Originally Posted by General Barca"This could have been handled in a less public way. It might have even been possible for some of us to help you if you had asked."
As Centennial Man hosts a semi-private telepathic conversation, some of Ronan and T'Challa's earlier words begin to make sense; T'Challa's mention of 'intelligence gathering', for example...it was a spy mission after all. The Kree deciding to keep tabs on one of the densest populations of super-powered beings in the galaxy, perhaps?
The Black Panther falls silent for a moment. Whether he does it to consider his options or for dramatic effect, you can't be certain.
"Your arrival in my nation occurs at an inconvenient time. The nation of Wakanda is currently in the midst of celebrating my recent betrothal. Having to deal with an alien invasion is as inconvenience I would prefer not to have to deal with. Perhaps we can come to an agreement that is mutual beneficial to both of our peoples."
"What are you suggesting?", Ronan asks with an obviously suspicious look.
"It would be a benefit to both of our people to have you leave as soon as possible. It would also be beneficial to avoid any further...agression...agreed?"
"Then I propose a temporary alliance between our peoples. I will employ the best smiths and smelters in Wakanda to help fabricate any materials you need to repair your ship. In return, I expect no further displays of aggression from the Kree while they are guests of the nation of Wakanda. In fact, I insist that while your men are not engaged in repair and restoration work they be treated to the full hospitality that can be afforded them by the nation of Wakanda as our honored visiting guests."
Ronan takes in Black Panther's words. There is a long pause as he tries to find the trap being set for him by this strange human. After several seconds, he realizes he cannot find one.
"Agreed", Ronan responds.
The next several days, the pools and beaches seem just a little more crowded, as there is a noticeable increase in the number of blue skinned individuals in the area. "Beginners classes" in volleyball and water skiing are hastily put together to teach the interested Kree some of Earth's common recreational activities. For their part, the Kree seem to have adjusted well; many attend the nightly luaus and accompany traditional Wakandan musicians on strange-looking Kree musical instruments.
Perhaps, you think to yourself, while reclining on one of Wakanda's sparkling beaches as a Kree officer has it explained to him that the small umbrella in the glass is simply for accent and not intended to be a consumable item, there is much we could learn from one another.