From: "Adrian Tymes" <wingcat@pacbell.net> Subject: [PW!] [SST] Questions and questions Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 1:03 AM [NS: This happens around the time of the talent show. I know, little interaction this time, but I couldn't resist a play on the theme. ^_^; ] Dee looked up at the stars, a diglett nestled among the antennas above the bridge. Technically, his underside was not buried in earth, but the tangle of wires and night darkness proved sufficiently obscuring. One woman occupied his mind, a woman who had not displayed anger for the past hour because they had both been too busy setting things up and treating the occasional visitor. She had requested some privacy while they took a brief break, which lead to his present location. #Who is she?# Dee's eyes flicked around, but failed to spot any observers. But mentally...yes, there was a presence. #Who are you?# #Who are you, and who is she?# #Why don't you check the ship's roster?# A pause. Dee had meant it as a quip, but perhaps whoever was speaking to him actually had a roster handy. #Who are you?# #To whom do you mean?# A technicality, he knew, but dittos were dittos. Besides, some people still thought of Dee and Doppler as separate entities. #Who are you...to yourself?# Ah. A nice one. But he had already asked himself that question long ago. #Does it matter?# #Who are you to yourself?# #Why repeat the question, once I have answered it?# #Why do you obscure the answer?# #Why not?# Dee smirked. #Do you know who you are?# #Why wouldn't I?# He could name a couple reasons just from his own past, but how much did this unknown one know? #Why do you answer in questions?# #Why do you question me in the first place?# #I seek to understand.# #HA! Statement!# Dee's eyes closed from his triumphant smile. #...# #What, have you no appreciation of the classics?# #Is this just a game to you?# #Have you heard of Gilbert and Sullivan?# #Should I?# #Why not, if you go around questioning people?# #Are you a person?# #...# Dee blinked. #Okay, that's hitting below the belt.# #'Ha. Statement.'# #Are we tied, then?# #Are you a person?# #...# The pseudo-ground pokemon frowned. #What is a person?# #Are you a human?# #By whose definition?# Scientifically, technically, no, of course not. But there were those willing to treat anything that acted human as human. #Are you human by your definition?# #By which of many definitions I happen to select at any given moment?# #Is a pokemon worthy of loving a human?# This was now officially annoying. #By what right do you ask, and do you often endanger your own life like this?# #...# #So, who are you?# #I am Que.# #Statement. Two-one, better luck next time, now go bug someone else.# Surprisingly, the presence did as instructed, leaving Dee alone with his thoughts.