Vanishing in figures.

I'm not a pantysniffer. I'm not a pervert.

When do I become this... superhero?

Screams in the night.
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Room 230, Tuesday Afternoon
Nathan was gone. The one in Simon's home dimension, not the one that went to school here. Not that Simon was sure about the one here, either, and he was considering checking up on him.

But he wasn't sure he had the time. He'd scheduled yet another portal with far too many layovers, and he was packing. Almost frantically. He had no idea if there was anything he'd be able to do at home, but he knew he wanted to be where Alisha was.

As long as she was there.

He was trying not to think of the possibility that at some point, she might not be. He kept packing.

[ooc: Open door, open post! And yes, this'll probably be Simon's last interactive post before the BDE ends. Sigh, heroes.]

Mercy had come looking for her friend, and maybe a little mutual support, and found him packing.

"You're leaving," she said with dismay, which she tried unsuccessfully to hide.

"Yes," he said, glancing at her over his shoulder, momentarily pausing in the task of shoving clothes into his backpack. "I -- I have to."

Mercy swallowed hard and made herself be socially appropriate. "Of course. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have even - "

She rubbed at her face. He was going to disappear too, she just knew it. Everyone was going to be gone.


"It's okay," Simon said, though nothing was. He couldn't stop being polite, though. It was automatic. Mechanic, almost. "My... best friend disappeared."

"Yeah, I..." She stared down at her toes. "They're all gone at home. Everyone I know. So... sorry. I'm sorry your best friend has gone."

"I'm sorry too," he replied, turning to face her now, offering a... Well, compassionate was probably the best word for the look he gave her. "For your loss. I saw the list but I forgot."

Because there were so many names already.

"I'm sorry."

"It doesn't matter," she said, not able to meet his eyes. "I don't matter - I'm not important. So many people..."

"Anyway.... I shouldn't bother you. Just... be, be careful. I - you're one of the only people I have left." And almost the only one still here.

Simon knew Mercy hadn't asked for an explanation. He also knew there was a very real chance he would vanish too. It was a suicide mission. And maybe someone just needed to know why he was doing it anyway.

"The portals are shut for people who don't live here," he said, smoothing his hair over his forehead. "My girlfriend--"

That was the first time he'd used that word aloud about Alisha. It surprised him into pausing, how it'd that just slipped out like that.

"She can't come here. So I have to go there."

"Of course, you do," Mercy said firmly. "You have to do whatever you can, no matter what."

"If anyone was left, I'd -"

She had to stop, because to finish that sentence hurt too much.

"Just be careful," was all she could manage.


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