Once they figure out that they have to be near each other in order to not be in pain, I imagine there is a lot of arguing over whose fault this whole thing is (“This is what happens when you get in my way, Misaki. I would’ve caught that Strain fine without you interfering.” “Me? You’re the one who stopped doing his job just to come bug me.” “Tch. You shouldn’t have been in the way of an official investigation to begin with. We had the area blocked off for a reason, moron.” “The hell I’d let you stupid Blues tell me what I can and can’t do!” “I guess it’s pointless trying to explain official business to a useless thug, huh?” “Who are you calling a thug, bureaucrat? Anyway, you’re the one who pissed that Strain off anyway.” “Don’t pin this on me, Misaki. You attacked him before I did.” “Only because he was about to get the jump on you! You should be thanking me.” “I knew exactly where he was. Don;t lump me in with unobservant idiots like you.” “Oh yeah? Maybe the only reason that Strain used his power on us was because you were so fucking annoying that he wanted to get you out of the way.” “Loudmouth idiots don’t get to call other people annoying.” Imagine this continues for a good twenty minutes at least). Then they get into another argument about what to do next, since Fushimi wants to go back to Scepter 4 to research what’s going on and see if they’ve caught the Strain yet and Yata’s like “The fuck I’m going there let’s go back to Homra, we’ll track this guy down while you Blues are busy sitting at your fancy-ass computers doing nothing.” Fushimi’s definitely not going to do that, more arguing, at some point they probably try to walk away from each other and the pain hits and they’re stuck sitting back down next to each other like “Well, fuck.”
So eventually their respective clans notice that the two of them are missing and Fushimi gets a call from Awashima while Yata gets a call from Kusanagi and they both give their own special accounts to their respective bosses (“Yes, I’ve figured out what the Strain’s power is. I’ll be back at headquarters as soon as I can get rid of some useless excess baggage I’ve been saddled with.” “Yo, Kusanagi-san! Yeah, I got hit by some weird Strain power and now I’m stuck with the stupid monkey – hey! Who the hell are you calling ‘excess baggage,’ asshole?”). Luckily Kusanagi and Awashima are adults so they decide to work together to find a solution to all this and both clans are sent out to find the Strain. In the meantime Fushimi and Yata are sent to neutral ground (maybe a park or a cafe, or a nice small closet) and told to stay together. They continue to be unhappy about it. Fushimi probably plays with his PDA a lot, trying to ignore Yata’s presence. Yata gets annoyed with that pretty quickly. At some point I imagine he calls Kamamoto or someone just so he can complain very loudly about the rude jerk he’s stuck with until Kusanagi orders Kamamoto to get off the phone and tell Yata to deal with it. At some point Yata can’t take it anymore and starts trying to get Fushimi to tell him why he left and Fushimi deflects. Yata starts muttering about this kinda reminds him of when they were in middle school, just hanging out togther the two of them, and Fushimi sits there silently staring at his PDA. Then maybe Yata misremembers something and Fushimi very quietly corrects him and Yata’s head just shoots up, all hopeful, but Fushimi’s still staring away at his PDA. It basically continues like that, Yata reminiscing, Fushimi trying to act like he’s not listening when he totally is. Eventually the Strain is caught and they can separate again and Yata’s like “Well, I guess that wasn’t a totally terrible experience, see you later stupid monkey” and Fushimi just kinda grunts his reply but he stares after Yata for a long time, not saying a word.