-The Next Day/ New York/ 11am/ Natao's Room- (cue in that house by the pillows)
The phone rings. It keeps ringing as Naota slowly regains conscious. He puts his hand out to pick up the phone but realizes he is on the floor. He gets to his knees and picks it up on the bedside table.
“Hello?” he says rubbing one eye with the other hand.
“Naota! Get down here!” Kamon shouts on the other end.
“Get down here, were bout to take off for lunch!”
“Who is this?”
“No time for questions Naota just get down here,” he says again
“Where are you?”
“The lobby and make sure you cha----” he slams the phone down with a disgusted look.
Why couldn't you of just came and woke me up yourself...
He checks the clock and notices the time. Damn I've been asleep for a good while now.He checks his watch and notices it says 12:04.
Omg! It's midnight there, and it's only 11 here...right? I think I did that right...well if that's the case there's no way Eri will be up. I guess I'll call her tomorrow. Or tonight...fuck I don't know
Naota makes his way down to the lobby and looks for his dad. He doesn't see him but notices Canti coming in through the front doors. He runs up to him.
“Hey Canti, where is Kamon?” Canti points outside and Naota finally sees him. Just as Naota is leaving, a lady walks up behind them.
“Excuse me sir,” she says and Naota stops and turns his head.”The hotel doesn't allow....uhm these.” she says pointing at Canti.
“What is “these?” Naota asks angrily, shutting the door.
“Uhm...robots,” she says nervously. Naota smiles and motions Canti to follow, as he walks out the door he turns to her and shouts.
“Don't worry! He's a TV walkman!” he says laughing. (cue out the song)
Naota continues to laugh and runs up to his dad.
“Wow Naota laughing, I don't see that much,” Kamon says laughing himself. Naota stops when he sees this.
Yea and don't get use to it...he probably thinks that we are closer after that fiasco in the hotel lobby with those one people...I wonder where that hott lady is anyway...
“I'm hungry lets get food already!” Grandpa says to the two of them.
“We better not be going to Donald's or whatever it is again...” Naota mumbles.
“Of course not NaotaKUN! Were going to dine in style this time! I got us a taxi here already!” Kamon shouts laughing. He stops suddenly and looks over at Naota. “Nao?”
“You didn't change clothes”
“Oh...so?” he says not realizing he hadn't. “Well you never said I should o---”
“You slammed the phone down on me before I could”
“Yea whatever, let's just go”
“And besides I didn't realize I had to tell you to change clothes,” Kamon says letting grandpa into the taxi first. He starts to but then looks up at Canti.
“You coming TV boy?”
“The hotel said they don't allow robots”
“Oh really? Is that what the said?”
“Yea that's what I just told you,” Naota replies back. Sheesh I hate idiots
“Hmm.....HMMMMMMM...” Kamon humms.
“What?” Naota says back curious.
“Let's put him in the room, we don't want trouble in the streets again!” He says raising a finger like he has the perfect idea.
“I just said they don't allow robots in the hotel!” Natoa yells shutting the taxi door. The taxi takes off unknowingly to them with Grandpa still inside.
“Yea but he could just fly up there and no one would no. Besides you need a change of clothes.
“My clothes are fine and that's a horrible idea!” Natao yells at him.
“Why are you yelling?” he replies in a drab tone. “Ah!” Canti starts to fly up to the top of the hotel. People start crowding around the two of them, pointing in shock. Some are screaming and running even.
“Canti get back down here!” Naota says jumping in the air.
“See he's fine, he knows just what to do”
“That isn't what he should do and he---wait, where's the taxi?”
“Huh?” They both look down the street.
“Which one is it?”
“There's so many taxi's it could be any of them,” Kamon says unsure of what to do.
“What are we going to do?”
“Huh? Oh right, father figure,” he replies reassuring Naota that he has a plan.
Probably doesn't even have a plan...go figure
More people start to crowd around as Canti latches on to the building. Some people peek out of their hotel windows, and many people are exiting buildings across the street watching what is happening. One man is filming the scene and jay walks his way across the street. He asks various people what is going on and they all begin to point and shout things. Some people in their vehicles stop and get out to look at what is going on.
“How come they didn't say anything last night when he was in the pool?” Kamon says scratching his head.
“Will you forget about him for a minute, we lost Grandpa! Wait no, we have to---” he stops trying to think of what to do.
Why didn't they say anything yesterday? Did he upset someone? He doesn't sleep, he could of gone anywhere last night, or this morning. And we lost grandpa, how does that happen. And to top it off Ninamori is probably wondering why I didn't call her back! Bah...New York is such a pain
“Canti! Get down here NOW!” Naota yells. Everyone stops (cue in terminal heaven rock/the pillows)
Canti immediately stands in front of him, and people step back in shock. “We have to get out of here!” he shouts and turns his head to look at Kamon. Kamon is facing the street, in deep thought.
“Maybe you can worry about TV boy and I'll go find grandpa!” he says snapping his fingers. He turns and his face lights up. “Ah good Naota, you were fast on that one!”
“I didn't do it---”
“Hey!” Grandpa says tapping Naota. The three look at him. “Thanks for leaving me back there!” he says angered.
“Wait, how did you get back?”
“Well it doesn't take an idiot to stop a taxi. And besides, walkman here got the attention of the whole block.”
“It was his stupid idea,” Naota says taking a step back pointing at Kamon.
Everyone gasps and start snapping photos. The camera man from earlier runs up and starts taking up close video of the robot. Moments later Naota pushes the camera back. “No video!”
That was so stupid Naota thinks sitting at the table. At least this restraunt is...well a restraunt.
After the camera man incident, him asking us all these questions, I told Canti to book it out of there, and the three of us ran into a nearby alley. It took bout 20 minutes to get rid of everyone tailing us, but we escaped. This never would of happened in Mabase. These people are crazy or something. It must be the sun...
“Hey Nao, Tasku said he looks forward to seeing you at the game this weekend,” Kamon says across the table.
“Really? I didn't know the season started alr---wait when did you talk to him?”
“Today at the hotel”
“He came to the hotel! And you didn't wake me up!” he said shouting and standing up
“What is with you shouting in restraunts,” he replies laughing. “And no it was on the phone” Kamon says not taking his son too seriously. Naota sits after a few more moments and the waiter comes up finally.
“Are you guys ready to order?” she asks unsure if she should of or not.
Narita Internationl Airport/Tokyo/Midnight (Parallel to the events in NY)
Ninamori traveled for two hours not stopping for no one. She didn't hardly see any cars along the way. Her destination finally led her to the Narita Airport in Tokyo. She had never traveled to Tokyo by herself, but the city wasn't surprisingly busy for the time of night, and she finally made it to the airport. She parked the bike far in the back and walked to the front doors.
The vespa! She thought to herself. There it was, parked right by the front doors, in front of a black SUV. She runs up to it and notices the SUV has it's emergency blinkers flashing. She runs inside and scouts the airport, or what she can of it. She could be anywhere...she's such a bitch. She looks down and see's she still in her suite. She quickly goes to the ticket counter where she buys a ticket to New York.
The next flight is in two hours. Ok time to get some new clothes...I don't know why I didn't think of that earlier...oh well thankfully my dads rich....that's a bad thought..I'm not stuck up. I think too much...just like Naota she says crying to herself as she is desperate to see and save him. She goes to the nearest clothes store and gets a new outfit, along with some shoes. She goes to the nearest bathroom and changes in a stall. She has a white t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers with a black stripe on them. She puts her hair into a pony tail and steps out into the lobby. Just as she leaves a stall door busts open and Haruko peeks her head out.
“Damn, she would come in here right when I had to use the can,” she said lowly her teeth showing.
“GET OUT OF HERE!” a lady behind her screams, who is actually using the restroom. Haruko looks back at her. “Get fucked, human!” she says kicking her in the face.
She looks around again trying to see if she can catch a glimpse, but has no luck. She walks around for awhile, not really thinking to herself about anything, and eventually goes to her terminal to wait. The people rush by back and forth, and within the first hour over 20 planes land and take off. She sits quietly, her legs crossed, her mind focused. After being in the airport for about thirty minutes, and about ten minutes of sitting down she stands up.
“Hey!” she shouts. The airport is so loud and noisy, no one pays any attention to her. She runs down the hallway and stops a man walking. “Mr. Ray is that you?” she says tapping him.
“Ninamori? What are you doing here?”
“Ah! Mr. Ray it is you!” she says and hugs him smiling. He puts his arms up confused and surprised. She opens here eyes and backs off. “Sorry, I have just been away from people for so long I had to give you a hug! Well people I like at least,” she says laughing and rolling her eyes.
“Uh, right, it's good to see you too,” he says lowering his arms. “What are you doing here though?”
She pauses for a moment like she had forgotten and then comes to. “Oh yea, silly me, I'm uh going to New York!” she says smiling.
“Oh really? So soon, didn't Naota just leave?”
“Yea, but he couldn't stand to be away from me, that boy,” she says laughing. Why am I lying to him?
He laughs as well and he nods his head. “Well that's good, nothing beats a vacation am I right?”
“Right of course!” she says still smiling. “So are you going to New York to?” she says jokingly.
“What? How did you know!” he says not picking up on her sarcasim.
“You really are?” she says laughing. “That's crazy! Do you leave soon?”
“Uh, yea in two hours.”
“Great me too!”
“Yea great, say, did you notice anyone suspicious around here?” he asks moving his eyes back and forth.
“Suspicious?” she cocks her head and notices his eyebrows moving along with his eyes.
“Yea like someone who might not want to see us together,” he says laughing and pulls her arm heading back towards the terminal she came from.
They sit down in the terminal, and Mr. Ray sets down his bags. He starts to talk but stops.
“You didn't bring any bags?”
“Oh...there going to be loaded on the plane,” she says lying again.
Why didn't I bring any bags...I guess this was kind of randomly planned.
She didn't bring any bags he thinks to himself.
“Right, well look I'm going to come out and say it. You remember a few years ago when all that crap happened in town, with your boy toy, and the city was destroyed and shit?” he says very straightforward.
“Oh yea!” she says acting surprised.
“Yea well...I was involved in it, sort of”
“You mean you did all that stuff?” she says trying to play stupid smartly.
“No! I meant like,” he says looking around, and lowers his voice, “ I was involved in “cleaning up” the mess” he says. She nods her head.
“Oh so you were a garbage man?”
“No! God I mea---”
“Oh I know you were a firefighter!”
“No I wasn't a fire---”
“Maybe you were a secret agent hm?” she says smiling. He stops talking this time with a serious face.
“I'm not a—-”
“Fool?” he finishes for her.
“We all know who you are, well those of us who seen you. Naota and I both know exactly who you are Mr. Ray”
“Why have you played like you never met me before when I started teaching?”
“Well I just...” Why did I act like that? She asks herself unsure of the answer. “It was a weird series of events so we all just forgot about it.”
“Yea you know, the town.”
“No one forgot about it Ninamori.”
“Well you obviously tried,” she said still smiling.
“You think he forgot?”
“He didn't forget”
“Who do you think?”
“I don't know who your talking about” she says trying to make him stop talking.
“He thinks about it everyday”
“Why are you talking about this?” she says louder.
“You can see it on his face,” he says still in a serious tone.
“I said I don't know what your talking about you asshole!” she says screaming this time.
He stops talking and turns his head.He lays his arms on his knees and hunches over, cupping his hands together.
“Why are you going to New York?”
“I told you to see Naota! Why are you going”
“To see him” She turns her head.
“To protect him,” he says not looking away from the floor.
“Your not making sense.” she says confused. A finger taps her shoulder and she turns around and looks up.
“BOO!” Haruko yells right in her face, making her fall out of her chair. Mr. Ray stands up.
“So it was you!” he says in shock.
“Me? I don't think I know you,” Haruko says. She is wearing a different outfit from earlier, this time she has a grey sweatshirt, blacktrack pants, and socks and sandals on. She is wearing a yellow trucker cap with a P! Symbol on it.
“What do you mean you don't know him!” Ninamori shouts standing up. She pulls her head back, “and what's with your stupid outfit?”
“At least it looks better than his stupid eyebrows,” she says laughing and pointing at Mr. Ray
“God you haven't changed at all,” he replies with a more calm tone now.
“Yea like I said, I don't know you,” she says smiling.
“Blah blah, play your games. Your not going to get to him.”
“Yea will stop you!” Ninamori shouts in anger.
“Your doing a good job so far,” she says back sarcastically.
“I have a gun,” he says to her.
“Yea he's got a –wait you have a gun!” she says lowering her voice.
“And I have a bat,” Haruko says to the two of them laughing.
“Yea, I do” he says looking at her, then back at Haruko. “Your not going to touch the kid.”
“Look idiot, I told you I don't know you, maybe I could shout you have a gun, and see what happens then.”
“You won't last a minute once your exposed,” he says firmly.
“Exposed? What do you mean,” Ninamori asks, feeling like she doesn't know what's going on between them.
“You didn't last very long either did you?” she says burning into his eyes with her own.
“What are you guys talking about? Just shut up and leave you cunt!”
The two of them look at her, not believing what she had just said.
“I haven't seen you guys in forever and you are so rude to me.”
“You tied me up, and stole my vespa!”
“You nearly made me wreck,” he says.
“You didn't want to help me get in touch with cuddly Takun so I figured I could do it myself,” she says rubbing a picture she pulled out of her pocket against her face with her eyes closed.
“You kept a picture of him!” Ninamori shouts jumping over the seats and knocking it out of her hands. Haruko watches and she sits on her knees and starts to cry in shame.
“Wow your good. Nice smack. And your pathetic...” Haruko says laughing.
Mr. Ray takes his phone out of his pocket and reads a text.
“I'll be there in 10 minutes. You have my ticket?”
He shuts the phone and turns his head back.
“Your lover?” Haruko asks. “Just where are you two going anyway? You really think you'll find him in New York?”
“Faster than you will!” Ninamori says still wallowing on the floor.
You idiot! Mr. Ray thinks to himself as he looks at her. They both stare her down when she finally stops rolling back in forth crying. She stops looking at him at then her. Oops...
“Ah so you are going to New York?”
“No we aren't!” she says standing up getting in her face, and knocking her cap off her head, and pushes her back.
“Shut up!” she says to him. “This bitch tied me up, knocked me out, and now is here to cause more trouble for my man, I'm not going to have it!”
“Your Man?” Haruko says with a blank face. “HAHA! I love it! Takun is too much of a man for you, and you definitely don't own him.”
“I do so! And he is my man”
“Really, you think Takun would like you thinking of him as some possesion?”
“He wouldn't take it like that!”
“Yes he would”
“Ninamori just drop, she's just getting into your head!”
“Yea I'm just getting into your head. And calm down I already knew you were going to New York” she says pushing her back firmly, ending the “would be” tussle.
“No you didn't” Mr. Ray said to her.
“I am not a liar. I watched you both buy a ticket, same time, same flight.”
“You tricked us!” Ninamori shouted about to push her again, only this time Mr. Ray jumped over the seats and stopped her.
“Why couldn't you find him yourself? Aren't you a super alien?”
“Trying to get into my head now?” she says smiling
“Yea and can't you fly that vespa?”
“Hm. Your right I could, but I thought I'd take the easy way and just watch you rush to him before I did. And I could fly but your right. It's yours, you fly it.”
“Only an alien can fly it!”
“Takun can fly it”
“No he can't, he said he never learned”
“He never learned?” she said surprised.
“Look here Raharu or Haruko or Haruhara, or whatever the fuck your name is. The brotherhood will know you are here, they'll find you, and they will kill you. So you might know where he is, but New York is a big town, and Americans don't play around. They'll take you down if you cause any trouble. You aren't going to Mabase. It's a different world there.” He says very firm to her.
“Aw my hero, trying to protect me and love me like you once so eloquently did!” she said wrapping her arms around him. “You grew some finally huh?” she said grabbing him, but he quickly shoves her off of him.
“No more games anymore, your not going to hurt more people, and more lives. This time it's personal”
“It was always personal with you, that's why Takun is so much more ….attractive?” she says. She leans to look past him at Ninamori. “Tell you what, you take the Vespa. I'll tell you how to fly it, you can zing zang on up there and beat me before I can even catch a glimpse of him, what do you say?”
“What are you talking about? Your going to give us the Vespa?”
“Yea I can't fly it,” Ninamori says.
“Relax it's a piece of cake, I'll write down exactly how I do it, and you can get there just like that! I'll just ride the big piece of junk outside.”
“Write it down!” Ninamori says.
“Wait...” he says holding his hand up. “I have the same exact Vespa as you, so we could fly them both? That is if you are telling the truth.”
“Don't ask me astroboy, I just fly the thing.”
Haruko writes down step by step instructions and tells them how to do it.
“Great, I'm glad we got this all worked out, I'll just wait another...well there going to start boarding soon, so I'll just wait and you guys can get a good headstart!”
The two nod and walk away.
Wow they are so stupid!
“She has to be up to something...” Mr. Ray says to Ninamori.
“Yea but what Mr. Ray? I mean she gave us her vespa and now we have two of them.
“I don't know but--”
“Hey!” A lady shouts to the left of them. They both turn and look. “God I've been looking everywhere for you! Your so ridiculous!” The lady walks up and drops her bags. “How are you Amarao?” she says smiling.
“Kitsurubami, thanks for coming on such short notice.I appreciate the favor.”
“Yea uh no problem,” she says smiling. Wow..he's hott...a few years and he gets better looking. I would of never guessed...oh my, I'm so disgusting! I forgot who he is!
“Oh I remember you!” Ninamori shouts from behind him.
“Oh, Ninamori this is Kitsurubami, Kitsurubami this is Ninamori,” he says and the two shake hands.
“Sorry I don't think I know you, but it's nice to meet you,” she says confused. “What the hell is she doing here?”
“Well I ran into her here, but she's the kid---”
“I'm Natao's girlfriend.”
“Oh..ok. Great.” she says smiling. This is gonna be good.