In truth, Menka was unsure if she would ever actually find an answer to the mystery of the voice in her mind and so when Lily spoke openly about her apparent babbling, she neither took offence nor was disappointed. Actually, the metal slayer found the dryad's curiosity to be quite refreshing and just being able to speak about her conundrum without sounding like she was out of her mind was comforting for her. The plant like woman was easy to talk to and Menka appreciated that, even if she was unable to express that out loud at the moment, unable to quite find the words and express herself in such a way.
She was quiet for a fair amount of time and as Lily spoke about her own wanderings, Menka simply nodded her head in answer. It sounded like she had seen her fair share of the world already and the metal slayer hoped that in time, perhaps she would be able to explore in the same way although that way of life did clash somewhat with the more mechanical part of her mind, which wished for order and routine. It was a balance that she had not yet managed to find but was hopeful that in time, she would be able to do so. All she could do for now was learn all she could and experience as many sensations as possible, so that she could grow and develop while making up for those years spent in the scientists lab.
"You do not have to apologise, Lily," she would eventually say after revealing her story to the dryad, "The honest truth is that I struggle to feel much of anything emotionally and I wish that I did feel something when thinking back on my past. Anger, sadness, joy, anything would be better than feeling empty, I imagine. I should hate that scientist for using me in such a way but there is just nothing and that only confuses me even further. I am just thankful that my curiosity has remained, if nothing else." She would fall silent again but could not help but notice the shift in tone as Lily asked again to try and help with her scars. Menka was still unsure about the safety in doing it but the dryad seemed so eager to try that it seemed to reach the metal slayer in an unexpected way.
She would briefly shift her gaze away from her scars and focus on Lily's eyes, noting the sincerity and desire to help in her distinctive green orbs, before nodding her head, "All right, if you truly wish to try then please do so. I.....trust you but please be careful." Given the fact that she was unable to change the tone of her voice, it might have sounded insincere or as if she mocking Lily's talents but that was not the case at all. She meant what she said and even if Menka did not understand it at the time, she had just made a little bit of progress towards her quest to feel human again, right then and there.
Remaining perfectly still as the dryad would begin to gently examine her back, Menka pondered to herself about what could actually be done. She was no healer herself and had next to no knowledge of such arts but the slayer was comfortable enough now to at least give Lily the chance to try and help. The blue eyed woman was pessimistic about the chance of her body ever becoming purely scar less though and was realistic. Her back was frankly a mess, with the shards of metal embedded in numerous areas, from practically the base of her neck downwards. She had never once asked the scientist why he had focused solely on her back and to a smaller degree, her legs as well but even if she had asked, would he have answered her or just silenced her? He had never once answered anything that she had asked him and now the unfortunate truth was that the answers had probably now died with him.
Briefly coming out of her thoughts, she would then ask a simple question, "Would it be easier for you if we came out of the water and I laid down?" Menka had no issue with doing such a thing at this point and would leave it up to Lily.
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