Part 9- Graveyard
Kat walks just ahead of me, to stay out of reach of City's damn tail. City said we could simply just walk out the front door to exit the institution. Boy, was he right. It was, fairly enough, a lot less work with him leading us through the maze with his words. Still, I don't trust him, and I won't until he proves himself trustworthy. Seeing my history of trusting people, that little mission could take a long while. Now, we're outside the mental hospital, heading straight for the graveyard that was also mentioned in the papers. City begins muttering to himself. To keep sanity, I ignore him. Kat, however, shudders and walks a little bit faster, trying to distance herself from City as much as possible. Suddenly, his tail wraps around my neck and yanks me to a stop. A shreik bursts forth from Kat, but I manage to stay calm. The tail coils back to City.
"What the hell was that for!?" I yell at him. Then he bursts into a fit of giggles.
"Sorry, I wanted you to stop, and I just couldn't bear to interupt your thought by talking," City sends me a grin with his shark teeth.
"You interupted my thought pretty damn well by choking me into a sudden stop! Watch what you're doing, asshole!" I practically growl at him. City goes into some madman laughing fit, and I roll my eyes and glare at him.
"...Why did you want us to stop?" Kat manages to finally speak up over her fear.
"Oh right. There's a guard there, at the gate, his name is Lexi. We won't get past him," City states simply.
"How about we say we're visiting our dead friend?" I say.
"He'll ask for the name, to assure you get to the right grave," City smiles at me again.
"Then how do we get in?" I am seriously annoyed.
"Simple, we sneak in and be completely noiseless," City's got his facts straight, at least.
"From where?" Questions Kat.
"Easy, there's a tunnel to get in," City replies.
"Take us there," I order. City nods and walks in the opposite direction. Though I am seriously not trusting City, I don't want to take any chances with graveyard guards. He must be the undertaker of that place, along with the guard who stops people from defacing the graves. What a creep, working around dead bodies. That sounds truly sickening.
Quickly, as we follow City, we turn corners, go under a bridge, and stop once again. City looks left, then right, and then he sits. My eyebrow raises slightly, and I'm ready to ask where his "secret tunnel" is, when he's pulled underwater. Kat and I sprint over to where he was sitting and we look under. No sign of him. I put my hand under the water, where he was, and I feel a type of vacuum-like pulling. Suddenly, a massive amount of force yanks me underwater. It's so dark, that I can't see what's happening, or where I'm going. I don't if Kat is behind me or if I'm alone. There's no sign of City being ahead of me. When I feel like I'm getting dizzy from holding my breath for too long, I feel myself being thrown, like I'm going down a waterfall. My whole body is hurled into a small river-like area. Finally, I can see better, and I notice City's there too. With a lot of effort, I manage to swim untl I can touch the bottom, and then walk over to City. When I hear Kat's coughing from behind me, my heart feels slight relief and my shoulders relax. Kat comes up coughing and spitting out water. She swims to us, and pulls herself out of the water immediatly. Well, looks like she doesn't like water, when not in the frozen form.
"Oh good, you both made it out alive," City grins at us. My reply is a cold glare. Carefully, City stands up straight and begins making his way to wherever it is that he's taking up. My feet carry me after him. Making sure Kat is following, I look back. Sure enough, there she is, just behind me, looking at the ground. I return my gaze to City's back. Though he's much shorter than me, I feel like I'm weaker than him. This needs to change. When I get back home, I will improve myself. I will be better than this guy. He's shown me that I'll never get to my brother this way. Not without a miracle. My eyes go to the ground. I follow the trail of water droplets that leave City's body. I hear him stop, so I also stop. He looks around, checking the surroundings to ensure our safety. A grin spreads across his face. Then, he continues stepping forward. The longer we follow him, the more I feel like I'm lost. That's when we reach a hill I'd seen earlier. When passing the graveyard, you see a creepy, cliche hill in the background. The grass is well taken care of, and it's actually kind of pretty. Except at night it just adds the "you're-going-to-get-pulled-behind-that-hill-and-get-murdered" vibe. Carefully, we climb the fence that surrounds the cemetary and make our way in. City halts again, and ducks behind a gravestone. Kat and I mimic his movements. We're lucky we did, or else the creepy grave guard, Lexi, would have caught us. For the first time since we've met, I feel somewhat lucky that City decided it was fine to tag along.