Ground Support

-Living World-

Their work still wasn’t done. The angels still needed to create a way back. The five women broke up and gathered up the others.

“Get up!” Natalia said. Taro and Makoto looked up at her. The angel put her hands on her hips.

“We can’t do this alone,” she said. “We’re going to need to something like a safety net for them to come back to.”

“What do we need to do?” Taro asked.

“Come with me,” Natalia said. “We don’t have much time.” She turned and walked to the kitchen. Taro and Makoto followed behind.

The other angels found Tokyo ’87 around the apartment. They all gave the same if not similar speech that Natalia gave them. The adults all looked confused.

“Why?” Lisa asked.

“Just do it!” Liz snapped. The other woman rolled her eyes.

“Fine,” she grumbled. She followed the angel into the kitchen.

Yoshiko and Ben were the last two to join the group in the kitchen. Everyone looked up. Natalia folded her arms across her chest.

“What took you so long?” she asked. Yoshiko cut the man a cold glare next to her.

“We would’ve been here sooner, but this idiot was staring off into LaLa Land at a wall,” she snarled. Ben had a sheepish look on his face. He chuckled with a red face as he rubbed the back of his head.

“Sorry about that,” he mumbled. Natalia cleared her throat.

“Never mind that,” she said. “Everyone join hands and form a circle.” The humans stood around, looking at each other at first. Natalia threw back her head and groaned.

“Now!” she shouted. The humans all started moving around. One by one, their hands all started to link together. Natalia watched as she held out her hands. Taro grabbed her left hand while Ben grabbed her right. The angel took in a deep breath.

“Okay,” she said. “Everyone close your eyes.” One by one, everyone closed their eyes. Natalia slowly closed one eye as she watched everyone do it. Once the last person closed their eyes, she closed her other eye.

“Now focus on your happiest childhood memory,” the main angel said. Makoto snorted.

“What if you don’t have any?” he asked. Natalia tried her best to keep herself calm.

“Do the best you can,” she said through gritted teeth. He didn’t say anything after that. The main angel took a deep breath.

“Okay,” she said. “Now think about your happiest childhood memory. If you don’t have one, do the best you can. You don’t need to speak. Just do it.” Natalia took a deep breath and dug into her own memories to the best of her ability.

A warm energy started form around their feet and ankles.

Natalia lifted her chest. “Masayuki, Baby Doll. Can you hear us? Come back to you. We are here waiting for you.”