Even before opening her eyes, she could tell that she was somewhere other than where she was before the world escaped her. Now, it seemed that she was back with the others- or at least those of the others who were together; there were still a few who were in other places with those she didn't recognize.
What the hell was I doing? Irie thought, ignoring the pain that was trying- in vain- to command her attention.
Iriesia opened her eyes, and looked towards Takeshi and his mother. Something about the way Takeshi normally looked scared his mother, and it was still unknown why exactly that was. She picked herself off the ground, and- after first healing herself to get rid of the pain that was beginning to make itself a minor nuisance- made her way to the pair. There, she waited, looking for an opportunity to ask her question.
Oh, boy... I really wish he hadn't said that, Rai thought, hoping Amare would be reasonable this time.