|Setsuna (setsuna_p) wrote in egc,|
@ 2003-04-04 19:24:00
|Current music:||Sarah McLachlan - Building a Mystery|
Tall, Dark, and Somewhat Recycled
Yay for Dare! Dare is awesome! *dances around with pompoms*
About time I wrote something with Hikaru in it again, eh?
[setting: St Mary's Hospital]
*And now, we focus on the voices that Gustavo heard... specifically, they belong to a nurse, walking down the hospital corridor. The nurse jabbers on and on about this and that, while the figure next to her remains quiet except for a nod or a grunt here and there.*
*The figure itself... well... he/she looks a helluva lot like Master-sama. Heck, he/she even has the Replica in hand, or something that looks like it. However, if you were to set this Master-lookalike up against the previous one, you'd find that this one is quite a bit taller.*
*Also, this one speaks.*
Nurse: So, uh, you're here to visit room 21B. Isn't that right... uh...
Nurse: ...Mashinue-san. But this room, this is the room with the, uh... the patient is...
Mashinue: *waves a hand in front of her face* There's nothing unusual about this patient. You won't have to report this to your superiors.
Nurse: *smiling* There's nothing unusual about this patient. I won't have to report this to my superiors.
*The voice is very familiar, but it's hard to figure out exactly where we've heard it before...*
Nurse: Here it is! Room 21B! *opens the door*
Mashinue: You may go.
Nurse: *smiles and wanders off.*
*The Mashinue walks through the door, closing it behind him/herself. Hikaru is still unconscious, thanks to the hypo, but s/he simply approaches and gently taps Hikaru on the forehead.*
Hikaru: *opens its eyes* Uh.... *eyes open wide* You! You came for me..?
Mashinue: *kindly* I was worried when you didn't come back. I didn't send you out to get yourself killed, after all.
*And now, it's obvious where the voice is from. It's the voice that gave Hikaru permission to go out and kill Choirmaster.*
Hikaru: I... I'm sorry, I failed...
Mashinue: That's all right. It's taken care of itself.
Hikaru: Mack's... she's been possessed...
Mashinue: That's also been taken care of.
Hikaru: Really? *Its eyes water.* I'm so useless...
Mashinue: No, you're not. It's not your fault that someone exploited your weakness against fire. It's-- *stops*
Hikaru: It's what?
Mashinue: ...a mazoku has been here. Recently. Can't you feel it?
Hikaru: *pauses* ...I can.
Mashinue: Apparently someone finds your condition amusing.
*A short pause.*
Mashinue: Anyway. I'm here to heal you and bring you back.
Hikaru: *eyes wide* NO! You can't heal me! I know how much it hurts you to cast white magic! I-- I'll be fine on my own, really!
Mashinue: Then I'll just take you from the hospital...
Mashinue: No? Why?
Hikaru: Mack is here... I want to see her again.
*The Mashinue cocks his/her head to one side.*
Mashinue: I see. *turns* Well, then... consider this a short visit.
*And with that, s/he walks out the door and down the hallway. Despite sticking out like a sore thumb, none of the nurses take any note of him/her.*
Hikaru: *whispering* Thank you...