Really? Well, that’s a relief!
Well, I give up. What is it?
[Gathering up a good bit of courage, he leans over the table and gives her a peck on the cheek before sitting back in his seat.]
Don’t tell me …
YOU RUINED THE STEEL SAMURAI REBORN SEASON FINALE FOR ME!?
You’re not even close.
Huh? But, but, but!
I want to know! I’m curious now, that’s not fair.
/Maya reasoned to herself that it would jog her memory or something. Besides, if it happened, it shouldn’t bother her./
I don’t know how to put this.
I do? Gee, I never thought I’d get amnesia before!
/At least it’s not as scary as that game I saw on the internet./
Anyway … I’m sorry I forgot everything, Clive. I can’t imagine not remembering my friends … Or not being remembered.
It must feel pretty bad, huh?
/For a moment, the medium looked down./
You can fill me in on everything, if you want.
Don’t go beating yourself up about it…. it wasn’t your fault.
In any case… I don’t think it would be fair of me to… force you into anything. Maybe we can just see where things go on their own?
Slipped?! What in the blazes?!
You inconsiderate excuse for a human! Do not think I will let you get away with this and put anything at risk as well! I am well equipped with a gun, and I am most certainly not afraid to shoot!
So I suggest you surrender now, or pay my consequences!
Relax. I don’t have any intention to hurt anyone.
However, if you must… you’ll have to find me first.
That’s weird, though … I mean, I went off to train for months and then I came back, but …
I mean, you look familiar and all. But at first I figured it was because you looked like Luke, only bigger … I called you Luke when I saw you, right? I don’t know why, but I thought you had a different name.
It’s funny, though, I was going to say Chives or something like that, but I thought I’d come off as a creeper.
Well, that’s a start…
[Chives is…. …close enough, he figured.]
So at least now I’m sure that I wasn’t just imagining things. …Maybe you have amnesia?
Hello to both of you.
Do not play dumb with me! Why aren’t you locked up in your cell?! I specifically told Barton not to let anything give you freedom!
Maybe his hand slipped.
/Maya couldn’t understand what he meant. She didn’t feel like she forgot anything, let alone recall Clive. He seemed familiar, though, and she certainly got butterflies around him, but …/
You’re too nice of a guy to be a stalker, though!
Not like that-!
[He hadn’t stalked her. …Well, at least not HER.]
What I mean to say is that I’ve known you for a while…. we were friends. At least, until you simply vanished.
And now when I finally see you again you don’t remember a single minute of it.