Budapest, Austria-Hungary-July 8, 2309
The newly appointed Premier of the of the former Czechoslavak Empire states, Tuvitzki (who was still the Otto's main adviser; it should also be noted that Otto was still Germany's Chancellor. He was only king of the German Empire, not Germany) had been sent down to Budapest to meet with a group of Hungarian separatists who wished to form an alliance with Germany. Tuvitzki had been sent by Otto to work out a deal with the separatists, so that Germany could take Austria, and Hungary would become free. The Hungarians had sent a message Otto, asking Tuvitzki to come alone, and Otto, who probably knew what would happen, decided to comply with their orders.
On the morning of July 8th, Tuvitzki left from Germany and arrived in Budapest via helicopter. He had received directions of how to get to the main meeting place for the separatists. He was advised by Otto himself to not let anyone know where he was going. And Otto's word was law. He reached a building, which was located in a deserted part of the town. He knocked on the door, identified himself, and was then led inside into a small, dark room. There were two other men in the room, both of whom were hooded by a black cloth. There was a small round table in the center of the room, and the two other men were sitting around it. Behind them, a banner read "Hungarian Liberation Front." Tuvitzki slowly sat down and asked, "Where are the rest of your men?" "You of all men should know how secret organizations are run," was the reply. "Then let's get straight to business," Tuvitzki said, "We both want the same thing. We both want Austria out of the picture. We want her for our empire. You want her to get rid of her rule over your countrymen. Now, we have already seen that you Hungarians are willing to help us. You allowed us to move through your land when we invaded Romania. Otto appreciated that help, and he looks forward to working with you again." The two Hungarians began to laugh. "The only reason," one of them replied, "Your German troops were able to move through Hungary was because our Austrian king didn't have the balls to stop you from doing so. And really, do you think we're that stupid? You, the Germans, are going to be happy with just Austria? We know how you guys work. You'll invade Austria, we'll help you overthrow the government, and we'll be free for what... a week before your sadistic boss invades our country as well. Your government isn't exactly the most trustworthy government is it? Rigged elections, assassinations, not to mention the fact that the rest of the world is right about who truly runs your government. So the way we see it, there's only one way to make sure that you won't invade us."
Almost instantly, about 20 armed men broke into the room and surrounded Tuvitzki. "Call your Chancellor," said one of the voices, as he threw a phone towards Tuvitzki, "and tell him that we are holding you hostage. Tell him, the only we will spare you is if he does exactly what we want him to do: Your army will kill our king by the month's end. Your men will completeley destroy the Austrian army. What you do with Austria is your bussines, we could care less. But you will not take us; your boss will declare Hungary free. And then he will propose a pact to all of the world's other nations, and in that pact, you will agree to never attack Hungary. And if you do attack, then every nation that signs the pact will attack you, and I highly doubt that your army is strong enough to take on every nation in the world. And, you see, enough nations will sympathize with us; enough nations will sign the pact. And if Otto doesn't agree to all of this, we will kill you. We know that you are just about the only person in the world that Otto will care enough about to actually go through all the effort. Make the call."
Tuvitzki looked around; he was surrounded, and, by Otto's orders, he had come alone. No one, other than perhaps Otto, knew where he was. He delivered the message to Otto, who agreed to comply to the Hungarians demands. "We look forward to a long and fruitful alliance," the one Hungarian said as Tuvitzki was led out of the room.
Vienna, Austria-Hungary-July 9,2309
The leaders of the allied nations met in Austria-Hungary to swear protection to Austria-Hungary (they of course had no knowledge of what took place the previous morning in Budapest.) Cunningham and LaRoche, the leaders of the two most powerful European nations were in conversation with the king of Austria-Hungary. Two leaders were still being waited upon; President Michael Caine of the USA and Dawud Ahmed, the Caliph of the Islamic Caliphate. The last two leaders, President Boyd of Scotland, and President Fujiwara of the Oriental Nation were in discussion with each other as they waited for the arrival of the last two leaders.
"Well, you know, I felt badly about the Czechs, but it's not like I can put my own country at risk right now. There was no way that we could send troops, not right then," Boyd was saying to his Oriental counterpart. "No, no I understand" Fujiwara replied, "It's not like we did anything either. With how the world is nowadays, with all of these alliances, you can't afford to just send troops into another nations. Who knows who'll get mad at you?" They looked over at Cunnigham and LaRoche who had begun yelling at each other. The Austrian king, had walked over towards Boyd and Fujiwara and sat down next to them. "Are they always like this?" he asked the other two. Boyd nodded, and three men laughed. There was a moment of silence between the three men, as they listened to they continious yelling between the British and French leaders, before King Fredrick Leopold rather somberly asked the other two, "Do you think they'll actually attack?" Boyd, who was known as an optimist, immediately replied, "They're much too weak, aren't they? I'm sure your army could take 'em." Fujiwara also quickly added, "And besides, we're here for a reason. We're going to help you, even if they were to do something. He can't possibly defeat all of us." "Still," King Leopold said, "I'm surprised they haven't attacked already."
The yelling match between Cunnigham and LaRoche had ended, the two had moved to sperate ends of the room, and King Leopold made his way back towards the center of the room. "Seems like everything in here has finally calmed down," Boyd whispered to Fujiwara; but no sooner did he say this, that two new voices were heard arguing in the distance. "See, this is what is wrong with you people," the first voice said. "We haven't even gotten in there yet, and you are already backing out. See I don't know about you people, but when I make a promise, I keep it."
"That would be Caine," Boyd said to Fujiwara in the other room.
"Do I really need to make our position clear to you, again?" the second voice began. "We're very clear with how we help people. We keep them finanacially stable, we don't even ask for the money back."
"And that would be Ahmed," Fujiwara said to Boyd.
"Yeah, but you see, when a country is getting destroyed by another nation, they don't want money, they want men to help defend themselves." "But I'm not sending men into battle, if it's not in self-defense."
The two stopped their arguing as they entered the room. President Caine and Caliph Ahmed entered the room. The seven leaders settled themselves down, and read over the proposed agreement that Cuningham, LaRoche, and Leopold had already writen up. The remaning leaders agreed to the proposed deal. If Germany were to invade Austria-Hungary, the nations of Great Britain, France, and Scotland would immediately send troops. The US, which, of course was on the other side of the world, would also send troops, which were to arrive within 3 days. The Orient would send troops within a week, and the Islamic Caliphate would step up economic contributions and would also build any weapons and send any goods that the Austrians might needed. This, they were sure, would keep Germany from invading.
Belgrade, Serbia-July 10, 2309
Just as the allied leaders had met the day before, the leaders of the four nations in the Eastern Allaince met to discuss the recent events. They knew about the decision of the Allies, but they too had no idea of the agreement between the Germans and the Hungarians. Serbian leader Radmonovich, West Russia's Ralinkov, the leader of the Baltic, Pyotr Gregorovitch, and Polish-Ukranian leader Artur Bursca had gathered in Belgrade. The four nations, upon hearing of the decisionof the Allies, had to make their own decision.
"He's a pig," were the first words that were spoken as they settled down. "He's a pig, and I will tell you right now, I refuse to help him. I don't care if it means having to help the Allies, this man, this Otto, he will destroy Europe," Gregorovitch immediately told the rest of his companions. "Thank you, for making your point clear, but next time, please wait until we actually begin," Radmonovich said. He surveyed the rest of the room, and said, "Let's keep this simple. We have three options. We side with Germany, whose ruler has no regard for human life. We side with the Allies-our life long enemies. Or, we stay neutral." Bursca replied first by saying, "The first two options are both flawed. They both put us in war. Neutrality is the only way to go. Wait one minute," he quickly added to Gregorovitch, who was about to say something in retaliation. "Hear me out," Bursca continued, "Neutrality, until one of the four of us get attacked. If Germany, or the Allies, were to attack us, any of us, we all go to war."
Gregorovitch, who had been fuming, calmed down, and said, "All right, all right, I can take that. However, I do want troops in my nation now. I want each of the three of you to send troops into my nation today. We are the smallest of the four, and bullies always attack the smallest first. This bulls--t pact does us no good if we are attacked first." "Of course comrade, we will send troops to your nation, if taht is what you wish," Bursca immediately said. Radmonovich and Ralinkov also agreed after a moment of hesitation. The Allies had made their threat to Germany, and now the Eastern Allaince made their threat too. Now, the world waited for Germany to attack.