(Confront Keenan = True)
I went after him.
He was in the commons. Tired. Bags in his eyes.
I knew it.
He couldn't have gotten any sleep last night.
The thought of him doing...
to Sara made me shake.
Made me, literally, see red.
- Josh: "I'm going to kill you, you fucking bastard!"
Keenan whipped his head towards me.
Fucker didn't even see this coming?
After what he did?
- Keenan: "The HELL? Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?"
- Josh: "After what you did last night..."
- Josh: "I am going to rip you."
- Josh: "Limb. From. Limb."
- Keenan: "...I did something last night? And I didn't remember it?"
- Keenan: "Damn. I thought I was only one sheet to the wind."
I don't remember moving up to him.
Just saw myself there. My fist on his chest.
- Josh: "Sara means so little to you that you would FORGET?"
- Keenan: "...Sara?"
Still acting dumb.
I spell it out for him.
- Josh: "...I saw you smuggle her into the base last night."
- Josh: "Into her ROOM last night."
- Josh: "Drunker than hell. Both of you."
- Josh: "Did you think I wouldn't put two and two together?"
Keenan almost laughs...
Until he sees my expression.
- Keenan: "...better work on your arithmatic, Cap'n Preston."
- Josh: "Do you take me for a fool, Caine?"
- Keenan: "Right now or in general? Cuz right now, you're acting like a moron."
- Josh: "I am going to rip you to peices..."
- Keenan: "I tucked her in and put her to bed before she did something she would regret, Josh."
- Josh "...!!"
- Josh: "...what?"
- Keenan: "Jesus Christ, Josh."
- Keenan: "She's thirteen."
- Keenan: "Thir - fuckin - teen."
- Keenan: "Even these days? After the Bliss?"
- Keenan: "I consider her a kid."
- Keenan: "I like 'em stacked, Josh. She's flatter 'n Pier 39 is right now."
- Keenan: "She sleeps while clutching The Amazing Mr. Meow, distant cousin to Artemis The Talkin' Moon Cat, for dear life."
- Keenan: "...and I know you like her on top of that..."
I blink, then point to myself.
- Josh: "...you knew about that?"
- Keenan: "Not exactly subtle there, Cap'n."
- Keenan: "You log more time with her than you do in the creche."
- Keenan: "...Not that she minds."
- Keenan: "She was mumbling all night about how you regularly act the Tux Kamen to her Bun Bun."
I have to look away at that.
- Josh: "You were never interested in her?"
- Keenan: "Not my type, man."
- Keenan: "She's YOUR moe fantasy, not mine. I don't have moe fantasies."
- Keenan: "(My fantasies involve Anna Lin, Yukiko, and a...)"
- Josh: "...derail that train of thought at the station, Keenan."
It's so rediculously wolfish that I have to laugh.
- Keenan: "I get plenty of "Vitamin P" from Yukie, and Laura. Not Anna so much these days but I'll cope."
- Keenan: "Not so much that I don't want Sara..."
- Keenan: "...as that you do."
I shake my head and smile.
- Josh: "...Man, you're a scrub."
- Keenan: "Ha! Who's the pervert now?"
I hold out my fist.
He gives me knuckles.
...I had made a stupid assumption.
But that was alright.
...I feel like I can trust him.
$ ktru += 1
- (You have gained Trust in Keenan.)
- (Now, your ANIMa's Ripper Launcher can withstand $ ktru direct hits.)
Damn him to hell.
Because I can't hate him anymore.