But it was not whatever in the singular sense – as in whatever it is that is making that noise could it please possibly consider stopping. No, it was whatever in the plural; as in whatever it is that is making that noise could they please consider stopping making it.

But all of this is supposing, of course, that cockroaches have the capacity to stop and consider whether or not their behaviour is likely to offend but because they don’t have this capacity they won’t consider stopping and so when the game of this story is made this is where a cut scene appears to show the player that a billion billion cockroaches have just been disturbed by Inteachán and her fire and her talking out loud and are now falling from the roof of the cave like peals of insect rain.

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