what really kills me is how Catherine’s interpretation of “I need to outmaneuver all three of them” is to just interrupt the conversation, go for broke, and wordlessly ask for Akua’s trust

fuck, at this point Catherine /asks/ for /Akua’s trust/

becuase Akua is on her side, it’s finally been established fully and completely and obviously

and when Akua’s idea of what their objective is runs contrary to Catherine’s, Catherine doesn’t even need to explain to just rely on Akua to put faith in her way of doing things instead

fuck

I wonder what Vivi’s going to think about this. Because I don’t think it’s going to be all the same things as before, not after Hakram’s stunt.

okay Catherine I’ll trust anyone you tell me to trust as long as nobody’s hand is getting cut off this time