As that low laugh escaped her lips Masakaki merely shrugged in response. Knowing exactly what he was doing, and whom with, he knew precisely why Algos had reacted in such a way. After all it was exceptionally rare for anyone to be as carelessly bold towards any of the Ashatavon. Let alone those in a position of true power. Yet none of that mattered for Masakaki. He was a demon whom had always acted upon the whims of his desires & soul, and wasn't about to change that now. Regardless of who stood before him.
Though in all hindsight, from the moment he had encountered her, Masakaki had never expected running into someone like Algos to go quite like this. She'd slowly but surely been pushing him ever so slightly into new territory, making him think about things he'd never bothered considering before, and had ignited a spark of desire for something
more. And while his actions, and words, thus far hadn't shown it.. That was making him increasingly more uncomfortable in the woman's presence. Yet he couldn't help but want to act on the interest she had awoken within him.
So it was with that burning interest alight in his eyes that Masakaki's gaze never once left Algos. Not as she pressed flush against him. Nor as she eased away to stare towards the moon. His gaze drank in ever ounce of information as he simply listened to the woman speak her mind, speaking of things he'd yet again hardly considered before. If at all. Thus it was no surprise to him that when she reached for his own opinion he hadn't yet formed one to give. How could he anyway? Despite his own position did he have a right to speak on the current state of things given his own absence from their world?
Staring directly back into Algos' eyes Masakaki could only stay silent as the air around him seemed to still. Aloof demeanor replaced by that of a serious one the Hatter contemplated the words of the Princess, and his own position on such matters. "Oh dear me.."
It was a low whisper but the words left the Hatters mouth nonetheless as he tried to think of the right words to say to convey just how he felt about things. And his own role in them. "Honestly dear Princess complacency isn't the only issue among our kind."
The words were spoken with a bitter, but honest tone, as he spoke from experience. He knew this because he himself was a part of the overall problem. While he held a position of leadership within Shadowfall Masakaki knew he truly did very little to actually fulfill his duties, and that was when he was even present in their world. When it came to his time spent in the world of the living Masakaki, for the most part, shirked his duties unless it came to major conflicts.
For a moment though Masakaki couldn't help the brief flash of contempt that would flicker across his eyes. Did she really
need to ask him such things? He was sure she knew that he had little to do with World War 4, or even any Shadowfall operations in general. So why bother asking? Unless she expected him to voice an opinion on his own lack of action? At the thought a bitter chuckles rumbled in Masakaki's throat, a brief look of mania returning to his eyes as he considered his words. "No my dear, you do not. But I do believe there are two things the little Miss before my humble self could reveal."
Truly there was more he felt the need to know.. To question. But for the time being here were to specific things he absolutely needed to know, based upon Algos' own line of questioning. "Why care for what one such as I think? We both know precisely how much I have done for Shadowfall. So why not just replace me with someone who'd fill the roll properly? That you could control for sure?"
With his part said allowed his gaze to drift toward the moon above as the hurricane of thought raged within his mind.