Sumi had her hands shoved into her pockets as she waited in the alleyway that afternoon. This... would be it. She would end this, here and now. She just... hoped he would actually show up.
She turned her head towards the direction of the voice, perking up a bit when she saw it was coming from Nathan, note in hand. “Hey.” She pulled her right hand from her pocket, giving a wave. “Glad to see you’re doing well.”
“....I’ll cut to the chase. What do you know about, well.... Everything that has been going on with me?” He had more of a clue now than previously, considering that his memories had slowly been returning to him since the... incident a few days ago. But even still... It felt like some crucial clues were missing. Not to mention that whatever had done this to him was being completely silent, despite his best efforts to get anything out of it.
Sumi sighed, averting her gaze a bit. “I gotta admit, not much. I’m... Not the smartest. But even so... I think I know a way to stop it. One that doesn’t involve violence, or anyone else’s help. On that’ll make things right.” She turned to fully face him. This was it. The one thing she could do to help. A determined look in her eyes, she straightened her posture, and throwing forward her arm to point at Nathan. “Alright, listen up! I have a proposal for you! If you give Nathan back all of his memories, even the ones that were from when you were in control of him, and leave his body so he can have his life normally again, then...
I’ll let you inhabit MY body instead. Cause you want to be perfect, right? So if you agree to this, you’ll have brains AND brawn.”
What? ....No, she wasn’t talking to him. She was talking to...
“Yukikara, what are you doing? Do you even know if this thing is capable of leaving my body? And even then, do you not have a sense of self preservation at all!?” This was insane... To do this for someone that had been so cruel to her previously... Did she actually sustain some sort of damage to her brain when she got attacked a few days ago?
Sumi’s face held the same determined look as she gave Nathan as a smile. “Nah, this is just the best thing for everyone. Best thing I can do alone, anyways. And I can’t trust anyone else to handle this, at least in a way that’ll lead to a happy ending.”
Before he could even open his mouth to respond, however, Nathan once again felt himself being thrust out of control of his body.
It would be a strain, but the creature wanted a chance to negotiate before they made a decision. “I have to admit, that offer IS quite enticing... Not to mention that I do find you to be interesting...” He brought his hand up to his chin, contemplating. “But I must ask... What do you get out of this? I would think you would not do this without good reason, no? Besides, as far as you know I will simply do the same to you that I did to him.”
“Yeah, I know. I can’t exactly force you to leave my memories be and stuff, but... I feel that this is the best thing I CAN do in the situation. Plus.... Lets just say I have a gut feeling that something else is going on. Cause... You had no reason to get me to the hospital that other day.”
He seemed taken aback. “How exactly... were you aware that that was me?”
Sumi grinned. “Easy, there’s no way that Nathan would be able to carry me. And I know that you’re stronger, so... I’m not THAT dumb, heh.”
He contemplated for a few more seconds. The deal seemed good, and in all honesty.... He was curious about that odd person who had attacked Yukikara. “...Fine then, I believe we have ourselves a deal.” Without hesitation, he grabbed onto Sumi’s arm, and....
Within a matter of seconds, Nathan once again found himself in control of his own body. And....
O h .
He..... He needed to process this. All of this. Oh dear lord.
Sumi, meanwhile was.... huh, actually, she felt about the same.
“....Once I gain enough of my power back, I am going to need to speak through you in order to apologize to Kanpeki.”
She jumped a bit, not expecting to just have... A voice in her head now. “Oh, uh, sure I guess? But.... Why?”
“.....It seems he was not the only one being manipulated in all of this.”
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