Author: Hikari Kurokaze PM
The Story of Hikaru Ambrosius begins when her parents are murdered. She moves in with family friends, as she has no family left, and her whole world turns upside down. All because of one dream.Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,084 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-08-13 - Published: 06-04-12 - id: 3029154
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The girl was no longer in Tokyo, neither were the wolf or the other boy. "Hmph…" he mumbled as he stared at his phone. Stopping, he clicked the buttons on his phone, sending a message to his assistant. Again he started walking.
Despite the time, he wandered the streets of Tokyo. He was surprised he hadn't been mugged yet. He was certainly dressed as a target. He was wearing a black pin-striped suit, lined with red. His shoes were shining, and his clothes unwrinkled, he wore a red shirt under his jacket.
The book… he thought. I need it.
Silently, he made his way back to his hotel. Entering the building, the cold of the air conditioner blasted back his brown hair. Grabbing a hair tie off his wrist, he greeted the lady at the desk, and pulled his shoulder length hair into a pony tail. He then stuffed his hands in his pockets and approached the elevator, where he clicked a button.
"Oh sir," the concierge said politely. He looked back at her. "I'm sorry, but that elevator is out of service at the moment. So you'll have to take the stairs."
He looked back at the elevator and placed his hand on the button pad. Using his body to shield the view of the concierge, he moved his lips silently. A shock traveled through his body and was transferred from his hand into the button pad, which suddenly lit up.
"It's working now," he said, clicking the button once again. The concierge stared from her desk in amazement and muttered, "T-Thank you for bringing that to my attention!" She then picked up the phone to cancel that call she had made to fix the elevator, unaware of what just occurred. The elevator dinged and he walked in as the doors opened. As they closed to seal him inside, a black mist floated among the floor. "Sir," a voice sounded in the young man's head.
He shook his head and spoke, "You may show yourself Izumi, no one else is here." The black mist then formed into the body of a buff middle aged man. His hair hid his eyes as he spoke, telling the young man of his findings. "The girl and her companions are in Osaka as of now. Their destination is yet to be determined." Izumi spoke lowly.
"Izumi, move your hair out of your eyes. I dislike not being able to see someone's eyes when I talk to them," the younger one stated as he stared at the buttons on the elevator wall. Izumi nodded. "Yes." He swept his hair to the side, revealing his red eyes. "You may go on now," the younger one demanded, nodding his head.
Izumi nodded and continued. "Though from our observations…it seems that she doesn't have the book," he said quietly. The young man's emotionless eyes flashed red. "What?" he stated calmly. Izumi sighed mentally. "She may not have the book sir," he repeated. The sir smashed his fist into the wall of the elevator, sighing. His eyes returned to their normal hazel color and he turned to look at his subordinate.
"Then we'll wait for her to find it."
Hikaru shot up from her seat, practically hopping in front of Kira. "Really?" she asked, a grin plastered to her face. Kira sighed, and placed his hand on her head, forcing her to stay on the ground. "Yes, yes!" he muttered to her quietly. "Now shush, it's the middle of the night!"
Seong yawned and stretched his body out on the bench, getting himself comfortable. Kira facepalmed. "Wake up that dog, will you?" he commanded. Hikaru giggled, all hyped up, and flicked Seong on his nose. His head shot up, and clashed with Hikaru's. "Ow!" they both exclaimed, disturbing some other passengers. Sighing, Kira grabbed them both by the collars of their shirts and dragged them out of the train,
"Got everything?" he asked, letting them go when in the station. Hikaru nodded, pointing to her and Kira's bags. "Okay, let's go then. We need a cab, no wolf riding from here," the eldest said strictly. "Whatever," Hikaru mumbled, clearly unhappy with the decision.
Seong laughed silently and the three of them made their way to the cold outside world. "A cab…!" Hikaru muttered, spotting one coming their way. Kira also noticed it and stuck his hand out, trying to signal the cab to stop. Alas, he came to no avail and nearly had his arm get a free ride.
"Geez! How does anyone get a ride?" he exclaimed angrily. "May I try?" Seong asked, approaching the road. He stuck out his hand and waved it frantically, but yet again, the trio had no ride. Hikaru sighed, "Boys, boys, boys, let me do this!"
With that said, she approached the road. One hand by her mouth, and the other being waved, she whistled loudly. "Gah!" Kira and Seong howled in pain. "My poor ears!" Seong murmured sadly, covering his ears. But, the nearest cab stopped by them. Hikaru smirked, and opened the door, jumping in. Kira and Seong looked at each other a moment before they filed into the car. "Where to?" the cab driver asked, adjusting his mirrors.
"The forest please!" Hikaru sang out. The man turned to look over at the three of them. "You children are heading to the forest?" he asked, an eyebrow raised. Seong nodded, seated in between the two siblings. The driver stared at them, and being as irresponsible as he was, drove them to their destination.
"I'm still sleepy!" Hikaru muttered, yawning. "As am I…" Seong added in, rubbing his eyes. Kira yawned, "We'll be at the house in no time, so don't fall asleep yet. Just about half an hour…I hope." Hikaru stared over at the blonde. "Yes, that estimate really helps Kira," she said nonchalantly.
Kira scoffed, "Whatever. Driver, step on it please." And with that, he turned his head to face the window. Hikaru glanced at the boys she was sitting with and smiled. I haven't experienced something so exiting in such a long time! She thought happily. Turning her back to them, she looked at the lights that passed by in the frame of the car window. I just hope…that no one gets hurt. This seems like serious business seeing as someone is chasing after me. Hikaru grimaced at the thought, her mind flooding with bad memories.
Closing her eyes, she imagined a happy family, her family before her parents were murdered. She had lived a good life, a happy one. Slowly, as she thought about those wonderful memories, she faded into her dreams.
Hikaru opened her eyes to see a blue sky. Not a cloud was in sight. She moved her arms and pushed her body up. She had been sleeping in the middle of a clearing in the forest again. She eyed her surroundings carefully. I swear, if anything tries to attack me again, I'm going to kill Seong…! she sighed in her mind. She sat there for a while in absolute silence. Not even a sound came from the trees surrounding her. Hikaru sat up straight and used her hands to move her hair to one side of her body.
"I wonder, what is this place really?" she asked aloud. As she suspected, Seong walked out of the forest as a wolf. "You can already sense my presence Hikaru," he complimented. Hikaru smiled. "I don't get it really, but I think being around you has already opened up my magical capacity and what not," she said. Seong nodded, "I see, it could be that the more exposure you have to magic, the more open you become with it."
Hikaru's eyes moved upward toward the sky, tilting her head back. "Nice hypothesis there, Seong," she mumbled. "But can you answer my question now?" She looked back down at Seong and gave him a serious look. The wolf nodded and walked over to Hikaru, settling himself to her side. Hikaru smiled softly at his actions and petted him as he spoke. "Well you see, this place is just an area in your mind. That is all." Seong explained simply. Hikaru stared at him. "Really? That's all?" she asked, surprised. Seong nodded. "There is no big explanation to this one Hikaru. We all have places like these, and we often visit them in our dreams."
Hikaru nodded slowly, and lay on her back. She stared up at the sky, and asked, "So Seong?" The wolf lifted his head. "Hn?" Hikaru looked at him. "When are we going to wake up?" she asked. The wolf seemed to be in thought for a moment before he said, "Right about now."
Kira gently awoke Hikaru and Seong with a sigh. They had fallen asleep both on the train and in the taxi. "Huh…?" Hikaru mumbled as she awoke, rubbing her eyes. "We're home, Hikaru." Kira said quietly, trying to wake up the stupid wolf. Hikaru shook Seong's body, watching him as his eyes opened with a smirk. "How'd you wake him up so easily?" Kira mumbled, amazed.
The red head smirked, "I'm magical!" Though I have no idea myself how that worked! She thought to herself. Seong awoke and sat up straight, yawning. The three teens emptied out of the taxi. Kira paid the taxi driver and he drove off. Digging into his pocket, Kira took out his phone and checked the time: it was three in the morning. As Seong and Hikaru stood in the cold of the night, Kira dragged them hand by hand toward the front door of the house.
It was a regular sized home, and was painted a peach color. It looked as if it hadn't been occupied for a while, since the lawn was up to the teens' knees as they walked beside it. "Oi, Kira, my hand hurts, let go," the red head complained lowly. Seong nodded in agreement, his eyes only half opened. Kira let go of the duo's hands and ruffled through his pocket in search of the key. When his hand touched the cold of its metal, he could feel his phone vibrating. He took it out along with the key and looked at it.
His mother was calling. He sighed and thought about answering the phone. I should just answer it, shouldn't I…? he smiled sheepishly, flipping open his phone. "KIRA, ARE YOU INSANE?!" Mrs. Kato screamed from the other side of the phone. Kira held the phone away from his ear with a frown and put it on speaker. Fumbling with the keys, he listened to his mother yell and curse at him. As he turned the key in the door knob, silence ensued. Hikaru and Seong opened the door and walked into the house, leaving Kira outside.
"Mom?" Kira asked silently. There was no response for a moment until his father's voice sounded from the speaker. "She's currently crying her lungs out. What the hell is wrong with you?! We called several times, and no one picked up!" Mr. Kato grumbled angrily. Kira's eyes widened.
He knew it was hard to get his father mad, but that wasn't what he was surprised about. He was surprised about the fact that Mr. Kato hadn't yelled at him for running away. "S-Sorry dad, we fell asleep on the train ride..." Kira stuttered. "B-But aren't you mad?" Kira could hear his dad chuckle lightly on the other end of the call. "Not too much...we trust you. I guess we just freaked out because you didn't pick up." Mr. Kato explained. "And also because this was so sudden. What happened?" he asked, his tone of voice changing to be serious.
Kira sighed and shook his head. "That's a story for another day dad. But it doesn't involve you or mom!" he assured quickly. "Hikaru…Hikaru just needs some time. Now bye dad, I'm freezing and sleepy." There was silence before Mr. Kato said goodbye and handed the phone to his wife. "Kira, I am going to kill you and Hikaru when you return. But for now, good luck and…" she trailed off silently. "Yeah mom?" Kira asked. "We love you and Hikaru a lot. Good night." Mrs. Kato mumbled. Kira smiled, imagining his parents to be doing the same. "Bye mom, we love you guys too."
With that Kira walked inside the house. Locking the door behind him, he slipped off his sneakers and turned around. In the living room, he saw Seong and Hikaru sprawled onto the couch sleeping. He frowned at the sighed, but after yawning himself, he smiled softly. The blonde walked past the living room and into a hallway. At the end of the hallway there was a large closet next to a bathroom. Kira approached the closet and opened it, revealing blankets, towels and other cloths. He pulled out a large green blanket and closed the closet door, walking back toward the living room. There, he set the folded blanket on the arm of the couch and observed the situation.
Seong and Hikaru were sitting upright, their eyes closed, snoring away. Kira smirked, noticing that Hikaru didn't take her bag off. Silently, he walked over to her and carefully removed the bag from her body. He set it on the floor and set his own there also. He dropped the keys on the coffee table in front of the couch and shook out the blanket, spreading it over the sleeping duo. Spotting Seong's fedora still on his head (miraculously) he removed it from the wolf boy's shaggy head of hair before smiling. "Geez," he said, placing the hat on the table. "I never thought life would take such an interesting turn." Kira sat on the couch next to Hikaru and pulled some of the green blanket over himself, falling asleep quickly.
There was noise, lots of it. The sounds of screaming and beeping awoke Hikaru. She grumbled as she opened her eyes, revealing that she was sitting on the couch in the living room. Rubbing her eyes, she stood up and walked to the right of the hallway. There was the dining room, which connected with the kitchen next to it. The red head sighed, recognizing the smell of smoke drifting through the house. When she turned into the kitchen she saw quite the scene: Kira was attempting to hit Seong with a spoon covered in batter, but Seong dodged every hit with a frown. All while the stove behind the two had a frying pan on fire.
A tick mark appeared on Hikaru's temples as she rubbed them. "Guys," she murmured. There was no response as Kira continues to yell at Seong, calling him a "stupid wolf". Hikaru cleared her throat and yelled, "Shut up!" The duo standing in front of her went silent and turned to look at her. "Good morning," they greeted simultaneously. The two glared at each other for a moment before Hikaru pointed a finger behind them. Seong and Kira turned around to finally notice that the frying pan they had on the stove was surrounded by smoke.
Quickly, Kira grabbed the pan off the stove, flinging it into the sink. He then ran cold water over it as Seong turned off the stove. Yet the beeping ensued. Hikaru looked up at the ceiling, watching the smoke alarm go off. She sighed, "What a great way to start the morning." She walked back into the dining room, grabbed a chair from the table, and dragged it into the kitchen. She placed it beneath the smoke alarm and stood on it carefully, switching off the smoke alarm.
Finally, there was silence in the house. Hikaru jumped off the chair and placed it in its rightful place. Then she confronted the boys. "Well?" she asked. Seong and Kira were looking down at their feet like scolded five year olds. "I went shopping for ingredients to make pancakes, and when I came back, Seong was up." Kira started. "I assisted him, even though he didn't want my help, and we started making the pancakes. I was pouring the batter into the pan, but Kira said I put too much." Seong added in silently. "And that's when I started to attack him with the spoon. We were so absorbed in hating each other that we didn't notice that the smoke alarm went off." Kira concluded.
Hikaru sighed yet again. "Of course, this is all true. Oh well, Kira make us breakfast!" she said happily. Kira looked at her, his brow furrowed. "I need to show Seong around the house and pack our stuff," the red head said. Kira scoffed, "Whatever." Hikaru smiled and walked out of the kitchen, Seong trailing behind her. Hikaru stopped in the dining room and turned to Seong. "Well that was obviously the kitchen and this is the dining room," she explained simply. Seong nodded and they moved on through the house. They quickly finished the tour of the house, going through the living room, bedrooms, bathroom, and ending in the backyard. The house had a large backyard that was fenced off.
"This would be a good place for training," Seong said with a smile. Hikaru nodded, "Hey, do Kira and I get to train too?" Seong pondered in thought for a moment. "Well," he began. "That depends on you and Kira. I believe that Kira can train, but he may not allow you to be trained." Hikaru frowned. "That's not fair! Seong, I deserved to be trained!" she protested. Seong nodded, sighing. "Hikaru, I did not say that I was not going to train you." Hikaru looked at Seong with a surprised look as he smiled at her. "Thanks," she chuckled. The duo then walked into the house and headed back to the kitchen. In the time it took them to tour the house, Kira had made enough pancakes for everyone. The three of them set up the dining table and proceeded to eat. "Good job Kira," Hikaru complimented as she stuffed her face. "You actually can cook!" Kira glared at his surrogate sister as she and Seong laughed away.
Breakfast went by quickly, and Hikaru ended up washing the dishes. Kira and Seong sat at the table, conversing about Hikaru. "Well, what do you think, Kira?" Seong asked. Kira's eyes were closed in thought, a frown on his face. He opened his eyes and shook his head, "No, I can't let Hikaru get hurt." Seong sighed. He knew this was going to be difficult. "Do you not understand? Hikaru needs to know how to defend herself." Seong said sternly in a quiet voice. "She is the one we are doing this for." Kira stared at Seong, and Seong stared back. He knew that Hikaru's surrogate brother had a strong resolve of not letting Hikaru fight, but he would try his best to break him. Kira stood up and walked away without a word, leaving Seong at the table.
The wolf boy sighed and facepalmed. Hikaru would hate it if she couldn't fight! Seong exhaled and slumped in the chair, glancing toward Hikaru. She was washing a final dish, whistling. "It is a shame this must happen…you two were living such an innocent life. If anything happens to you two, I am going to end up blaming myself." Seong thought. He watched as Hikaru finished the dishes and wiped her wet hands on a towel. She started walking toward him, but when she saw the serious look on his face she stopped. "Hey, Seong?" she asked. "Hn?" Seong responded simply. "Is anything wrong?" she asked, worry etched on her face. "O-Oh no, not at all!" Seong sputtered out. "But I was wondering, we do not have much in the house, so should we go shopping?" he asked. Hikaru looked at Seong for a moment before shaking her head. "Nah, I'll do it. I'll go get some money from Kira and be on my way!" she winked. She proceeded to walk out of the dining room to find the blonde, but Seong grabbed her arm.
Hikaru looked back at him, seeing a serious look on his face. "Hikaru, in case anything happens, try to defend yourself. It may be too soon, but try to use your magic. It should work." Seong said. Hikaru nodded, and continued on her way to locate Kira. She made her way into the hallway, to find Kira putting the bags away. "Oh, Kira!" Hikaru called out to him. He turned to her and smirked, "Hey, you said you were going to put the bags away. Look at what I'm doing!" Hikaru smiled sheepishly and walked into the room. "Sorry, I guess I got a little caught up in things," she smiled. "Anyway, I need your wallet! I'm going shopping." Hikaru explained, holding out her hand for the wallet.
Kira rose a brow at her and sighed, digging into his pocket. "Here," he said, placing the wallet in her hand. "Only buy things we need and be careful! The keys are on the coffee table." The blonde turned his back to Hikaru and continued to unpack his things. Hikaru smiled and walked out. She headed for the living room and grabbed the keys from the table, shouting into the house, "I'm off!" Seong and Kira responded, "Bye!" and she left out the door.
Hikaru locked the door behind her and took in a deep breath of the air. "Ah, fresh air!" she thought whilst grinning. Hikaru walked to the road and followed it out to a small town. The walk was short despite the fact she was in the forest. The town was a small one located at the edge of the forest, leading into the big city. As Hikaru walked, she kept her guard up. Anything could happen out there! Surprisingly, nothing happened. All she could hear was the rustling of the trees and birds chirping. All she saw was the road in front of her and the trees around her. After about fifteen minutes, she reached the town. The trees had ceased and more buildings were around her. She braced against a lamp post and inhaled. Gosh, that was some good exercise, she thought.
The red head continued on her way and found herself at a small corner shop. There, she grabbed a basket and proceeded to fill it up. Grabbing a carton of milk, Hikaru felt her phone vibrate. She reached into her pocket to see that Kira had texted her. 'Did you get to the store safely?' read the text. She sighed and made her way into the cereal aisle, responding to Kira's text. While walking in the aisle, she bumped into someone. Stepping back, Hikaru looked up, "Sorry, I wasn't watching where I was going."
The person Hikaru had bumped into was wearing a winter coat, the collar folded up concealing his face. He was a tall person who seemed to be in his twenties. His hair was neatly combed back, but stray hairs fell onto his pointed face gently. He had pitch black eyes and pale skin. Hikaru felt a chill run up her spine, and she stared at the man, eyes wide. He smiled down at her softly and shook his head, "No, it's all right." Hikaru nodded stiffly and continued on her way to grab a box of cereal. Yet the man followed behind her. "Are you here alone? That's not exactly safe," he chuckled. Hikaru stared at the shelves stocked with merchandise for a moment and smiled sheepishly. "Yeah that's true, but I'm fine," she responded quietly. The man ruffled through his pocket and revealed a police badge to her.
Hikaru stepped closer and examined the badge, glancing up at the man. "I'm a police officer, so let me escort you home after you're done with your shopping," he assured. "It would be wrong of me to just let this slide." Hikaru looked at him a moment before nodding with a sigh. The man smiled and followed her as she picked up various food items for the kitchen at the house. When she was done, she headed over to the cash register, paid for her items, and walked out the store. "So where am I escorting you too?" the man asked, looking up ahead at the road. Hikaru replied quietly while shuffling through the groceries, "A house in the forest. It's just a little while away."
The man nodded and they continued on their way. Soon enough, the buildings started to fade into the scenery. There was utter silence between the two of them, and Hikaru made sure to stay a foot or two away from the man. God, this is creepy…He is a police officer though, so it can't be that bad…Hopefully. Hikaru thought. Half way into the walk, the officer opened his mouth. "Hikaru," he murmured. She looked up at him with surprise. "How did you-?"
The officer grabbed Hikaru's arm and twisted it backwards, holding it behind her back. She dropped the bags she was holding and screamed in agony. "Where is the book?" the officer slithered in her ear. Hikaru's eyes went wide. "W-What book? What are you talking abo-Agh!" she flinched in pain again as the man twisted her arm harder. "Don't lie to me, I can feel the magic radiating from your body!" he said sternly. Biting her lip, Hikaru recalled Seong's words of warning to her: "Hikaru, in case anything happens, try to defend yourself. It may be too soon, but try to use your magic. It should work."
Concentrating as hard as she could while some guy was twisting her arm, Hikaru tried to use magic. The pain on her arm grew, and the pressure on her lips caused it to start bleeding. "God damn it!" she screeched, feeling the taste of blood on her tongue. Her voice echoed through the forest, birds flying away and the rustles of leaves getting quieter. Hikaru felt the man jump at her outburst, but that did not stop him in trying to force the whereabouts of the book out of her. Again, she tried. Hikaru's eyes darted about the scene. Trees, there were trees everywhere. She smirked as an idea crossed her mind. "Come on, tell me!" the man yelled angrily. "Where is it?"
Hikaru inhaled. She had no idea what she was about to do, but she hoped it would work. "Well, I don't know myself actually," she began. She could feel a power in her chest arise as she willed the trees to do her bidding. "What?" the man asked, shocked. He stopped twisting Hikaru's arm, but he still had a firm hold on her. "But, I do know I need to get away from you!" the girl exclaimed. Hikaru kicked backward, hitting the man in his nether regions. He let go and fell back, cursing loudly. Hikaru raced away and put a hand in the air. "Please Merlin, let this work!"
She brought down her hand forcefully, but nothing happened. The rustles in the leaves got louder, and Hikaru gulped. She looked back toward the man. He was getting up now, and he cast Hikaru a deadly glance. "Damn it!" she cursed under her breath. "Work!"
Suddenly, a whizzing noise filled the air. Hikaru and the man both looked up to see several trees falling in their direction. The birds in the sky flew away as the trees started to fall more in the man's direction. The first tree fell between him and Hikaru, making a barrier. Hikaru felt happiness swell inside her, but it didn't last long. The officer slashed through the thick trunk of the tree with his bare hands, pure rage in his eyes. Hikaru's eyes went wide as another tree landed on top of him. There was no blood, but he lay on the ground unmoving. Three other trees fell and there was silence. Hikaru watched his body carefully, backing away. When she saw his hand stretch out, she ran for it.
Hikaru pulled out her phone as she ran. She felt the strain on her legs as she ran, but she didn't stop. She flipped open the phone and dialed Kira's number. After a couple of seconds that seemed like hours to Hikaru, Kira picked up. "Hey," Kira said into the phone. Hikaru spit the blood that was in her mouth to the ground and yelled into the phone, "Kira! Seong! I-I was attacked. Help me!"
Kira's eyes went wide and he almost dropped the phone. "We're on the way!" he rushed. Hikaru hung up and Kira stowed his phone into his pocket. Running out of his room, he bumped into Seong. "Hikaru's in trouble!" Kira exclaimed, rushing to the door. Seong nodded, "I am already aware of this, let us go!" Kira cast Seong a glare, but nodded. The two burst through the door, slamming it behind them. Kira began to ran, but Seong stopped. Looking back, Kira saw black fur envelop the boy, soon turning him into a wolf. "Kira, get on. We will reach her faster this way," Seong growled. Without hesitation, Kira nodded and ran back to Seong, jumping onto his back.
The wolf boy darted off, following the road. His sense of smell told him that Hikaru was right ahead. Minutes passed as the boys traveled through the forest until they saw Hikaru. She was racing toward them, her face determined. Though the fear in her blue eyes was evident, the courage she felt was too. Seong slowed his pace down enough for Kira to jump off. He ran toward Hikaru and Seong transformed back to normal, doing the same. As the duo came closer to Hikaru, they could see the blood running down her chin. "Hikaru!" they both yelled out. When she got close enough, Hikaru tackled the two of them with a hug. Her eyes watering, she fought back the tears.
Kira pulled away from her and grabbed her shoulders, asking, "What happened? Why are you bleeding?" His eyes were wide with fear. Hikaru shook her head. "I was at the store when I bumped into this man. He seemed to be around twenty, and said he was a police officer. At first I was skeptical about it, but then he showed me his badge. He volunteered to walk me home, and when there was no one around, he attacked me," she explained. Kira and Seong eyed her with worry, waiting for her to go on. "He twisted my arm back and held me asking for the book."
Seong's eyes went wide. "H-He…" Kira began. "Asked for the book?" the wolf finished. Hikaru nodded and smiled a bit, "Yeah. After that, I kicked him down and ran away. I actually used some magic and made some trees fall on him." Her smile disappeared, replaced with a serious look. "But on my way here, I saw his hand move. So we shouldn't stay outside very long." There was silence for a moment until Kira yelled out, "Then how are you bleeding?" The red head smiled sheepishly. "I bit my lip too hard when the man was twisting my arm," she said, wiping away the blood with her hand. She ran her tongue over the wound on her lip, finding to have stopped bleeding already.
Seong sighed. He glared into their surrounding, his brow furrowed. "We must get to the safety of the house, now," he said darkly. Hikaru and Kira turned to Seong, surprise written on their faces. Hikaru nodded and the three of them ran back to the house.