"I shall say, dear Great Uncle..." Hikaru said the term with sarcasm, drawing it out with emphasis, "..that should you call me that again, there will be no deals ever and as a side note, when I do get the scrolls, I will be sure to end the Embodiment regime." Despite saying this, she stepped back ever so slightly as if in fear, but tried to hide it.
"But whatever, fine, you win! It is not as if it matters anyway.. With that memory stunt Insanity's little lapdog just pulled to keep it from Leirra.. I can almost bet that will be the same outcome when I do get to leave, especially.." She held up her wrist for a second to show the mark she had just gained the knowledge of, having not noticed before, "..if this means that they have the same power over me that you claim to have. Which basically makes our deal from before useless. Had I my magic, there are seals that I could possibly set to trigger after leaving that would restore those memories. But had I my magic, I would not even be here talking to you in the first place." She rolled her eyes.
"Oh and to add to the list of things that are about to go wrong, apparently Insanity is not even here, or so his lapdog also claims. Which explains how we even got this far in trying to make a deal. If he returns, that will ruin it even more if he can sense that you made me an agent, like Leirra did. So in the end? Forcing me into helping you does nothing!"
Though she had explained the situation to mock Order on his 'victory,' Hikaru herself was far from happy with how things were turning out. Now that she had the knowledge that Insanity was gone, things made more sense and her questions from before on why certain things weren't stopped were now answered. But that left the uncertainty of what would happen when he returned. Would the previous attempts at a deal to help Order get out be simply overlooked, or would he would hold it against her and inhibit her own exit of this place? Hikaru could almost scoff at the whole thing. That girl had told her not to meddle, and yet here she was thrown right in the middle of it, stuck as an agent of both and being threatened to help one of them without knowing what would happen when the other caught wind of it.
Hikaru sighed. If they were going to get out, now was the best time. With Insanity gone, and with Leirra still there, it was the best chance. But how could she convince Leirra to try to help if every time she talked to Leirra, she had her memories wiped of current events and her every statement undermined? She didn't exactly have her magic to use telepathy, and even if she did there was the memory issue. With her memories being able to be wiped as easy as they were, there was no way to tell Leirra what was going on ... unless... Hikaru's gaze had continued to linger on her wrist as she had thought, and now shifted over to the book, before she looked down, still thinking.
"Unless you agree to do things my way now." Hikaru finally broke her thoughts and added to her last statement from before. "Which first involves catching Leirra in the physical world before she leaves."