[Takeshi has had a lot on his mind, lately. Some days, he wants to run to his most precious people and hug them and tell them how much he loves them--some days, he wants to call them names only good little boys call the people who raise them do. But then there are some days where he gets scared: his dad at home loves him, takes care of him, supports him. He says Takeshi is his kid. Takeshi believes him. But now he's in space with these new... he wants to call them parents. They feel like parents--the good kind, he thinks, anyway. He's mostly just used to the kind that let him down.
Do they like him back? Like a son? Do they even want a son? Is he being bad, having so many people he wants like this? What if--they go away, when he tells them all this? He's scared of being alone again. He doesn't want them to go away. So... he asks Reaper for a favor, and once the message is encrypted good and proper, he asks the community a few things.
Grown ups tend to know things like this, right...?][ENCRYPTED // LOCKED FROM HEATHER AND NETHERLANDS (sorry guys)]
I... There's one, two [he counts them off just in case y'all need that visual]
people I like a lot on the ship that... I mean, I like everybody, but these two are special! Heder and Mr. Ned--he works in the garden--they take good care of me and give me food and give me baths and they're nice to me, 'cept when I'm doing things that aren't good to do. But that's 'cuz they protect me! They're not my real mom and dad--but should I... if--should
I call them that? Will they still like me if I do? I don't want them to think I'm being bad. I want them to keep being like my parents... I wanna call them that...
What if they don't like me no more?
'Cuz before, I didn't have good parents. And then I found my new dad at home--he's the best and strongest!
Will he be mad if I had more than, than--just
him as a papa? Will he be mad if I had more? Can I have two
dads and a mom, even if I had real parents before?
[This is all just so confusing. He's not sure what to do. He re-counts off on his fingers, adding the other 'parents' in his life, frowning. There's his dead dad and his mom-who-didn't-like-him and her mean boyfriend--but he doesn't count, right? And then there's Kaze and now...]
I think I have too many moms and dads... I think
that's okay... I don't know. What do you think? What should I do...?
I just don't want them to leave if I say.