"When I was younger I thought I had the duty to use these abilities for one teenage fantasy or another, but luckly I didn't have to learn the hard way that the best thing to do is leave the matters of the dead to the dead."
"The monsters just learn to steer clear after a while."
"Most who have clear sight of the spirit world also gain powers some way or the other. Some gain the powers of the reapers, or the monsters, or from a few different bloodlines. There are those with a brand of... Shall we call it magic, the reapers have their own after all."
Sora ignored Kaito - he was already focused, preparing a plan, then a counterplan, then a third, fourth, and seventh diversion tactic in order to face her, and not go mad.
It was not an amusing experience to speak to Yui, it was not a fun experience in the slightest. Valeria-san had left, and he felt... frayed at the edges, his mind slipping in between reality and the fabric of sanity, breaking into insignificant pieces as he moved, a ferocious grin on his lips as he did so.
"Beloved, you go too far. This woman has helped us, and you plan to strike her down in response? What have you become while I slumbered?"
He snorted at her words, brushing strands of blue out of a solitary grey eye. Covering it wouldn't help, at least not right now. The eye was useless, it had always been useless, but the fringe merely undercut the point he was attempting to make to her, that he was tired of her evasiveness, her undercutting his logic. He had long since advanced past 'monster', he was approaching 'abomination' at a fast pace.
"You weren't asleep Meciel."
"What are you talking about beloved?" The voice was surprised, like her host had just struck her across the face at full force, his calm manner of speech disconcerting. "I did not leave, I have been here the entire-"
He was quiet for a time, the rain pouring down ferociously as he moved, a chill ripping itself through his thin jacket like a knife through butter, as he thought back to those times.
"...You were my only friend. You were the only person who talked to me, Meciel, and you were the only one who cared. So... so what? So what if I had ignored your decisions for once? I just... I just wanted to feel something for once! I wanted to know that someone else cared!"
"You make it sound as if you were mutilating yourself beloved." The voice sounded amused, and Sora steadfastly ignored the gentle presence floating next to him, a white dress fluttering slightly in the rain. "Which, I suppose you were, in a way. But she was not a good friend. She would only use and betray you beloved, and I would not wish that on any a man, least of all you."
"We were six! She was just a girl who gave me some food!"
A girl, blue hair, smiling at him as he looked at her oddly, a confused tilt to his head as she offered him something, her hand blurred in the memory, as he was only focused on what she was saying.
"Hey! My name's Izumi!"
He stared. "So? Why should I care?"
She pouted at him, a small glare overcoming her face as she put her hands on her hips. "That's not very nice! I just wanted to talk!"
He looked away, shifting his legs on the bench he sat on alone. Everyone else in the area played, laughing and talking, except for the two. "That's nice. Go 'way."
She shook her head.
She bit her lip, and looked down. "Cause... Cause..."
"So? Why not?"
She looked up, blushing slightly as she answered him. "Cause you looked lonely."
He stared at her in abject shock, his eyes widening, and then just as suddenly, he looked away.
He moved over slightly on the bench, looking down as she smiled and sat there.
"She was my... she was my only friend. Real friend, that is."
"Oh? Am I not real?"
He laughed scornfully, shaking his head. Warmth fell over him as she wrapped herself around his body, but he continued to move. The warmth wasn't real, merely her manipulating his nerve endings in order to experience the sensation - he had long since learned not to trust it. He stopped suddenly, even thought the warmth remained, and stared at the building he'd been staying at for a while.