Time Backwards
By – Hime no Ichigo

Genre: General/Angst
Rating: G
Characters: Kida Masaomi
Story Type: Drabble
Summary: He has never felt such conflicting feelings for a simple piece of technology.

Disclaimer: Durarara! is the intellectual property of Narita Ryougo.

Spoilers: At this point, I don't think it's considered as a spoiler anymore.

Notes: This is from this week's theme: "email/keitai".

It's so common these days for people to just grab their wallets and cell phones and go. And maybe their headphones. But not watches, or any of the simple things that came before smartphones and credit cards.

Kida Masaomi is one of those people. One of those young people who pretend to look cool while flipping open their keitai, glancing at the screen for the time and any new messages, before snapping them close. On school grounds out of his teachers' preying eyes, at the street corner or some store, at the park picking up girls, at Sunshine 60 – anywhere. It's not that his sense of time is bad. There's just something very charming (in lack of a better word) about the way the hand and fingers move when performing that action. And he thinks the girls like it as well.

That was when Kida was still with the Yellow Scarves.

These days, he still only carries around his wallet and keitai, and his schoolbag if he just finished school. But the frequency at which he flips open his phone has decreased a lot. He turns to public establishments for the time, or asks Mikado or Anri if they're with him.

Since that day, he has sworn to rely less on his phone, using it only in emergencies – and they have to be desperate emergencies. There's no more use in opening it to check for messages that will never come, or calls that will never be made. The time—Kida wishes it can go back, freeze, fast forward—anything.

He still get dreams about what could have happened differently if he hadn't been watching the minutes and hours tick by, waiting for a phone call that could have saved all of them. He was young and naïve, perhaps just as reckless as he is now.

But he still hates that part of himself that relies on others, especially him.

- Owari -

Authoress' Notes: I play on Kida's pivotal point in life a lot, so this is another spin on it. xD