Lina and Luna: LAURENCE!
Why, good! *motioning to the boy next to her* You recognize your 'touto-chan. That saves me a great deal of trouble.
Lina: ...what do you want? ¬¬
*She snaps her fingers, and Laurence disappears.*
Kill Hellmaster Phibrizzo.
[setting: the Bar]
[bgm: Evangelion - Fly Me To The Moon (ACID) (lyrics)]
Voice: I'm afraid that won't be necessary.
*Everyone's heads snap up in shock, to see...*
*...the Roach Leader, all bandaged up, and hobbling towards the table on a pair of crutches.*
Roach Leader: I already have the MRA working non-stop on it. *eying Chatty* I thought you said that you were past these kind of tactics.
*turning beet red, with a hand over her mouth* I... I...
Roach Leader: Well?
*A short pause, and then:*
Oh, all right, FINE! *snaps her fingers, and Laurence reappears*
Roach Leader: AND his mind.
*pouts a little and snaps her fingers*
Laurence: *suddenly bright-eyed* ONEE-CHAN! *glomps Lina*
Lina: *choking* GAH!
Luna: *frowning* And that's all?
*tiredly* Yes, that's all.
Luna: Absolutely? You're not hiding--
*with glowing eyes* That. Is. ALL.
Luna: All right, all right. No need to get upset. It's just that if you had Laurence when we thought he was dead, chances are you might have--
Yes, yes, I know. *sigh* I don't have him. Okay?
Roach Leader: *pats her on the back*
*sighs once more, and suddenly looks twice as tired* Don't do that, dear. I'm so much stronger when I'm evil.
Roach Leader: *sigh* Aren't we all. *motions with his crutch* My table's over this way. Come along.
*They both wander over to a booth (past a very drunk Lain), and slide into opposite sides.*
The Inverses are watching us.
Roach Leader: Well, rightfully so. You just tried to threaten them. Not a wise move, by any means. They would've torn you limb from limb.
*sigh* I know, but...
Roach Leader: You wanted him dead that badly, hm?
...he's put a lock on their souls. Roach and Vermin. He's using the power he once used for the God-Sealing Field to put a lock on them.
Roach Leader: So that's why you haven't resurrected them yet. *sadly* I expected as much, when the snow melted and they weren't showing up...
*drooping* Dear, there's another thing, I... no, I can't say it aloud. But I have to tell someone, and I think I'll die if I don't.
Roach Leader: *glancing around* Then write it on a napkin. I'll read it and then burn the thing.
Fine. *takes a napkin, pulls a pen out of nowhere, writes... and passes it quietly over the table to the Roach Leader*
Roach Leader: *reads* ...oh my god. Then this is..? Anyone could..?
Roach Leader: ...God help us all.
*And the note said:*
The Universe shifted during the Snowstorm.
My power shifted with it.
I am no longer the EGC Demiurge.