Takumi didn’t know what to do. He couldn’t move, couldn’t say anything, couldn’t even think straight. What the hell was this…thing even saying? Killing people? Nobody wasn’t going to do that, right? This entire thing was insane, nuts and right now he didn’t want to deal with it.
Tears clouded his eyes, though Takumi did his best to push them back. It was just a complete and total feeling of helplessness. So what the thing was saying was that he was never going home again. Unless he killed someone else, which was one hundred and sixty percent out of the question, he’d never leave this place. That was absurd! Who had the ability to keep them there for the rest of their lives? Wouldn’t someone be looking for them?
Well, okay, not him, obviously. But the rest of these guys were Super High School Level prodigies. Famous! Known around the world, with powerful connections! Surely someone was coming for them and surely they wouldn’t leave Takumi in the dust. Someone was going to save them, right?
Takumi knew he didn’t believe it the moment he thought of the idea. If the bear freak could get them here and keep them in for as long as he said, then it had power. Maybe there wasn’t going to be a rescue, maybe they weren’t going to go home unless they performed the perfect murder. Maybe this was all it was ever going to be.
The tears stung, but Takumi ignored them. Fine. Fine, he’d stay in this park for however long it took to find a way out that didn’t involve killing anyone. He wasn’t going to turn into a damn murderer just because a stuffed bear told him to. He’d find that thing, rip out its stuffing and scatter it to the winds, that’s what he would do. He wasn’t a murderer, he wasn’t a killer, he was Misawa Takumi and god damn it all, he was not nothing.
The feeling returned to Takumi now, to his fingers, to his toes. He felt…okay. Well, as okay as anyone could really be right now. But considering he would freak out if you put him near one of those roller coasters, yeah he was doing just fine. Keep your chin up, kiddo, don’t be a burden on these people.
Now his earlier conversations with Eri came back to him. Water, food, places to sleep. Yeah, they could find them. They could do this.
Well then. Let’s get to work.