5643/Interview with an Abyssal

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Interview with an Abyssal
Date of Scene: 17 January 2018
Location: Hikari Sea Port
Synopsis: A group of Elites interview the Demon-class.
Cast of Characters: Shigure, Gaonoir, 929, Leyanne Mace, Kotone Yamakawa

Shigure has posed:
    It's been a few weeks since the assault on Quicksilver Island and the capture of a certain Demon-class Abyssal. She's been interned to the high security section of the Hikari Seaport, the same bunker that housed Dreadnought Water Demon during the last incident. The cell is large, and guarded by a pair of Heavy Cruisers, who salute to the black-haired Destroyer as she leads the group down the hallway. "How is our guest?" asks Shigure, adjusting her clipboard on her arms.

    The two cruisers are obviously sisters, a tall, regal looking woman, and a slightly shorter, meeker looking one. The taller says, "She gave us quite a bit of trouble to start with, but she's been rather docile since." she says, stepping aside and opening the door.

    Inside the room, is the normal accutriments one would expect from a secure, highly dangerous prisoner containment cell. Sitting in a chair, playing with one of her hair tassels. She looks up as the door opens, and frowns. "Huh, s'about time someone came by." she leans forward, folding hands onto the table in front of her.

Gaonoir has posed:
    Erika follows Shigure into the security room in much the same manner, except she's holding a iPinapple tablet instead of a clipboard. She's ready to take notes, and likely form some strange theory about events from it all as her nature.
    Once she's in the room her shadow ripples of it's own accord for a moment, part of it seeming to pull away to take a canine form as Gaonoir steps out of it. He gives a polite salute to Shigure, then slinks back into one of the corners. He's mostly here as muscle if things start to go bad.

Sakuya (929) has posed:
    The door is opened. With a flickering effect, there is quite sudenly a silver-haired woman inside the cell. Curiously, in the same instant that she appears, a small wooden fold-up table has also appeared. Without a sound, Izayoi Sakuya places a silver tray on this table, and then silently places out several teacups. Still without a word, she then fills each one with fragrant black tea.

    Only once done does she acknowledge the Demon in the room, using a fingertip to turn the tray and present her with one of the cups. The other hand gestures, "American Bigelow tea. Cream. Sugar. To your heart's content."

    The black-clad maid then simply folds her arms behind her back, refusing to sit.

Leyanne Mace has posed:
Leyanne Mace saunters in behind Erika and Shigure. She's here, primarily as backup and muscle, just like Gaonoir. To this end, she's rather casually carrying a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher, currently resting the heavy weapon up on one shoulder and holding it by the rearmost carry handle.

The sound of pouring tea has three of Tiny's senses locked onto the maid almost instantly, causing the mouse to loom up behind Sakuya in the hopes of jonesing a brew. But she tries to be at least slightly subtle about it, in first checking that there are enough cups.

Kotone Yamakawa has posed:
Kotone Yamakawa is here in more casual clothing than she's known tpo wear when she's on base but there's no need for stealth armour. The blue haired woman walks in a bit afdter the maid arrived and she's silent she doesn't seme hostile and does not have issue about Tea being offered, some fair treatmenmt might get the prisoner less on edge and hostile towards them. She'll wait for a moment before she speaks.

"I'm Kotone Yamakawa and you are?"

Shigure has posed:
    The Demon turns her lilac eyes over toward Sakuya with a withering stare, brows furrow over those faintly glowing eyes, and she refuses to even touch the cup set in reach. To Erika and Gaonoir, another glare is given, then toward Leyanne. The Demon never saw the mouse directly, but being associated with the Kanmusu is enough to earn the ire of this little scrapper.

    Kotone is largely ignored, as the demons eyes lock onto Shigure as the destroyer sits across from her, setting the clipboard down on the tabletop and leaning forward. "We would like to ask you some questions." comes the soft, but surprisingly forceful voice from the destroyer, her own eyes glowing faintly in the dim light.

    "Questions huh... I might have answers." replies the Demon flippantly, leaning back in her chair and folding her arms.

Sakuya (929) has posed:
    "In the interest of civility," Sakuya speaks up, "I believe introductions are the first order of business." Her hands unfold, and she sweeps them to either side in a stately bow, "Izayoi Sakuya. A simple maid."

    As she straightens, she collects one of the teacups, holding it by the saucer over her shoulder for Leyanne to collect, "Your master is Taffy. But I believe we all would like to know /Your/ name."

Gaonoir has posed:
    Despite the effort to remain professional Erika can't help but be a little giddy. "I can hardly believe we're actually participating in a real interro--" She oofs as Gaonoir jabs her side with his elbow. "What was that for?"
    "Don't call it that. It makes it sound," Gaonoir gives a dismissive jesture with one gloved paw, "sinister."
    "Mmm. Good point." The girl rubs her chin thoughtfully for a moment. "Question session?"

That gets a slap of said paw to his face instead. "You just had to make it rhyme...."
    Erika giggles a little at the response, like that probably wasn't intentional, and turns back to the introductions going around. "My name is Erika, and this is my partner, Gaonoir."
    Which gets a "hff" from the dark dog but not much else of a response.

Leyanne Mace has posed:
Leyanne Mace meets the glare with a placid, calm gaze; the mouse does not consider the Demon a threat. An antenna twitches at the movement of the cup, and Leyanne takes a few monents to hook her grenade launcher in the crook of her arm so she can take the cup and saucer. She takes a sip, looking at the demon, quietly. "I'm Tiny. Not of this Earth. Or any Earth, for that matter." Is all she says by way of introduction. She opens her mouth to ask a question, but then changes her mind; now's not the time to seek introspection into the motivations of the Abyssal.

instead, she leans against the wall to sip her tea and look scary.

Kotone Yamakawa has posed:
Kotone Yamakawa looks as she's ignored and she looks to the Demon for the momnent she simply watis and watches for a moment. She'll figure out her next move once she had a moment to plan things out but first she wans to see how the subject reacts more.

Shigure has posed:
    The Demon looks around as people introduce themselves. Lilac eyes close and the Demon largely falls silent.

    Shigure waits for a moment, then opens her mouth to ask again, but is cut off when the Demon finally responds. "Samuel B. Roberts... that's who I was... and Johnston, and the others." she replies. Eyes opening, but staring down at the table.

    Shigure writes on the clipboard with a pen, then folds her hands over the pen once she sets it down. "I am the second ship of the Shiratsuyu-class destroyers, Shigure... my first question here is, what is your purpose in the river delta?"

Gaonoir has posed:
Erika also notes that down on her tablet, though its more of a note that the Demon remembers said previous identity. That seems to be a trait that varies amongst the various kinds of shipgirls and abyssals.

Sakuya (929) has posed:
    Sakuya nods once, "Thank you, miss Roberts." With one hand, she gestures, "How do you like your tea?"

    Plying with 'easy' questions like names or tea preferences can help open the door for more critical ones, after all. There really is a reason to the maid's behavior, even if it's not immediately clear. "I noticed on my visit to your home that you were unhappy. What did Taffy say that upset you so?"

Kotone Yamakawa has posed:
Kotone Yamakawa loosk to the Demon for a moment she tries to size her up and she pauses She knows that of that name and nods listening.

"It's a good name." She seems to mean it she also makes notes that this AByssal knows who she was before. Maybe there is something they can do for her, and evne if not maybe just maybe they might take a path like Wo has.

Leyanne Mace has posed:
Leyanne Mace looks up, sipping her tea. "Why do you hang on to the hate? How 'bout trying to break the cycle, instead?" She says, when she has a space in the questioning. "All attacking innocent people does is cause us to fight you - we'd really rather not, thank you. I'd rather be making stupid videos to entertain people."

Shigure has posed:
    The Demon flashes eyes towards Shigure, not answering that question and giving the Destroyer a look that would likely set the 'guards' on edge. She bristles, literally, her hair lifting and starting to float a little bit as if in water.

    Before she can do anything further, however, Sakuya bursts the little rage bubble by asking such a calm question. This puts the Demon on the back foot and her lilac eyes turn to the Just A Maid. "Medium dark, two sugars..." she says without her mind fully engaging the question first. This leads into the next and she indignantly huffs, turning away slightly but very much not about to nerd rage out and try to choke a destroyer. "She got promoted and let it go to her head..." she slumps slightly after saying that. "We used to be close..."

    Kotone earns a glance, but the anger rises again as Leyanne speaks up. "What do you know!? You're a surface dweller!" She stands, slamming her hands down on the table, buckling the legs down beneath the force. "YOUR KIND LEFT US TO DIE!"

Sakuya (929) has posed:
    "Her kind wasn't on this planet during your war," Sakuya calmly responds. When the table is smashed, her outline flickers-- like film skipping on the projector. The table, whose legs are snapping under the force, is suddenly replaced by a brand new unit, and she gently places the tea tray back on top, "She is an alien who arrived only within the past decade or two."

    An assumption made by Leyanne's known affinity for motorcycles. She could be wrong.

    Two sugars are dropped into the tea, and then just enough cream to change the hue. This is provided via its saucer.

    "It must be hard for a friend to lose sight of what's important, like that," Sakuya states. Her voice is so very even and calm. Ordinary Maid indeed, "You want to pull them back. Make it how it used to be. But you are worried that it will hurt them." Her outline flickers again, and in that instant, a silver knife embeds itself on the tabletop, wobbling gently, "But sometimes, that pain is what is needed to bring them back to their senses."

Leyanne Mace has posed:
Leyanne Mace looks over at the demon. "Like she says, I'm not from Earth; I'm from Mars" She says, calmly, nodding at what Sakuya says. "And, as far as I recall... when you were 'left to die'... as far as the surface dwellers knew, you were already dead. It's not like they forgot you... two more ships have born the name Samuel B Roberts- in YOUR HONOUR - since the Second Great War." There's a cold fury in her voice as she speaks now. "But you're too busy looking back at the past to see that."

Gaonoir has posed:
As Soon as the Demon starts to tense up so does Gaonoir, the sound of his gloves being clenched in fists soft but audible. But before he can do anything brash Erika puts a hand on his shoulder. "Easy there. It's understandable that she's upset." After she's sure her 'guard dog' isn't going to needlessly pounce she looks back up, straightening out her glasses. "It is not a matter of being left for dead, dear. Most people never realized the ships they served on and with -have- their own..." she pauses, nose scrunching up as she tries to think of a proper terminology. ".. Being."

Kotone Yamakawa has posed:
Kotone Yamakawa looks to Roberts for a moment there's no hostile look on her face she does look to Tiny.

"Tiny easy my friend." She motes she looks back to the Demon, no Roberts, She thinks for a moment before she speaks. .

"The Destroy that fought like a battleships is how you are known to history on my world."

Shigure has posed:
    Destroyer Escort Water Demon blinks at Sakuya speaks. She's heard words like that before. This, along with the others words, like the revelation of the legacy of her name on some worlds, makes the Demon flop back into her chair. "I want Big Sis back..." is all she says quietly in a little whisper.

Sakuya (929) has posed:
    The silver-haired maid considers that simple, silent wish for a moment, raising a hand to cradle her chin in thought. After a moment, Sakuya dips once more into a bow.

    "If that is your wish, it shall be done."

    Without even rising from her bow, Sakuya activates her power. Color washes out around her, the world freezing. Calmly, she straightens. The knife is collected, whisked away from whence it came. She then turns, exiting the cell at a leisurely pace. It isn't until she's outside and far down the hall that time resumes around her. From the outside perspective, the maid has simply disappeared entirely from inside the cell, along with her signature weapon.

Leyanne Mace has posed:
Leyanne Mace looks over "Big Sis?" She looks at the others, watching Sakuya go. "Is that the previous person who was in this cell? Who went to live over with the Pacific guys at Pearl?"

Kotone Yamakawa has posed:
Kotone Yamakawa says "Your sister? That's what you want?" She looks to Shigure for a moment she does not think this is unresonable to her but she does want. She looks to Leyanna who asks the quiestion she was thinking.

Shigure has posed:
    Shigure says. "You want Taffy to go back to how you remember her... right?" she asks, then looks to the others. "Dreadnought... Arkansas and the others, aren't related to this incident..." she turns back to the Demon. "We will be heading back to the delta... you could help us."

    "No... no if I go back there, I will fight you... I won't let you get the carriers. Not this time, not ever." replies the Demon, looking up at Shigure, then across the others still in the room. "I'm tired...

Gaonoir has posed:
Erika tilts her head a little to the side. "Is there something there that will make you fight us?"

Leyanne Mace has posed:
Leyanne Mace looks thoughtful. "Is there anything we can say to convince you we're not... what you think we are? We just want to move past this hate. Because that's what's causing you the pain."

Kotone Yamakawa has posed:
Kotone Yamakawa thinks for a moment. "Or is this simply not wanting to live through the past out once more." She looks to Robster for a momernt. "YEs is there a reason you'd want to keep fighting?"