Last time on Battlefield Lycadia...
“Whoa! Slow down, Einstein! We still have to figure out how we’ll get out of our homes, and especially how we’ll convince Mei to come along.” Akira states.
I drag Akira over to Mei’s house with him tumbling behind me, as I come up to Mei’s front door and ring the doorbell.
“I’m coming~” She remarks as she opens the door. “Oh! Kenji, hello! Come in please, come in.” She happily states, as me and Akira walk inside. “Oh...Akira’s here...” She states quite unexpectedly.
“Well, I’m happy to see you too!” Akira states glumly.
“Oh! I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to say it like that...” She puts her hands on Akira’s shoulders.
Akira looks up and smiles a bit. “It’s fine.”
I look at him and grunt. “Ok, so what were we going to ask Mei?” I ask through my teeth.
“Oh, yeah! Hey Mei, me and Ken over here are gonna go on a big adventure to get revenge on the big guys who he hates because they killed his dad, you wanna come? It would help him.” He asks Mei, as I look down, again thinking of my father.
Mei walks over and tightly hugs me. “Of course I’d go!” She happily replies.
I blush a bit as she hugs me and I slowly hug back. I honestly wish I could just hang on to her forever...her silky blonde hair smells like a garden of fresh roses, and she feels like a soft cloud... “U-uhm, so...” I nervously say to the two as Mei lets go of me.
“So...” Mei unthoughtfully replies.
“So now for our hatching of an adventure plan!” Akira shouts into our ears.
“Hmm...adventure...seems like one heck of a project.” I think then state out loud. “I got it! First we’ll pack up our things, then we’ll take my car and start driving down the road to the Monikura and sneak attack them!”
“I guess that’s good enough for now...” Akira worriedly states.
It’s 5:00 AM and everyone’s still asleep, so me, Akira and Mei proceed to meet up in my driveway.
“Ready, guys?” I ask to the two. They both nod and so we get in my car and I start the car, and pull out of the driveway and down the road we go. Me and Akira are sitting in the front seat and Mei is sitting in the back. There’s really nothing interesting about driving silently so I’ll skip ahead a while...
-18 HOURS LATER-
Everyone is just worn out to death. We crossed the border of the capital section of the nation just a bit ago, and we’re getting really close to the capital nation, Sakurai, in which the Monikura frequently visit for some reason...
I yawn loudly. “We’ve been driving for hours on end...and I’m so tired...maybe we should all stop at a hotel...” Mei nodded while Akira woke up from his little nap and quickly nodded as well.
We drive into the nearest town and see a hotel, so of course, we pull into the driveway.
“I’m gonna go check us in, you guys wait here.” I say as I get out of the car, still shaking my sleepiness off.
“So...I need to ask you something.” Akira says to Mei after a long silence.
“?” She tilts her head in confusion.
“You seem pretty friendly to Kenji lately...I wanna know if you think Kenji is a good friend to you...” Akira asks.
“Well, yeah, of course!” She states as if she has said that a million times before.
“Mhm.” He grunts, knowing that there’s something going on between Kenji and Mei.
I walk back to the car and surprise the heck out of the two without knowing. “Guys, I checked us in, let’s go.”
They both stretch and slowly walk out of the car, following me to our rooms. Akira sees a newspaper hologram peek out of the digi-gram holder in the lobby and gets the chills from what is on it. The newspaper’s title reads: ‘MONIKURA INSPECTION AGENCY LOOKING AT TOWN TONIGHT’. To Akira, getting caught up in my web, this means trouble. We still however walk along, and then we get to a quiet hallway with doors all around.
“Okay, so you and me are sharing a room, Akira, and Mei gets her own room. I wanna be cheap so...” I state.
Akira crosses his arms. “Okay then. I wanna get some sleep, I’m tired. Let’s go.”
I cross my arms as well. “Says the person who got a nap, but either way, fine.”
We make our way into the room when Mei stops me.
“Wait.” She quietly says. “Can I talk to you...in private...?”
“U-uhm, okay...” I nervously reply, as me and Mei walk into her room, and she shuts the door. My face suddenly goes pale and my stomach drops. I don’t know what’s going on, but it’s fishy.
Mei looks over at me and puts her right hand on her straightened left arm and looks down.
“Well, uhm...there was something I wanted to talk to you about...”
“What was that?” I suddenly said as I heard a noise. I went over to the door and tried to open it. As I turned the knob, I felt like I was gonna faint.
Akira locked the dang door.
TO BE CONTINUED...