Aline S Concerns

[07:55] <AdEvaGM> [It was a few days after Aline had awoken. Nothing had been found to be wrong with her physically…-
[07:56] <AdEvaGM> [She was allowed to walk around the Geofront, now, get her own food, speak to people, even make calls…]
[08:05] * Aline was quick to capitalize on that freedom, having brought back a nice little lunch to her room, as she prepared to make the one call she had been waiting to make. Shinji needed to be assured everything was alright, after all~
[08:13] <AdEvaGM> [Ring. Ring. Ring.-
[08:16] <AdEvaGM> ["Moshi moshi? This is Ikari."]
[08:21] * Aline switched to whatever language was appropriate (…probably Japanese, since it was his native tongue), and with a wide, yet obviously unseen, smile, greeted him right back. "Hi~ It's me, Aline~"
[08:43] <AdEvaGM> ["A-Aline?!" His voice was surprised, taken aback, clearly not something he expected. "Are you alright?! What happened?!"]
[08:53] * Aline suddenly moved back in surprise, but nonetheless spoke. "C-calm down, what have you heard? Nothing?"
[09:02] <AdEvaGM> ["They told me you were attacked…"]
[09:10] * Aline shook her head, still gesturing on the phone like a pro. "It was… it was /something/. The Angel made us spend years in some kind of illusion. It was 23 years for me…"
[09:19] <AdEvaGM> ["H-How is that possible…?"]
[09:22] * Aline sort of… bent her tone around a bit, sounding more than a little awkward. "I'm not sure. It was all mental, but I guess it's best to chalk it up to Angel magic."
[09:27] <AdEvaGM> ["…" He fell silent, as though digesting this information.]
[09:53] * Raphael has quit IRC (Quit: <AdEvaGM> Saber is very patient. <Shirou> What is going onnnnnnnn <Saber> Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You shouldn't speak. You're an idiot.)
[09:55] * Aline , too, remained silent for a good while, letting him take it in. "I-i-if there was anything you wanted to know…"
[10:01] <AdEvaGM> ["It… Are you healing alright?"]
[10:08] * Aline paused again, thinking of what to say for a moment. "I think so? There's some weird moments still…"
[10:13] <AdEvaGM> ["W-Well… They'll go away with time, I'm sure. You've- you've been hit with things like this before…"]
[10:19] <Aline> "Yeah. Though this one was so /elaborate/. I… I still sometimes feel like I'm 40. Hopefully 'with time' is soon."
[10:21] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, I see… Uh, is there anything you need me to do?"]
[10:29] * Aline scratched her chin in thought for a while, holding the phone with her other hand. The long pauses might be a bit bothersome, but they were also important! They gave her time to sort out all the uncertainty. "Just… uh… er… I'm not quite sure? I guess just be understanding and willing to listen if I start worrying about weird things or talk about stuff? I'm sorry, it's… a
[10:29] * Aline bit hard to think in the way I used to - or I guess, should."
[10:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah… A-Alright. I can do that. I'm s-sorry, I'm not used to this either."]
[10:36] <Aline> "Oh, I definitely feel you there." Aline chuckled a bit nervously. "Mmn. it makes me feel like I'm supposed to make sure the future is better or something, you know?"
[10:41] <AdEvaGM> ["Better…? S-So it wasn't a good future?"]
[10:45] <Aline> "Yeah… The Angel wanted us to die, but I guess it also wanted us to suffer? I'm not sure how accurate everything in there was - the laws of physics were the same, but the /people/…"
[10:46] <AdEvaGM> ["The … People?"]
[10:53] * Aline shifted her tone a bit down. "Well, while they're mostly about the same, there was this sort of sour feeling in a lot of it. A lot of the kids being mean, the illusion version of you breaking down, and… Ggg. This one person going absolutely insane."
[10:53] <AdEvaGM> ["… B-But it was just an illusion, so those were the worst case scenarios, right?"]
[11:00] <Aline> "Or failing that, a more /depressing/ scenario. The world could still go terribly bad in other ways."
[11:01] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah…" His voice is grim. "But you should know what to do now to stop it, right?"]
[11:04] <Aline> Another unseen nod. "Yeah, pretty sure I have an idea. And failing that, I know that without the same changes made in the illusion, we'll have better chances to save everything."
[11:04] <AdEvaGM> ["I see. Do you… Have any advice for me?"]
[11:10] <Aline> "Not… too much right now. Keep an eye on your mental health, I guess? Try to relax when you can."
[11:11] <AdEvaGM> ["My mental health, huh…"]
[11:20] * Aline was able to extract a /little/ humor from that. "Ehe, yeah. Just don't stress out too much!"
[11:21] <AdEvaGM> ["I'll try. But- but you should focus on yourself. No need to keep your eyes on others yet."]
[11:32] <Aline> "R-right." Aline stammered, sounding a bit embarrassed. "I suppose it's only fair, since I was the one who went through it."
[11:36] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah. The… The other pilots had it pretty bad too, right?"]
[11:45] <Aline> "Yeah. Yanmei apparently had a real frustrating time… Sera was stuck in prison and died early… and William apparently had a pretty good life? But I guess that's its own torment in a way."
[11:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, rely on them for help for now, ok?"]
[11:54] <Aline> "Mm. I'll do my best to. I already talked with Yanmei a little about it."

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