"Hold up, hold up, hold up," Hondo holds up a thoughful hand. "Empire's got the Enclave's attention, and Empire's showed that they, or we, or whoever, can hurt the Enclave. We *did* blow up their shit. What if Empire uses this as the moment to join up with conditions? I mean, we got two gangs with guns, right? And both gangs know that if it comes to a fight, a bunch of people gonna die, right? But if they join forces, maybe nobody dies. Yeah, the ark-thing was a sick fuckin' place, but what says the Enclave's all bad? Liberty wasn't a bad place to live.
"Besides, maybe if Empire decides to join, then these people can keep some control over Ny City. If the Enclave gotta attack again, a shitload of people gonna die, and the chances of bein' friends after that are pretty thin. If the Enclave can build that ark thing, then they can beat Empire. Maybe not now, but maybe next time, or the time after that. The Enclave's the big dog. Gettin' on the big dog's side ain't a bad idea."