Busy doing home work after a while of being alone... the temple boy, Aotsuki Ushio couldn't help but echo that sad sobbing
sound in his head... the way little Tora cries had it's prints all over his mind making him feel so guilty... but it's only
for a short time, isn't it? If it isn't, Ushio might end up looking after Tora until he is brought up all over again!
I could teach him not to eat humans!" the boy softly whispered thinking to him self...
"Ushio! Are you still up?" the priest
softly asked opening his sons bedroom door, with the little beast fast asleep in his arms...
"Hey dad! I'll go to sleep
in a while! I just got a few questions left!"
"Good! It's 10.55 now! You should've been asleep a long time ago!"
"How is he?"
"Huh?" eyeing the little beast, tiny sleepy hands clutching his clothing, the priest drew
a thumb to whip a way a half-dry teardrop from the sleeping beasts baby face that was snuggled into his chest...
still hurt Ushio! You never needed to be so harsh!"
"I didn't mean it dad! I never thought he'd actually cry!"
child! That's the only defiance he's got Ushio, so you'll probably be hearing a lot of it during the next few days!!"
not! I can't stand it for five whole minutes! So what if a whole day?" the boy questioned, then bit his lips as the little
orange fellow lightly moved mumbling under his breath...
"I'll take him to my room now, but Tora will share this room
with you starting from tomorrow, understand!?"
"Aw-dad! Do I have too?" whined the boy...
"Yes!" softly yet firmly
answered the priest before saying good night then closing the door...
Eyeing that door closed shut slowly, the temple
boy turned around and tried focusing to finish his homework... but then, he slowly did it in a slow attending... Ushio couldn't
stop thinking about how 'tiny' Tora would be like for the rest of his childish life... Tora would be like his little brother,
despite the fact that he was actually a baby beast!
Finishing his duty, the temple boy sorted every thing in place
before scooting into bed and plopping his head on that cold fluffy nice pillow... still that cute little puppy-dog-eyes view
that kept on repeating it's self in his mind ever single time he closed his eyes needing sleep... laughing softly, Ushio turned
and cleared his mind, reaching out a bit holding the spear with the tip of his fingers... softly humming for it's master,
the temple boy slowly fell asleep...
Next morning at 8.30 am...
whined the little beast refusing letting go of the boy's leg, hugging it with all his might...
"Tora!!!" growled the temple
boy trying to shake the little beast off his shins "you can't go to school with me and that is final! Let-Go!!!"
replied the little beast hugging harder, tiny claws clutching into the school uniform...
"Ouch! Hey! Watch the claws!"
softly said the priest, hands placed on the little beasts hips, lightly pulling "let go of Ushio, he'll take you to see the
school on holiday, okay?"
"No!!!" whined almost crying shaking his head as the priest tried plucking him off the temple
boy "no-no-no-no-no-NO!!!!" then broke into sobbing snuggling his face in the boys clothing "I (sniff) just wanna be (sniff/gasp)
with Ushio..." the little fellow shivered clutching harder crying like the frightened child he is...
"Tora!" groaned the
boy, irritated "please let go! I'm gonna be late for school!"
"(Gasping and sobbing still)" silver slitted eyes opened
a crack streaming tears, yet not eyeing the boy, glancing at the kitchen floor...
"Tora..." softly said the priest, as
he stopped tugging and drew his hands on the tiny beasts shoulders "do you want Ushio to be late for school?"
his head, yet not turning to him)"
"Then be a good boy and let go!"
"But... I dun wanna..." Tora started sobbing again
"I don't want to be alone..."
"Tora your not alone! You've got dad!" reasoned the boy still somewhat irritated "now stop
the water works and let go!"
"Ushio!" pleaded the tiny beast craning up, tears dwelling down the orange fur, silver eyes
blinked once as a droplet drew down...
"Uhh..." with a breath, the temple boy felt some thing like poison going into his
blood-cycle, it was painful and cold, that face, it was so scared, lonely and pure...
"Tora... understand! We don't want
you to get hurt! Ushio's school is huge and with many-many places that you might get lost or hurt if you go to them alone!
There are so many places that even Ushio doesn't know and had never went to!"
"Yeah! I don't even know where the principals
"And that's good!" smiled the priest frowning...
"Sniff... what's a principal?"
"...? Umm... it's the
head master of Ushio's school who makes sure no bad boys do any thing wrong!"
"...!" Noticing that the little
beast some what let go of his leg, the boy took that chance and dashed a leap towards the door "well, gotta be going now!
"Uh-huh?" jerking around "Ushio! Wait for me!"
"Oh-no-you don't!!" the priest grabbed the little beast as firm
yet as harmless as possible "you can't go with Ushio Tora!"
"But-I-wanna-go!!" cried the little beast then broke into sobbing
again hitting the twany fists into the priests shoulders...
"..." The punches were harmless, but Shigure knew the little
one really wanted to be with his son... feeling a rush of fatherhood; the priest couldn't do any thing but try calm and comfort
the little fellow down with hugging and cuddling...
"(Panting lightly)" craning around as he reached the temple stairs,
Ushio could still hear the little beasts shouting... it was oddly painful, why? He couldn't tell... [Why do I keep using that
question/answer? O.o?] But trying his best to ignore, the temple boy turned around and ran as fast as his 'hunters-trained-legs'
could go, hoping to reach school at-least a few seconds before the school bell rings...
"(Sobbing)" the little beast
was sprawling on the human's knees still crying...
"..." With a hand on the little beasts head, he was trying to comfort
little Tora by brushing down the orange mane... Shigure couldn't help but think of some thing to keep the little fellow busy
and to keep his childish mind off his son... craning to one side, the human saw a quiz cube (you know! the cube that you have
to match the colors on each face/side? I don't know it's English name!" X^O (Oy!!)
"...?" Feeling the human lightly moving,
shifting from under his twany arms, the little beast cleared his throat before lightly streaming a few more tears eyeing the
priest holding the colorized thingy in his hand...
"Tora! Do you know what this is?"
"(Just shaking his head still
a bit sobbing)"
"This is a quiz cube!"
"Do you know what to do with a quiz cube??"
"(Shook his head silently)"
still sobbing, Tora brushed his tears away with the back of one orange hand...
"You have to put all the faces with the
"(Sniff) ... how?"
"Well, you have to hold it with one hand, then turn it (moving a few slots around)
and you keep on like this, till you've got all of the same colors together (pause, turning/twisting) like this!" the priest
got the blue color correct... he just missed a red one in the corner!
"...!" Tail lightly flickering; the beast-child eyed
the cube with interest...
"..." With a smile, the priest remembered that the ancient beast simply just 'loved' quiz gamed,
puzzled and mind-tactic stuff...
"..." With curiosity, the little beast eyed the priest...
"Wanna try it?"
I?" tail lightly flickered as a small shy-full smile drew on the little fellow's wet face...
"Sure you can!" pulling a
hanky from a tissue box, the priest cleaned and rinsed the child's face "but let me clean you up first!"
a few times after the priest dried his eyes, the tiny beast was handled the cube...
"Have fun, I'll be in the kitchen
if you need me!" standing up as he stated, the human took a few steps away...
"Won't you stay
with me?" with a sad scared face, the frightened little beast pleaded, almost braking into tears again... tail tucked...
afraid I cant right now, I've got a few house chores Tora!" reasoned the priest, hand on the kitchen doorframe...
(Hot salty tears streamed down again) I don't wanna be alone!" the little fellow started sobbing again, as the cube rolled
away after slipping Tora's fingers...
"Oh-Tora!" the priest quickly walked back lightly hugging the child...
crying in the priests arms)"
"Oh-it's okay Tora! It's okay! I'm not going if you want me to stay!" softly said the priest
"stop your crying..."
"(Sobbing still, the child couldn't stop)"
"Sigh... this is going to be a long day..." breathed
the priest comforting the child 'I hope Ushio is doing better!' Shigure thought...
Up side down, a dark purple lizard
with golden eyes and a light purple velvet neck lice watched the human and the child beast as it trailed it's way though the
temple roof... walking out thought a crack in the roof, it morphed transforming into a bird and flew off towards the city...
soaring high... it reached the school yard, where every one gathered for the first class... standing on a branch, the golden
eyed bird eyed the panting temple boy trying to catch his breath as he sat in his seat trying his beast to look as restful
as ever, but the sweat and panting were clear... Asako and Mayuko calmly eyeing him... ocean gray eyes with worry, the harsh
voiced girl seemed annoyed... the bird lightly smiled wickedly... soaring a little down, transforming into a purple cat, it
trailed down the schools hallway, towards the temple boys classroom...
In the mean time, in class during
"And now class, please open your books on page 50!"
"..." Silent, Ushio drew in a deep
breath focusing... all that running took away his breath, even the words weren't that clear to him...
read the second paragraph on page 50!"
"..." Absent minded during history class, Ushio was busy trying
to catch his breath... eyes looking at the window, the temple boy would've swore he saw some thing 'purple' dash down from
a near by tree "What the Hell?"
"I beg your pardon?" the teacher stated firmly, foot thumping against the marble ground,
arms folded, history book in one hand, the other placing it's fingers on her chin, standing right-next to the absent-minded
"...!" Eyes shoot wide open blinking twice; the boy chuckled stupidly after giving a sheepish grin...
"Would you finish reading for us?"
"Err... (Standing up, picking up his book) err... uhh..."
the boy slurred 'aw-F***! I don't even know when they stopped!' the boy thought, until the teacher glared him lightly...
so..." she grumbled "we reached the next page Ushio! Last paragraph!" she firmly stated... watching the boy turn the page
and then mumbling some thing under his breath that seemed like cursing, the teacher cocked an eye brow and shook her head
heading back towards her desk, listening to the temple boy's reading...
"..." Asako couldn't help but hold back a blushing
giggle eyeing a classmate placing a squeaky toy on her friend's chair...
"...!" Mayuko eyed the teacher who was busy following
the boy's reading...
"That's enough Ushio, and next time, pleas pay more attention to class!" said the teacher taking
her eyes off the book...
"Yes, and sorry Mrs.!"
"You may be seated..."
"YAW!!!" Blushing hard,
Ushio quickly jilted up eyeing the toy on his chair... eyes shot open O__O '
"Oh!!" the teacher blinked "all right! Who's
the trouble maker?"
"........." The class was dead silent...
"..." The teacher said nothing, then eyed an embarrassed
temple boy swatting away the toy mumbling curses under his breath...
"..." Cursing and swearing in his mind, the boy said
nothing... but apparently, a hurricane was going in his head 'I-am-personally-going to make mitts-meat out the pesky wise
guy!!' Ushio thought, angry and annoyed...
After class... well... actually at lunch brake...
You made blood seep out of his snout, and you say is was a harmless punch?" scolded Asako...
"It might teach him never
to mess with Aotsuki Ushio!"
"..." Mayuko said nothing, drinking from her juice, then eyed her friends who were eyeing
her oddly, blushing she asked "yes?"
"What's the matter Mayuko?" sung Asako with an evil voice...
some thing the matter?" Ushio asked...
"What's wrong with Tora?" Asako asked...
"Um-I dunno... I feel some thing wrong... did every thing go well after school yesterday Ushio?"
Despite all the crying that little cry-baby did!"
"Crying? You didn't hurt him, did you?"
"I never laid a hand on him
Asako! He's such a baby even light shouting makes him cry! The kid's a wimp!"
"He's only a child!"
"Yeah... and so
wimpy!! Maybe that's why he's so solid as an adult! Every one must've made fun of him when he was a kid!!"
"Umm-err (sweat drop) yes?"
"You'd better be nice with him Ushio!" Asako warned "because if you don't, I'll
run you over, got that?!"
"Sure Asako!" chuckled Ushio stupidly, her fisted knuckled under the tip of his nose...
brake was over as the bell rung...
The light purple cat was eyeing them from a darkened hallway, silently; its tail
lashed a few times glaring with its golden eyes that absent-minded-stupid-looking temple boy... the cat was merely studying
the boy... as if figuring out his habits to make an attack tactic for it... knowing Zeba, her brother Zallcos was watching
her through the magic mirror as she stalked the human temple boy... the duck was feeling angry and irritated, being a duck
was not amusing...
'Better than last time!' Zallcos thought 'not slimy, not slow!' but then the duck/brother decided
to check on the beast... concentrating, since he doesn't have fingers to snap, the view morphed towards the temple, where
the priest was working in the kitchen, mopping the floor, as the tiny beast sat on a stool slowly and sadly turning and twisting
"Tora! Is some thing wrong?"
"Your not still sad are you?"
"(The beast gave no answer)"
tear drop rolled down the little beasts face)" both hands rested down letting go of the half solved cube...
the priest walked to the little fellow, hands brushing the short dark orange and white bangs "what's' wrong?"
"I just (sobbing
and gasping with a whispering voice) I just... wanna be... with... Ushio..."
"Aw-Tora!" the priest was out of lectures
of 'why cant Tora go to school with Ushio' kind of stuff... it's been ages since the priest had to work with things like that...
since Ushio never had a younger brother/sister...
And the priest froze... things like that need care of a mother...
and that was the card missing from their deck... 'I wouldn't thing asking Kage to help would do any good!' the priest thought
to him self... 'Besides, she's probably busy with Yuji any way!' Shigure thought... looking back at the tiny beast, Tora merely
sobbing almost soundlessly...
"Shigure!" the little beast called through his sobbing...
"Can I go see
"I'm afraid you cant Tora!"
"Well, it's very far, and I don't think Ushio would like to see you there!"
"No! He doesn't hate you! He just... doesn't want you to get hurt!"
"Tora! How about if I turn on
the TV for you? Would that make you feel better?"
"(The beast just shook his head)"
"..." Silent, the priest needed
a while to think...
"(Tora simply sobbed a little, rubbing his eyes with his twany fists)"
at the priest)"
"Why do you want to go to Ushio's school any way?"
"I... I just wanna see it! He goes there every day...
how come he gets to go and I don't?" protested the little fellow...
"I see..." the priest replied, clearly, the little
beast was feeling out of attention, and feels that every one is not being fare with him, "So you want to go to Ushio's school
just because Ushio goes there?"
"(The beast gave a nod)"
"Why? There isn't any thing fun there!"
"Ushio said that...
only dummies don't go to school!"
"...!!!" eyes widening "was he stating that to 'you' Tora?"
"(Tora gave a nod)"
see..." the priest mumbled "better deal with that!" Shigure concluded frowning...
"Am I a dummy?"
No-not at all! You're not a dummy! Ushio is the dummy for calling you dummy!" the priest stated, then with a grin he concluded,
"at least you can solve fun puzzles and he doesn't"
"Dose that mean I'm not a dummy?"
"Of course! If you can solve
puzzles then that means your smart!" the priest smiled messing up the beasts furry mane making Tora grin slightly...
With a small smile, the beast fixed his mane back and gazed up at the grinning human...
"That's good! I wouldn't want to see you sad! Cause if you're not happy, I'm not happy!" the priest couldn't
help but talk silly...
"Shigure!" the little beast said, tail flicked once...
"Can you give me the game?"
the little fellow asked pointing towards the cube, sitting on the kitchen stool made him too high to get it back...
course, but you should say 'may I' Tora!" corrected the priest...
"Um, 'may I' have the game back please?"
you may!" smiled the priest picking up the toy, placing it in the little Childs hands...
" -^____^- thankies!!" giggled
the little beast as he went back into trying to solve it... dark orange tail flickering...
"..." With a smile, the priest
turned back cleaning the kitchen...
In the dungeon, watching the magic mirror viewing the cheered
up child playing the cube game, the duck was slightly with a smile eyeing the priest being so nice... only to be startled
by his sister cursing as she dripped wet walking into her room...
"What happened?? WHAT-HAPPENED??
I'll tell you what the Freaking hell happened! That damn temple boy had the nerve to actually grab me by the neck lice, and
throw me into their schools swimming pool!!!!"
"...??" the duck blinked "quack?"
"Why?" she hissed "WHY!?? Nothing!
I was trying to be a normal cat, I cutely walked to him, purred, rubbed my self on his feet... but he kicked me!! I tried
playing cute, and he kicked dust in my face!! I hissed, he swatted me with that damn poky stick of his and threw me into that
cold water! HATCHO!!! And now I've got a cold!" the young pixy protested dripping wet walking towards her wardrobe...
the duck/brother protested, reminding her that he was still in the room...
"Uh-huh?" she craned, blushed, then walked
to him with a piece of cloth, wrapped him in it "don't you dare peek Zallcos or I'm gonna let the Oni's suck your brines out!
HATCHO!! (Sniff) I need a hot shower!"
"Sorry for me? Do I look pitiful? I do not need your pity!!!" she growled,
stomping her way back towards him...
The duck was kicked out of the room!
"Quack!" feeling the
footprint on his butt, the duck/brother felt his pained tushy walking back towards any place safe...
Zeba stated, changing her clothing while eyeing the twany little beast that went with the human into the living room both
"Shigure! What dose he mean by 'inter-what' cha ma who's it' thingy?" the beast asked
at they watched the news...
"That's intercontinental Tora!" the priest stated, "it's a bit confusing, but it means that
every one in the whole wide world knows it!"
"Oh!" the beast replied, tail flickering... turning back, the news were showing
some sort of war scene...
"Err, better change the channel!" the priest exclaimed, "Hope to find some thing worth it!"
"Oh-Oh-Oh!!! The beast jilted "what's that?"
"Huh?" eyeing the screen, it was a channel showing a commercial for DiGiCharat
"oh-it's a commercial for an Anime Tora!"
"Is it fun?"
"Kind of like Kodocha, but a bit more crazed!"
"Oh I wanna
"It's only a commercial Tora!"
"But I wanna see it!"
"If I find the channel that shows it, I'll let you
see it! How about 'Aka-Chan To Boku' instead?"
"Oh! I like Aka-Chan!!" the beats exclaimed, and then eyed the priest changing
the channel showing the opening song...
"Have fun! I'll go get some chocolate-chip cookies and milk and be right back!"
smiled the little beast, the eyed the wall clock "Shigure!!"
"What time is it??"
"Huh?" eyeing the wall clock
"it's now... 1.30 Tora! Ushio would be here after two hours or so!"
"Oh! Are the two others gonna come too?"
and Mayuko? I don't know, but maybe they'll come here to play with you Tora!"
"M-me? (Shy) they wanna play with me?" startled
and shy, the beast couldn't help but to whisper that question...
"Yes! They like you and they want to make friends!"
"The show started!" the priest stated leaning a hand on the kitchen doorframe...
"Oh!!!" existed, the beast craned
to the TV sitting on the fluffy cushion gazing at the screen...
"..." With a smile, the priest walked to attend to his
"Oh-he reminds me so much of dear-old-father!" softly stated the sorceress with a sigh "I miss
him!" she concluded... feeling a tad lonely, the young pixy drew out a picture from a near by table showing her parents (faces
hid because of the glass's reflection) and her self next to her brother standing side by side... drawing in a breath after
slipping into a nice comfy white set of clothing, the pixy rested her head back watching her love... still her face was showing
misery and pain... her golden eyes needed to wheel tears, but she fought back the need and focused on the mirror...
end of chapter two... it might be a bit short but bare with me, I wont be able to touch the PC for the up-coming three weeks
for school tests and final year grade... if I flunk, I'll be as dead as a dead duck... talking about ducks! Better go check
on Zallcos... but before that, don't forget to R&R!!!