For a while, the silence began to settle in. And a person usually say, silence is the moment when people reflect on things. And he was right. Having nothing to talk about, he began biting himself again. People had been gentle to him about it, but he was still trying to digest the morality of his actions earlier on. People said he was smart, but still, survivor's guilt. In the end, he did assist in the rescue and relief of those Shadow Clan guys, but there may be still be people who judge him on one particular action rather than the outcome in general. He himself included.
He was crossing his arms in thoughts when his buddy called for him. He was...right. Acion had forgotten. He wasn't the only one reflecting upon himself and his strong morals. All of his friends were also having to deal with victimization, having to deal with something even greater than he did. And yet he was only caring about himself. He was a little too shallow here. In the end, it was them that he should continue to care about.
"While there is a reason why I can be happy for you, I'm not letting that happen."
With that said, he left the room before Roy. The moment his giant silhouette walked through the door, the three heroes, who were sitting and chatting among each other turned their attention. His older sister took to the steps, standing up and walking towards him.
"So how are your friends?" She asked.
"They're good. I guess they are still trying to get over what they had been through, but they look ok." He replied. "At least they aren't blaming me."
"Good for you. I hope you aren't going over it too much. Like how you did last time."
"I won't." He did his best giving a reassuring smile. Then, after noticing Roy walking back to his room, he suddenly remembered Takeshi, who probably was still under treatment. "I should check up on him too."
"Him? Oh, that guy?" Aurelia said. "Allow me to accompany. I owe him a favor."
"He did theoretically save my life one moment." She replied, as the three others were a little surprised. "So I should make sure he is alright."
"Sure. It shouldn't be a problem." Acion answered as they both continued. But Acion was then called for again, as he halted in his tracks.
"Hey man." It was Albert. "It's getting a little late now. We'll be needed back in the city. So we'll be going." He stated before scrambling his hand in his pocket. "But I guess you should get this." He took out a small badge made of plastic, shaped like a spread pair of wings, and placed it on the young trainee's palm. "You can use it as reference to today's volunteering. It's mine, but I can always get another one."
"Good work today everyone. I'll see you later." The dragon-girl, Forte, gave a wave before leaving along with Albert.
Left alone, with his sister next to him, he looked at the badge he was given. A recognition. It was something to be said. Something that he was still trying to comprehend, but to some certain someone out there, he was recognized and commended. Perhaps with this, he should be patting himself on the shoulder instead.
"Let's go then." Acion said as the siblings entered Takeshi and Roy's hospital room, treading quietly as they approached.