How do you feel that your Personas seem to be more empathetic?
I’m not sure I follow. Are you asking how do I feel about the other Smiths being more empathetic than me?
If that’s your question, I’d say that some of them aren’t. But I—I mean, Garcian, wasn’t ever supposed to be empathetic.
Being a sociopath doesn’t make you a good assassin. What makes someone a good assassin is being able to put that part of you (the part that does care and is empathetic) aside until the job is done.
Some of the other Smiths can do that fine. Others can’t. I can.
“Oh, there you are! Don’t be shy, Emir! Who woulda figured you’d be the only survivor? Well, anyway, how are you getting along with the chief? Straight up, I was waiting for you this whole time. Yeah, I know… Don’t be so mad, man… Don’t glare at me like that… The chief’ll wake up. Really, I’m sorry. The other chief must be rolling on the floor with laughter.”
To this day, I don’t entirely understand Travis. His connection is to Harman, not to me, and because of that I don’t understand why he choose to help me of all people. And he did, even if I didn’t notice until near the end.
He knew everything from the beginning. Looking back on it now, it’s chilling but a reassurance. At the time, I didn’t think about it. It just stuck with me, like the name on the letters.
Bought myself a new sketchbook and all this stuff and the first thing I draw is some weird Clemence and Ulmeyda picture mimicking The Creation of Adam.
they’re in texas
There’s a reason I don’t live in the South.
merry christmas merry xmas Killer7!!
I drew all of us together!!
You’re pretty good, for a blind kid.
Whoah, is the old man speedin’ away?
Go grandpa go!!
The likenesses are uncanny.
Garcian— I saw that Ravi Shankar album in your living room, and so I thought I might get you another album of his. I threw in a Yumiko Tanaka album, too, she’s a shamisen player I think you’d be fond of. Merry Christmas. —Kaede
That was thoughtful of you. I mean that.
Now if you don’t mind, I need to make sure a bunch of assassins staying at my house unwrap their presents.