shirojinka no miyu
[Scene: NGC, a run-down churchy sort of a
(*As to be expected of the NGC surface, the place is
filled with demons. However, they're all sitting quietly and
patiently on the floor ... which would seem rather odd unless you
realized that this is the same crowd that Holy Miyu converted a while
back. And the nun in the green habit herself is walking around the
crowd, giving what support she can ...*)
Holy Miyu: It's alright, don't
worry ... Seraphita-san and the Professor will have another batch ready
soon. You'll be human again in no time.
Somewhat Little Demon: (*skeptical*)
I dunno about that.
Holy Miyu: (*squats*) What's
Somewhat Little Demon:
Holy Miyu: I mean, what name did
you have before Lilith?
Somewhat Little Demon: Oh ...
err ... I was ... Emilia ...
Holy Miyu: Emilia? That's
a nice name ...
Demon Emilia: You certain?
I always thought it was kinda dorky ...
Holy Miyu: No, it's very
Demon Emilia: ...... it's almost
freakish how you can make that sound plausible.
Holy Miyu: That's because it's
true. Emilia, don't worry. So long as you can remember
something, Lilith doesn't have complete control over you ... and with a
little ledgehold like that, it's not difficult to bring you back from
the state she's brought you to.
Demon Emilia: ........
Holy Miyu: (*pats Emilia's hand*)
Think about that for now. My shift is ending.
Demon Emilia: Good night,
Holy Miyu: Same for you, Emilia.
(*She stands up and walks a little while, down a messed,
drafty hallway. The whole place looks rather condemned, with
boarded windows and the rest. She turns and opens a door that
would feasibly lead to a storage closet ... which it does, except said
storage closet has a bed instead of storage.*)
(*Holy Miyu enters her cell and closes the door behind
Holy Miyu: ..... Kami-sama, keep
the ones who opened the rift safe ... and forgive my pride ...
(*She closes her eyes and begins to examine her
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, a lab somewhere.]
(*There is a big glass tube of yellow liquid in the
middle of the lab, with a young girl looking about two or
three-years-old suspended in it. She looks pretty damn odd for a
child of that age, with wavy white hair grown about four times her
height and flowing around her like white, liquid fire. She also
looks pretty damn observant, constantly examining her surroundings with
a look of pure curiosity in her blood-red eyes. Sight isn't so
bad, but sound with all the bubbles in the tube is very choppy and
uncollected ... there are some men and women in white coats, and
snippets of the conversation make it through from time to time ...*)
Woman: --tiful, isn't she?
Man: Mayu-chan, you've out--
Second Woman: -- too personal, Mayuri.
Alt-Mayuri: But I didn't make
her, that's not in my hands --
Second Woman: -- religious.
Second Man: -- looks like an esper ...
Second Woman: I'm guessing she's an artificial angel.
Man: I'm with Yui on --
Alt-Mayuri: (*shakes her
head, says something with a smile*)
Third Man: -- entirely serious?
Alt-Yui: --upid! And I suppose you --
(*Yui continues into a long, dull tirade. Mayuri
sighs, glances over at in the tube, and notices that the child's
watching. She smiles and waves at her.*)
(*The child blinks with surprise.*)
Alt-Yui: -- even listening to me, Mayuri?
Alt-Mayuri: (*turns back, mumbles
something meekly ... but she does glance back at the child and wink*)
(*The child merely stares back, bewildered.*)
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, same lab, but after
(*Now all of the other people aren't present, except for
the green-haired woman and the man with the dark glasses. He looks
rather embarrassed, and that's probably because the woman is standing in
front of the tube making weird noises and holding out a round white
thing with a small, flaming waxstick in the center of it.*)
(*The child reaches out and presses her hand on the glass
near the white thing ... and smiles.*)
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, West Mahanaym Labs.]
(*It appears to be much, much later. The child now
appears to be five years old with an unbelievably long trail of hair
behind her, a black eye and many scratches and bruises. Around her
stand innumerable demons, all much, much taller than her (and all of
them apparently quite aware of that). Behind a thick wall of glass
nearby kneels Mayuri, pounding on the glass and yelling, but with no
sound since it is apparently quite soundproof.*)
(*Directly before the child stands an apparently
eight-years-old Demon Ayanami Rei.*)
Child Demon Rei: Come, come,
there's no use pretending ... show your power. Defend yourself.
Child: Leave me alone.
Child Demon Rei: Don't be so
impudent. Show me your power, that I might make you truly great ...
Child: No. Go away.
Alt-Mayuri: (*pounding on the glass*)
Child Demon Rei: (*glancing at the
glass wall*) Human, you are beginning to get on my nerves.
Alt-Mayuri: (*mouths something and
pounds on the wall*)
(*The child Demon Rei turns her head towards Mayuri and
narrows her eyes. There is an orange glimmer, and the glass wall
shatters inwards towards the doctor ...*)
Child: ............ you ...
(*With a green flash, the shards shatter into dust and
Child: (*yellow eyed*) LEAVE
(*The glass powder blasts towards the child Demon Rei ...*)
(*... and she smiles ...*)
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, West Mahanaym Labs,
a little later.]
(*The demons are all now suddenly quite shaken up.
What's left of the child Demon Rei lies in a rather goopy pile in a
corner, with various former articles of furniture and equipment sticking
out of very uncomfortable-looking places in it.*)
Child: ....... I .............
did I ...?
Alt-Mayuri: It ... it's alright,
try not to worry about it ...
Child: I ... killed. (*tears
puddle up in her eyes, now red again*)
(*The doors open suddenly, and in walks ... another child
Demon Rei, exactly identical to the first.*)
Alt-Mayuri: Wh-what? How
Child Demon Rei: (*smirks*)
Ikari Yui never makes anything without a couple of backups. (*nods*)
Children, take her away. There's no more need for the doctor ...
I have my new weapon now.
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, one of Mahanaym's
(*Inexplicably, it's an escape scene. The man with
the dark glasses, Mayuri, and the child (now looking about nine and
wearing some sort of uniform), make a run for it. Mayuri seems to
have developed a limp.*)
Alt-Mayuri: (*stopping*) It's
no good, Gendou, I'm slowing the two of you down ...
Alt-Gendou: Stop talking like that. I'll get the
two of you out of here.
Alt-Mayuri: No. Get her
out of here. I'll stay behind ... don't worry about me.
Alt-Gendou: No, I won't --
Alt-Mayuri: Gendou, just shut
up. It's my choice if I want to be a bloody martyr.
Alt-Mayuri: Take care of
Tat-chan, make sure Shin-chan doesn't meet his mother anytime soon ...
Child: (*walks up to Mayuri*)
Don't go. Please.
Alt-Mayuri: (*smiles*) It's all
right, believe me. In fact ... I want you to keep this for me
until I get back. (*reaches into her pocket, and puts something
unseen in the child's hands*)
Child: (*stares at the
whatever it is*) What ... is it?
Alt-Mayuri: Something to keep
you company while I'm gone.
Child: .... domo arigato ...
(*There is the sound of a blast, and Gendou more or less
yanks up the child and runs. There is a second explosion closer
down the corridor, and the flames engulf it as Mayuri waves goodbye.*)
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, corner of an
(*By a small fire sits the girl. The three
Rokubungi 'men' -- a ten-year-old Shinji, a roughly twelve-year-old
Tatchi, and Gendou -- sit with her. Apparently, it's the first
time the sons have met their father in at least several months ... but
it's not a happy occasion ...*)
Young Tatchi: .... okaa-san is
...... she's ...... no ...
Alt-Gendou: I did everything I could, Tatchi.
She wouldn't have it any other way ...
Young Tatchi: .... why? (*eyes
water*) Why would she do this?
Young Alt-Shinji: .......
(*Barely seeming to think about it, she draws out the
thing that Mayuri gave her and examines it. It's a white and green
(*She puts it up to her ear and listens ...*)
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, a street. Much later]
(*Miyu now looks more or less 14, Shinji looks 13, and so
on up the age ladder. Apparently, it's the aftermath of a small
battle between the Rokubungi-gumi and some demons. The demons,
despite their number, seem to have lost ...*)
Alt-Shinji: Miyu, that diversion tactic was
great! I'm impressed ...
Young Miyu: ........
Alt-Shinji: Err ... Miyu...?
Young Miyu: ........ that wasn't
a diversionary tactic, Shin-chan ...
Alt-Shinji: (*eyes widening*) You don't
Young Miyu: They were back with
us, back out of her grasp ...... and the three of you killed them anyway
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, another warehouse.]
Alt-Gendou: Hojo-san, I was hoping you could talk some sense
into her, not reinforce the matter.
Alt-Hojo: It's her choice, Rokubungi. Someone
should have realized before that the most destructive weapon to be
created by any side of this war might not want to kill.
That's her choice. If it's the wrong choice, she'll change her
mind eventually. If it's the right one, however, you have no right
to force her to choose otherwise ...
Alt-Gendou: Yes, but ... a nun? A NUN?
(*Miyu steps forward, now looking about 18 and wearing a
green and white novice's habit.*)
Young Miyu: .... hai. My
choice. I have Shirojinka for my defense, if it ever comes to it
Alt-Gendou: ..... (*shakes his head*)
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, an abandoned
(*Piles after piles after piles of wounded and dead are
laid out on blankets in the empty area of the cathedral where the pews
would be. The aftermath of a discovered refugee camp ...*)
(*Rokubungi Tatchi runs in, now at the age familiar to
everyone. Miyu, too, has hada growth spurt, but enough of that
she could be mistaken for twenty-something.*)
Tatchi: Oh God ...
Holy Miyu: Tatchi ...
Tatchi-kun, I'm sorry ...
Tatchi: How ... Tou-san...?
Holy Miyu: Rokubungi Gendou is
dead. Shin-chan is alive ... but ...
Where is he?
Holy Miyu: He's over ... there ... (*points*)
(*Tatchi runs over to his brother, somehow managing not
to disturb the injured, dying, and dead.*)
(*Rokubungi Shinji is not in good shape. He lies on
his back limply, not moving any more than weak breathing requires.
His skin is covered with cuts everywhere that shows, and the blood flows
freely. He's also missing an arm, and his gut is slit. Not
much life-expectancy in this picture.*)
Tatchi: (*kneels*) Shin-chan ...
(*Slowly, Shinji half opens his eyes.*)
Tatchi: .... I ...
Shinji: (*weakly*) It's ... all right. I'll be
Shinji: Did we ...... win ..?
Tatchi: ........ hai ... we won.
(*The tone in his voice makes it clear that he's
lying. But Shinji doesn't seem to notice this, or rather, if he
does, he doesn't care. He just smiles ... and his head turns to
one side limply as the life finally leaves him.*)
Holy Miyu: ........
[Scene: Flashback, NGC, another part of the
abandoned cathedral. Maybe it's the rectory ...]
Alt-Lyn: Wait ... you mean to
say you actually approve of the idea?
Holy Miyu: We can't continue
like this anymore, Lyn-kun. If what Yuna-san here says is true --
Yuna: Believe you me, it is.
Holy Miyu: -- then there's an entire
other infinite city like this one, only stronger. Help from such a
universe is worth the risk.
Alt-Sephiroth: But suppose they
sent armies instead of the kind of help you want?
Holy Miyu: ........ then that's
... their choice. I can only hope that they would choose otherwise.
Alt-Ritsuko: Fat chance.
Yuna: Who's going, then?
Alt-Sephiroth: Not me. No
way I am getting myself killed in the center of Mahanaym.
Alt-Ritsuko: Eh ... and a
chicken like you is supposed to be the son of Hojo and the
Ancient? There goes the genetic theory ...
Holy Miyu: Sephiroth, do
go. You're an ancient, and you have the white materia. So
far as I can tell, that's what's necessary to trigger a rift in Rub
Alt-Sephiroth: But ...
Alt-Lyn: Look, Ancient Chicken,
I'll go with you too, okay? I'll kill that blue-eyed monster if
it's the last thing I do ...
Tatchi: (*walking in*) No, Lyn,
I'm afraid that's my chosen privilege.
Holy Miyu: Tatchi, you don't --
Tatchi: I don't have to, but I
will. I'm going, Miyu.
[Scene: Present, NGC, Miyu's cell in the
run-down churchy place.]
Holy Miyu: I let them go through
the rift ... and now it's been nothing but another universe's ruin ...
possibly even the end of an entire family.
(*She opens her eyes.*)
Holy Miyu: Kami-sama ... forgive
me for what I've done.
(*After a pause, she walks over to her bed and sits on
it. And for the first time, she notices something odd ... the
green and white ball -- a pokeball, in fact -- sitting on the bed, wide
Holy Miyu: ........... Shirojinka
(*Her eyes water and she smiles.*)
Holy Miyu: ... domo arigato ...
Last night, in the moments my thoughts were adrift
And coasting a terrace, approaching a rift
Through which I could spy several glimpses beneath
Of the darkness the light from above could not reach
I spied wings of reason, herself taking flight
And upon yonder precipice saw her alight
And glared back at me one last look of dismay
As if she were the last one she thought I'd betray