Chapter 75:

Chapter 75 [Unexpecting Guest]


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Lina, Apartment.Bookmark here

I sigh as I sat in the kitchen watching the Tv from there since those kids didn't trust me enough to let me sit near them. Only three of us in the apartment because I convince Li to stay at her friend's place to keep her safe and away from the danger.Bookmark here

I should talk to those kids. I mean kids like me, right? What if I had one? And he or she hates me. Wait, who will do I have kids with? Haru face suddenly pops into my mind. My face immediately blushes red; I shake the naughty thought away before it became serious.Bookmark here

Is it me or the room getting hotter. I nervously laugh for no reason. So, what do kids like?Bookmark here

I remember Stephanie had a puzzle in her room. Also, we do have Unicornia ice cream in the fridge. I get off my seat, heading to Stephanie's room first to get the puzzle set, then I walk back to the kitchen to grab the ice cream out of the fridge.Bookmark here

With a tub of ice cream and a puzzle box set in my hands, I brought it with me to the two kids that sitting on my sofa. Which names that I haven't had the time to ask them yet.Bookmark here

"Hey, how about we assemble this puzzle set and eat ice cream together?" I invite.Bookmark here

The girl with the rabbit ears quickly replies by staring dagger and growling at me. I back away from the rabbit ears and accept that growling as a no. I sigh, then turn around to walk back to my room when a small hand grabs the bottom half of my shirt.Bookmark here

I turn around, to see the silver-haired girl with a rabbit stuffed animal in her other hands, smiling at me and looking at the puzzle set. Then I look at the rabbit ears girl, she looks at the silver-haired girl feeling betray, then she pouted away when she noticed me looking at her.Bookmark here

"Do you want to build this puzzle with me?" I ask the silver-haired girl.Bookmark here

The silver-haired girl nods her head, then quickly walk to the kitchen counter. I follow her, when I arrive at the kitchen counter, I lay out the tub of ice cream and the puzzle box set on it. The silver-haired girl took a seat on one of the stools in the kitchen. She places her stuffed animal on the counter, then playful swivel her seat with a smile on her face.Bookmark here

I took a seat on the stool that faces the silver-haired girl. Opening the puzzle box set, I pour the puzzle piece on top of the counter.Bookmark here

"Have you ever assemble puzzle before? " I ask.Bookmark here

She shakes her head.Bookmark here

"Well first off, we always start with the corner piece," I said.Bookmark here

Then I found a corner piece then place it in the open space on the counter.Bookmark here

"How about you pick the second piece," I said.Bookmark here

The silver-haired girls look through the stack of puzzle piece trying to find the next piece. I found it cute that she tries so hard to find the piece even though I already know which one is it. Her eyes widen as she finally found a piece, she picks it up and raised it in the air. I celebrate by congratulating her and clapping my hands.Bookmark here

"Now assemble it with the corner piece," I said.Bookmark here

The silver-haired girl assembles the piece with the corner piece. I can see the joys in her eyes as she felt satisfied with assembling the piece.Bookmark here

"It's my turn now," I said.Bookmark here

With my eye, I quickly found the next piece and sweep it out of the stack with style. The silver-haired girl claps her hands and looks at me with awe, as she saw how I easily find the next piece.Bookmark here

I smirk as I assemble the piece dramatically.Bookmark here

"Before we assemble the next piece, can I ask your names?" I ask.Bookmark here

The silver-haired girl extends her hand to me then she looks at me, gesturing me with her head to place my hand on top of her. Without any caution, I place my hand on top her, somewhere deep in my mind, I could hear a girl's voice then I finally realized that it is her voice.Bookmark here

'Hello, my name is Catty.'Bookmark here

"Hello, there... My name is Lina. Nice powers you have there," I compliment her.Bookmark here

'Thank you.'Bookmark here

'I found it!'Bookmark here

Catty lets go of my hands, grabbing the next puzzle piece and raise it in the air in happiness. I notice behind her that the rabbit ears girl occasionally takes a peek at us.Bookmark here

"I think your friend there wants to join us," I said after Catty assembles her piece.Bookmark here

Catty looks behind her, she let out a huge smile and get out of her seat. She then heads to the rabbit ears girl. She holds her hand and she seems to be communicating with each other. Catty then drags the rabbit ear girl to counter and make her seat right next to her seat.Bookmark here

The rabbit ear girl pouted while her head is down and her rabbit ears droop down. Catty took a seat, then she bumps her shoulder with the rabbit ears girl. The rabbit ears girl looks at Catty and looks back at me while still pouting.Bookmark here

"My name is Kusagi. I'm sorry that I growl at you..." Kusagi apologizes.Bookmark here

"Apology accepted if you help me finish this ice cream together," I said with a smile.Bookmark here

"Okay..." Kusagi said, she still looking down but I can see a small smile crept up.Bookmark here

It only took a couple minutes of assembling the puzzle set and eating ice cream together for both of them to finally warm up to me. I know it, I'm good with children. I mentally pat myself on the back as a way to congratulate myself. Wait, I have an idea.Bookmark here

"Do you want to know how Haru look when he was young?" I ask excitedly.Bookmark here

Kusagi and Catty nod their head enthusiastically as my offer pique their interest.Bookmark here

"Wait here! I will go get my sketchbook," I said.Bookmark here

Standing up from my stool, I quickly rush to my room and grab the sketchbook on my table. I brought it with me to the kitchen, then show them both a sketch of Haru when he was still in school with me.Bookmark here

"Haru look the same?" Kusagi said.Bookmark here

"I always wonder about that maybe it's because of his...power," I said.Bookmark here

I show them another one. A sketch of Haru with a black crow perch on top of his head as he ponders somewhere.Bookmark here

"Oh, it's Mr. Crow!" Kusagi exclaims as she points to the crow in the sketch.Bookmark here

"Mr. Crow?" I said.Bookmark here

"Yes, it's Mr. Crow. He always to hang out in Haru room but now I didn't see him anymore. He super nice and never peck me when I feed him,"Kusagi said as a small frown form.Bookmark here

"I'm sure that Mr. Crow will find you someday," I said.Bookmark here

"Yeah," Kusagi said as she let out a small smile again.Bookmark here

Knock, Knock.Bookmark here

My head turns to the front door. I didn't know someone is coming. Maybe it's Haru or Stephanie or Li, but Li is at her friend's house.Bookmark here

"I will get the door while you guys play without me," I said.Bookmark here

I get off the chair and walk to the door. I look a the peek hole, seeing an older man with a slight gray hair on both sides and wearing a full black suit. He looks oddly familiar to me. It's probably a salesman. I didn't open door just in case.Bookmark here

"Can I help you?" I said aloud.Bookmark here

"Are you Miss Lina?" He asks.Bookmark here

"Yes?" I said.Bookmark here

"Open the door," He saidBookmark here

Suddenly, hearing those word shook my entire body. My hand starts moving on it own. I try to fight it but fail. My mind panic as my own body working against me. My hand unlock the door and open it. Behind it is a single older man smiling at me.Bookmark here

"Thank you for opening the door. Now stand straight" He said.Bookmark here

My own body follows his order instead of mine.Bookmark here

"Catty, Kusagi RUN!" I warned.Bookmark here

I heard a scream as Kusagi dash toward the older man with a knife in her hands.Bookmark here

"Lina stops her," He said.Bookmark here

My hand quickly move like the wind and catch Kusagi by the neck in, then I raise her up in the air. My hand starts choking her, Kusagi tries to slash at my hand but it has no effect as the blade can't penetrate my skin.Bookmark here

"Let me go!" Kusagi order.Bookmark here

"I can't control my body. Catty RUN!!" I yell.Bookmark here

"I don't want to tell you what gonna happen next if you run. Let say it won't be pretty," The man said.Bookmark here

Catty hold tightly her stuffed animal, then she let it fall to the floor as she walks to the man. My eyes glance at her as she passes by my side. Catty was on the verged of tears as she walks to the man.Bookmark here

I scream as I try to fight to gain control over my body, but I still can't control it.Bookmark here

"Who are you!" I demand his name.Bookmark here

"It's Daiki Tashikawa" He answered with a gentle smile on his face.Bookmark here

"Haru Dad?" I said confused.Bookmark here

"Take care of the rabbit ears girl for me will you," Daiki said.Bookmark here

My hand throws her like a rag across the room, Her body breaks through the kitchen window and out of sight. I scream as I realized what just happen, I just kill a kid. Catty broke into tears as she saw what happen. The entire apartment shakes while the air around her begins to crack like glass.Bookmark here

"Do you want her to die too?" He asks calmly.Bookmark here

Catty open her eyes and look at me, then the shaking stop and the crack begins to disappear. She hugs herself as she had no choice but to follow this man.Bookmark here

"You both follow me," He said and we both follow him like a drone.Bookmark here

I can only struggle.Bookmark here

I'm sorry Haru.Bookmark here

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