Ooooh, that would be an interesting question for Dan! I can just imagine his response: "What damn fool kind of question is that? How would I know if I smiled?" Jin: "Yes, you smiled a lot! You were much happier with Sparkle out of your life!" Dan: "You're thinking of yourself, Jin." Jin: "No, silly, you did smile more often!" Dan: "I. Don't. Smile. Much." Jin: "YES YOU DO!" Dan: "yes i do..."
they don't call him grumpyknickers for nothing. well actually they don't thats what me and ally call him... or maybe just me.
annnny way 2_25... there are 2 pages left to this chaper, and it's all getting a bit fraught! there wasn't any real fighting in this chapter, but it'll be back next time, we needed a chapter of intruige in order to set up all the dominoes we're gona push over next time.
Actually, there is one other option: the Truth. Go to Jin and tell her Sparkle is blackmailing him and he can't help her out. While Jin is still let down, she realizes it's not that Steve is a jerk... it's that Sparkle has her claws in him and he's as trapped as Dan. Except he sees the trap.
Oh Steve... getting yourself killed or hospitalized is not the best method of getting out of helping Jin. She'll just drag Daniel to your hospital bed. (Or are you trying for the whole "amnesia" route?)
There is an odd sense of... logic to his plan. If he challenges An and wins and then loses a challenge to Daniel then Daniel is the better fighter and thus Sparkle will stop conspiring over this. It's stupid logic, but it's logic. ^_^