"Your... wings", Rex nearly whispered, in sad shock. "No, Aoi, please no", he implored as he thought of all the times she had so proudly let those wings spread out. She adored her wings! No, I can't let her do this, he thought. "That is too high a price... I can't let you!"
Rex began to reach up, in protest, yet then.. it hit him. His hands shot up to his head, clutching at his temples as his feet jerked out, toppling his chair back. He thought, if anything, it would be felt maybe in his stomach. But no, it was like a dozen blades thrusting into his skull.
Thrashing back and forth on the floor, his head constantly lifting and slamming, out of control, Rex began speaking in a low, strange voice. His eyes were rolled back as he continued to convulse and nearly jump off the floor.
The speech sounded in reverse, at an increasingly speeding rate, with strange laughs, yells, and other odd sounds intertwined. As if all the history, all the time he had spent since aging faster, was in reverse, escaping through his mind and speech. It sped to being incomprehensible, nearly comical in it's sound if not for the zombie-like moves and jerks on the floor. As this continued, his appearance morphed in a weird way, years melting off his face and hands. His hair, also, began to first darken in it's color to a very dark blond, then shift towards a paler shade, while slowly growing back to it's more youthful hairline.
Finally... it stopped.
Eyes blinking, Rex reached back. "My head... oh jeez that hurts!" Squeezing hands around his head he slowly focused on his surroundings, puzzlement filling it until he jumped up suddenly, reaching inside his coat for some sort of weapon. "What the?", then looking down, he saw Aoi. "Aoi? What? How can?"
His years erased, along with the memory of what passed with the time. "I was just getting ready to sleep. I just... arrived." Looking around, but happy to see Aoi in this moment of confusion, "Corner Sweets? My god I haven't been here since I was a little kid. My dad would send me here for goodies." Looking back at Aoi. "You look a little different. Your hair... wow, that looks nice!"
Suddenly afraid of her reaction to his leaving a few days earlier
, he held up his hands, "Before you have a go at me, I can explain!"
Looking at the strange orb she was eating, "What... is... that
Rubbing his head, grimacing and grinning at the same time. "Did you just whack me on the head? It's killing me! Hmm, and I feel like I'm forgetting something important."