"I-I'm not really a prank person," Midori stuttered and her face flushed a light pink.
"... Twitch, someone else has your PokeNav," Jasmine said. "Whoever it is wants me to meet them at Sunnyshore cafe."
"Goodbye, Zane... Bye Dan... I'll miss you." Midori stared at the ground, her face flushing a bright red. "U-um... Take care of yourselves, okay? Wh-wherever you're going... And um... D-Dan, uh..." She shut her mouth quickly before she said anything she'd regret.
"What the hell, Ernest?!"...
It's okay, Dan. I already know, I'm not going to go psycho scissors on you, Midori thought. Ritz was obviously very unstable, having built her entire life around Zane. She hoped Ritz would have cooled down by the time Zane returned, for his sake.
Midori looked into Joey's eyes briefly, then she looked shyly at the ground. "Um, sure."
She pulled her coat tighter against her. The teeth of the winter breeze bit at her exposed skin as she squeezed Joey's hand to say thanks, then she let go.
Midori said nothing as she gently laid a picture frame down next to the gravestone. It was a sketch she had drawn of Van after he had come into her room to play violin with her. It was eerie, how he died that very night. Since the morning the principal had announced they'd found him dead, there...
Everyone in the castle seems to be asleep, Midori thought as she looked out the window. Everything was dark and quiet. Normally the night is peaceful, tranquil, but something about this night is eerie. Spooky. Not normal. The hairs on the back of her neck prickled.
I'm just overtired. A lot...
"Th-thank you," Midori stuttered, her face bright red. She'd never been this close to a boy who wasn't her dad before. Her heart started to pound loudly in her chest. She wondered-- what would happen if she leaned a little closer and pressed her lips against his?
No, that was supposed to be...
Midori sat down on the bed next to Van.
"Yes," she said. "And I don't know, she's alright. I don't see her very often. I think she likes to hang out with her twin more often than me." She let out a halfhearted laugh.
Midori's hand shook as she attempted to draw the curve of her mother's jawline. The line came out shaky and looked more like a squiggle.
She'd thought, for just one minute, that maybe Dan could have been hers. How silly she was to think that.
May told me... It was over between them...
Midori couldn't look at May and Dan. Her heart throbbed painfully in her chest, watching him just lay in her lap like that.
"H-Hey, I have to go do something." She quickly stood up and began to walk back to the girl's dorm. "I'll catch all of you later..."
Midori's eyebrows went up. Instantly, she could feel that something was up. The aura coming from Dan... Well, maybe not Dan, maybe Ales-- seemed overpowering.
"Hi Dan, how are you feeling?" she asked, concerned.