Joe has trouble dealing with the way his cybernetic nature isolates him from the rest of the team... especially Jun.
“I know.” Ryu groaned. “But why does it have to be such a big deal? We’re all fine with it. Why aren’t you?”
He meant well, but he didn’t understand. How could he? Ryu could never comprehend the emotional agony gripping its cold fingers around my heart each day.
I didn’t want to get into this right now, and certainly not with Ryu. He was terrible at keeping secrets.
“I think I’ll go back to help Ken.” I said.
“If you want to work on some boring, old reports, instead of having fun, then you really have changed, Joe.” Ryu said. “It’s like you want to distance yourself from us; like you want to be miserable.”
He had a point. I did want to distance myself. But didn’t want to make myself miserable. I just was miserable. It was more of an undesired side effect to life, rather than something I had consciously chosen.
Chapters: 15 - Table of Contents
Characters: Gel Sadra, Goon, Jinpei, Joe Asakura, Jun, Ken Washio, Ryu Nakanishi, Sosai X
Genre: Angst, Character Study, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual References, Mild Violence
Word count: 34952 - Read Count: 23822 - Completed: Yes