ME: *her cell phone rings*??
Just a moment guys...
*goes out of the room*
*by the door* Hello?
... What?.............. What?!?............
.... You have got to be kidding me!....
*ends the call*
CARLY: What happened?
YORI: Hope nothing bad...
ME: It's worse than bad!
Jaden fell into the canal in the end and they can't find him!
YUSEI: Did they call the rescuers?
ME: Yes, they have!
But it's gonna take a lot of time and effort in finding him - the canal is just too long! Not to mention it's completely dark down there!
CROW: We better go down there and help them!
*others start getting up*
*gets up with the others*
ME: *as others go around to get their clothes* ... Oh, Yori!
I'll give you one of my aunts coats. They're warm enough.And Kiryu...
*looking at him*
KIRYU: Just give me that long winter jacket of yours - I'll run to my home and get changed.
. *goes to get it*
CROW: ... What about the flash lights?
YUSEI: We'll get those from our garage.
Let's just get going!
YORI: *nods* We're taking Tomcat, too, right?
JACK: It's probably best if we leave that beast here.
*says closing the wardrobe in the corridor* Here.
*hands the coat to Yori*
YORI: *takes the coat* But he can look for him from the air, can't he?
*puts jacket on*
JACK: That yearling isn't trained enough to do that.
*I come out of my room with the jacket* We'd be stuck looking for both of them!
ME: *hands it to Kiryu*
KIRYU: *takes it on*Okay, I'll see you down by the river!
*runs out the door*
*others approve*Let's go then!
(it's about a ten minutes walk to there, plus-minus another 5-7 to stop by the garage...)
*down at the river*
*Aporia and Sasha are by the canal; rescuers can be seen downstream*
SASHA: *spotting us* Great, you came!
ME: Did you manage to do anything?
SASHA: Magna and Jack are searching the area; there's just no sight of him.
YORI: Where exactly did he fall? And how long ago?
SASHA: *showing* Somewhere downstream from here, not too long ago.
The current isn't too fast, but the water is deep.
There were just a few splashes and a call for help, and after that - just silence.
I'm guessing he's not a good swimmer.
ME: We don't freakin' know!
YORI: *mutters* Calculating the velocity of the current he should be close by...
APORIA: That's what we thought, but we just can't find him anywhere!
*to herself* How did he end up here; we just passed the buss station?...
... He must have wandered off somehow...
YORI: ... :/ Guess we must just look for any sign of him.
YUSEI: *to others* Let's try getting to the other bank.
CARLY, CROW, JACK & ATEMU: Hai!
ME: :/ ... Guess we'll stay looking around here.
*as we start to walk*
SASHA: .... Wait. You mentioned the buss station - what does that have to do with anything?
YORI: ... *trying to think back* ... He mentioned it, did he?
ME: The only way of going back downtown is either with a buss or a taxi.
It's too long for walking.....
APORIA: ... Didn't you ask him to take Tomcat and Coyi for a walk?
ME: Yeah, but it's been over half an hour since he came back from the walk.
SASHA: *stops, looking blankly at me*Come again?
ME: He came back from the walk with Coyi and Tomcat, wreaked havoc at the apartment, and then he went off home.
YORI: What is it, Sasha?
SASHA: *frustrated* Your 'not too long ago' and my 'not too long ago' didn't match - that's it.
SASHA: We heard that call almost over an hour ago, and *to me* you're saying he was back at the apartment after that - even if he DID fell into the river, he got out after it...
ME: ... Well, he did say his clothes were wet--...............I'm going to kill that...... >
*does not say it*
YORI: -___- *groans frustrated too* ...
.... *sighs* ....No point getting angry now...
MAGNA: *comes flying down*No sight of him downstream.
SASHA: Call off the search party.
MAGNA: ... Why?!?
YORI: 'Cause he isn't missing....
SASHA: He was back at the apartment after we heard him scream, safe and sound.
And he went home about half an hour ago.
MAGNA: *can't let it all in*
*gets his feet on the ground*
APORIA: *sighs* I'll go and tell the search party it was a false call.
*to Magna* You go and find Jack.
*starts to leave*
MAGNA: *still not moving*
SASHA: ... I'll go and try to find the others.
MAGNA: *with a blank expression, takes off after a few moments*
YORI: ... What a troublemaker.
I have to admit though that I'm glad it was a false alarm...
ME: Me too...
KIRYU: *from the distance* Hey!
*running up; in a more regular clothes, similar to ones he wears*Did you find anything?
(We were standing near the canal's bank - and it's, like, all flat, then just where the river starts, there's a sudden, maybe a meter high, drop.)
YORI: False alarm.
ME: We found out that Jaden is somewhere between here and the center of the city, not drowning in the water.
YORI: Close that mouth something might go inside it. *chuckles and gives him a flirty smile*
*goes and stands in front of him*
KIRYU: *shakes head, small smile appearing*
ME: *looks downstream, at where Aporia and Magna went, as well as a lot of people searching the river*
YORI: *glances around making sure that the guys aren't back* I'll probably go look for Mizaki in a little while...
*looks up to him* Can I come visit you when I get back?
KIRYU: Get back?
What do you mean get back?
YORI: I said it before... I have to to Greece tomorrow.
*looks down a little* ... I'll be back in a few days, a week tops though... so..
*looks up to him* Can I?
KIRYU: Here? Sure.
YORI: *smiles back and put her arms around his neck, whilst he puts his hands on both sides of her waist in return* I want a farewell gift. *playful smile* ... Guess.
KIRYU: Heh. Well, I can't say I don't know what it is.
*keeps smiling at her, prolonging it intentionally*
YORI: *realizes he's doing it on purpose* Y'know, I'm kinda looking forward to meeting all those male models... I know a few who have always been nice to me.
*trying to make him jealous*
KIRYU: *chuckles* That won't work on me.
*still same smile, not too sly though*
YORI: Oh? What makes you so sure?
*raises an eyebrow*
KIRYU: I didn't grow jealous with my best friend - why would I give a damn about some random model-guys?
YORI: Because one of those models is
my best friend and fiance.
*sticks out tongue*
*takes it seriously, but still doubting the thought a bit (although not the way Yori wanted him to)*
YORI: Yeah, part of why I'm going there... it was our parents who decided anyway...
*smirks* See? It kinda bothers you, right?
KIRYU: *lets her go* If you have a fiance, then what the hell are you doing with me?
YORI: I told you, our parents decided. He and I have a deal though... That's why I'm going to tell him I found someone whom I lo- someone I really like.
*not sure if he should react*
YORI: I am serious about you.
*touches his cheek* I really am, you have to
trust me. *looks pleadingly*
KIRYU: *softens the tone a lil' bit* ... It's not something you ask for. It's something you
gain from a person you want to trust you.
YORI: I won't betray you.
*hugs him* ....
*sad tone* Sorry, I overdid it again... I just wanted you to kiss me already...
*looking down on her, smiling* What's so great about a kiss anyway?
YORI: *blushes harder* I can't help it... I really like that feeling...
*looking away* ... I won't force you if you don't want to though.
*turns around ready to leave*
KIRYU: *keeps looking at her calmly*
*stays the same*
YORI: *grabs her phone*
*to the person in the phone* Mizaki! I need you, come pick me up... By the riverbank, thanks...
KIRYU: *sighs lightly, but more like he's in the middle of something more fun than depressing*
KIRYU: *still watching Yori*
ME: *hearing nothing but silence, glances turning around*
*looking around hoping to see Mizaki*
ME: *decides to leave things be*
YORI: *mutters to herself sadly* I guess the one he liked was really her.... not me.
KIRYU: *still watching her calmly; patiently waiting for her to turn around*
YORI: *starts turning her head to glance at Kiryu one last time but quickly looks ahead again*
*shakes her head* ... No... I won't...
YORI: *puts her hair out of hair face as a breeze makes a mess of it*
*turns around and glares at Kiryu* Give me back my hair bands!
*going towards him*
KIRYU: *suddenly loosing his calmness a bit*
*remembers* ... I... left them inside the pocket of the clothes that are left drying on the radiators.
*starts leaving again*
KIRYU: *goes back to the same state again*
YORI: *starts playing with her hair trying to keep it in places* ....
*grabs phone again* Mizaki? Hurry up please... No, I'm not upset!
*clearly upset though* ...
*groans of displeased people are heard downstream*
* Yori looks towards the echo of groans* ....
KIRYU: *beginning to feel she's really not gonna turn around*
*but still stays as calm as he can*
*Aporia's voice's heard through the air*
YORI: *looks down as a tear falls down her cheek*
*turns around quickly and wipes it off before the others might notice her*
YORI: *starts sobbing softly*
KIRYU: *almost heartbroken when he hears her cry, but still does not move nor loses his composure*
YORI: *mutters* ... If you were me,
*still sobbing* what would you do I wonder...
ME: *oblivious to her surroundings* Hey guys,
*to the two of of them, but not really looking their way* I'm gonna go and help Aporia downstream! And send poor Jack home!
*walks fast down the path*
*trying to clear her throat so her voice won't betray her* S-sure.
*almost loses it and calls her*....
*voices of others coming from the side opposite than where I went off are heard in the distance again*
YORI: *to Kiryu, not looking at him* ... Perhaps this is for the best.... because I can't seem to let go of my pride and you... apparently the one you like is not me..
KIRYU: *firmly* Yori!
*does not move*
KIRYU: *keeping his stance*
YORI: *sighs lightly as she stops sobbing*
*sees a car pass by*
*sighs again since it's not the one she's waiting for*
*voices coming nearer*
KIRYU: *bares teeth, wanting to do something, but not really able to do it* ...
*another car passes and stops a little ways away*
*a person comes out*
YORI: *looks up to him a little startled* Miza-nii!
KIYRU: *feels like he just lost a fight* ...
*sighs and keeps a steady gaze on the two people before him*
MIZAKI: *goes over to her* Are you alright?
YORI: *nods* ... I will be.
MIZAKI: *looks a little puzzled then looks at Kiryu* ...Yori-
YORI: I want to go home ...
*sounds like she's about to cry*
MIZAKI: *looks tenderly at her and put his arms around her shoulder* ...Yori...what happened?
KIRYU: *closes his eyes for a moment*
YORI: ... Nothing...
MIZAKI: *grabs her by her shoulder and looks steadily at her* It's not 'nothing'.
*releases her and sighs* Look, if it has to do with that guy
*points at Kiryu* ...you better deal with it now. You have to say what you think, if you don't others will never know... Now, go and solve whatever the problem is.
*turns her around and pushes her gently towards Kiryu*
*looks back at Mizaki, while feeling like a kid who has been told to apologize* ... But Miza-nii-
MIZAKI: Go. *points for her to go*
KIRYU: *looks at the ground, defeated*
YORI: *sighs and obeys* ...
*walks towards Kiryu and stands in front of him* .....
*doesn't look at him*
KIRYU: *not looking at her, but not avoiding to do it either* .....
YORI: ..... What do...
*more firmly* ... what do you want?
*looking away from him* You said you couldn't trust me... so how...? How can I gain your trust?... I am not Cindy who just smiles and everyone likes her and trusts her. I'm not kind as her.
*bitterly* I am
not her... never will be...
*trying to fight back the tears*
KIRYU: *looks at her*It's not Cindy I'm supposed to....
*trying to find the right words* ....
YORI: *not listening* I really want to hate her... I want to hate her so much.
*looks up to him almost like she's gonna cry* But I can't!.... I just don't know what I should do.........
KIRYU: *grabbing her by her arms, holding her firmly, bents down a bit* Yori!
*firmly again, trying to snap her out of it*
YORI: *still not looking at him* ...
*snorts* ... To think this started just because I wanted to be spoiled by you a little... I guess, I really am too spoiled
. *looks down sadly*
KIRYU: *loosens the grip* ...
YORI: Sorry but... I will never be able to be like her...
*looks down* ... and she only has eyes for Yusei... If I could I would try to make her like you....
*her voice starts breaking*
KIRYU: *straightens himself; calmly looking down on her, letting her face it*
YORI: Say something already!
*glares at him* I'm telling you I like you, that I'm completely lost and don't know what you want from me. So say something! Tell me if I should give up or
something! *hitting him lightly on his chest*
KIRYU: *lets her hit him, kinda liking that though*
YORI: *keeps hitting him* Say something, anything!
*looks up to him with tears in her eyes*
*looking down gently at her*
*sighs lightly, then thinks of what to say* ...
YORI: *looks down again when she sees the gentle gaze* ...
*mutters* I hate you, I hate you,
*slightly louder* I hate you,
*stops hitting him* why do I have to like you?....
*lets the tears fall down*
*smirking while she's hitting him*
*as she begins to cry; in a low voice, a bit teasingly* ... I don't know. I'm kinda asking myself the same question...
YORI: *looks up to him confused* Eh?
*pretending he didn't say anything*
YORI: *timidly* ...What did you say?
*looks with hope in her eyes*
*bends down a little again; says in a voice that only she can hear* ... Just that you're the cutest, sweetest girl I ever met in my entire life.
And you're beautiful with your hair loose.
*blinks a few times before his words sink in* ....
*her face starts flushing once they do*
*looks down extremely embarrassed*
*whispers into her ear* ... You're different than Cindy...... Then in a way... you're not.....
... You just need working on yourself a lot more...
YORI: *sadly* ... I know... but I don't know how...
KIRYU: ... Well, you just did a bit...
YORI: *childishly* ... I was frustrated...
*bursts into laughter, but not too loud*
YORI: *pouts more when he starts laughing* What's so funny?
KIRYU: *was just about to stop laughing, but when he sees her pouting even more, continues to laugh, almost snickering*
YORI: You're cackling like a madman.
*points out with a deadpan voice, not pleased with being laughed at*
KIRYU: *slowly stops doing it, having too much fun*
*then looks at her, amused*Do that again.
YORI: *looks at him confused* Do what?
KIRYU: *points at her* The pouting.
YORI: I wasn't pouting!
*crosses arms in front of her chest*
*pouts again without noticing*
*quickly places both of his hands on each side of her face, then plants a brief, but a bit rough kiss on her pouting lips, and quickly moves away*
*looks away* ... That's cheating.
KIRYU: *does it again, only this time places hands on her shoulders*
YORI: *kisses him back, grabbing his jacket*
OTHERS: *finally coming around the corner, spotting Mizaki, then Yori and Kiryu*
CROW: What are you doing again?!!!
YORI: *ignores Crow and puts her arms around Kiryu's neck bringing him closer, smirking all the while*
KIRYU: *feeling like a caught wild animal*
YORI: *stops and smiles at Kiryu* ...
MIZAKI: *from inside the car, honks calling her*
YORI: *turns to the others* Bye guys!
*raises her hand in a salute*
*to Kiryu* I'll be seeing you in a few days...
*kisses his cheek*
MIZAKI: *honks again*
ME: *just walking in the scene, with Samurai Jack and Magna not too far behind me*
*spots Yori waving and starting to leave* Hey; where are you going?!...
KIRYU: *just as I finish the sentence, Yori turns and accidentally bumps into Kiryu as she's dashing off to where Mizaki's car is parked*
*he looses balance, tripping backwards*
MAGNA: *sees him about to fall of the edge and into the river, quickly takes off into the air*
YORI: *stops when she hears me and looks back*
KIRYU: *falls in with a brief yelp, making a big splash, before Magna manages to catch him*
YORI: *sees and hears Kiryu as he falls* Sorry!
*continues going to the car*
ME: *turns around* Aporia!
APORIA: *somewhere in the distance* ?
ME: Get the men over here; we have one overboard!
MAGNA: *hovering above the water* It's okay! I can get him out!
*grabs Kiryu by the hand, when he surfaces*
ME: *turning around again* Never mind!
MAGNA: *gets Kiryu out of the water and puts him down on the grass*
OTHERS: *run up to him*
KIRYU: *shivering madly, teeth bared out of cold and eyes wide open* Jesus!
I think this relationship is going to cost me my life!
YORI: *standing by the car*
*goes back to see Kiryu*
... *to him* Hey, I warned you... you're bound to get hurt with me.
*pouts a little* *hugs him* I'll miss you...
KIRYU: *hugs her back* Oh come now. You're gonna get all wet.
YORI: Doesn't matter...
KIRYU: *lets her go to get his drenched coat off; guys hand him theirs for him to warm up at least a bit*...
*points at her* This is the payback for the shower, just so you know!
YORI: *blinks* Not fair! I didn't do it on purpose.
KIRYU: And I didn't throw you into the bathtub by yourself - I went in with you!
JACK: Oh, will you two just stop acting like kids?!
YORI: *sighs* You're one to talk.
KIRYU: *sighs*It's okay Yori. We'll settle this another time.
YORI: *smirks* Of course. Hey, you're really dripping with good looks.
*kisses his cheek* Later.
KIRYU: *smiles as he watches her leave, although still shivering*
OTHERS: *watch Yori go too*
YORI: *gets in the car and gives the guys a brief glance before the car leaves*
SOME OF US: *wave goodbye*
YORI: Thank you, Mizaki.
*while seeing the guys wave*
OTHERS: *watching the car going out of sight*
ME: Well this was one crazy day.
KIRYU: *still shivering*
ME: *to him* We better get you home fast.
MAGNA: I'll take care of it!
*jumps up in the air and offers a hand to Kiryu*
*thinks for a moment*
*looks at me* My clothes - is it okay if-...
ME: No problem Kiryu.
KIRYU: *nods a thank you, then takes Magna's hand, and the Digi takes off with him, getting him onto his back*
OTHERS: *watching them leave*
JACK: ... What a Casanova!
CROW: He never acted like that.What the heck came over him?
*the vehicle with the rescuers passes by*
*Aporia joins the group*
ME: Sorry about all the trouble guys.
I didn't think it would go like this.
JACK: u.u Hm.
There's always trouble whenever we get someone new join the group.
ME: She's not even... someone like you...
*to all of them*
ATEMU: ... What do you mean?
ME: She's... not my OC or a character I write about like you...
Gah - it's too complicated, and it's late!
I'll explain it to you tomorrow.
SASHA: Okay, then let's head home.
CROW: Yeah, I'm tired.
*to Samurai Jack* I'm sorry we made you stay for the Truth or Dare.
S. JACK: It's alright.
One should always work on his patience.
APORIA: Yeah, but I believe yoga would have been much more effective in your case.
S. JACK: *chuckles*
ME: <:/I'm sorry - you, Yusei and Aporia were probably bored out of your minds.
APORIA: Oh we'll live.
JACK: Let's just get going.
But I have a feeling it won't end just with this.
JACK: *as he starts to leave* Like it ever does!
ME: Heh heh heh.
*others start walking too*
JACK: ... We're stuck with you in this crazy world...
... Probably until you leave it yourself...
*going through the streets*
ME: ... I just don't know what happened today.
Guess there's more to this world then I imagined.
As expected of anything - there's always so much more then what meets the eye.
ME: *just looking at him*... I guess it's evolving somehow, in it's own way...
ATEMU: ..... As long as it keeps going down it's own right path, it has it's meaning and worth.
ME: Yeah, I believe you're right...
*sighs* Am I going to have to sleep for days on this!
CARLY: *enthusiastically* Maybe even more!
ME: *shakes head while looking at the sky*Not to mention Kiryu!
He's gonna be a handful after this.
JACK: Oh, he'll work his way out of it! One way or another.
ME: ... I just hope it won't make my world collapse!...
*the group continues going back to the garage and the apartment*...