Anonymous 2008/12/12 (Fri) 03:29 No. 10583
Super long response, neatly divided into sections in the event that anyone wants to edit it:
[X] Summon up your rose, and use it as a pointer to help you emphasize your words as you speak.
[X] If, at any point, someone should attempt something untoward, fire a bullet past their head as a warning. It ought to be enough to make them stumble if you're the one who does it.
[X] "That's it! All of you! Ruhe! Stilte! Silenzio! Silence!"
[X] Round on Alice, first.
[X] "You! You love me? Ha! I discussed it with you, I explained it, and you still don't understand the first damn thing about love! You want the truth? As things are, you don't love me, you just love the idea of me, and you're not even coming very damn close to that either! You don't jerk around the people you love like marionettes on strings! You must have spent too much time locked away in that little workshop, because you've forgotten the difference between people and dolls!"
[X] "No offense to Miss Shanghai, mind." Flash the little lady a grin.
[X] "If you have the slightest desire to find out what real love is, or what having friends means, then you'd best quiet down and stand back! Pay some damn attention to the people around you, or you'll never have a damn thing! You'll be just as lonely as you are now; a little girl playing around with mindless, hollow shells of toys, just like always, for all eternity!"
[X] Round on Marisa.
[X] "As for you, dear, you need to calm right the hell down! What did I get through telling you right before this? I'm sick of this! Of trying to keep my friends from hurting me, and from hurting each other! I appreciate, I understand that you were worried for me! For god's sake, I was worried about you! But if there's one thing I don't appreciate, it's your bullheaded insistence on picking these fights! For fuck's sake, look:"
[X] Gesture at Alice.
[X] "Before I came along, weren't you her friend? Didn't you play together, laugh together? Wasn't she the first person you introduced me to, someone that you trusted, wanted to share your find with? Well, damn it, she's hurting right now, worse than you could imagine! She's sick, a wreck, and the last thing she needs right now is to be abandoned! When I disappeared, didn't you feel abandoned, even a little? Do you think that feeling is going to help fix her? You don't abandon friends, Marisa; if you do, then why the hell should I believe you wouldn't abandon me?"
[X] Gesture at Wriggle.
[X] "And let me tell you right now that you're stepping out of line when you berate her! She's helped me immeasurably; hell, it's because of her that you even have the chance to see me again! You don't have the damn right to just order her off as if she doesn't matter! I don't like my friends hurting each other, and I don't like you trying to hurt her!"
[X] Round on Wriggle.
[X] "You... I suppose I don't have any ire to toss at you. You've helped me so much; I have you to thank for saving from Alice, you to thank for keeping me safe this long, you to thank for even the chance to see my good friend Marisa again... yes, I have no harsh words for you. You've put up with me for this long, you've been patient, oh so patient with me... so please,"
[X] Smile at her wearily.
[X] "Please put up with me just a little while longer. I'm a wreck, I'm a mess right now, but I promise I'll find some way to make it up to you, so bear with me."
[X] Adress all three.
[X] "Now look! I'm tired, exhausted, I need to sleep, to rest, to relax! This is all... you're all not making my life any easier right now, and I'm sure I'm not making your lives any easier, but you're not exactly making each other's lives easier either! All of you, just... just stop with these stupid fights!"
[X] "I want... I just want to go home and sleep right now, but I know that won't be good enough for all of you, will it? So, this is what we'll do: I'm going home to relax, rest, get some sleep! I am sorry, Marisa, but for all that worry you've gone through over the past two days, all I can offer you is some quiet company right now."
[X] "I can't trust Alice with herself right now, much more with any of us, but I can't just leave her to her own devices; I'm not abandoning her back to that insanity again. She's coming with, but she's not keeping her hands on any of her damn magical items. The book, the dolls, the strings, Shanghai... I'm confiscating them, right here, right now. She can have them back once I'm not a wreck any more."
[X] "Wriggle's kept me safe for the past two days. She's kept me safe, she's protected me, she's done so much, and I... I really need her with me right now, because this is the worst I've been over that time. She's coming along, no arguments. Wriggle... if anything happens, I can count on her."
[X] "If any of you have a single damn thing to say, say it now, but if you start that fight back up, I swear to god I will save us all the trouble, and I will put the bullet through my head right now."
[X] Start crying.