Shirou sat silently as Etzolix threw Yima under the bus. And then he proceeded to throw Shirou under the bus. Shirou wasn't surprised, since he knew that if Etzolix was willing to do so to Yima, he'd do it to the Superior. So he sat there and waited patiently. Etzolix blamed him for Hope's murder. And the one witness needed was dead. Or so everybody thought.
Hope appeared. The two made eye contact. Somewhere in the back of Shirou's mind, String said, [Looks like you're going to have to change your new business cards.] Shirou wanted to roll his eyes, but he couldn't. Not yet. He couldn't react yet. It was a very delicate situation.
Hope revealed that the Aoi Thief's identity as being Shirou. The true Aoi Thief. She announced dramatically, as if the entire world was shattering around Shirou. As if that would be the domino and tumbles everything down. Shirou should be looking for an escape. Leave before attacked out of fury. But he didn't. He waited until Hope had finished. He was silent when everybody else spoke up, even when Cool still had faith in him. And when she did and silence fell across the room, he spoke up.
"While it was this body that killed Hope over a year ago, it was not me who did it. I was an empty shell of my former self, known as Caelestis. A puppet with loose, frayed strings. Etzolix, or Rorschach as he is known as now, picked up those strings, becoming Caelestis puppetmaster, though that it is not something I'm proud to admit. He was the one who told Caelestis to land the finishing blow on Hope. He guided Caelestis' hand. You can blame this body, but you cannot blame my mind or my identity.
"As for the accusation of me being the Aoi Thief, well, what am I to say? The resemblance is uncanny. Same facial structure. Similar voices. But, unfortunately, the Aoi Thief is not my identity, but is still related to me.
You see, growing up, I had an older brother with blue hair and ice cold eyes. He loved to torment people, and being his younger brother, I was the target. When I left home, I cut ties with my dear brother. You ever wonder why we're never seen in the same room? It's because I don't want to be.
However, the persistent pest he is, Sicarius tends to pay me visits, as if to make up for my childhood. I promptly ignore him most of the time. But, there are exceptions. The primary example would be when Onyx and Sicarius were aiding in the destruction of Disney Town a few days ago. Sicarius came to gloat about it to me after leaving. So acted without thinking and quickly tried to help, but it was in vain. I could only save the king."
Shirou paused to let his words sink in. He showed contempt when speaking of Caelestis and Sicarius, as if to show he was ashamed of those two factors in his life. While he talked, he met every pair of eyes on him. Not to prove that he was telling the truth, but rather to assure that he was being genuine.
"Now, the question on the tip of your tongues is probably, 'But where is he now? How can you prove that he exists?' I can't promise a visit from my dear brother. He never listens to me. But, if I know anything, he'll be watching this event take place now. So if the real Sicarius is here, please stand up. I don't like being falsely accused by somebody who I thought was my friend and a misguided ghost."
Shirou shrugged. "Typical Sics," he muttered with a sigh. It seemed as though he really was going to be thrown under the bus.
Suddenly, Darkness appeared in the center of the table, creating a Corridor of Darkness. Standing in the center was Sicarius, but soaking wet with only a towel wrapped around the waste.
"Sorry for keeping you waiting, folks," Sicarius said with a grin. "I was watching this event while in a tub. Shi-shi's tub, actually. I was just about to, well, enjoy myself when that hot dead chick showed up, but, well, I got mentioned. Such a boner kill when Shi-shi and me are mentioned."
He glanced around the room, looking at everybody sitting the down, his grin unfaltering. He then focused on Hope and mouthed, Call me.
He stretched his arms wide and said in a loud, booming voice. "My little Shi-Shi is correct in most aspects! I am his older brother, and yes, he did kill Hope. Which was a total tool move, but not having a heart and having some two-dicks lizard dude started filling him up with whatever. I kind of regret not doing it myself, since I would love to have an obedient little brother for once." He sighed longingly.
"And are you guys really going to believe two-dicks over there? I mean, it seems like he just wants to start shit, which I don't really mind, but he's just telling bullshit lies all over the place." He swerved to look at Shirou. "Can I leave now? I feel a draft and everybody looks fatter in real life. Especially you. Little pudgy around the cheeks there, kiddo."
"Hey Shi get back here silly!" Etzolix said running naked and ended up in front of people. "...." "Awkward.."
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[23:27:16] Zihark : I SUSCEDE SHIROU VELOX, YOUR IDEA WAS BETTER
[02:13:16] Etzolix : YOU WON'T
[02:13:18] Etzolix : I GOT YIMA ON A LEASH
[1:41:03 AM] "Ansem": I only have
[1:41:09 AM] "Ansem": 500 munny
[1:41:20 AM] "Ansem": ....IMA WELFARE PIMP