Okay, 'bout time I mentioned what's going on so you can get an idea of how the heck this all came about while everybody was gallivanting off in subspace and the happy wonderful Dark Realms (yeah, that's sarcasm). Anyway, to those of you familiar with Miyu, this'll clear up a little bit o'stuff, I think ... ^^;;
LINE OF INQUIRY / Oshikorosu
(*At first, it would seem that there is nothing anywhere abouts but total darkness and the sound of whispering. It's enough to make you wonder why the heck the post is being based here, but turning around to face the other direction (duh) shows that there is, in fact a bright lamp in the middle of wherever this is. Under the lamp is a chair with Chatty tied into it. Mildly shadowy figures mill about. They seem pretty bored.*)
(*Think "Sloppy X-Files".*)
(*Suddenly, one of the figures dumps a bucket of warm water on Chat's head ... and you ought to know what that does ... (dechibification or whatnot)*)
Chatty: (*tiredly*) Was that adding insult to injury or what?
????1: Actually, it's 'cause Zero-brain can't interrogate a chibi ...
????2: Well I'm soooooorry, but chibis are far too kute -- and stop calling me Zero-brain!!
????1: But that's what you are! A stupid, 16-bit, mentally shrunk bakemono ...
????2: Hey, you're just a minor boss from the same game, y'know!
????1: Yeah, but I'm cooler looking than you are.
????2: Oh really? Well ... BEEEEEEEEEEEEEDA!!
????3: Stop that!
(*Complete silence. The tone is unmistakable, even if the voice is variable. A particular shadowy figure walks up through the darkness, with others quickly moving out of the way. The figure comes close enough to shed some light on his/her/its form, only to show that there is none. Instead of a constant form, there is a constant shifting of form and shape depending on mood and expression. There is, of course, only one person with this sort of habit ...*)
Miyu: (*shifts into Minmey form*) So ... he has not been affected by traditional forms of persuasion?
????1: No matter how many times we say "pretty pretty please with a cherry on top", he just won't agree to sign.
Miyu: (*impatient*) I meant traditional forms of persuasion.
????2: Err ... oh, you mean physical torture? Zero-baka wouldn't stand doing that to a chibi. "Chibis are far too kute", he said ...
????1: Stop calling --
????2: Hey, I said "Zero-baka" instead of "Zero-brain" this time ...
Miyu: (*shifts into Cecil form*) Cut it out. The both of you.
????1 and ????2: Eeep!
Miyu: (*shifts into Kaworu form*) Well, I suppose it's good you didn't waste resources. After all, a former shapeshifter's bound to have an abnormally high pain threshold. Did you try anything else?
????2: Well, we were going to try setting Yuna the Succubus at 'im ...
Chatty: (*disgusted*) Now that is just dementedly sick ...
Miyu: (*ignoring him*) And ...?
????2: And ... well ... we can't find her. ^^;;
Miyu: (*shifts into Vincent form and shrugs*) Well, that's to be expected. She's a bit out of line, but she does her job and that's that. Besides, it's not like she'd have much of an effect on her builder ...
Chatty: You got that right.
Miyu: (*thwap*) Shaddup. (*to the shadowy figures*) Is his spirit breaking any?
????3: No, not really. But I think he's bored.
Miyu: (*nods, shifting to Shinji form*) I see. We'll have to resort to Jusenkyo Water Torture, ne?
Chatty: Jusenkyo Water Torture? ^^;
Miyu: (*evil grin*) It's an idea we adapted from Joseph Sutedja. Hmm ... I think we'll start with Yunfuniichuan ...
Chatty: (*eyes widening with horror*) NANI?
Miyu: Hai, that's right. Water from the "Spring of Drowned Pregnant Woman". (*grin*) Shall we begin?
(*Meanwhile, back in the EGC*)
Good Yuna: Aaaa! (*clutches ears*) Geez, I didn't think it was possible to scream that loud ...
(*Suddenly, a portal opens up, and three women fall though. One is the infamous Lina Inverse (dum da da dum dum!), one is a rather frail and blond woman wielding a rather large and heavy mace ... and she has a tail ...*)
(*Anyway, the third woman appears the leader of the group -- or would be, if she wasn't so clearly wacked out ...*)
Woman: (*grabbing Good Yuna by the collar and shaking her furiously -- think of the "dog" in MIB*) HAVE YOU SEEN ME?! AM I ANYWHERE AROUND HERE?!
Lina: (*sarcasm*) Oh yeah, that line of inquiry is going to get us far, Ailith-san!
Ailith: B-but ... Lina-san, Phyria-san ... (*"Micro Machine Man" speed*) if I'm already gone, then I am not I or I am a different I or the other Is may be in use as well through symbiosis in which case ... (*suddenly calm*) Okay, that did sound stupid.
Phyria: Anno ... (*pulling Ailith aside*) Chances are that even if you resemble yourself here, asking in that line of inquiry is going to confuse people.
Phyria: Ah, shaddup already.
(*Before anything like a fight has time to erupt, a battalion of Semi-Automatic wielding Cockroaches run in and begin firing immediately. Lina and Phyria duck, but the remaining woman crosses her forearms in front of her face, fists clenched.*)
Roaches: DIE!! SHI'NE!!
(*The bullets rebound harmlessly off an invisible barrier, sparking green as they do so.*)
Roaches: Hn? What? How did she ...? Is this a joke? (*firing in all directions*)
(*She unclenches her fists, and the glints of green from the rebounding bullets begin to straighten out into more of a wall. Sliding her arms into an uncrossed position, it curves into a cylinder.*)
A Roach: Hey!! What gives?!
(*She lowers her forearms, bending at the elbow, palms up level to her ribs, and the roaches stop firing, since they're being lifted up and arranged into something like a very tight sphere.*)
Phyria: (*covering her eyes*) Oh, I can never bear to watch this part ...
(*The fists clench again, and the roaches have hardly enough time to scream. In a matter of seconds, the sphere shrinks to the size of a baseball with a a sickening crunch.*)
Lina: (*whistles*) Impressive. You gotta show me how to do that sometime.
Ailith: Indeed, Dora-Mata.
Phyria: Is it over?
Ailith: Hai. (*unclenches her fists and lets the ball of compacted metal and goo fall to the ground*)
Phyria: (*uncovering her eyes*) That spell always disgusts me. ;p
Lina: Hey, they're just bugs. Besides, it's weird to see somebody cast a spell without saying a word ...
Ailith: The magic of Silence is among the most powerful ever known.
Phyria: Shouldn't we be getting around to our mission?
Lina: Yeah, yeah ... (*to Good Yuna*) You ever seen any girl named Ailith Sencha? Or Sencha Ailith?
Good Yuna: Err ... no, not as I recall ...
Phyria: Maybe it's the wrong dimension.
Ailith: No, this has to be the right dimension. Not once in 23 years have those portals gone wrong ...
Lina: Hey, there's a first for everything. ^^
Good Yuna: Who the heck are you, anyway?
Ailith: Watakushi wa Silverlance Ailith, ne้ Sencha, of the Nyuueijishikangakkou. (*Academy Salute*)
(Note: For ye olde English leftovers, that's "I am Ailith Silverlance, maiden name Sencha, of the Neo-Academy." Much subtlety is lost in the translation. Tough noogies. ;p)
Lina: Atashi wa Inverse Lina, beautiful genius sorceress of the Slayers Dimensions! (*SD salute*)
Phyria: (*nods*) Watashi wa Phyria, of the Gold Dragons, also of the Slayers Dimensions.
Lina: And that idiot with us is -- (*piku*) Gourry? GOURRY?
Phyria: Great. Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia somehow aren't here, and they went in first ...
Lina: Where the hell is Gourry?!
(*At the EGC bar/sanctuary ...*)
Gourry: My sword is better than yours is.
Cloud: Mine's bigger.
Sephiroth: This argument is stupid ...
Sephiroth: ... besides, mine's the biggest. ^_^
Sephiroth: Ow! Geez Zel, I was kidding ...
Amelia: (*standing on the counter*) Truth, Justice, and the American Way!
Edge: What's America? *hic*
Ranma: What exactly has she been drinking, anyway?
Zelgadis: Root beer.
Ranma: Ah ...
There ... thorough uselessness ... hehehe ... now I can go to bed and start recovering. Hai, that's right! I'm sick again!! Isn't that just peachy keen joyous?! (*smirk*)
Err ... but where'd this thing about the Roaches being ecchis and having a Centralized Base that everyone seems to know the location of come from? So far as I can tell, the point was to spread the whole organization out so that it couldn't be destroyed with one big whammo attack.
(Hey, that Roach Leader ain't stupid, just evil and arrogant ... ^_-)