Prompted by a question from BeautyDeep.
Merging– When two people in the body fuse into a new person. It produces a bump in age, and usually an “older” or “wiser” perspective.
How do they do it?
They start to spend a lot of time together, and they talk a lot. They spend time talking about each other, and they sort of fade into each other (equal merge), or one is faded into the other (unequal).
There are also “fast” merges, which are not as healthy. They are a) forced, like what S did, bad and unstable, prone to falling apart, and b) voluntary, such as with Dark recently. Fast merges tend to promote identity crises.
Why do they merge?
I can only talk for my system, but the reasons seem to be that people feel like they aren’t “whole”, they don’t function well on their own, they’d like to be like/part of another member, things are getting too hard, or they are bored.