A soft laugh, not unlike a schoolgirl's giggle, echoed out as Rin appeared, the eternal smile carved into her face still seeming to ooze darkened blood. "Dark," she purred, an amused glint in her eyes. "It's been a while. Time has gotten away from myself and the others." A brief pause, then she continued. "I happened to notice that fantastic video. Props to Will, I'm impressed. But I'll admit, I was surprised at the amount of figments present... How many are there, exactly?"
Dark cupped his hands together, and rested his chin against the smooth bumps of his knuckles, watching the approaching figure with a roachful smile, his eyes sharp and aware. He gave a singular nod, accepting the compliment to Wilford without too much of a blow to his pride. Yes, the mangy pink mutt had done well, he would give him that. At the question, he removed his head from his hands, and tilted it back, taking a professional, bussiness-like demeanor about him as he spoke.
“What you saw was the extent of Mark’s mind. There are nine in total, each representing a separate side to Mark’s ego and personality. That is about an average number, give and take a few, for each human being. It’s all dependent on how they act and what they experience in their life to determine how many figments they will receive. Wilford, governing libido, restlessness, humor, egotism/vanity, impulsiveness, jealousy, spite, eros (erotic/sexual love), pragma (enduring love), mania (obsessive love), rage, masochism, and so on. The Silver Shephard governing justice, mercy, morality, and the like. Doctoriplier governing terminology, medical knowledge, patience, pessimism, and so on. The Host taking care of creativity, grammar, all things artistic based. Myself governing possession, fear, anger, grief, lust, loneliness, love (for now), anger, greed, lies (manipulation), psychotic tendencies, jealousy, seduction, anxiety (ties in with fear). Google governing intellect, knowledge, electronic awareness, calculation, etc. Ed Edgar… I’m not entirely sure. I believe some sort of obsession with money, mingled with country roots of some sort. Bim Trimmer governs his dramatic side, presentation, excitedness, formality, musical endeavors, so on so forth. King of the Squirrels governs his fascination with animals, particularly squirrels, and a desire for leadership.”