She started waking up, but her head felt so heavy...Kaltaine didn’t felt like having the strength to get up. She didn’t really remember what happened. She slowly opened her eyes and tried to concentrate on what or who was in front of her, but the image was still blurry. It took her a phew seconds to clearly see that in front of her, there was a boy with green eyes and brown messy hair. She looked at him and remembered what happened at the library, how panicked she was. A shiver went up to her arms from those memories. She was laying on what would seem like a train bench. She quickly got up and asked, more likely screamed:
„Where am I? Let me go!” But she got up too fast. Her head started too hurt really badly and fell back down on the train bench. She was surprised to realize that she didn’t have any kind of chains or wasn’t immobilized in any kind of way.
„Take it easy, you just woke up ”,Kaltaine looked at him like she was about to punch him, and she probably would if she wasn’t so weak. Take it easy? I just got kidnapped by you Mr pacifist and Lasso guy! She thought.
„Here drink some water”, continued the boy who seemed slightly intimidated by her look. He gave her a bottle made of glass which was covered in leather. Kaltaine looked at him but didn’t take it.
„No” she replied on a cold neutral tone.
. „You need to drink water, it’s going to help you” the boy tried to convince her.
„No, I’m not drinking anything you are giving me”, she crossed her hands and leaned on her back.
„It’s just water” jumped in another boy. He had red wine eyes and black hair that was almost covering his eyes. The caster. Kaltaine recognizes him, but he didn’t look like what she remembered. True, she didn’t pay much attention to how the boys were looking when they were at the library. She was too busy to throw books at them. Ironically, he was reading and seemed really bored by the situation.
„Sorry if I don’t trust two guys who just kidnapped me!”
„We didn’t really kidnap you. And Nuckle head let me do the talking.” Said the boy with the water bottle, the other one just roled his eyes. His posture was right. He was sitting in a corner of the vehicle. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants. He had a kind of belt which was grey and had on it, in black, some Arabic pattern. You could see attached to it a knife. He had a ring wich was obviously black and on it, there was a symbol that Kaltaine didn’t know. After examining the red-eye boy she said:
„I think taking me by force, from where I live in the middle of the night, is pretty much the definition of Kidnapping”
„Listen it’s complicated, just take some water. It’s not poison or anything” She didn’t believe him. She started punching the metal wall that was behind her and screamed „let me out!” multiple times. The red wine eyed boy caught her hand,
„Shut it! You’re not in danger.” Kaltaine freed herself from his grip and looked right into his eyes. They seemed glacial... She remade her ponytail, her hair was now in her eyes „You were way more silent when you were passed out. Great job talking to her Jox” He turned to the other boy, „It would be easier if we inject her again”
„NO. Absolutely no. We did it once that’s enough.” The boys turned around and saw how panicked she looked at them.
„What exactly did you injected me?” She screamed at them.
„Just something to make you sleep” Said the one with green eyes trying to calm her down.
„And you expect me to drink whatever you’re giving me? NO WAY!”
„It’s just water. And we WON’T inject you again” She looked at him attentively. His brown hair was very messy. He had dark-colored pants, somewhere between brown and black. He had big boots made of leather which seemed to keep worm, a little to warm. He had a kind of shirt that was longer than usual ones. He didn’t seem to have any kind of weapons, at least not one that she could see. He also had a neckless with the exact same symbol that the other boy had on his ring. What does it mean? He had a big smile on his face which made him look a little bit like an idiot. She looked into his eyes and saw something. Something so familiar...This made her take the water and it was indeed just water.
“I still don’t trust you”
“We didn’t expect you to.”
The boys were dressed properly, not in some kind of cozy t-shirt and leggings wich she would’ve probably sleep in. It made her uncomfortable so she tried to make herself look better by adjusting her t-shirt. But that wasn’t really her problem... she was wearing slippers. If these guys attack her again how is she supposed to run in slippers? How am I suppose to do anything in slippers? Jox saw that Kal was looking at her slippers and then gave her a pair of white sneakers which weren’t that cleaned because of how much they had been used: „I thought you might want this so we took them when... well, we took you.”
„Thanks! I can’t really run away in slippers”. The joke made the guys exchange looks.
She looked around. I've never been to something as modern as this. It wasn’t a train. It seemed more like a box, with no doors, no windows. It was hight enough for then to get up and walk a little bit around. They were moving but to where? And who were these two guys?
„Better?” Asked the one with green eyes then set on the bench in front of her.
„Who are you? Where am I? Why is it complicated? What do I have to do in any of these? And where the heck are you taking me? She said the last question almost screaming.
„I’m Joxtyn, Jox if you want. This is my buddy, Alden. You are-„
„No.” Said, Alden „We tell her nothing before we arrive. Orders remember?”
„From who?” asked Kaltaine.
„I’m not going to answer. Neither is Jox.” He looked at him with serious eyes.
„Great” said Kaltaine. „Well, I’m Kal-.”
„We know,” said Alden „ We kept a closed eye on you for a phew days.
„So you spied on me”.
„Pretty much” he completed. He went back to his book leaving Kaltaine with an irritating look.
„Nice to meet you...” matured Kal but she was completely ignored. „How long was I actually passed out?”
” Two or three days.”She pretended that she wasn’t shock or scared about this new information but she didn’t do a pretty good job. „Don’t worry it’s not that much. Besides you need rest for...mmh you’ll see”
„I just don’t get it, what did I ever do to have to go threw all of this...trouble”, she said the last word exasperated.”Why can’t I leave my normal boring life?”, as she said that she punched the bench that she was sitting on.
„Hey, it’s not that bad. I mean for now...mmh. We can be quiet fun and if you would’ve listened we wouldn’t have to fight you”.
„Jox it wasn’t much of fighting. You know to fight your opponent needs to go against you.”, added Alden to annoy even more Kaltaine. She on the other side ignored his comment and continued talking with Jox:
„I’m not speaking just about getting kidnapped, I mean what happened to me before...It’s not your doing?” Alden looked for once intrigued,
„What happened to you before?”
” If you don’t answer I don’t answer.”
” Seems fair”, Said Jox. „Hey do you want hear a joke?”
„Sure”, replied Alden and Kaltain at the same time.
„Ignore the dark spirit nuckle head. How do oceans say goodby? They wave. Kaltaine smiled but tried to hide it so they wouldn't believe she started to trust them. Then a series of bad jokes started on all kinds of topics.