|Current music:||Bach - Minuet in G|
I swore I was going to stay offline today, but then I got an idea. Figures.
[setting: the streets of EGC]
*Chatty is walking down along the streets, when suddenly, she is accosted by what would appear to be a travelling performer with three dancing monkeys. Specifically, a travelling violinist with blonde hair and a black mustache and a way oversized violin, with a dancing monkey wearing a round pink hat with a bow on it, a smaller monkey making a terrible grimace as it dances, and an even smaller dancing monkey with arms and legs that flap around like they don't actually do anything.*
Violinist: *playing beautifully* DANCE, monkeys, DANCE! XD
Large Monkey: *dancing* HA-ME-L! XP
*She stops, and turns to look at the troupe with mild interest.*
Hamel: *continuing to play* Why, hello, young lady! I am the great Baron Otto von Monkeyman, and these are my monkey minions! Do you happen to like monkeys, by any chance? >:D
Chatty: Why, yes, I adore them. *points at one* But this... is not a monkey.
Hamel: *stops playing* What are you talking about? That's a rare chimpanzee from Tanzania! :D;;
*Without saying a word, Chatty walks up to the one she was pointing at-- the one with the hat --and promptly yanks the head of the monkey off, revealing a very pretty girl with red hair in poofy ponytails. The girl looks surprised, to say the least.*
Hamel: HEY! You're not supposed to do that!
Chatty: Hm. Princess Flute of Sforzando, I presume?
*Now the girl really IS surprised.*
Flute: H-hai... how did you know? o_o
Chatty: Himitsu da. *turns to another monkey* And you would be Prince Trombone of Dal Segno, hm?
Trom: *ripping his monkey costume off* Ha! See, Hamel? All we had to do was tell her who we were... of course she's going to listen to royalty!
Chatty: Actually, royalty will get you nowhere in EGC.
Chatty: Royalty means nothing in EGC. It may matter where you come from, but here, a prince or a princess is the same as anyone else. *turns to leave* Have a good day.
Hamel: Wait, wait, there's more! Uh... uh... the Idiot Dance!
*He starts playing and Trom, Flute, and the remaining "monkey" start doing a dance that could only be described as really STUPID.*
Hamel: Damn it! Stay here and listen to us!
*The remaining "monkey" hops over in front of Chatty, "arms" and "legs" dragging along the ground.*
"Monkey": Please, Chatty-sama, hear us out. Hamel's methods may be misguided, but we really do have a crisis, which only you can avert.
*Chatty's response is to raise one eyebrow.*
Chatty: Chatty-sama, eh? *crosses her arms* You would be the former Hawk King Oboe, then.
Oboe: *bows* Yes, I am. You're very well informed. ^_^
Chatty: *tapping her chin* Well. There might be one thing you could do to gain an audience with me...
Oboe: *eagerly* And that is..?
Chatty: *points at Hamel* Give me that guy's violin.
Oboe: ...anything but that. o_o;;
Hamel: Over my cold and dead body! XP
Chatty: *ignoring him* Actually, you've wasted enough of my time right now that you've technically already tricked me into giving you an audience, no matter how trivial it was, so... *YOINK*
Hamel: HEY! *snatches at it, but Chatty blinks out of the way and to the other side of him*
Chatty: I've always wanted to play the violin, you know. *examines violin* Although this one has seen a lot of wear...
Hamel: *snarling, with FANGS* Give it BACK! *snatches again, with the same result*
Everyone else: o_o;;
Chatty: You know, maybe I'll sell it on the open market instead...
Hamel: *ROARS like a giant beast* GIVE IT BACK!
Voice: Chatty, that's enough!
*And with that, Refrain pops out of Chatty's pocket, flies up, and glares at her.*
Refrain: It's too much to demand a man's livelihood from him. Give it back.
Chatty: Oh, of course. *hands it over* That was just a ploy to get you to come out of hiding, anyway. n_n
Refrain: *dawning realization* Oh crap.
Oboe: o_o ...Refrain?!
Refrain: Uh. Hi, 'nii-chan? n_n;;
Hamel, Flute, and Trom: "NII-CHAN"? o_o
Oboe: You're an advisor the Demiurge of EGC? o_o
Refrain: *sheepishly* Actually, no. I'm her dad.
*A looooong pause.*
Oboe: ...you have a daughter?
Refrain: Yes. Yes, I do. Why, is that so hard to believe?
Oboe: Uh. Well, yes. It's a shock. o_o
Refrain: Seeing you in a monkey suit is a shock too. :P
Oboe: *sheepishly* Oh, uh, this. *sloughing off the monkey suit, revealing Oboe to be a crow* Hamel heard that Chatty really liked monkeys, so he decided the best way to get Chatty's attention would be to pose as a dancing monkey troupe.
Refrain: And you put up with this?
Oboe: Well... yes? ^_^;
Chatty: *tapping her shoes* Aw, now this is no proper reunion. You haven't seen each other in centuries! You should hug or something!
Refrain: Uh, that's not feasible while we're in bird form.
Chatty: Then change out of bird form! Go on.
*The two birds look at each other bewilderedly, then transform, yadda yadda. Refrain looks like himself-- an auburn-haired man with nose-pinching glasses, a moustache, red wings, and a light blue uniform reminiscent of a duellist's uniform from Utena. Oboe looks like this scans-- a white-haired man with a beard, wearing armour, and having black wings.*
Chatty: Now hug.
Refrain: Uh, Chatty...
Chatty: HUG, DAMN IT.
*Reluctantly, the two...er, hug, and pat each other on the back awkwardly.*
Chatty: Feh. Sensitive men my ASS.
Oboe: What? o_o
Refrain: Hoo boy... -_-;;;
Chatty: *cheerily* Now you two go bond, and I'll see what I can do about whatever problem it is that you're dealing with.
*Refrain and Oboe look at each other, bewildered.*
Oboe: I don't think I should leave Hamel--
Chatty: Oh, FSSH, he'll be fine. I'll stick with him.
Refrain: You and Hamel, together? That could be dangerous. ¬¬
Chatty: *shoving them off* Go on, have some coffee and play catch up. Everything will be fine.
*Not knowing what else to do, the two bird brothers wander off in the direction of the coffee shop.*
Chatty: So, what's the issue du jour? :D
Flute: Well, you see, our travelling partners, Raiel and Sizer, mysteriously disappeared, and--
Chatty: Oh, him. That was a joke that lasted a little too long. Easy fix!
*She snaps her fingers, and Raiel blinks into existence right next to the trio, complete with golden piano and dumbfounded look.*
Raiel: Where am I? Who am I? @_@
Chatty: Oops, erased his memory a little too well there. *taps his head*
Raiel: *blink* Ha-chan! ...why is Trom dressed like a monkey?
Trom: Grrrrr... ><
Hamel: What about Sizer?
Chatty: Ah, I'm afraid she's now a full-fledged member of the Archangels. Can't dispatch her without a damn good reason.
Flute: But Kestra is sending mazoku after us!
Chatty: Kestra, eh? That would be Hamel's father, yes?
Chatty: Let me guess, he wants to kill you and drink your blood. How stupid. No matter how badly I get along with my kids, I'd never do something so ridiculous.
Flute: Uh, Chatty-sama... we really need Sizer's help. Without her and her valkyries, fighting the mazoku is much, much harder. And if Kestra himself comes after us...
Chatty: Hm! Fine then, you'll have Sizer back.
*She snaps her fingers, and the whole batch of Archangels appear. Yes, all four of them!*
Michael: *blink* What's this?
Gabriel: We appear to have been summoned. Hai, Chatty-sama?
Chatty: You are hereby assigned to guard this group of travellers. And no, Michael, this is not trivial.
Michael: ........hai, Chatty-sama. ¬¬
Chatty: Sizer, you probably recognize this group, don't you?
Sizer: *disinterestedly* Hai, Chatty-sama.
Sizer: Hamel, stop staring at my wings. Yes, I know they're pink.
Raphael: And aren't they CUTE? :D
Hamel: Awww, you have a little boyfriend! :D
*She responds by clocking Hamel over the head with the pole of her scythe.*
Sizer: Chatty-sama.... if this is the group... where's Ocarina?
Chatty: Ocarina? That's... a very good question. I'd really like to meet my cousin. :)
Sizer: *dumbfounded* COUSIN?
Chatty: *punching a fist into her other hand* That's it! I'll stick with you guys until you run into Ocarina again! This should be fun.
If you don't know the characters, read a scanlation. And the bit about Sizer being an Archangel is from here in the archives.
|Bah! I really need to start watching those VoH episodes. I know there was a reason for getting them! |
Technically, it's a holiday in Canada and I don't do the LJ stuff when I'm not at work. But then again, I'm actually at work! Is this a conflict of interest?
|Actually, all the characterization in this post, and elsewhere in EGC, is based primarily off of the manga. Anime Hamel is very, very different. He'd never dress up as Baron von Monkeyman!|
But anyway, read the scanlation too, if you can! The translators are slow, but gooood. You won't regret it.