"He's with you?" Yin asked.
"Yes," Jack said. "Why do you ask?"
"We just wanted to talk to him."
"Alright. I'll see what I can do." Jack walked toward his office with the group following. Jack stepped into the room by his office. The boy was sitting at the table reading a magazine. Jack walked over to him. "They want to talk to you again," he whispered to him. Jack walked away and Yin came over to the table and sat down by him. He looked up and a small smile made itself on his face.
"Hey," Yin said.
"Hi," he said in the same quiet voice.
"How ya' doin'?"
"My friend wanted to ask you something."
He paused a moment. "Okay." Yin motioned for Lotus to come over.
"Are you sure you don't recognize me?" she asked as she sat down in front of him.
"I've never seen you before."
"Are you sure?"
"Because some kid that looks like you assaulted me in the hallway. Do you have a twin brother or something?" The boy's face changed and he looked up to her in the eyes.
"He attacked you?"
"Uh… yeah. He who?"
"Emo Me. He attacked you?"
"Yeah. He looks like you only his hair is different."
"So what do you know about him?" The boy sighed.
"He's a… part… of me. See, I have to control my emotions and If I have too much of a negative emotion…" he paused. "Oh, the pain. I have to rid myself somehow, of all the negativity, so all of the negative energy gets channeled into him. He's the physical incarnation of all about me that is bad, wrong, and immoral." He paused again. "I'm sorry he attacked you. I do my best to keep him under control… until I lose it all.
"That explains why you have no aura."
"You have no aura because you yourself have been split into two separate entities. You must be one with yourself to have an aura."
"How do you know I don't have an aura?"
"Because I can see and read people's aura."
"That's a beautiful Gift."
"It's not a Gift. It's just a skill."
"Tell me, next time you see him and I'll try to take care of him."
"But wait, there's a flaw," Aoi said.
"If he's your bad side, than all you should be able to feel is nothing but happiness and contentment."
"Yeah. But there must be inner balance. So I have filled the other half within me."
"With what?" Suzy asked.
"Exactly. Nothing." He paused. "Nothing but sadness and emptiness."
"Aw," she said holding his hand.
"Dinner is being served in half an hour," Jack said. "Aaron, I think it's best that you remain in here for now."
"Okay," the boy said.
"Your name is Aaron?" Yin asked.
"That's a nice name," she said with a smile. Aaron smiled back. She saw happiness shine in his light green eyes from behind his glasses.
Everyone was getting their pizza. Yin got herself a slice and she then got another one and put it on another plate.
"What are you doing that for?" Jaylen asked her.
"I want to take this to Aaron," she said.
"Will Jack let you?"
"I'm sure he will." Yin walked to Jack's office where he was working behind his desk. He looked up when she came in.
"If Aaron hasn't had dinner yet, then I wanted to give him this," she said interrupting him.
"Alright," he said with a small smile. He stood up and walked over to the door which led to the room Aaron was in. Just as he reached for the door knob, they both heard a groan followed by a crash. Jack instinctively threw open the door and they found Aaron, on the floor doubled over and spazzing out.
"Oh, GOD!" they screamed. They ran over to him.
"Aaron! What's wrong?!" Yin asked.
"H… he's… he's out!" Aaron said between groans.
"What? Who?" Jack asked.
"E… Emo…" he coughed up some blood.
"Emo him!" Yin said. "He's the one who attacked Lotus!" Just then, they heard another scream.
"Oh, God, what now?!" Jack asked as he ran out of the room. Aaron was still screaming in pain. Yin wanted to stay with him, but she also wanted to know what else had happened. She then knew what to do.
"Mrs. Trades!" she yelled at the top of her lungs.
"What is it?" she yelled as she came into the room. She gasped at the sight of Aaron who seemed to be dying on the floor. "What happened?"
"The evil half of him is out!"
"Oh, no. Was he the one who assaulted that girl?"
"I'm sure of it. Can you help him?"
"I don't think so."
"Wha-Will he live?" Yin asked as tears formed in her eyes.
"I-I don't know!"
"Well, we have to help him!"
"Let's get him to the infirmary." Filled with adrenaline, Yin was able to pick Aaron up and carry him, still wincing at the pain as he took shallow breaths.
In the other side of the building.
Jack ran into the hallway toward the source of the scream. There he saw a boy who looked like Aaron, only his hairstyle was different. It was longer and covered half of his face.
"Hello, Jack," the boy said in Aaron's voice, but in a threatening way.
"H-how the hell do you even exist?"
"Ask Aaron… if he hasn't died of the pain yet," he said with an evil, arrogant grin.
In the infirmary.
Yin lay Aaron down on a bed.
"Oh, God! The pain!" he yelled twitching violently. "D...damn... this fu-" he gasped "p...PAIN!"
"Aaron, calm down, please, I know it hurts, but you half to calm down."
"I… can't! It… hurts… too... damn... much!"
Back in the hall.
Jack stared at the other half, not knowing what to do.
Other students ran to him. It was Rikki and the others.
"Lookie, Jack… your army's here to help," he said mockingly.
"Back away!" Jack commanded, to them not looking away from Emo Me.
"You can't destroy him!" Suzy said. "He's part of Aaron!"
"If anything, he needs to back in," Aoi said, "And Aaron is going to have to learn control."
Aaron was still in agonizing pain. Then, he felt as if something had left him from the inside. He then gasped, went wide-eyed and passed out.
"Aaron?" Yin asked. "Aaron?!" She shook him. "Aaron! DAMMIT AARON DON'T YOU FRACKING DIE!" Her hands glowed with a reviving heat. She put her hands on his chest in futile attempts to try to revive him. She was screaming and crying, trying to bring him back. Carlyta gasped.
"Yin, stop!" she cried, afraid she might accidentally kill him. She pulled Yin away from Aarons unconscious body.
"No!" Yin cried and she wrenched free from her hands and continued on. Carlyta had to act fast. She took a needle with a sedative and she put it in Yins back. Yin came away from Aaron and her vision began to fade.
"Aaron... no," she said weakly before she finally succumbed to the sedative, passing out on the floor.
In the hall.
Emo Me stopped laughing as he felt something. He felt like he was free from something. His grin then grew as wide as he possibly could. He then laughed triumphantly.
"The connection has been severed," he said looking at himself. "FINALLY!" They knew that whatever had just happened, it was not good. "I. AM. FREE!" He sighed contently. "At last."