Storm Before The Calm (Kuu) Aug 8, 2017 4:21:16 GMT
Post by Elliot and Isaac Sunderland on Aug 8, 2017 4:21:16 GMT
"It's really sweet, but not too overwhelming or minty. I bet you'd like it," Elliot said. Worst case scenario, they did toothpastes for pets that tasted like meat. Did Kuu even like meat? For a Digimon who talked so much about eating, Elliot was starting to realize that he had never heard about actual food that Kuu liked. It was always inanimate objects or toilet water or socks, or something weird like that. Maybe Elliot should've done research into sock-flavored toothpaste so that Kuu would've actually brushed his teeth.
That was far from the only oddity about Kuu's understanding of humanity. In all of his time with Maia, had he never been with her while she went to a checkup? "It's just a regular thing. You go even when you're not sick, so the doctor can look at you and go 'okay, no, you're definitely not sick,' " Elliot explained. "It's just helpful making sure, especially when some types of sick are a lot sneakier than others." It was also really helpful for confirming that someone was, and always would be, 5'1". Good luck, Isaac.
He thought about saying something at Kuu's other statement, but thought better of it and decided to shake his statement away. "You're right. You two are perfect the way you are," he conceded, smiling.
When faced with opposition, Kuu did what he always did; let his words run in a circle while screaming in panic. However, unlike what Kuu usually did, this time he settled down and actually voiced a complaint. Elliot was taken aback somewhat, blinking in surprise at how clear Kuu was being. "D-Reaper data?" he said, somewhat quiet as all of his worst anxieties were echoing through his head. Was he going to lose Kuu too? Was he going to lose himself? Would every single one of them end up corrupted, slowly but surely, with Isaac alone having the most direct exposure? He took a deep breath, trying to blink back all of the worries bouncing around in his head. No. They were here. They were fine. Whatever it was inside of them, it was unrelated.
"It'll be okay," Elliot finally decided, almost more to himself than Kuu. "But thank you for making sure to keep Maia safe."
He was also apparently keeping his cartridge safe, by force if need be. "You . . . wouldn't really eat someone, would you?" he asked, suddenly quite alarmed. Sure, cartridges were important, but that was just barbaric! Suddenly he was glad that Kuu's last evolution was a gorgeous warrior-woman and not something huge and fangorious. Giant women never ate anybody, right?
Kuu seemed to enjoy Digivolving, but at the same time it wasn't . . . right? "Why isn't it right, if you like it?" Elliot asked, confused. Kuu thought eating out of toilets was right because he enjoyed it. He thought basically wearing an Isaac lookalike outfit was right because he enjoyed it. Why was this where Kuu made the decision between what's right and what was enjoyable? Between that and his mention of Maia's worries, Elliot had the feeling something wasn't quite right here.
"Awww, aren't siblings great?" Cassandra said. "Kinda wish I had one growing up. Glad Elliot didn't miss out on that chance, at least." Seriously, this was one weirdly chill mother! It seemed she was taking her promise to be involved in her kid's life more often quite seriously.
Apparently someone existed that was worse at navigating than the brothers. How horrifying. Thankfully, Cassandra wasn't one to judge. "Not sure how boxes would've helped with that. Were you recycling?" she asked, Elliot trying to hide the embarrassed blush on his face. Elliot knew damn well what Kuu meant by boxes, and he was surprised Kuu would even risk bringing that up.
At the sudden compliment, Cassandra blushed a little before smiling. "Heh. Thanks," she said. "Always ended up slipping into the cool parent role, somehow." Another thing Elliot damn knew well about. Why was there so much implication here?
In retrospect maybe Cassandra's question was a bit silly. "Right. Guess there is only one school around here these days," Cassandra said. Sure, Kuu could've been homeschooled, but he seemed to keep pushing the technically correct angle rather than being a lying liar who lies. "Still, no classes together, huh? Bummer.
Where are you and Maia from? Don't exactly look like you're from around here, either," she added. There were a lot of foreigners around Shibuya, after all. It was nice knowing there was another family from the US so close, if only so Cassandra wouldn't feel as alone in her experiences.