Is That You? By: OtakuSailorV
It was late by the time Genki got off the bus to look at his
grandpa's farm. He had all his 'Monster Rancher' things packed up in his
backpack, even though he knew that his grandfather didn't have a TV to set
the games up on. He just couldn't help it. He had grown accustomed to
traveling with his friends so much that he had come to take the games &
console with him everywhere. Always hoping that he would get lucky & find
the portal again. but he never had.
Now he stood, looking down the street at the lighted porch of his
grandpa's farm. Sighing, he trudged over & knocked on the door.
He put on a fake smile for his grandfather, & even started to feel
better. But it just wasn't the same. Nothing was the same anymore. What
would Holly think of him now? She had told him to be strong & not to cry
for them. Any of them. They were all gone. . .they had become the Phoenix &
saved everyone from Moo. But. . .he still wished they had not gone at all.
He tried to be strong, but it was hard. And the worst part about it was. .
.he couldn't tell anyone. They would think he was crazy.
~ The Next Day ~
"Genki! Genki!" His grandfather called. Genki was already awake. He
had been awake for a few hours already, even before his early rising
grandfather. He had come to wake this way all the time now, ever since he
had returned. He would wake up, & fully woke up, no yawning, no stretching,
just opened his eyes & stared at the ceiling until it was time to go.
"Genki! Could you go to the store for me? We're out of bread!" Genki
slipped from the bed, still in his clothes; he hadn't bothered to take them
off the night before. Then walked down the stairs & smiled at his grandpa.
"Ok. I'll be back soon." His grandfather handed him some money & directions
before he was out the door. "You don't have to worry about anything here
Genki. This is a nice little country town." It was a famous line that his
grandfather always used. He had never liked the city. It was too full of
'hoodlums' for the old man. "They don't even say howdy do in that city of
yours. No one knows no body else & no one cares." Genki had to agree
sometimes with his grandfather, but the city wasn't THAT bad. At least he
had TV in the city.
~ In The Town ~
Genki passed by several different stores before he found the one that
read 'Grocer'. He walked in & picked out a fresh loaf of bread, then headed
for the cash register. The cashier was a teenaged girl with black hair &
green eyes, she was talking to a boy that was about her age with dyed blond
hair & gray eyes. ". . .so the guys went over to the old forest last night,
and you know what happened?" The cashier was paying no attention to Genki,
but then again, Genki wasn't paying any attention to her either. "What
happened?" The girl urged, Genki nodded his head in unison. The boy
smirked. "Well, you know how they say Miss Oukami keeps monsters on her
property to eat kids?" He asked. The girl sat back suddenly, her eyes lost
the interested sparkle. "That's just a story the grown ups made up so we
wouldn't play in those woods when we were little." She said. The boy shook
his head & leaned closer. "No way. They sneaked right up to her house & saw
her petting something that couldn't have been any animal from this world. I
tell you it's true." The girl seemed to suddenly notice Genki & rang him
up. "Sorry kid. You should have said something." She said, not looking at
him. Genki only nodded & added a 'thank you' before he left.
~ On The Road Back To Genki's Grandfather's House ~
'What had been Holly's last name?' He couldn't remember her having
one. But a monster? A Monster? A REAL Monster was here? In HIS world? And
some woman was with it? He had to find out about her! If it was Holly. . .
Hope gleamed in him for the first time in months & true happiness
filled every limb. He let out a whoop of joy as he ran the happiness down
the street. "Holly. . ." He whispered as he approached his Grandfather's
house. "Suezo. . .Hare. . .Mochi. . .Golem. . .Tiger. . .Pixie. . ." He
breathed all their names to himself, remembering each one in turn with
happiness. 'Will I really see them again?'
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