Takehiko had been mostly okay with Illiana's tactic with tea, it seemed to be working with others as well and he couldn't fault her for it. He was hoping Glyde was alright at least, since he seemed out of it as well. But suddenly he looked towards Illiana and heard the first words Aww Tacky can smile. It was almost immediately that Take's smile disappeared as he looked at Illiana almost blankly, he couldn't hear the words after that statement and he closed his eyes a moment. Spoiler Take felt a sudden slap and saw the silhouette of a bug. His eyes shifted around the dark room as he felt himself speak, "You can't stop me from smiling." "Sure we can. We can help you with it." Take's eyes looked up and a scorpion was placed on his wrist and he felt a sudden shot of pain. "Repeat after me: good soldiers put their feelings last." The stinging continued as Take begged, "I don't want to stop feeling happy." "Good soldiers put their feelings last." Take quickly saw his brother give him a smile before running off to battle. He saw a black and purple dragon and felt another sting from the scorpion. "Good soldiers put their feelings last." "Iwao could smile... Iwao was always happy." "Iwao's dead." "Good soldiers put their feelings last." "G-good soldiers... p-put..." Take felt himself crying before he felt the sting again. "Why isn't Take allowed to smile?" "No one's allowed to smile Akio." Take felt another sting and felt himself feel nothing as he saw his older brother Yasushi mess with his hair before he also ran off to battle. It was the same dragon that swept over. "Good soldiers put their feelings last." "Good soldiers put their feelings last." "Good boy." Take placed his hand on his wrist as his eyes opened up and he rubbed a spot on his wrist, without really thinking about it and Take turned away, saying in the standard monotone, "Sorry. I won't do it again." Take turned his attention away and remembered the conversation about Silver and the boy let go of his wrist and said, "I'm going to go and find that captain and explain things." he turned around fully and went to go in the direction of the captain and away from the group.