by; Deandra Lily
School was boring so I had time to write the second chapter. I’m still on DC block so you can expect more this coming week. Warnings: Once again, nothing is thought out, nothing is corrected. This is pure crack with a lot of soap opera elements. Enjoy.
“No, no, no! I won’t go back to Hydale! I WON’T!” Rianne cried banging on the table.
“Be reasonable, Rianne! I understand why you’re so opposed but it is just a three-day trip. He’ll be there and back again in no time.”
Rianne didn’t stop bawling. Her tears were selfish and irrational but it was nothing her manager, Evans, wasn’t used to. After a few months, Evans managed to get use to Rianne’s hysteric fits.
“I don’t want to go …”
Evans took the girl in his arms and patted her hand gently. “It’ll be alright. I’m here.”
Fatigued by her tears, Rianne tucked her face in Evans’ chest as he lulled her slowly to sleep.
The two men that came to see Tori were Kira (the brunet) and Scythe (the blond). The both of them were part of the Association … not that Tori knew what the association was. But that didn’t matter since the two did say they’d help him.
Kira nor Scythe explained what they were going to do. But while he was there, Tori did some menial work in exchange for food and a room to sleep in.
It’s been three days since he arrived.
“Miu … sorry about the other day. I didn’t mean to well …”
The indifferent girl interrupted. “Stop. You apologize too much. It’s annoying.”
“Sorry.” Tori apologized again much to Miu’s despair.
“Damn Tori. Here I thought you were an asshole!” Xai explained without shame.
“W-why?” Tori asked, taken aback.
“You were a playboy once weren’t you? Rich, attractive and outgoing.”
Tori smiled weakly and stared at the ground. “T-that was well … a long time ago.”
The man turned to Miu. “Hm?”
“Deandra chose to die. Remember that.”
Tori shrugged and looked away.
Three days ago, when he arrived, after Kira and Scythe left him, Miu paid him a visit. She told him she wasn’t Deandra but she did share a link with her. Miu didn’t explain any further but Tori wasn’t sure he wanted to know anyway.
“Freeloader. Get up. We’re leaving.” Kira announced barging into the room.
Tori blinked. “W-wha-? Where to?”
Few days earlier … after the Concert
Mirielle explained to the boys the whole situation; that Alina found a girl in Azure lake who claims she knows Deandra and is looking for her mother and that Alina is heading for where they are right now.
“Doesn’t Lina have work?” Lauren asked, slightly concerned.
“She’s taking a paid vacation.”
“So what now?” James asked from his signature seat at his drums.
“We have to decided who’s keeping the kid, don’t we?” Lauren tried, turning to Mirielle.
The girl shook her head. “That’s already decided.”
“Who’s taking her?” James asked, curious.
“Korin of course.”
Korin’s eyebrow raised. “What?”
James’ and Lauren’s phones rang at the same time. The two excused themselves. Korin ignored them and fixed Mirielle with more than unkind glare.
“I didn’t agree to this.”
“You have no choice, Rinrin.” Mirielle teased. “Lauren’s and my apartement is too small. I don’t even NEED to explain why James can’t take the kid and Lina can’t keep her at the school either.”
“Look, the change will do you good. Besides, your place is HUGE.”
“Fine. But this is only temporary.”
Mirielle smiled, feeling accomplished.
“BIG NEWS!” Both James and Lauren announced at once barging back into the room with panicked voices.
“Rianne is …”
“Tori is …”
Present time, Adalyth Airport
“Evans. I’m taking the day off. I want to take a walk around town.”
“Alone? Bu that’s-!”
“Shush. No one knows me here. I just want to be alone.”
Evans acquiesced, though worried, and let Rianne go (telling her to call whenever she was done).
Outside, Rianne breathed in the fresh air of Adalyth for the first time in more than a year.
The model turned around. Her eyes widened. Could it be-?
Few days ago, Southern Port
“What the hell is going on?!”
“We’re sending you to Adalyth. Our friend, James will be taking care of you there.” Scythe answered Tori as coldly and objectively as always.
“James?! James Carlson!?”
“Oh good. You know him. Now, stop resisting and get on the ship!”
“Damnit! I don’t want to!” Tori exclaimed, gripping the handbar as hard as he can resisting against Scythe’s pulls.
“Southern’s no place for a human!”
“W-what?! But you’re human!”
“Nope sorry. I’m a vampire.”
“Ueh?!” Tori screamed momentarily loosening his grip.
Seizing the opportunity, Scythe took Tori by the back of his shirt and dragged him into the ship despite his protests.
“I do hope you realize it soon!” Scythe screamed waving goodbye to Tori.
Present time, Adalyth airport
“Lina? Is Korin a nice person?”
“Yes he is, dear. But he’s going through a lot right now so …”
“Anrin knows! Anrin has to make Korin all better!”
Alina smiled. “Yes, that’s right Anrin.”
End chapter notes:
Aww! Isn’t Anrin just the cutest? Maybe I should’ve made her 7 instead of 10. -laughs- BTW, notice her name?
Rianne + Korin = Anrin!
I was torn between Riko, Rina or Anko but in the end, Anrin was the best. And if you’re wondering, the ‘an’ is pronounced like ‘on’.
I also introduce another character in this chapter; Evans (named from the Butterfly Effect’s main chara), Rianne’s manager who obviously is crushing on mentally-unstable Rianne. Yes, Ria is mentally-unstable … to not say insane. Though, it seems she might still have feelings for Korin! I wonder what’ll happen when she sees how stoic Korin’s become tho’ … (I like the stoic Korin!)
As for how Mirielle decided to have Korin take care of Anrin: “Korin needs a therapist … but I can’t afford one! And it’s not he’ll pay for it so … I know! I’ll get the kid’s innocence to make Korin become a gentlemen again!”
Her thought pattern was basically that and she wasn’t wrong. A child naivety and directness can do wonders … you’ll see later on. But don’t think that the “perfect” Korin will ever come back. I really enjoy angsty-stoic Korin so I’m keeping this version of him for a while longer.
Expect everyone (or almost everyone at least) to be reunited next chapter.