Involves a slight retcon to the plan as mentioned in during the game, but will likely have the same outcome. From a strict tactical sense, Concord would be super useful in the Sepiaverse dealing with ghosts if things go sideways. Ghosts might be able to become insubstantial, but that hardly matters to the Truth (and the other Virtues).
Adam was a good kid. Always listened to his parents. Tried his best in school. Was kind and helpful. If anyone could ever say anything bad about him, it was that he never seemed to show any initiative.
He was passive. A follower. His father Nassir tried many times to help him gain some independence and drive, but it never seemed to take. It just seemed like he would never make a decision about anything that mattered.
Today, however, Adam was ready to make a decision.
At the swamp base, the Menagerie were just finishing up the plans to assault the rift between worlds: attack from the Sepiaverse where Rook and Quill would have limited defenses—however, that side apparently was swarmed by angry specters of the dead—while Link, Pneuma, and Otto—who would be of limited assistance against ghosts—would assault the rift from this side to try and distract any surveillance they might have. It was not a plan without issues, but it was good enough to have a chance of working.
Adam agreed with the plan. He did not agree with his role in it.
Once everyone broke to make preparations, Adam waited for Leo to have a moment alone. As Concord, outward signs of nerves like sweating, shaking, and irregular breathing were not an issue. The occasional sparks that flew off his body shifting away from the Virtues to the color of Fear, however, was a much more obvious sign (at least to Adam).
Once Adam saw his opening, he approached.
“Hey,” Adam spoke meekly, suddenly becoming a bit embarrassed about how it sounded. Louder and more confidently Concord repeated himself, “Hey, Leo you got a second?”
“I don’t want to go to Sepiaverse. I want stay here and go to the Facility with you guys.”
Saying it just made Adam angry. Not that he didn’t want to follow the plan, but how it sounded. Like he was afraid to do his part. Adam was prone to freaking out in most Weird situations and ghosts (possibly the Weirdest of all Weirdness) seemed tailor-made to freak people out. Concord shook his head, dismissing the thought. He could explain better.
“Like I’m okay helping the rest of the team, but I want to go there. Jaycee and Harry from Here both said that Sablestar was working for Rook and Evil-Jason for some reason and she’s like the only person who knows how the Concordance works. Like, if I can talk to her—and she had no problem talking while making me look like an idiot last time—maybe that’s some info we- I can use when the other Concords show up again.”
“We don’t know where she’s at in our time. This might be my one chance to get straight answers from someone about all this,” Adam said, motioning to Concord’s body.