Title: Unsent
Author: Jordanna Morgan
Archive Rights: Please request the author's consent.
Rating/Warnings: G.
Characters: Sio.
Setting: Sometime after episode 5.
Summary: Sio makes a confession, sort of.
Disclaimer: They belong to Masato Hisa. I'm just playing with them.
Notes: Written for the prompt word "Confession" at Fan Flashworks. Just a meager thing I managed to produce while waiting out Hurricane Matthew. I had to get around to watching the rest of the "Nobunagun" series before I decided this was worth widespread posting.

I have a confession to make, Asao.

After all these months of complaining about him… I think I might actually be falling for Jack.

It's crazy, right? I mean, the guy literally shares his personality with Jack the freakin' Ripper. If that isn't the definition of the guy your mother warned you about, I don't know what is.

I can just hear you laugh and say it's my "fascination with dangerous toys" again. And I don't know, maybe you're right. Jack is so insanely cool in a fight with an E.I., I can't even forget it when he's being a jerk. (Not even when he's being cool and a jerk at the same time—because yeah, he can totally do that. I've got no idea how.)

But then, maybe it's something about what a mystery he is. I wish I could get his real story. It was only just recently that I even learned his real name.

I didn't tell you about that before, did I? Anyway, it's Adam. Adam Muirhead. Has a really nice British ring to it, doesn't it?

And that's all I've got. I still don't know anything about who Adam is when he's not Jack… or even if he's really anyone but Jack at all. With a lot of other E-gene holders, it's so much easier to tell where one personality begins and the other ends, but Jack seems like he's never switched off. He's kind of like Norman Bates that way, you know?

—I mean, not because he's a psycho with a big knife. (Even though he is.) I mean it's because he must be all Jack a lot of the time, but I don't think he's ever all Adam.

Maybe that's really what this is all about. Even when he ticks me off, maybe I'm so drawn to Jack because I can't figure him out.

…Well, that, and because he's kind of hot.

Frowning at the screen of her phone, Sio Ogura breathed out a little huff. Her thumb hesitated for a moment before pressing the Save to Drafts button. She watched the email she had crafted disappear into her Unsent Messages box, where it joined a hundred others.

…It was probably a good thing DOGOO didn't let her have internet access. It kept her out of trouble, right? After all, if Asao ever really read the unsent ramblings Sio had written to her, she would never be able to live it down.

The thing was, it helped just to put all these thoughts into words somewhere.

2016 Jordanna Morgan