Part 12 - Suprise
The long, boring car ride, comes to an end. My mind is off somewhere else, so I allow Kat and City to exit the car first. Getting out makes me think of my first day here, at the Organization of Lost Souls. At the time, I was very timid. Now, I step out with pride. This world is not something to walk in fear. It's something to stomp through, unless doing recon, then, you may want to tip-toe. Well, moving on, I make my way up the step and I get into the main lobby, the room you enter into first, no matter what. Every door leads here. It's a design thing. I sigh, wandering upstairs, and into Wolfe's office. Apparently, I was followed closely by Kat, and City came in after me. Wolfe sits at his desk, doing paperwork. The noise we made coming in causes him to shift and look up to us. He truly doesn't look amused.
"How'd it go?" He questions with an icey tone. I can tell he expects top answers. I shrug and take in a breath, ready to speak.
"Fine, we got the target you wished to see," I say cooly, motioning towards City with my head. Simply, the corners of Wolfe's mouth turn up.
"I see that, well done," Wolfe says, mostly to me. So far, it appears to me that he is ignoring Kat. He wanted her to come here so bad, and he even bothered to help train her, so why is he suddenly acting as if she's invisible and unimportant. I swear, he has BPD or something. A small sigh escapes me and I look to my feet.
"Well then, you two have the rest of the day off. City and I will talk alone. Go on," Wolfe motions to the door with his hand. It's as if he's "shooing" us away. Though I'm iritated with Wolfe, I obey him and head out. Kat follows me, like a silent shadow who has nothing else to do.
"A day off means you can leave and not bother me," My voice comes out slightly less harshly than I wanted it to. Kat stops, and I can hear her intake a long breath.
"I'm scared, Deichi," Is all she whispers. The only reason I hear her is because I trained myself to listen to such quiet things. The quietest things can make all of the difference, sometimes.
"Why? You're at the least dangerous place you can be when in this job. We're at headquarters," I tell her, with a slight pang of coldness. I can see she's uncomfortable and shaking. Her teeth sink into her bottom lip and her fingers fiddle with the hem of her blue skirt.
"All of this is so new....what if everyone hates me? What if I never see Quartz again? What if you die right in front of me? What happens if I get attatched to people, and they become my friends, but then they die?" Her eyes fill with tears at all these thoughts. Kat's always been quite emotional, so I understand her pain. When I first came here, I wasn't accepted, and I was always scared. Then, as I grew up, I learned to accept that not everyone would like me. It's the nature of all living beings to dislike some type of person or thing. No one escapes this fate.
"None of that will happen. But, if it did, then you'd have to accept it and move on," My voice isn't even recednizable to me. It sounds far too bland and boring. I almost sound like that damn Reaper, Damien. She's about to say something, when my phone cuts her off. The loud ringtone bursts out from my pocket and fills the hall with it's loud beeps. I reach into my pocket and yank my phone out, not knowing or caring who is calling me. The caller ID says "Restricted Number." Instead of thinking over who it could possibly, I answer quickly and impatiently. I turn from Kat, and rushes into another room. I know she's calling after me, but she isn't following me. Surely, she must think this is an important phone call. This room is the pool room, and at this time of day, it's usually abandoned. As expected, it is silent and no one is in here.
"Hello?" I say, about to demand to know who is calling me.
"Hello, Deichi," A male voice says on the other line. My eyes widen, from shock, as I figure out who has called me. My breath begins to come in short gasps. In my chest, my heart pounds so fast and hard that I feel like it's going to burst right out of my chest. Even my mouth seems to be suddenly dry.