Chapter Twenty-Six: Fool Queen:
ï¿½You took the first step,ï¿½ Carrie said with a flashlight on Hisoka under a sheet.
ï¿½Yeah,ï¿½ the boy said dryly. Carrie noticed the look on his face.
ï¿½Whatï¿½s wrong?ï¿½ she asked. Hisoka pressed his lips together.
ï¿½Everyone saw it was a problem,ï¿½ he said.
ï¿½And now?ï¿½ she asked. He lowered his head.
ï¿½Even I know itï¿½s a problem,ï¿½ he grumbled. Carrie gave him an odd look.
ï¿½Andï¿½ you donï¿½t like that?ï¿½ she asked.
ï¿½It was easier being blind to it,ï¿½ the shinigami answered. His light never left her face.
ï¿½So what are you going to do now?ï¿½ the red-haired girl asked. Hisoka leered at her.
ï¿½Hm?ï¿½ he asked.
ï¿½You admitted you have a problem,ï¿½ Carrie said. ï¿½What will you do?ï¿½
ï¿½I have no idea,ï¿½ he admitted. ï¿½I have to finish treatment here.ï¿½ Hisoka paused as another question came into his head. ï¿½And what about you?ï¿½ he asked.
ï¿½What about me?ï¿½ Carrie asked.
ï¿½Why are you here?ï¿½ the shinigami asked. The younger girl felt her heart twinge with sorrow.
ï¿½My sister was murdered,ï¿½ she explained. ï¿½They never found the killer.ï¿½
ï¿½Oh,ï¿½ Hisoka murmured. ï¿½Iï¿½m sorry.ï¿½ Carrie shook her head.
ï¿½Iï¿½m fine now,ï¿½ she told him. ï¿½But, what about you?ï¿½ Hisoka blinked puzzled.
ï¿½What about me?ï¿½ he asked.
ï¿½Are you okay?ï¿½ Carrie asked, ï¿½Be honest here.ï¿½ Hisoka drew his mouth closed. She gave him a little smile.
ï¿½Itï¿½s okay,ï¿½ the girl whispered. ï¿½Take your time if you have to.ï¿½ Hisoka gave her a strange look.
ï¿½Just who are you?ï¿½ he asked. Carrie reached out and tapped him on the tip of his nose.
ï¿½A friend,ï¿½ she replied. ï¿½Just a friend.ï¿½ Hisoka couldnï¿½t understand this girl. All of drugs and Jessieï¿½s spell messed up his powers. As a result, no emotions flowed through him. This little redhead clearly wasnï¿½t human, thatï¿½s for sure. She clearly wasnï¿½t a shinigami either. How did she even get in the treatment center in the first place? Even more so, why was she so interested in him?
ï¿½You have to let go of him, you know?ï¿½ she spoke up. Hisoka glanced over from his thoughts.
ï¿½What?ï¿½ he asked. Carrie looked at him seriously.
ï¿½Let your partner go,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½Heï¿½s happily married now.ï¿½ Hisoka froze at her words.
ï¿½Wait, I never told you about Tsuzuki,ï¿½ he said. ï¿½How didï¿½ï¿½ Carrie put her finger to his lips.
ï¿½Patients here talk,ï¿½ she said in a low voice. Hisoka lowered his eyes in shame.
ï¿½But seriously, let him go,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½Donï¿½t you want him to be happy?ï¿½ The shinigami bit his lower lip sheepishly.
ï¿½But I canï¿½tï¿½ï¿½ he murmured. Carrie let her fingertips caress his right cheek.
ï¿½You have to,ï¿½ she said. ï¿½Otherwise, you wonï¿½t be able to move on.ï¿½ Hisoka looked down at her hand. She told the truth to his face, but his heart still wouldnï¿½t listen.