Chapter 1: Sound!
“So you guys are actually dating? That is so cute!”, Koibito was squealing. Again. Hikaru came to think it was her signature sound or something. She nodded quietly, feeling how Yuugi was tugging her right arm away from the girl. He was still in denial over the whole thing. And possibly in shock too. “I always thought you two would make a great couple.”, Koibito said. “And now I see I was spot on!” She was sounding rather pleased with herself. It made Hikaru annoyed, and Yuugi even more. “Well, now everybody has someone, you can’t use your talents anymore.”, Hikaru said, to save Yuugi from making a witty remark. Koibito sighed dramatically. Yuugi sighed too, but it was far more irritated.
Haruki watched the screen of his PC carefully. It was hooked off from the internet, since the virus was still spreading, but he had collected data from Yuugi’s internal drives to test. The virus was virtually unknown. And after seeing what it had done to his sister and her friend, he was determined to find out everything about it. Joëll was sitting next to him, being pretty overwhelmed by Haruki’s sudden fighting spirit. And supportive too. I helped him think, said things he noticed out loud. And then he remembered. “Hey bro, Yuugi said something about Hikaru not being infected after 3 weeks. How is that even possible?”
Haruki didn’t know. Why would his sister stay clean for such a long time? Her firewall wasn’t as advanced as Yuugi’s, especially since she only was a cyborg.
What he did know, however, was that he found a very strange file in his documents. It was called SPREAD.wav and it was a sound. A sound in-between data gotten from an internal drive of an android. “Now that’s strange.”, Haruki muttered, double-clicking it. Joëll gulped. “Bro, I don’t think this is a good idea…”
Yuugi was now seriously tugging at her arm, but that wasn’t bothering Hikaru. Something else was though. There was a weird buzzy noise coming from somewhere, and it made her lose focus on Koibito and Yuugi. What the hell was it? It annoyed her, she tried to shake it away, but it felt like it came from inside her head.
And then she heard Yuugi moan slightly.
The noise. Was not her noise alone. “Can you hear that Yuugi?”
He nodded. And Hikaru decided that this was not good. This was not good at all.