Chapter 68:

Chapter 68 [Catty wish]

Tasteless


The station wagon body jerk as it hit a bump on the road, I accidentally hit my head on the window, and I let out a grunt as my eyes went to Cindy. Cindy is wearing a black winter coat with a furry collar and aviator sunglasses while driving the station wagon.Bookmark here

"Can you drive more carefully?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Don't blame me, the road here is shit," Cindy complained.Bookmark here

I turned my head to the backseat, to see Catty with an excited face as she wore a beige turtleneck sweater that covers up her neck and blue jeans. Kusagi cloth actually fit Catty, I can't believe it at first, but here we are.
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When my eyes wander to Kusagi, her mouth opens, and a little bit of drool coming out as she asleep while leaning on the door. Her drool falls on her jeans straps coverall with red hoodie inside. I turn to face the car dashboard again and place my feet on top of it.Bookmark here

When I look outside I could see the big ass welcome sign for the winter festival, Cindy park the station wagon beside a sidewalk that leads to the pier. I brought my leg down later I open the glove component to reveal the revolver and green flat top cap inside of it. I grab the revolver and sheath it in my belt holster inside of my leather jacket.Bookmark here

"Do we really need that?" Cindy ask.Bookmark here

"Just in case, prevention is better than reaction," I said.Bookmark here

"Catty, can you wake up Kusagi?" Cindy ask.Bookmark here

I look at the rear-view mirror and notice Catty nodding her head. She then places her hand on Kusagi shoulder and shakes her. Kusagi let out a groan before opening her eyes.Bookmark here

"We're here," I called out.Bookmark here

Kusagi wipes her eyes a little bit and lets out a yawn before fully realizing the people walking beside the car toward the pier.
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Catty is the first one to open the door and get out of the car. She quickly ran to the railing on the other side of the sidewalk and gawk at the vast open sea. I zip up my leather jacket to hide the revolver and grab the flat top cap.
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I open the car door and get out of the station wagon while wearing the flat top cap. I walk to the Catty side and notice the afternoon light reflected from the distorted wave of the ocean's water.
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"You have never seen an ocean before?" I ask.Bookmark here

Catty move her hands and grab mine. I turn my head to look at her then I turn back to the oceans.Bookmark here

'I only see them in books, the people with lab coats wouldn't let me leave the lab.'Bookmark here

"That sucks," I said.Bookmark here

"Is it what you expected?" I ask.Bookmark here

'Better, the smell, the salty taste on my tongue, the wind brushing my face, the sound of the wave hitting the seawall, and the reflected light. I love it'Bookmark here

"If you love it, you have to wait when it's summer, it's even beautiful than this," I said.Bookmark here

I look at Catty, I could see her smile as she gazes toward the sea.Bookmark here

"Guys, if you are done gawking, we have a festival to go to." Cindy chimed.Bookmark here

"Come let's go," I said.Bookmark here

Catty nod her head and we all start walking while Catty holding my hand. As I was walking my other hand suddenly grab by Kusagi with a pouted face.Bookmark here

"What wrong, kusagi?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Your... My brother too..." Kusagi said.Bookmark here

I could hear Cindy let out a chuckle after she heard what Kusagi said. I let go of Kusagi hand and rub her head gently then continue holding her hand.Bookmark here

"I think kusagi have a competition," Cindy jested.Bookmark here

"Hey, Haru! Do I have to call the police on you, since you on the line of becoming a lolicon." Cindy jokes.Bookmark here

"I'm not a lolicon," I said while rolling my eyes.Bookmark here

While, we about to reach the gate onto the pier, I was astounded by the number of people that come to the festival. It was not that pack that it causes the walking speed to slow down to a crawl, but it was enough to make the pier felt festive.Bookmark here

There are even quite a few numbers of news reporters covering the festival.Bookmark here

"Because of the sudden change of the weather from snowy to a clear sky, it has caused an incredible turnout for the winter festival. Many people are here to celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring. If you are free out there and have no plan for the holidays. I implore you to come here and spend time with a family or alone on the games and rides. That the festival offers," The news reporter said while looking at the camera.Bookmark here

I instinctively lowered my head a little to hide my face so I don't get captured in their shots. Kusagi and Catty look at me with a confused look as I lower my chin to hide my face.Bookmark here

"Sorry, habit," I said as we pass through the gates.Bookmark here

Kusagi and Catty ignore me, the both of them look in front of them toward the colorful decoration, fun rides, and games. The eyes filled with sparkly amazement as they mouth gape opens slightly. The first game we about to pass, they both quickly pull me toward it, and I could hear Cindy giggling behind me.Bookmark here

The stop pulling me and lean on the game counter. I examine the game; it's a classic dart throwing game. The rule is simple, you need to throw the darts at the balloon. The more balloon you pop, the more tickets you win.Bookmark here

"5 bucks each for the game sir," the man behind the counter said.Bookmark here

I take out 10 bucks from my back pocket and place it on the counter, "This two kids will be playing" I said.Bookmark here

Kusagi and Catty both beam at me with pure happiness as they heard those word that came out from my mouth. The man places 5 darts each for Catty and Kusagi then he stands back.Bookmark here

Catty start first, throwing her dart, but only one hit the mark and her lips frown as she disappointed by her performance. Kusagi on other hand manages to hit three targets and win a few tickets. Kusagi jump in happiness then stops as she smells the delicious food cooking causing her stomach to growl.Bookmark here

"Come on let get some food," Cindy said to Kusagi.Bookmark here

Kusagi nod and follow Cindy, as I was about to follow them Catty pull my hand stopping me. I turn to look at Catty and she looks at me with an apologetic expression. Maybe, because she didn't win any tickets.Bookmark here

"It's okay... it just a game," I said.Bookmark here

She touches my hand, 'But I waste your resource for me and I didn't win anything for you'Bookmark here

"It's just game... Don't matter if you win or lose. What matter is that you have fun. Did you have fun?" I ask.Bookmark here

Catty nod her head answering my question.Bookmark here

'But...'Bookmark here

"It's okay. If you care so much that we win, watch me," I said blinking my left eyes to Catty and walk back to the counter.Bookmark here

"10 darts please" I take out another 10 buck and place it on the counter.Bookmark here

The man behind the counter takes my money and place 10 darts on the counter for me to use. I take all the darts and place it all between my fingers. I take a few steps back and the people around me start to step away from me.Bookmark here

They stare at me because of the way I stand like a cowboy ready to draw my gun. I pull back my hands, my eyes start to focus on the top row of the balloon and the second row of the balloon.Bookmark here

I whip my hand as I throw the dart, it all land directly on the target on the first row then I whip my other hand landing the dart on the second row. All the dart hit their mark perfectly and everyone starts to applaud.Bookmark here

"Congratulation sir!!" The man behind the counter cheer as he rings the bell.Bookmark here

I bow slightly and walk to the counter to grab all the tickets I win then I gave it to Catty.Bookmark here

"Here," I said as I let out a grin.Bookmark here

Catty look at with admiration at the feats I just did, I pat the top of her head gently and extend my hand to her. She grabs my hand, while the other hand grabs all the tickets with a large smile on her face. We both jog faster to catch up with Cindy and Kusagi.Bookmark here

After a short jog, Catty and I arrive at one of the food stand selling takoyaki. I spot Kusagi stuffing her mouth with Takoyaki while Cindy is eating an ice cream cone beside her. Cindy handed me a plate of Takoyaki and I pass it to Catty after taking one of that Tako into my mouth.Bookmark here

I chew and chew but I still can't taste anything.Bookmark here

Catty moans in pleasure as she stuffs one in her mouth, then she kept on eating just like Kusagi. After we done eating, I and Kusagi paired up to enter the Haunted house while Catty paired up with Cindy.Bookmark here

We enter the haunted house, I was surprised to notice that Kusagi is afraid of the supernatural. She muzzles her face on my waist, hiding her face from the scary, and spooky stuff that we encounter.Bookmark here

While we were walking through the dark corridor.
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"I see you and Catty are close friends now," I ask.Bookmark here

"Catty is awesome, she shows me stuff from her mind, and she is so beautiful with her silver hair," Kusagi compliment then hide her face again.Bookmark here

"I'm glad that you making a new friend," I said.Bookmark here

"I used... to have friends, but I left them behind to find you," Kusagi said.Bookmark here

"Your friend back at the container?" I ask.Bookmark here

Kusagi nods her heads.Bookmark here

"Do you miss them?" I ask.Bookmark here

"I do, but I'm happy here with you," Kusagi said.Bookmark here

"BOO!" a man with vampire makeup scream.Bookmark here

Kusagi scream and run away without me, I let out a laugh as I look at Kusagi running with her hands up in the air. I chase after her and exit the haunted house, afterward I heard Catty and Cindy scream behind me. We all meet up at the haunted house exit.Bookmark here

We play and eat until days become nights.Bookmark here

Catty stare at the prize on the shelves of the ticket exchange booth. One of the prizes catches the attention of Catty, the stuffed small black bunny on the middle of the shelves.Bookmark here

I squat down to Catty level.Bookmark here

"Do you want that stuffed animal?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Can I?" Catty ask.Bookmark here

"If you have enough tickets," I said.Bookmark here

Catty counts the tickets in her hands and she nods vigorously after counting them.Bookmark here

"Let get you one," I said, then we both went to the booth and exchange the ticket with the stuffed bunny.Bookmark here

Catty hug the bunny in her arms tightly and swinging around in joy. When I look at Kusagi, I notice that she exchange her tickets for a plastic Tanto blade. She swings the plastic Tanto around in a swift motion, it seems that she been practicing her swordsmanship.Bookmark here

After all the ticket has been exchanged for a prize, we all went to the Ferris wheel. I and Catty ride first one while Kusagi and Cindy ride the second box. The Ferris wheel turns and lifts us up in the air.Bookmark here

Catty lean on me as she seats right beside me, I look down on her and see the pure innocence smile as she stares at the twinkling lights of the city. She places her hand on my hand and I could hear her voice.Bookmark here

'Haru, can you grant me a wish?'Bookmark here

"If only it within my capabilities," I said.Bookmark here

'Don't worry, I know you can do this'Bookmark here

Catty show me an image in my mind of what she wants, I was shocked to see it and quickly glance at Catty.Bookmark here

"I can't do that! " I said.Bookmark here

'You can, you the only one that can do it'Bookmark here

"Are you crazy, I won't!" I said.Bookmark here

'You will... It's just a matter of time'Bookmark here

"I won't do it!" I said.Bookmark here

Catty look up at me, a sad smile form with her lips, a tear seeping through her fringe, and flow down her cheeks. She closes her eyelids and leans her head on my arms. After a short while, she fell asleep soundly while leaning on my arm.Bookmark here

I lower down my head as I contemplate on what just Catty wish from me.Bookmark here

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