(Ijishi City, exterior. On top of a building stands Velvet, aka Deuteronomy, aka the Mestopholes--pardon the bad spelling--Thief, aka Yuuryou, aka the leader of the Ijishi Mazoku/Roach/Large Friendly Spiders Army...)
*pouty* Aw, come on. I'm trying to establish some context here. And you're not supposed to break the Fourth Wall.
Velvet: Do I look like I give a flying--
*shakes finger* Hey, hey, this is a Web-14 RP. Let's keep it that way.
Velvet (amused): You really do have a death wish, don't you?
*shakes head* Nah, I'm over that whole stupid self-immolation thing. *beat* Mostly. Old habits die hard.
Velvet (skeptical): Hence the massive apology campaign?
Only towards the RLs and cameos I had any direct influence on. Unfortunately, the RLs are rather incommunicado at the moment and I'd rather not put any words in their mouths.
Velvet (amused): So you're putting words in our mouths instead.
*smirks* You have any problem with that?
Velvet (calmly): Amazingly little. Ironically, growing up has turned me into the very sort of person I used to detest.
Such is the price of maturity, or something.
Velvet: Something indeed. Now scram, before I decide I'm in a bad mood.
*with a touch of sarcasm* Yeah, yeah, yeah.
(The Bar, at a different hour. Roisin is pausing between songs to feed Dante in a discreet corner.)
Roisin: You realize that this is an essentially pointless gesture on your part.
Not entirely. I did screw things up pretty badly, and I think it's important for me to admit that.
Roisin (eyebrow raised): "Pretty badly"?
*slightly miffed* Well, all right, I FUBARed. A lot. Better?
Roisin (laughs): You don't sound too contrite.
The past is the past. I'm not proud of what I've done, but I'm not beating myself over the head with it either. *beat* Not anymore, anyway.
Roisin (genuinely): Good luck with that. I hope your future characters will fare better than we did.
*coughs, sheepishly* Weeeeeellll...
Roisin: At least promise me there'll be less stupid angst.
That I can do. *beat* I think.
Let's see. There was Xelloss, Phibrizzo, a couple of Evangelion characters, and um...hm...this is gonna take a while, innit?