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Chapter 2 - Prologue, Part Two

Testing out some possible story lines.

Chapter 2 - Prologue, Part Two

Chapter 2 - Prologue, Part Two

*The events and characters of this story are the rightful property of Black Breeze

Chapter Two: Prologue, Part Two

Sadiki stared in slight awe and anticipation as he saw the other household resident, Adio, chop up the dates as a huge stainless steel pot began to boil under the resonating heat. Quietly, as his older friend turned his back to pour the chopped food in, Sadiki reached in the basket of fruits and vegetables to pluck a single date, his face twisted in concentration of making absolutely no sound.

Adio slapped Sadiki’s hand away as the nine year old howled in pain. Adio grinned boyishly and waggled his finger like a dog’s tail, saying, “No no, Sadiki, you’d be having none o’ that. These things aren’t for free, ya know…” He rubbed the boy’s hair like he was making a peace treaty with him, quickly going back to work on preparing dinner.

His eyes peered sourly at his failure, folding his arms into a crisscross position as he waited for the strangely strong Adio. When the thirteen year old finally turned back to him, rubbing his hands, Sadiki asked, “Do you know who that woman was?”

Adio widened his gray eyes in friendly surprise. “Maybe,” he answered playfully, taking care to fish out a small nibet of food from his small ponytail of black hair, rubbing the rest of his bald head as if in remorse for the occupants of the skull who were long since gone. But, as Sadiki knew too well, Adio was anything but remorseful. He grinned at Sadiki smugly.

“Why do you want to know?” At that point Sadiki looked at the wooden table, picking out a sliver of the wood.

“Just because,” he mumbled, fingering the splinter. Adio smirked once more.

Taking a jug of goat milk and drinking in mouthfuls, Adio said suggestively, “Ms. Enari sure is nice, ain’t she?”

Sadiki’s face turned bright red. And, much to Sadiki’s relief, the youngest of the boat’s residents dashed into the room, her short black hair flying behind her. The four year old outstretched her arms as if moving a steering wheel, pressing her lips together to make a bright ‘vroom’ sound.

Adio pounced in front of her way and lunged for the girl. She giggled in high pitched laughter as she darted the other way, Sadiki hearing the jingle of keys from
around her wrist, while Adio capturing the small girl in the same moment.

“Whada’ doin’ out here, now?” Adio growled happily, stomping to the other room and collapsing the child onto the couch. From the impact the girl flew in the air for two seconds, then flopped back down on the couch, arching her head back in laughter, holding her ribs from spilling out. “Stole Yazid’s keys again, did ya Raziya?” he continued, taking the keys from her wrist.

“I wanna drive!” she cried, holding onto the keys with her two tiny fists, nothing compared to the massive hand around it now. Sadiki leaned against the door and noticed that the strange girl he spoke to before was still sleeping.

“Those aren’t car keys, Raziya,” Adio said calmly, taking the keys gently out of her hands and back to his pocket. “These are Yazid’s keys to the boat, remember? If you lose them again, he may get a little mad…” At that point Adio made his thumb slide across his neck in a killing sort of motion, the little girl gasping in played fright.

“You’re such a wuss to little kids,” Sadiki snorted, crossing his arms in a superior pose.

Adio took Raziya’s cheeks and wiggled them softly. “You’d be too if you actually noticed how cute they are,” he grinned. But for once Adio took his mind off of the current conversation and stared at the other girl, staring at him frighteningly. He blinked, crouched down, and continued, “Well, whose the little lass here? What’s your name, eh?”

The girl slid even further into the depths of her blanket.

“Don’t try, Adio,” Sadiki said in an annoyed voice, as Raziya plopped herself right in front of the girl, “she hasn’t said a word to me since she got here. She’s just scared.” Sadiki blew a raspberry at the girl as her green eyes peered curiously frightened look out of her blanket.

Adio ruffled the boy’s hair as he looked closer. “Now now, Sadiki, don’t be mean. She’s a guest, right?” He smiled kindly. “What’s your name?” Sadiki rolled his eyes at the gesture and walked back into the kitchen.

The girl stared blankly at him. As she tried to say her name to the slightly intimidating boy, she found that, once again, her words stopped at her throat. She trembled and gulped them down, feeling as insecure as before. And for some strange reason, her eyes started to well up.

“Aww! Girl has booboo?” Raziya asked worryingly, patting the top of the blanket. That only made her sink lower into the dark.

Adio smiled wryly and took Raziya in his arms, giving her a full seat of his arms. “Lets go, Razi; I think she wants to be alone.” With that said, Adio took full strides to the other direction, speaking to Raziya in a voice as sweet as caramel.

A sniffle appeared from out of the bundle, as movement in the cloth showed the girl switching to the other side. She was scared. She didn’t want to be here, with all these strangers. Her hands started to wrap the blanket closer to her, squeezing her eyes as tight as she can, trying to think about home. It wasn’t as hot in London either, and the people seemed a lot nicer and everything was familiar…

Remembering Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, she tried to go back to London by wishing with every fiber in her body. The only problem was that she couldn’t tap her heels together, so that means she would never go home like that, right? Her eyes started to tear up again, until she felt a forceful nudge coming from her back.

She ignored the first nudge, until she felt the second, third, and fourth. At the fourth she turned her head and peeked out of the blanket, to see the same boy she met before.

Sadiki, his face a bit red, asked, “You like dates?” He held out a fistful of dark, round balls.

The little girl blinked. She remembered dates. Her mother used to tell her that when she was a little girl, she loved to eat them as a snack. She remembered how her mother would bring back a bag of dates every time she came back from her visit. She nodded slowly.

“You want some then?” Sadiki asked. He didn’t wait for an answer, as he nudged the blanket off of her face and forced it into her mouth. Surprised, the girl chewed slowly, delighting herself at the wonderful, memorable tastes that flown through her throat. She gulped down the rest of the date as Sadiki plopped down to the floor against the couch. He looked up at her as she propped herself on her elbow. “Aren’t you hot in there? Foreigners can’t stand the heat…”

She nodded as she reached her hand out for another, with Sadiki regrettably handed over. As she chewed half of her second date, Sadiki asked, “So, are you going to tell me your name or what?” As she popped the second half of the date to her mouth, she parted her lips, and was surprised that the words weren’t stuck at her throat as usual.

“Aura,” she whispered, smiling shyly, “Aura Shields.”

Sadiki wrinkled his nose at the words. “Aura Shields?” At that moment Ms. Enari and Yazid stepped into the room, chatting about her trip to Japan. Ms. Enari looked up and released herself from the conversation when Sadiki said the child’s name; she didn’t remember telling him who she was. “That’s a weird name.”

Aura smiled happily, her face flushed. “I like it.” Ms. Enari widened her eyes at the sound of her voice. “Umm… Can I have another date?”

Sadiki snorted. “If you can get past Adio.” The boy jumped up to his feet and walked towards the kitchen. He turned his head to look at her. “Well? You coming?”

Aura blushed once more. “Umm… Yeah!” She tossed away her blanket and scrambled to the boy, grasping his hand as he stomped past Ms. Enari and Yazid with a small “hello” to them and a red face. The moment the two children went through the door, Aura flashed a happy grin to her mistress.

Ms. Enari stared in awe at the sight as Yazid chuckled. “Lovely girl, she is,” he murmured, turning toward Ms. Enari. “Now, she’s mute, you say?”

The woman looked down and laughed. “She was,” she replied, “but I believe that isn’t the case anymore.”

“Really? I wonder why…” Yazid said with a twinkle in his eyes, walking merrily into the kitchen as he heard roars and giggles erupting in the air.

The woman smiled, and laughed once more. “It’s a good day,” she said.

End of Prologue…

For some reason I didn’t really add much of Ms. Enari in there (heck, I didn’t even name most of the characters yet), but I decided to keep that off until the actual story begins. This prologue is kind of leading off of the original idea I have (considering there’s a whole history involving Ms. Enari and a certain someone), but I want to try and combine the ideas I have now. There’s a few hint in here to what’s Aura’s nationality, and I know this was kind of quick, but I wanted to get the story fast.

Thanks for reading.


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theWriter on February 18, 2006, 10:47:59 AM

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theWriter...I like the first prolouge better. Granted, both of them flow very well, and you portray ankle-biters perfectly...I'm wondering where this is going, but that's good.

Keep it up. This would make an interesting story.

Dark_Alchemist on November 1, 2005, 2:45:29 AM

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Dark_AlchemistYou are a good writer, Can't wait to read more of your storie...

AnimeMangaLover on October 11, 2005, 5:48:32 AM

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AnimeMangaLoverAh, well written as always. A few grammer mistakes (hardly notiiceable), but other wise the English is all good ^^ The only thing that kinda bugged me was how you made Aura completely open up when talking. If you had made it so she wasn't so talkative all of a sudden, I think it would've been better. But this was still good, none the less ^^

Nemya on October 11, 2005, 5:12:48 AM

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I envy you for your story writing skills AS WELL as your drawing skills. You are just too amazing. Curse you. I'm attempting to write my story, but t'isnt nearly as good as yours D:

You describe all the characters so well, I love how you develop their personalities^^ And your descriptions of things are great! Will keep checking for updates of this story^^

This is going on my faves for sure. Great job!

archeological-mania on September 23, 2005, 1:47:20 PM

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archeological-maniaFIRST COMMENT!!!!!!!!
oh yeah, i rock, *dances*
......clears throat* sorry, got a little caried away.
any way, i love this story so far the characters are awsome and you write with a lot of detail!! ^__^ i guess you could say your quality in writing matches your quality in art!!
in other words......IT ROCKS!!!
now.......back to my celebration.......*oh yeah, i was first to comment* *i was first to comment*
*fades away*