>>28416195>So when you decided to call it a night, the only ones left are yourself, Slaughter, and T-745; Sparkle, she'd taken to being referred, if only for simplicity.>The power armored Twilight had left last, giving you her contact information, which was a lot more than you'd gotten out of the others.>Worst of all, you were essentially no closer to another lead than you had been before.>Oh, you'd looked over everything; drawn maps, made correlations between the universes hit and those destroyed; the works.>But at best, you had a rough section of areas that had been hit, and a rough pattern that had three potential targets, assuming you were right about half of the relations you'd made in regards to each target.>Sunny all but begs you to pack it in after more of Slaughter's cooking, and you can't help but oblige.>Yet still, even if you're spent physically, your mind whirls.>The last five days seem to press into every atom of your body, suffocating you with the sheer weight of all that had happened.>And yet, you were even more clueless as to where She could be, let alone how to actually catch up with Her and->...And what?
"Twi...">You rub your face with your right arm, stripped of your cybernetics and in a baggy t-shirt tonight.
"I know... 'm Sorry, Sunny..."
"You know there's no need to apologize. Just... please. Don't tear yourself down over this."
"I'm trying, but...">You roll over, and you feel the tentative warmth of your artificial nerves creating the sense of hands on your shoulders.
"What am I supposed to do when we find her, Sunset?">Sunset seems to ponder the question for a moment.
"What do you mean? I thought the original plan was to- well...">You sigh.
"That's the problem. At the station, when I saw how things used to be... back before we had to deal with the multiverse, or hunting Her down, or- ...">You take a deep breath, letting it out slowly.
"I don't know anymore. Is it wrong to want Starlight back, even with all she's done...?"