||Poe - Today
Today is the day we break free
And now, more monkey wrenching! And some flashbacks. 'Cause
flashbacks are TEH WIN.
For those of you that don't know about Dives's mother, clicky
[setting: the bar]
*Dives has taken his jacket off and rolled up his sleeves as he buses
the tables. Roisin walks up to him as he works, nervously stroking
Roisin: Dives... Dives, what happened?
*Dives turns to face her, his expression oddly unreadable.*
Dives: How do you know my name?
Roisin: I... I know.
Dives: Well, isn't that strange? I don't know you at all. *peers at
her intently* You look like my mother. Only smaller.
Roisin: *covering her mouth* Oh my God... Dives, I swear, I'm nothing
like her! Oh, God, no...
Dives: *now looking especially shocked* You know about her too?
Roisin: Y-yes... you've told me about her.
*Dives stares at her for a few moments, then chuckles to himself.*
Dives: Good one. I almost believed you. But if you really knew me,
you'd know this...
*His expression grows dark, and his voice turns cold.*
Dives: I don't like women. Especially mothers.
*And with that, he returns to busing tables.*
Roisin: *stroking Dante* Dives...
[setting: an apartment]
*In a darkened apartment, on a couch, sit Miruyo and a girl. For those
of you that don't remember what Miruyo looks like, he has chin-length
orange hair with bangs that cover his eyes. At this moment in time,
he's wearing a fine pinstriped suit. The girl has long blue hair and
shining blue eyes, and she's wearing a long black evening gown. On a
nearby table are the remains of a candlelit dinner.*
Miruyo: Aishiteru, Kon.
Kon: *sidling up to him* Aishiteru desu, Miruyo. *leans against his
Miruyo: *stroking her hair* That's not proper Japanese, you know.
Kon: *laughs* Ooooh, Professor Miruyo is looking out for my grammar!
Miruyo: *leaning in to kiss her* So?
*Kon giggles, and absentmindedly brushes some hair out of his face.
And then freezes.*
Kon: Your eye...
Miruyo: *freezing as well* You... you saw my eye?
Kon: I... didn't get a good look at it, but--
*She sweeps the bangs out of his face, revealing two eyes with golden
*And she screams.*
Miruyo: *holding her by the shoulders* No! No, it's all right!
Kon: *throwing off his hands* You're one of THEM!
Miruyo: No, no, I'm Miruyo, remember? I love you! I'd never hurt you!
*Kon is now screaming from the farthest corner of the sofa, swatting at
him with a broom she picked up.*
Miruyo: Kon! Kon, I--
Kon: Stay away from me! *scrambling over the edge of the sofa and
snatching a phone* He-hello? Operator? Get me the police... there's a
Miruyo: NO! Don't call the authorities on me! o.o
Kon: --in my house! It was trying to seduce me!
Miruyo: KON! We've been going out for six months
Kon: *starts to cry* I can't believe I didn't notice sooner... I can't
believe I let it touch
*Miruyo stops in his tracks, looking utterly forlorn.*
Miruyo: I... I have no choice. I can't stay here.
*He pulls a card out of his suit pocket... a tarot card, to be exact.
The World. Miruyo tosses it into the air, and for some reason, it
Miruyo: The World... take me anywhere but here.
*The card begins to glow, and then there is a sudden flash of light...*
*...and when it fades, the setting is now Chatty's Sanctuary.*
Chatty: *watching a movie with a bowl of popcorn* Eh? What's this?
*And a smirk grows across her face...*
Yeah, poor... well, poor everybody