In a Fix

a drabble

Toki tries very hard not to forget things from the world he left behind. He thinks of them everyday. The yakisoba bread from the school store. The deceivingly blue pen with black ink. The arcade he frequented during exam period.

Two weeks into this routine, he forgets his classmates' voices.

It can't be helped, is what he thinks upon realizing. But there's something pathetic about the broken cup near his feet, and he wishes he could make it good as new.

(Later, Shinonome sees him and offers to fix the cup.

He refuses. Laughs. Says, "There's no fixing it anymore." And he avoids Kon until the suspicion vanishes from his friend's face.)