This was supposed to be angsty and then turned out not to be. It was supposed to be about Mob being afraid that he’s making Reigen feel obligated to stay, chaining him down and trapping him again. I had some neat symbolism I was gonna put in.
But then I didn’t.
And also I didn’t spend nearly enough time unpacking and exploring any of the ideas that I actually wrote about.
But I am on the edge of an art and writing block right now, so this is the best I can do. Please enjoy.
In the early hours of the morning the world is draped in silence, broken only by the faint hum of sleeping appliances and the ticking clock. After so many nights with nothing but a corpse for company, it’s surprising that the silence doesn’t grate against him. If he were alone, perhaps it would, but–
“Do you feel them, sometimes?”