Slowly and carefully, you cut a straight line from the crotch of her shorts to the top of her head. This created a glowing white line that separated her left side from her right side, but was otherwise whole, at least for now.
You then pressed the red button on the hilt and put it away as soon as time started up again. The world got a little fuzzy, but everything cleared quickly. Chloe now had two bags over her right shoulder, and the glow where you made the cut was gone.
"So, what do you want to do today?", she asked.
Suddenly, you heard her cell phone ring. Chloe reached into one of her bags and pulled it out.
"Oh, it's work. Excuse me, I'd better take this." She then put the phone up to her ear.
"Hello?" she asked. As she listened, her happy expression changed to one of disappointment. "Oh. Damn. Sorry to hear about that." Then she listened more. "Oh, I was just about to hang out with one of my friends." But then she heard something on the other line that made her smile. "Oh, cool! I'll be there soon."
She then hung up.
"Jodie called in sick, so I have to cover her shift. I'm gonna have to split."
"You have to leave already? Aw, and I was so looking forward to hanging out with you."
Chloe chuckled, as she moved one of her shoulder bags to her left shoulder. "Not that kind of split."
Then she proceeded to step apart, splitting into her left and right halves. Left-Chloe then went up and hugged you. Surprisingly, Left-Chloe's one-armed hug felt just like one of Chloe's whole hugs.
"Jodie's shift ends at about 4, so I'll see you guys later. Bye!"
Left-Chloe then hopped away on her one leg to her shift at the stall. Well, not so much hopping, because her locomotion looked pretty smooth, almost akin to walking.
Right-Chloe was waving goodbye as if this was a normal departure, whilst you could only stare dumbfounded, though you did nervously wave.
This did raise a logical question - did the change you just made tamper with the universe in a different way, in that, if you hadn't made the change to reality, Jodie would have been perfectly fine and doing her shift as normal? Or would it have gone just the same way as what just happened, except Chloe, as a whole person, had to fill in? But then again, that would lead to another logical question - how is Chloe able to be so casual and nonchalant about publicly splitting in two, not to mention that this was likely her manager's idea? For that matter, what's keeping her clothes on? How can either half walk with just one leg and no crutches? How can either half speak with only half a mouth? The magic of the katana may be more powerful than you thought.
Right-Chloe then turned to you.
"Okay, sorry about that. Did you have anything in mind for something we could do today?"