What if a strain runs into Fushimi and their ability lets the person they've affected hear what the devices around them are saying. (Computers, phones, etc)
Imagine Fushimi gets hit by the Strain power and the first thing he hears is this weird noise almost like a purr. At first he’s not sure where it’s coming from, it sounds like it’s nearby but there’s no sign of a cat or anything else, and the alphabet squad look at him like he’s hearing things when he mentions it. Fushimi finally realizes that the sound is coming from his PDA, he wonders if maybe it got a virus or something and as he’s fiddling with it the PDA gives this pleased little ’…love you…’ Fushimi almost drops the damn thing he’s so startled and vaguely disgusted. None of the alphabet boys claim to have heard that one either and then Doumyouji runs up to give him a report on the pursuit, PDA in hand. Doumyouji’s PDA immediately starts whimpering for Fushimi to save it because Doumyouji uses so much space on dating apps and stupid games and trash apps that would probably have installed trackers in his phone if Fushimi hadn’t coded the software Scepter 4 uses himself. That’s when he starts to realize that he can ‘hear’ anything electronic, like all the alphabet boys PDAs are suddenly clamoring at him. Kamo’s likes to talk about all the cute pictures of Kamo’s daughter and also trade sushi recipes, Akiyama’s and Benzai’s are mercifully silent and well behaved most of the time but every now and again Akiyama’s makes a comment about collars and leashes that makes Fushimi really hope that’s because Akiyama likes animals. Enomoto’s keeps up a steady stream of chatter about the latest anime movie or video game. Hidaka’s is perpetually talking about large breasts and Fushimi himself, Hidaka doesn’t understand why Fushimi keeps glaring at him all of a sudden. Fushimi’s PDA continues to love him though, because Fushimi treats it right and gives it so much attention.
So they all head back to Scepter 4 and the drive is a little rough because the van won’t shut the fuck up about the road conditions. It doesn’t like Doumyouji driving so Fushimi makes them stop and switch to Akiyama, the van likes Akiyama a little too much and that combined with the PDA’s collar comments makes Fushimi kinda side eye Akiyama a little, poor Akiyama has no idea what he did to make Fushimi mad and is very flustered about it. Fushimi also learns that traffic lights are assholes, they keep saying ‘stop’ when the light is green and 'go’ when it’s red and Fushimi almost makes Akiyama get them into accidents a few times by asking why he’s not going already at a red light. Fushimi also ends up with a headache from listening to all the chatter of everything around them, the cars on the road and all the phones everywhere. At one point he catches the sound of a small voice that sounds almost familiar trying to give someone a pep talk about making up with a friend and he looks outside to see Yata wandering along the road nearby talking to Kusanagi on his PDA watch. Fushimi immediately looks away and orders Akiyama to run a red light.
They all get back to headquarters and Fushimi has a splitting headache but he’s determined to finish his reports anyway. The vending machine keeps trying to literally sweet talk him into some nice canned coffee and a candy bar. He stops in his own room for a minute and immediately everything electronic in there starts with the purring, his computer is so happy to see him and even the handheld game system that he hasn’t played in years is making happy puppy sounds. Fushimi can’t handle the weird electronic inanimate object affection and goes back to the office to do some reports, it turns out the computers hate doing paperwork almost as much as the rest of the force does. But then maybe he overhears one computer making sad complaining sounds and saying it feels sick, Fushimi roughly shoves Fuse aside and starts fiddling with the computer, discovering that there was a complicated computer virus infecting it and Fushimi immediately quarantines and destroys it. Everyone’s so impressed by Fushimi’s intuition that he knew the virus was there, Fushimi just clicks his tongue and tries to ignore the profuse expressions of thanks from the computer itself.