I was around first!
AND I'M GONNA KICK YOUR BUTT!
And you've been gone for HOW long?! We're about even now when it comes to time!
LIKE HELL YOU ARE.
... Yeah, well. Let's not even talk about Nexus Masaru.
STILL, EXPERIENCE COMES WITH AGE!
Lets not talk about Nexus anything.
...And I think I'm older than you in my RP's canon, anyway! Besides, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT SHIT I'VE GONE THROUGH IN THE PAST NINE MONTHS?!
OH, JUST BECAUSE YOU'VE SUFFERED YOU'RE THE BIG MAN?!
MAYBE I'VE JUST DONE A BETTER JOB OF CLEANING UP AFTER MYSELF THAN YOU!
SUFFERED?! You think that's anything I'm PROUD of?!
Easy for YOU to say when you haven't had to be the one DEALING with it, not to mention most of it's happened outta my control ANYWAY.
SO THEN WHY DOES IT AFFECT HOW STRONG YOU ARE, HUH?
Oh, all it's done is make me STRONGER!
I've just had to learn the hard way that some things take more than just that!
You think I don't know that?!
Why don't we show each other how we feel in a better way, eh?!
Now boys, perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything.
Well, there WAS me beating up Yggdrasil in Dad's body.
That's sorta close.
You sure as hell seem t'be doin' a good job of tryin' to question me on it.
You're really askin' for it, pal.
The hell're you so bothered by there being another of you out there, eh? I've got people from at least five different versions of my world and all of them know a different me!
Not the first time I've put my foot in my mouth. I'll give you that.
Eh? Well... you're me, right? I like strong opponents, and you're the strongest one there is!
You're damn right I am.
Ain't sayin' I wouldn't fight you, hell, I'll still fight whatever comes at me, just wouldn't want to fight another version of me if he's doin' it for the wrong reasons, s'all. Made more than enough mistakes here to not wanna go through something like THAT.
Yeah, well, I had to come across like I was ready to kick butt.
I mean, being friendly and genial about it is Touma's style.
Good point. Wouldn't want that now, would we?
I'd have to kick your ass just for giving us a bad name, then.
So let's beat the crap out of each other for the sake of being better than Nerdstein?
...okay, I can roll with that.
Funny, I was just about to say the same to you.
I am not hauling your carcasses back after you both knock each other out.
Here, but doing nothing. As I have been, in any form, since... March or so.
...awesome that I'm doing nothing?