambit that had been a gift from Kat years earlier that was in the small of her back in the manner that she had been taught. Kiki was biding her time until she could get Marie out.

Kiki was aware of the muzzle of one of Mithras’ followers sticking into her back as they walked into the bank. Unnoticed was that Kiki had worked the bolt of the rifle back and it locked open. Afterwards, when the CCTV footage was reviewed it would show that she was actually a hostage here. At least that was her hope.

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Overpowering the guards was something that Mithras knew his people were capable of. Getting them to not dawdle as they grabbed the cash on hand was the difficult part. It only took a bit of yelling on his part to get them moving towards the door. He threw one of the duffle bags to Kristina and made her walk out the door with it. They made their way out to the waiting microbus and as they reached the open doors. He caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of his eye and one of his people was clutching his throat as blood welled between his fingers. Then the man holding Marie screamed as she bit his hand…

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Marie had been frightened since she had been grabbed a couple hours earlier. Then she had watched as they had used her to kidnap Kiki and that had just been awful. Then she had witnessed them forcing Kiki out of the microbus with weapons. Then minutes later as they were coming back, Marie saw Kiki slash at one of the men with a karambit like ones that Momma had promised to teach her to use when she was big enough. Marie saw it as an opportunity to do what she had wanted to do for hours and she bit the man holding her on the web of his hand between his thumb and index finger hard enough to draw blood, he screamed and let go of her.

“Get out of here now!” Kiki yelled at Marie, “Run and don’t st…”

Marie was already running, she heard Kiki cut off midsentence and that made her run faster.

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Mithras watched the girl run off just as the alarm went off in the bank and he could hear the sound of approaching sirens. He had to go and couldn’t do anything about that now which was aggravating.

He had clubbed Kiki down with the butt of his pistol as soon as he had realized that she had just killed one of his people with a small knife that she must have had hidden on her. He was afraid that he had killed as well at first her as she was bleeding heavily from cut on her scalp while laying in the street. For the rest of his plan he needed her alive and he was a bit relieved as Kristina moaned in pain as she was roughly hauled into the microbus.
 
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And already the plan goes sideways.....
Indeed.

Soooo... CCTV footage, so far from showing an Imperial princess going all bank robber, it'll show her with a useless gun, killing one robber and getting clubbed down by another.

Yeah, I don't see anyone thinking she's involved.

Man, I thought it was only OTL idiots in the 1970s who were into glue sniffing. What a brain-dead plan.
Insanely so.
 
And, of course, all of the security cams and eyewitnesses will show that Kiki was a hostage and had no part of this
And that she tried to fight back and managed to kill one. If she survives this? She's become even more of a hero to Germany...

EDIT: And if she dies she becomes a colossal martyr... Either way, he just handed the German Empire one of the biggest propaganda victories in the universe. Truly, Mithras is a master at shooting himself in the foot.
 
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