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"Well, like I said, it was an accident. I caught sight of you and just couldn't resist." Lay it on thick, hope for the best. Not like she'd believe that I was chasing shadows and one happened to pick up a nickel.
"You're not very convincing, you know that?" For such a sour face, you're not trying too hard to get off the floor.
"All too well. It's why I have to resort to charm." Of course, it's gotten me into trouble more than a few times when it's actually worwhoa.
"That's what I meant." With a grip like that, I wouldn't be surprised if you left marks in my ass. "I thought I already told you not to joke like that."
"Must have slipped my mind." Ooh, I don't like that look. That is definitely a rape face. "So anyways have you seen Orin around?" Oh, don't click your tongue like that, lovely. I'll be back for you, corpse in tow.
"No. I know she's usually wandering the halls like she owns the place this time of night, but she was talking about having an appointment somewhere. I'd tell you more, but I tend to filter out as much of what she says as possible." In the same instant that she finishes her sentence, her expression shifts to puzzlement and she starts up like she forgot a period while she was writing her dialogue. "Why are you looking for her? I thought you hated Orin."
"Oh, I do. I don't know how I let her get near me after the first time we met, but she locked me in the basement and I'm ready to teach her a lesson."
"Now, hold on. I'm not about to let you pile more onto our workload." ...Our? "Besides, she's like a five-year-old. If you start fighting her, she'll take it further than you want it."
"Hold on, hold on. Our workload?" You're the doctor here, spider lady. Then again, those eyes look a little too genuine to be messing around...Apparently there's a lot more that I don't remember than I thought.
"...Are you busy right now?"
"Too bad. Come with me."
Is he an impostor? You never know with people down here, but then who would even bother? Unless word got out. That'd be...bad. But I'd know about that by now. They don't work that fast. Besides, an impostor wouldn't be that stupid. I swear to God, Orin, if you did anything permanent to him I'll beat you half to death with that stupid fucking cart, inject you with sulfur, skin you alive, cut off your eyelids, and then I'll start torturing you.
"So, uh. What seems to be the problem?" You really do suck at bluffing, kid. Just accept it and move on.
"That's what I aim to find out. Sit down." ...Are you really.
Going to drag it out.
For this long.
You fucking child.
But he's done this before, hasn't he? Does that mean...no. He couldn't have. He's just a human...Isn't he? "So what are you going to do to me, exactly?" ...Coincidence. Put on your game face, Yamame.
"Well, first off, just sit back..." That damn burning. In all my years, I've never gotten used to it. Is that where I get it from? Either way, it works. I can take this much as long as I know it works. "...And relax." And his heart's speeding up again. Wonderful.
...except it's over there.
Why is his heart over there.
"Well, if you insist. By the way, nice outfit. Very 80s." There's got to be some kind of an explanation. Vital organs don't just float around like that.
"Is that supposed to be a joke?" Did she decide to play surgeon? I knew she was out of her gourd, but that's just stupid. Then again...
"No, no! I really like the way one sleeve is clutching on by the threads. It really gives it personality. Sort of a miniature political statement." No, she's not got the background for that sort of thing. I'd believe it if he were dead, but not like this. And why would only his mind be affected, if that were the case?
"Or maybe my shirt is just old, and you're reading into it too much. Maybe I like the way it feels on my shoulder." What could she have done, though? This hasn't happened to any of the others. I doubt Komeiji would let it...
"Or, you're just trying to look like you don't care even though you're happy that someone noticed. I know the games you stoic types play, I was a punk back in the day, too." God damn it just shut up already! Why isn't it working yet? I gave you enough to take down an eleph...
Because you're a ghostgod damn it Orin!
[ ] I'm a friend, not a doctor.
[ ] I'm a businesswoman, not a friend.
[ ] I'm a doctor, not a businesswoman.
Apparently I need to turn up the "blunt" dials a touch. Also, I really didn't want to use this image, but my conscience wouldn't let me not.