[The scene: A plain classroom. A whiteboard is up the front, with a few markers and pointers by it]
[SD Gem and SD Kami (fortunately wearing her bodysuit and trenchcoat) enter from the left and right respectively]
Gem: Hello there.
Kami: HI EVERYONE! [Waves]
Gem: [Sighs] we're here today to explain some of the names bantered back and forth in "Second Nature."
Kami: They might have gotten a bit confusing for all you out there.
Gem: So are we ready to begin?
Kami: Wait up!
[SD Kami vanishes off-screen for a second, and reappears wearing a carefully unbuttoned white blouse, a far-too-short black skirt and glasses, with her hair tied in a bun]
Gem: Er... what's with the outfit?
Kami: I'm a schoolteacher!
Gem: I never would have guessed.
Kami: Don't you have a matching one?
Gem: I'm not going there.
Kami: So why are you holding us up.
Gem: I'm...? Never mind.
Kami: Anyway, to begin. We started by tossing around a few first names to get a feel for Gem's new identity.
Gem: It's just a phony name.
Kami: I like to think of it as your softer, huggable side.
Gem: You're freaking me out again.
Kami: Hmmph! Anyone, the first one I tossed her was Sakari.
[The whiteboard pops up "Sakari: At one's best"]
Kami: I thought it was quite a compliment to my little Gem.
Gem: [Muttered] I'm just wondering when she thought I was at my best.
Kami: [Sweetly] I could tell them.
Gem: [Quickly] Anyway, then she suggested Yuki.
[The whiteboard pops up "Yuki: Snow"]
Gem: Which is kind of a pretty name and all, but it really doesn't suit me.
[Kami vanishes off-screen and returns in a pale blue kimono - once again, with the front wide open]
Kami: Although you must admit it is *very* Japanese.
Gem: [Eyes Kami cautiously] Riiight...
Kami: I also suggested Teruko-
["Teru: To Shine" appears on the whiteboard]
Kami: But it's a bit of an awkward name.
Gem: At this rate, I wonder why she didn't call me "amazing."
[Kami pokes out her tongue at Gem]
Gem: She then suggested Yoko-
["Yoko: Beside, with" appears on the whiteboard]
Kami: But it's a bit of a common name.
Gem: Say, just what did you mean with that name anyway? "Beside" someone in particular?
Kami: Ooh, nobody.
Gem: Sure you didn't.
Kami: I could have if you want.
Gem: Anyway, we finally hit on a winner.
Kami: I came up with Aoi.
["Aoi: Blue, green" appears on the whiteboard]
Gem: I like it actually. Read it right, and it suits my eyes.
Kami: [Wags finger] Don't forget, it's got a number of other meanings.
["Aoi: Pale, unripe, inexperienced" appears on the whiteboard.]
Gem: [Stares at whiteboard] And just what did you mean by that?
Kami: [Sweetly] Well you're inexperienced in some ways.
Gem: I bet you'd be glad to help with that.
Kami: Oh yes, please!
[She jumps on Gem, hugging her, until Gem can fight her off with the poker]
Gem: DON'T DO THAT!
Kami: Aww, why not?
Gem: We're in the middle of a presentation here, you know.
[Kami dashes off and returns in her normal outfit]
Gem: Anyway, Kami hit the jackpot with the last name "Hari" straight away.
["Hari: Crystal, glass" appears on the whiteboard.]
Gem: She was obviously thinking of combining it with Aoi, getting Green crystal; a pretty neat description of my *amazing* eyes.
Kami: [Wags finger] Not entirely.
["Aoi Hari: Inexperienced and fragile" appears on the whiteboard with "Rough translation" beneath it.]
Gem: [Stares at whiteboard] You're kidding me.
Kami: It makes you sound so sweet.
Gem: [Sighs] Well your name has a few odd meanings too.
Kami: Eh? Me?
Gem: [Grins] Heh, heh.
["Kami: Spirit, white, hair, delicious" appears on the whiteboard]
Kami: [Stares at whiteboard] You're kidding!?
Gem: And that's a *male* spirit.
Kami: Well, I am a bit butch.
Gem: You? Butch?
Kami: How about delicious? Does that suit me? You'd know.
Gem: *Anyway* we had a few other suggestions that got canned for time reasons.
Kami: I actually wanted to go with Aki-
["Aki: Autumn" appears on the whiteboard.]
Kami: But Gem thought it was kind of boring.
Gem: Although I certainly could have gone with Akki.
["Akki: Evil spirit, demon, devil" appears on the whiteboard]
Kami: I dunno...
Gem: Are you kidding? I'm so evil, that my name should have been Akki Saikou!
["Saikou: Highest, supreme, the most" appears on the whiteboard, with "Akki Saikou: Supreme Devil" beneath it.]
[Gem vanishes in a puff of smoke and reappears wearing a scanty leather outfit with horns, bat wings and a barbed tail]
Kami: [Wags finger] Well how about Akki Saikouchou instead?
[The whiteboard prints up "Saikouchou: Climax" followed by "Akki Saikouchou: Evil Climax"]
Gem: Eh? No fair!
[SD Zenshou peers in from the left. Kami goes all starry-eyed]
Zenshou: While you're at it...
Gem: Yes boss?
[Zenshou walks in]
Zenshou: I was wondering if you could have a go at my name.
Zenshou: Nice outfit, by the way.
[Gem vanishes in a puff of smoke again and reappears in her regular outfit.]
Gem: Well, Zenshou can be taken to mean "destroyed" or "burned down," whereas Shinju can mean "pearl." So in whole...
["Zenshou Shinju: Shattered Pearl" appears on the whiteboard]
Gem: Nuh-uh. It's got a few more meanings, too.
[The whiteboard writes up "Zenshou: Pervious existence, precedent, prior chapter" followed by "Shinju: Belief, acceptance (of truths)"]
Zenshou: Wow. So it works on two levels.
Gem: Like my name, I'm told.
[Kami leaps across the room and grabs Zenshou]
Kami: It's so deep! She's so adorable! I want to hug her and kiss her and hold her!
Gem: Get off my boss!
[Gem beats Kami off with the poker, and Zenshou flees in panic.]
Gem: Boss, wait!
[Kami leaps at Gem again, who panics and flees. Kami lands in a heap, then sits up and cries adorably]
[SD Raven enters from the right]
Raven: Um... what's going on here?
[Kami leaps on Raven, who panics and screams for help. Fade out.]
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