[Deathscythe was in the fighting at Earth, though at a different part of it. It is damaged as hell.]
[Private to Deathscythe]
Well, it was a long run buddy. It's ALMOST time for you to rest.
So that was it. The giant shadow that's been hanging over our planet is finally gone. They almost destroyed us when they first arrived, and now WE'VE beaten THEM. Silentium surrendered to Earth. That's so weird to think about.
I think it's finally time for me to put away the weapons and live like a normal person for once.
No beating around the bush. I've got Deathscythe completely stripped of weapons and locked down in the hangar right now, but I'm going to be trying to test the ZERO system at full power.
Last time I tried it, I had visions of killing off my friends and almost went insane, so I'd like someone to stand by with an emergency shutoff switch in case it looks like I'm going crazy again while I test it on some simple battle simulations.
[Filtered to Asuka]
Hey, I have a proposition for the best Eva pilot in the world. It involves Paintball.
Okay, I get that it was necessary to save the world, and that we didn't have much time to work out plans or stuff, and I'm definiately appreciative for all you've done for us all but...
[He pans the camera around to show the devastation that used to be Duo's dorm room.]
After the minor repairs needed for Deathscythe from the previous battle, Duo is sitting in the open cockpit of Deathscythe. He's been in there for a while typing and working on things, but not he's just sitting there. He looks very nervous.
Was that letter from who I think it was? I mean, it can't actually be from...
Could it be?
[The morning after Simon and Nia got married.]
Next time I decide to have anything to do with alcohol other than disinfecting an injury or setting something on fire, someone punch me in the jaw.
[Duo is spending a good chunk of the day in his room with the lights off, and when he does emerge, it's with bags under his bloodshot eyes. Also, there's a bunch of cans on strings tied to gurren lagann in various places, some more noticeable than others, and someone wrote "JUST MARRIED" on the back of the head.]
Hey uh, Domon.
Sorry for trashing Shining Gundam. I know that was your machine for a long time, but it was kind of trying to kill me.
[After The Great Sky Combination]
So for the record, I was just pretending to turn on everyone. Lull the enemy into a false sense of security. Waiting for the right moment to strike. Definitely was not under the effects of some stupid mind-control ray. No sir.
That's my story, I'm sticking with it.
DAMMIT, I wish I could've been there to help you guys. At the first attack, though, big hunks of debris blocked the door to my room. Would've died with the emergency normal suit stuck under the bed.
Anyways, I'm just glad we survived. I'm down on Earth at the [Some nice hotel name in Tokyo here]. My room here is huge, so I could probably handle a roommate if I needed to.
[There's a noise in the background. A muffled voice calls out something about room service.]
Gotta go. We'll beat those guys, you'll see.
Deathscythe, buddy, I never worried about you having to last forever. To be honest I was going to blow you up once the fighting was done. But, there's no end in sight. For every war we end, another one seems to pop up, and the weapons are just getting deadlier.
We need an edge...
[/Private. To any caring to montior Duo's activities, he has recently looked up the schematics for Deathscythe Hell (Harder to find out, since those are his already.), Arche Gundam, and the ZERO system.]
Hey, Zoe. I've got a kind of big project here that'll need some professional help, if you've got the time.