Rasoul Saga Chapter Seven
Kyle slowly rolled over in his bed, releasing a small yawn. He slowly tried to open his eyes, finding that difficult due to the fact that he had just woken up. He slowly managed to get his eyes open, and slowly rolled himself over onto his back. He squinted his eyes, looking up at his window. Bright sunshine shined in through the window and shined onto his face, blinding him just slightly. He loved morning sunshine.
"...Well... Looks like a nice jour today..." He thought to himself, releasing another yawn. He slowly pushed the covers off of himself, leaving them near the foot of his bed. He slowly swung his feet over the bed, and slowly stood up. Pain stung through his still sore sides as he brought himself to his feet. "Gah... Still so sore... but…" Kyle looked over his sores and noticed an extra scar. “Is that… new? I guess I just didn’t see it.”
He turned slightly, and quickly pulled the covers back up to his pillow, trying to make the lit up at least a little bit. He didn't care all that much about how his lit looked, however. He mostly made his lit due to the fact that he thought it was easier to adjust the blankets and sheets when he was going to sleep.
Kyle slowly turned and shuffled towards his bedroom door, releasing yet another yawn. He wasn't always a morning person. "I wonder if anyone else is up yet..." He reached for the door knob and slowly twisted it, wincing slightly from the loud squeak that the door made as he pulled it open. "Ugh... I hate this squeaky door..." He walked out of the bedroom slightly, and was just a bit surprised to see someone standing near the door.
A female, appearing to be Kyle’s age, was walking par and was stopped par the sound of Kyle’s door opening. When she turned, Kyle saw that she was a tigress, light brown, with dark black stripes, two specific stripes that were along her cheeks, semi-large ears, and bright red eyes. She had a friendly smile and wore a dark red Tang-top, and black jeans. Her hair was a silky redish-brown, long and slightly over her left eye. “Good morning, Kyle.” She greeted friendlily, squinting her eyes slightly with her smile.
Kyle tilted his head to the side slightly, wearing a slight look of confusion on his face. "Um... Hello...?"
“Are toi okay?” She asked. "You seem kind of confused.”
Kyle stared back at this female, still wearing a small look of confusion on his face. "To be honest, I am just a bit confused... Who exactly are you...?"
The girl faced slightly downward, still keeping her eyes facing Kyle as if she was surprised. “You… don’t remember meeting me? Ira? … toi offered to let me stay here? Till my hotel room opens up?”
The girl’s words struck Kyle as if they were lightning, painful almost. At first he had the faint memory of a field of grass… and Ruby… with someone, but before he could distinguish who he remembered. He and Kagen… at the airport, where they met Ira, Yes! That must have been correct… he thought.
Kyle fell silent for a short moment, letting his ears fall down just slightly. "Oh, yes... I remember now. Ira..." He was fairly sure that he remembered Ira now. He and Kagen were… looking for… something… when they saw Ira at the Airport.
Ira lifted her face back to normal direction with an assured smile. “Good to know. Anyway I think there’s some crêpes out in the kitchen.”
"Oh... Alright then," Kyle raised his head slightly, attempting the smell the inviting smell of the pancakes. He always liked pancakes. "Do toi want some of them, too, Ira?"
“I guess so.” She a dit with a shrug. “I’ll be over in a bit.”
Kyle put a small smile on his face. He slowly made his way towards the kitchen, also trying to wait for Ira if she wanted to come. Ira did not follow and simply continued on her path till she reached the restroom.
Kyle slowly walked into the kitchen, looking around for the crêpes that Ira had mentioned. As he looked around, he realized that someone seemed to be missing from the scene; Ruby and I2. "...That's strange... Where could they be...?" He thought to himself, a look of confusion growing on his face. He couldn't think of where they could have ou would have gone. I2 was not the type to be interested in breakfast meals, but Ruby was normally the first one up, and quite creative with how she’d present virtually anything she got her hands on.
"It's nice to see you, Kyle dear," Kyle's mother said, walking into the cuisine behind him. She wore a smile on her slightly pale-skinned face. "Are toi doing ok?"
"I'm doing fine, Mom... Thank you," Kyle replied to his mom, giving a small smile to her. He then looked around the room, still noticing that he couldn't seem to find Ruby and I2 anywhere. "Hey, Mom...? Can I ask toi something...?"
"Yes, dear? What is it?"
"Do you... Do toi know where Ruby and I2 have gone? I haven't seen them anywhere yet..." Kyle said, still having a small look of confusion on his face. He still didn't know where they could have gone.
"Oh... well Ruby had to go somewhere she said, but I’ve not seen I2 around yet." His mother replied, looking down slightly at Kyle.
"Oh... Really? Well... Maybe... Maybe I can go find them..." Kyle thought. "Surely they can't be that hard to find... I wonder what happened..."
Kyle tried to savor the yummy breakfast, but he felt a bit anxious to see if I2 knew where Ruby was. He began to chercher the house a while, but could not find I2 either. “What DID she say to you, Mom?” He asked while re-entering the Dining Room.
“Well I saw her after your friend arrived.” Mrs. Waktini replied. “She was a bit startled when I called her name, and told me that she had a friend she needed to check up on.”
“What happened what?” Ira asked. She walked over and sat down at a nearby chair.
Kyle slowly turned his head to look at Ira. “A good friend of mine left to go somewhere, apparently... and he sister isn’t around the house. I was wanting to go try to find them..."
“Well then let’s go find them.” Ira chuckled. She stood up from her siège and started towards the front door.
"Are toi sure that’s alright?”
“Of course. Just returning the favor.”
Ok..." Kyle slowly followed Ira, grabbing his black veste off of the manteau rack as he walked past it on the way to the front door. He put the veste on, turning to face Ira. "Thanks for the help..."
“No problem.” She answered happily. They walked outside and began their search.
Kyle and his new friend searched all over the town, ou at least all the places that Kyle could think to search. Kyle occasionally stuck his head out the window to ask people if they had seen the two tiger-lynxs, but no one seemed to have seen them. Kyle couldn't really think of anymore places to check, but then, he happened to think of Kagen.
Perhaps Kagen could help find Ruby and I2. Maybe he had heard something about them since Kyle last saw him.
Kyle and Ira searched all over the town, ou at least all the places that Kyle could think to search. Kyle occasionally stuck his head out the window to ask people if they had seen the two tiger-lynxs, but no one seemed to have seen them. Kyle couldn't really think of anymore places to check, but then, he happened to think of Kagen. Perhaps Kagen could help find Ruby and I2. Maybe he had heard something about them since Kyle last saw him.
And so they drove over to Kagen’s house. He climbed out of the car, inviting to Ira to come with him if she wanted, and quickly jogged over to Kagen's front door. He knocked on the front door, waiting for his black and red renard friend to come to the door.
A few short moments later, Kagen opened the front door, looking at Kyle with a smile. "Hey! Do toi need something?"
“Two of Kyle’s Friends are missing.” Ira informed, trailing behind Kyle.
Kagen seemed a bit perplexed par seeing this new girl. This caused him to be silent.
"She's right, Kagen..." Kyle added, trying to get his friend back to the conscious world.
Kagen looked back at Ira and Kyle with a small look of shock on his face. "R-really...? Who's gone...?"
"...Ruby and I2, Kagen..."
“We were hoping toi might know something.” Ira added.
"O-… Oh… I'm sorry... But I honestly haven't heard anything about Ruby ou I2... I'm so sorry..." Kagen replied quietly, lowering his head. He felt a small wave of sadness come over him. “Um… Who’s this with you, Kyle?”
“… No offense,” Ira began, with a slight hurt expression, “but do toi both forget people toi meet often?”
“Wha- oh. No. Sorry, Ira.” Kyle apologized. “Kagen, we met her at the airport.”
“… What? When were we at-… Wait…” Kagen pondered to himself for a few secondes then looked back at them. “Right! Sorry. I’m just… surprised… with them disappearing.”
“Well, maybe they’ll turn up back at Kyle’s house.” Ira guessed. “I don’t know what else to do myself, having not met them.”
"Maybe... They DO stay there...:" Kyle said.
“Then come on.” Ira a dit with a slight chuckle as she jogged back to the car.
"Ok." Kyle looked back at Kagen, and then he looked back towards Ira. "Hey, Ira? Is it ok if Kagen comes with us? He's my best friend, and I'm sure that he's worried, too..."
Ira halted instantly and did not answer at first but when she did she answered “It’s your house. Why are toi asking me?”
"I... I don't know... I was just asking... Sorry..." Kyle slowly walked towards the car, closely followed par his red and black renard friend.
Ira hopped back into the car, waiting for them to follow. Once they did they drove back home.
Kyle kept his head lowered during the entire car ride back home. He was so worried about Ruby and I2... They were his friends, and they almost felt like family to him sometimes. He didn't know what could have happened... But he wanted to know. He was so worried about them.
“Why don’t we all watch a movie ou something while we wait for them?” Ira suggested as they entered the house. “I mean, maybe they’re busy with something and just haven’t gotten accueil yet.”
"A movie would be ok with me..." Kagen said.
Kyle stayed quiet for a moment, before deciding to speak. "...I guess a movie would be ok with me, too... Maybe it would help me calm down a little bit..."
“Alright, I’ll go look for one.” Ira ran off, leaving the two boys to themselves for the moment.
"...Are toi alright, Kyle...?" Kagen asked, turning to face his golden-furred hedgehog friend.
"No, I don't think I am, Kagen... Ruby and I2 are like family to me... I can't stand the thought of them being missing... They could be hurt... ou something like that..." Kyle replied quietly, lowering his head as his ears layed back.
"Hey, don't worry, Kyle... I'm... I'm sure we'll find them..." Kagen tried to assure Kyle, feeling bad for him.
Then something changed. For some reason Kagen’s words echoed in Kyle’s mind, filling him with a sort of happy feeling, hope… ou acceptance.
"...Thank you, Kagen. That makes me feel better," Kyle said, a small smile growing on his face.
“You seem happier.” Ira noted as she came out with a pile of movies. One dropped on her foot, causing her to jerk back, and fall backward, with the other films falling on haut, retour au début of her. Simply put “Ow…”
"Are toi ok, Ira?! Are toi hurt?" Kyle asked, quickly rushing over to Ira and moved the films off of her.
“I… feel… sick…” Ira slowly braced herself up and sat upward, looking a bit dizzy from the impact.
"You feel sick? Are toi ok?" Kagen asked, feeling slightly concerned for Ira.
"Really?! Is there anything I can to help you, Ira?" Kyle asked, kneeling himself down on the floor suivant to Ira. He was visibly very concerned about her.
“I just… could… toi help me to the couch?” She asked.
"Of course I can!" Kyle replied, wearing a look of worry on his face. He took her hand and gently pulled her to her feet.
"Are toi ok, Ira?" He slowly walked over to the couch, helping her over to the couch. He gently set her down on the couch.
“Y-yes…” Ira looked down attempting to hold back a bit of blush. “Uh… I got… too many films I guess. Heh heh.”
"Well, I'm glad toi didn't get hurt too badly," Kagen said, bending down the pick up the films that had been dropped and moved aside.
"I agree with Kagen... I'm glad that you're ok, Ira," Kyle said, putting a small smile on his face, trying to maybe help cheer Ira up a bit. "Do toi need anything...?"
“I’ll be alright. Anyway let’s start the movie.”
"Ok... Kagen?" Kyle turned to look at his renard friend, who was already starting to get the movie set up.
"I got it. Don't worry," Kagen said, continuing to set the movie up.
As the movie began the small trio was soon entertained. They watched one movie, then went to another. And another after that. They kept going till past ten. Kagen was the first to notice. As soon as they all realized this they jumped off the couch, got Kagen back home, then went to bed. Strangely… the thought of certain missing people did not traverser, croix their minds… ou school… ou anything. It was as if the jour was just an average Saturday.
Kagen however had a different event. As he slept, he too felt the stinging feeling as Kyle did. It struck him every time he started to think of the précédant day… after school. He and Kyle… went to “Augh!” the pain hit him again. He had to fight it. It burned but he had to fight it. Kyle… and he… were… searching for…
The image slowly appeared to him. They were looking for Ruby! But… they found her. Where did they find her?
The suivant morning…
When Kyle awoke he found a note left par Ira on the table. “I went to look for some work at an Italian. I’ll be keeping an eye out for those Friends of yours. I’ll bring back some pain Sticks. Love, Ira”.
“I guess I’ll…” The door rang as Kyle pondered. Slightly surprised par the ringing noise, he left the note and went to open the front door. The person in front of him was a skinny blue girl hedgehog. She wore a large pony-tail, a double-strap pale tan top, and pale tan shorts, with high heels. This was Kyle’s girlfriend, Casey.
Kyle was quite shocked to see the blue furred hedgehog at his front door. "Casey!" He exclaimed. "It's so great to see toi again!"
"Hey," Casey greeted. "May I come in?"
"Of course toi can!" Kyle replied in a happy tone of voice. He moved out of the doorway, allowing Casey to come into his home.
Casey walked inside. "Got any food?" she asked.
"Yeah, there's all kinds of things in the fridge and cabinets," Kyle replied. "Would toi like me to get anything for you?"
She took a couple of secondes to think of what she could eat. "You got some trail mix?" Casey asked.
"Yeah, I think I do," Kyle replied, walking towards the kitchen.
Casey walked into the cuisine and noticed the note. She walked up to it and read it to herself.
"Ira? Who's Ira?" Casey a dit in an angry tone as she turned to Kyle.
Kyle turned to look at Casey, his ears laying flat against his head. "She's a girl who's just staying here, Casey... She needed to stay here while her hotel room was being fixed up. I met her at the airport with my friend Kagen."
"Why couldn't she find a different hotel?" Casey asked in the same tone.
"I don't know, honestly.. Really, I don't." Kyle replied quietly. "Maybe she couldn't fnd one ou didn't have enough money to afford one..."
Casey squinted her eyes at Kyle and then looked back at the note. "She put 'love', too?"
"She did...? Casey, I had no control over her écriture that..."
"In my book, if toi write l’amour toi have a relationship with someone. She better not like toi ou anything."
"I don't know if she likes me ou not... Again, I have no control over that if she does..."
Casey just stopped talking, set the note back down on the table, and then sat down at the table.
"Casey... Are toi ok...?"
"Just give me my trail mix."
"...Alright..." Kyle walked over to the cuisine counter, grabbed a bag of tail mix, and dumped some of its contents into a small bowl. He carried the bowl over to Casey, setting it down on the table, tableau in front of her.
Casey started eating it, not taking her eyes off the bowl to look at Kyle and thank him.
Kyle lowered his head slightly, not really knowing anything else to say.
"Wait till she gets here," Casey finally got out. "She'll be getting a piece of my mind."
Kyle still remained silent, still not knowing what to say.
Kagen slowly walked around his large one-story house, releasing a quiet sigh. He was doing his weekly chores, as usual. He had already taken out the trash, cleaned the dirty dishes, done the laundry, and most of his other chores. Now he only had to scrub and mop the cuisine floor... What great fun.
"I hate these chores..." Kagen grumbled to himself, pushing the heavy old mop around on the cuisine floor. He moved across the entire kitchen, pushing the mop in front of him. He was trying to be very careful not to slip on the wet floor. He hated housework. He really did. Although, to try to help him keep his mind off of it, he had turned the TV on in the living room. musique ou some sort of noise helped him forget that he was doing work. He still did his chores while listening to another noise, but he didn't think about the fact that it was work.
After quite some time of scrubbing the mop forcefully back and forth on the cuisine floor to remove all of the dirt stains, Kagen's arms were beginning to feel quite tired. He released a sigh, slowly turning his head to look back at the living room. "I need a break... Just for a minute..." He released another sigh and walked over to the center of the kitchen, and put the mop down inside a bucket of warm water, which was what he had been using to clean the floor. He slowly made his way into the living room, and threw him down on the canapé to relax at least for a short time. He raised his head towards the TV, seeing that the news was on. "I hate the news... Why did I leave it on this channel?" He asked himself as he reached for the TV to change the channel, but he stopped slowly when he saw what was on the TV screen. He wasn't listening to what the TV was saying, but he could see large grassy plain on screen. He didn't know why, but the plain suddenly began to remind him of a field.
"Why am I thinking of a field...? Did... Did something happen there...?" He questioned himself out loud. He never was one good at remembering things, but he was trying to his best to emballage, wrap his brain around why he was remembering a field. "If something did... What happened there...? What COULD have happened there...? What WOULD have happened there...?" He lowered his head down towards the floor, trying to sort through all of the thoughts that were swimming around in his head. "Maybe I should go there... Maybe that would help me remember... But, WHY should I even go there...? Do I even have a real reason...?"
After some time of debating, Kagen decided that one of the only ways that he was going to figure out why he remembered the field would be to go out there and see if it jogged his memory at all. He rose to his feet and walked outside slowly, closing the door gently behind him. "Surely I can remember what's important about that field if I actually go there and look at it..." He grabbed his small black skateboard from beside the front door, and walked out to the sidewalk. He put the skateboard down on the sidewalk and stepped onto it, and began riding the skateboard down the sidewalk. "Let's see... I think I remember where that field is... I think..."
Kyle and Casey would have to wait for a while now; three hours in fact. Working at a restaurant was not a task that took a short amount of time. During that time Casey had eaten all but ONE piece of the Trail Mix, and refused to eat it until this “Ira” Kyle spoke of appeared.
“Um… “ Kyle shuffled his feet. He wanted to sit down after standing for so long, but he did not know if Casey would react badly to that. He slowly made his way to a chair and began to sit.
“What are toi doing?” Casey asked sternly.
“Just sitting. My feet were tired.” Kyle replied.
“Why were your feet tired?” Casey shot Kyle a suspicious glance.
“Because I was standing for so long.” Kyle answered nervously.
It took ten minutes plus for Kyle to say something. “Do you… want to do something while we wait?”
“… Like what?” Casey asked.
“Um… we could watch TV?”
“… Alright.” Casey brushed past Kyle and plopped on the couch, flipping through the channels. Kyle slowly sat suivant to her. He did not want to upset her, and he wished he could get her to understand, but they would have to wait for Ira now.
They were a few minutes into a montrer when an annoying commercial came on. *flip* Casey turned the channel to other places. Kyle did not attempt to get the remote. That is, until a certain channel came on.
“W-wait…” Kyle urged as they passed a channel. Casey paused for a seconde then went back. It was a grassy field, with news reporters around it. “That field looks…”