[Solo] Double Heart Attack Apr 18, 2020 20:01:30 GMT
Post by Nanami Hanabana on Apr 18, 2020 20:01:30 GMT
Alternate Title: Egg yolks raise your cholesterol, so a double yolk can be bad for your heart.
Section 1: An Eggciting New Day
Section 1: An Eggciting New Day
Having just woken up unprovoked, Nanami let out a grumpy moan. After having every day be the same thing for so much of her life, Nanami appreciated how Sunday mornings became such a cherished and sacred time. Her mother was off trying to fix some failing corporation downtown while Eiichiro was setting up at the restaurant. She didn't have to worry about school or any of her supplementary classes, so there wasn't anything she really had to get done, so she could just leave her alarm off, go back to sleep, and... Wait, did she remember to turn her alarm off?
Welp, too late now. Rubbing the sleep from her eyes with one hand, she reached across her bed to punch the alarm off with the other, gently shifting her weight as to not to crush the large egg in between them. While reaching for her alarm, she grasped something that wasn't there before. A strange electronic device she had never seen before. It kind of looked like one of those virtual pet devices. Setting the strange device aside, she stretched out her arms and began to gingerly rub the egg lying next to her. It was warm to the touch. She wondered if was going to hatch soon. Staring at it with a loving smile, she paused as soon her lucidity caught up with the rest of her body.
So where the heck did this egg even come from?
Section 2: Growing Pains
Momoko, Nanami's mother, once explained that she was called a "fixer". Nanami didn't really get what she did but her mother once explained to her that she got hired by companies to scream at all the old men who didn't know how to run a business until they saw sense.
She was apparently quite good at it, seeing as they lived in this rather upscale part of Shibuya. It wasn't the fanciest of fancy mansions, mind you, but it clearly displayed her mother's wealth. But once Nanami was born, as well as her ensuing health issues, her mother hadn't worked for a long time. She knew that taking care of Nanami's medical problems must have cost a great deal as well, so it wasn't a wonder that once Nanami started to recover, her mother jumped straight back to the job she seemed to love to hate. Not having her mother around all the time made the girl a little lonely, but at the same time she was glad that her mother's life hadn't been derailed any longer.
So when it took Nanami over a half-hour just to get into contact with her she wasn't bothered in the slightest. Her cell phone was probably off at the time, so she had to look up her office's number.
She was sitting on her bed while on the phone, clutching the egg close to her with her free hand. The on-hold music blared some obnoxiously loud enka song, and the moment it cut off, Nanami didn't get the chance to open her mouth before she heard her mother's voice.
"Sweetie... Is everything alright?" Her voice sounded a little stressed, like she was in a hurry. She wanted Nanami to get to the point, then.
"Ah... I'm not really sure... but... um... I think I got a new symptom..." Nanami was stumbling through her words.
"'A new symptom'?" After repeating her daughter's words, Nanami's mother went silent for a second. "What symptoms, exactly?"
"I tried to look it up online and I couldn't find anything related to my heart, but..." Nanami sighed for a second. "I think I just laid an egg...!"
There was another long minute before anyone said another word.
"You... laid an egg? Do you mean...?"
"I woke up this morning and it was just in my bed... It's still warm to the touch, too..." She thought she felt it shake, but it could have just been her own shaking hands.
"Warm to the...? Nanami... We've already had this talk before. This is all perfectly normal, okay?"
"It is!?" She looked down at the egg in front of her. It was a bizarre swirls of light and dark browns, with weird accents of green and pink mixed into it. It looked more like some bizaare Easter candy reject than "perfectly normal".
"It just means that your body's beginning to grow up, so..."
"Whoa, hold on! Nothing you or even my health class told me that this would happen!"
"I'll be home later tonight if you want to talk, sweetie," her mother assured her, in an almost amused tone. "Eiichirou will be home first, but I don't think he'll be very helpful in this case... Anyway, I have to go. Make sure you eat something today, okay? And don't forget to take your pills. Also, there are some spare bedsheets in the hallway closet. I love you, Nanami."
"O-okay. Love you t-" Her mother had already hung up. Leaving the girl bewildered and confused. She didn't quite think her mother understood what was going on. She clutched egg closer to her stomach. It was just as wide, if not wider than the little girl's hips.
No way. There was just no way.
Section 3: Winners Don't Do...
Despite her disturbing morning and subsequently confusing phone call, Nanami still had a routine to make. She grabbed a cup of water from the kitchen and headed to the bathroom. Opening up the cabinet, she and reached up towards the various pill bottles lined up along the bottom shelf.
First came the immuno-suppressants. She didn't really get why hurting her immune system was a good thing, but apparently her own body would kill the new parts of her heart if she didn't take them. But if she took just those, then she would get sick really easily and die, healthy heart or not. So the next few were the anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal pills to take care of those.
But wait, there's more! Those pills caused their own side effects, like raising her blood pressure and cholesterol through the roof, so she had more pills to mitigate that as well. Sometimes Nanami thought it was a wonder that how many pills she took, she wasn't just a drooling mess that sat in the corner all day.
While she downed her pills, Nanami absentmindedly wondered if anyone ever thought of a way to mix her eleventy-billion pills together with a glass or orange juice or something to make some kind of drug cocktail. She put all of the pill bottles back into the bathroom cabinet than moved back into her room, then gave a glance at the egg sitting on her bed. Yep. Still an egg. She opened a drawer in her desk to pull out a notebook, flipping over to it's most recently written-in page.
- Hug a bear w/o getting eaten. (Fart on it if it's mean)
- Master an "Ultimate Skill" from a secret kung-fu master. (Sensei plz don't die after!)
- Learn how to say swear words in French
- Fly a plane but backwards
Staring down at the blank section, she wrote the words "Invent drug juice" before making another bullet point underneath. One more goal on the list. She flipped the notebook closed and got ready for another part of her routine. She slipped on some jogging shorts, threw a light jacket over herself, laced up some tennis shoes and headed outside for a morning jog. Maybe a bit of exercise might actually clear up this weird morning.
Part 4: A Fresh Breakfast
What started out as a jog turned into a morning powerwalk as Nanami got back home, sweating and gasping for air. Over a year since her surgery, and she still didn't have any stamina. Admittedly, she had been sick for as long as she remembered, so she never had any stamina to begin with. Still, one relaxing, morning bath later and she had finally worked up an appetite. She was thinking... some egg whites on rice with a glass of milk. The wonders of her condition meant that pretty much any food tasted plain to her, so simple, easy to make foods were just as... empty-tasting as a full-course meal. Not that she ever had much of an appetite to begin with. If she could get away with it, Nanami would just have a single slice of bread and be done for the day.
Heading to the kitchen she opened up the refrigerator to start making her breakfast. Her eyes widened in shock as she saw two creatures gorging themselves on the food inside. One was a brownish creature, spherical in shape, with a long tail and three small horns on the top of its head. The other was light green, of a similar shape, only it had one larger horn. The green one simply stared at Nanami with an emotionless expression while the brown one had its back turned to them, scarfing down last night's leftovers.
"Sheesh! Someone finally turned on the frickin' lights!" She heard the brown one exclaim in an exuberant voice. Nanami's heart felt like it was going to leap from her body as she unconsciously clasped the towel around her chest. "Couldn't see what I was eatin'! I was afraid I was gonna start chewin' on my own tail!"
"You bit my tail," The green one proclaimed. It was similar in pitch, but far more subdued. "Twice."
"Well I said I was sorry, didn't I?"
"You did not."
"Well, whatever! Don't get so worked up about the little things all the time!"
"E-excuse me..." Nanami nervously interrupted the strange creatures as they were talking. The green creature turned its attention back to the human girl.
"Oh, pardon me. Would you like me to get you something out of here?"
"I was just gonna get some milk, so..." She pointed to a small glass bottle next to the small green creature. With a surprisingly dexterous display, it wrapped its tail around the bottle and gingerly passed over to Nanami. "Th-thank you..." She suddenly shook her head, better able to grasp the situation after the polite exchange. "Wait, not 'thank you'! What are you two... little puffballs doing in my house? In my fridge!?" The brown one turned around to face the girl with a scowl, grains of rice stuck to its mouth.
"You got eyes, don't ya? We're obviously eating your food 'cause we're hungry!" The green one cleared his throat... wherever that was on its bizarre anatomy.
"No, you're eating her food. I just happened to get stuck inside with you when the fridge door closed... Oh!" For a brief instant, the green creature expressed a glimpse of concern. "Forgive me. I should start from the beginning. When we hatched, you were nowhere to be found. Having grown bored of waiting, my sister decided to play hide-and-seek. Are you familiar with the rules?"
"I am..." Nanami answered. What was this weird creature going on about?
"Well, my sister used this place as her hiding spot, but found she was unable to get out. I managed to pull the door open with all of my strength, but when I went in to retrieve her, the door closed on me as well," The green creature gave a pensive glare at the open refrigerator door. "These barriers in your world... clearly they're not meant to be trifled with by such inexperienced Digimon as ourselves..."
"Yeah, we were just gonna wait for you to get back, but I got bored of being stuck in here with this lame sister of mine," The brown one playfully smacked the green one "So I figured I'd chow down, Digivolve, and blast this door down with all my strength!"
"Digimon... Digivolve...?" Nanami was so dumbfounded that she couldn't help but repeat the strange things the equally stranger creatures were saying. "I-it still doesn't explain how you even got in here in the first place!" The brown creature let out an annoyed grunt.
"Are all humans this stupid, or is idiocy some kind of superpower of yours?" She cried out, rolling her eyes. "We're Digimon, dum-dum! Now let us out of here! We're freezin' our frickin' tails off!" The two Digimon proceeded to hop out of Nanami's fridge as they looked up towards the young girl.
"My name is Cream, a Zerimon, and this is my sister, Mocha, the Cocomon," The green one announced. The brown one, Mocha, gave a half-hearted wave with her tail. She forced a smile while Nanami, still baffled, returned a nervous one back.
"Nanami... Hanabana..." She replied with a hesitant wave. Cream nodded in response.
"I'm sure you have questions, Nanami, so we should sit down and discuss this. There's some things that we need to discuss."