We open with Tora on a bridge, overlooking Narin City. He thinks through his charged day trying to track down Gil and shoot him, unsuccessfully. He begins getting upset at himself, and recalls Joe's voice in his head, telling him to keep a light on.
He begins to panic, hyperventilating and blacking out, his negative thoughts swirling together with his affirmative thoughts and glimpses of Alice's encouraging sign at the restaurant. Desperate, he calls out for Poppy, and hears her voice. He uses deep breathing to calm himself, just as Poppy suggested, and it works. He stumbles back from the ledge, literally and figuratively.
Meanwhile, Poppy experiences a moment of inexplicable dread, and calls out to Tora in her mind. JANE AND MR. ROCHESTER!! It's over soon, though, and Poppy resolves not to let Tora's behavior go. Her day gets worse as she misses busses and skins her knee, waiting in traffic.
Tora, back on the bridge, finally remembers that he was supposed to pick up Poppy. He reads the multiple text messages from Elron (Brian?), tries to reach Gyu, and can't even remember what it was that he said to Poppy. When he calls her, she is short on the phone, and hangs up on him.
And just to make the day even better, Tora gets another alert from the motion sensor near Poppy's balcony. Another false alarm? A real scare? We'll find out!
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻𝘀:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝗹𝘆𝗱𝘂𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁:
𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀:
𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀: 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!
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