Xigbar crouched low in front of Kaito, his arms crossed loosely over his knees as he watched the sleeping VOCALOID. Above their heads, the giant digital screen shone, letters and numbers scrolling past the screen in the background, a large progression bar square in the centre. Wires and cables connected Kaito's head set to the large computer, the entire room silent except for the low hum of the processors.
BACKING UP KOKORO.EXE
95% COMPLETE . . .
96% COMPLETE . . .
97% COMPLETE . . .
He wondered if this was even going to work. None of them had ever tried to digitize and back-up a heart, and even if they had, Kaito was a whole unknown variable on his own. He wasn't even sure if taking his heart was going to work. If he turned him into a nobody, he'd follow orders without losing the kid, but...
A short sound signalled the completion of the back-up process, and Xigbar pushed up with a soft sound. Turning off the programme, he retrieved the USB, holding up the small device to the bright light of the room. If everything had gone all right, Kaito's heart should be backed up on here. It was ridiculous to think that Demyx had given him this idea, but, huh, perhaps the less you knew, the less limited you were? That would explain Demyx all right.
Slipping the small USB on a chain, he then hung it around his neck for safe-keeping. He could always find a better place to keep it later, but leaving the data on this computer, that could be accessed by anyone in the Organization, seemed like the very definition of a really bad idea. Saix might not be a scientist, but he knew how to use a computer.
Disconnecting Kaito from the computer, he then turned it off before crouching down in front of Kaito again. He looked peaceful in his sleep. It was a shame he had to do this. Either way, Kaito was going to lose something important today: his heart or his life. Still, it was the only way. Reaching for his head-set, he turned off Kaito's sleep mode, watching him with a thin grin. "Wakey-wakey, doofus."