****Location: Blue Colony Dome # 7 Level 23 Infirmary Isolation Room # 12****
[Hayami sprinted out into the hallway heading straight for Kino's room.]
[But as he did so he could feel his pace slow and eventually come to a stop.]
[Standing just feet away from Kino's door.]
[Hayami found himself gripped by an emotion he had never known before.]
[Fear... for the first time in his life Hayami was afraid.]
[Afraid of what Kino would say.]
[Afraid of what Kino would do.]
"What if she holds me responsible?"
[Hayami thought as he remembered Kino's words.]
"I have put up with your bullshit for the last time!"
"Either you get a grip or you find yourself another partner."
[These words hurt Hayami more than Kino's right hook.]
[Not knowing what to do Hayami just stood there like an adult schoolboy.]
"Oh for Christ sake!"
[Iga groaned as he stepped forward.]
[Placing his hands on Hayami's back Iga pushed Hayami the rest of the way.]
"Iga what the hell are you doing?"
"Being your spine!"
[Iga retorted as he guided Hayami into Kino's room.]
[Directing him to the chair that he had occupied hours before.]
[As Hayami sat down he noticed that Kino was unconscious.]
"What the hell... you told me she was awake!"
"She was when I went to get you."
"Relax Hayami the doc said this might happen."
"It's just the brains way of resetting itself."
"Look at it this way... when she wakes up you will be the first thing she sees."
[Iga said as he leaned against the doorframe.]
"I don't think she'll be that happy to see me."
[Hayami said in a downtrodden voice.]
"After all you two have been..."
[But before Iga could finish the phone beside him came to life.]
[Iga picked up the receiver and spoke.]
"Sickbay actual... alright I'll be right there."
[Iga said as he replaced the receiver.]
"I am sorry but duty calls."
"If you need me I'll be in the conn."
[Iga said as he headed for the door.]
[Hayami choked out.]
"Don't let it go to your head."
[Iga smiled and left.]
[With Iga gone an awkward silence descended upon the room.]
[And time seemed to pass at a snails pace.]
[Soon Hayami became drowsy and was heading back to that warm place.]
[But before his mind was completely enveloped.]
[Hayami was brought back to reality by a familiar voice.]
"Ha... ya... mi?"
[Kino sputtered out as she slowly opened her eyes.]