Your Kind

Chapter 25: My Kind

Jen "The Stampede" Motou

My eyes slid open and I only saw blotches of color, I couldn't hear well, and could barely feel anything. "I'm...sorry..." I heard a voice, I couldn't make out who it was, I couldn't see who it was speaking to, but felt myself being passed from one set of arms to another. "Thank you…" I heard yet another voice, as I closed my eyes. It was pointless to try to see now anyways, I couldn't make anything out it only blurred together, to a form of color that was too difficult to separate. I wanted to moan, but found it was far too difficult as it felt as if my sides were caving in. I felt the bounce of the step of whoever was carrying me. I wondered how long I had been out…. It didn't seem to matter though as I could barely stay awake as I was now. I soon felt a soft cushion under my body, and fell back asleep.

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I awoke once more, and yet again when I tried to open my eyes I was met with blotches of color, as I was quickly blinded by the bright light right over my head. I squinted my eyes closed quickly; it had yet again proved pointless to attempt to see. I still heard voices, and rattling, clanking….I felt…PAIN…. It had been quick however, it still hurt, I only felt pressure now. There was a great amount of pressure on my left arm….and PAIN again as I felt what ever it was get pulled tighter. 'Where am I?' I thought, lying there, eyes clenched shut, feeling rather helpless. Feeling PAIN once more in my right shoulder, I fainted again.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… How many times was that now? Three or four, I was starting to lose track of the number of times I had blacked out. I'm supposed to be some kind of soldier right? Are soldiers supposed to be this weak? I was starting to question that as for the time. I felt blankets pulled over me, and a cushion underneath. My head was resting against a pillow, however this time I didn't open my eyes. What was the point? I would only see nothing...I was starting to think I was going blind. So I lied there, void of any knowledge of very I was, what had happened, and what was going to take place further. I lied there, feeling rather helpless.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… "He's been like this for at least a month now. We're starting to question if he'll ever wake up." The words drifted into my ears, and I could feel weight settled next to me, on the bed in which I lie. I slid my eyes open slowly, and the blotches of color, soon took the form of a short haired Blonde, with orange covering his eyes. "Sai---" I mumbled, the words struggled to escape my throat. He turned quickly towards me; no longer facing who-ever-it was that he was speaking to. "Kira!" I heard a feminine voice shout to the side of me. I rolled my head to the side, to see blue eyes near tears, surrounded by short brown bangs. "Kira!" she shouted again, wrapping her arms around me as I struggled to set up. The tears were flowing steady now, freely running down her cheeks as she embraced me tighter.

"Mirallia?" I said bringing my hand up to rest on her back. I moved it softly attempting to comfort her. "I'm Ok, Miri. It's Alright." She pulled away from me, and narrowed her eyes. "ALRIGHT! How can you say that! You almost died Kira Yamato! TWICE! You almost died! WE –I ALMOST LOST YOU! HOW CAN YOU SAY 'IT'S ALRIGHT!'" It seemed she really missed me, as she was laying it on pretty hard. My violet eyes shifted to the boy next to me, looking to Sai for an out, a way off of the noose ---something. He only smiled, and then put his arms on her shoulders, and pulled her away a little. "Miri? Why don't you go tell Tolle, that Kira woke up, Ok? It's Ok now. Really." He gave her a quick hug, and sent her on her way, tears streaming faster now, as she left the room. He sat down next to me, and smiled.

"I'm glad you're Ok. The ship didn't feel the same without you. In fact it went into complete Chaos." He paused, placing his hand behind his head for a moment. "Are you feeling any better? When Captain Ramius retrieved you from that guy, you were in pretty bad shape. How's your arm?" I blinked a few times at his words. I questioned whether or not this could possibly be a dream. I hoped it wasn't, but part of me still didn't feel right. It was starting to wonder about something……Athrun. I remember what had happened now. It was Athrun and his friends that did this, that had gotten me back here. "Athrun! Sai, what about Athrun? Is he Ok!" He looked rather confused at the comment, and titled his head to the side. "Kira…Are you sure you're OK?"

It had slipped my mind that he mostly likely had been left out of the loop. Commander La Flaga and Captain Ramius were the only ones to have contact with him. But was he captured? Or did he go back to the Versailles? I let it pass, I didn't keep pushing, I just let it be. So instead I looked to my left arm quick and saw it was bandaged tightly. "My arm's better Sai. Thanks." he blinked again, but it faded into a smile. "Well if you want, I'll go tell the Captain you woke. She wanted to be told anyways. She worries ya know." I smiled. "Sure."

He left after that and I leaned backwards resting against the wall. So here I was, back on the Archangel. My eyes drifted upwards, my mind was still wondering what had happened to Athrun, when the door slid open. A fiery brown haired boy stepped in and instantly lacked himself on to me, after shouting out "KIRA!" I was caught off guard and fell backwards from the sudden weight. He pulled away quickly, and helped me up, laughing. "Sorry. You Ok?" "Yeah, I'm fine." He grinned wide, and looked deep into my eyes as he spoke. "I'm happy you're alive, however, if you ever proceed to scare me like that again, I'll kick your ass back to next week Yamato." I grinned, laughing nervously. "Well it's nice to know you missed me Tolle." "No problem." He grinned back.

He sat with me for an hour or two, speaking of things that had happened, while I was 'away', and how the crew had taken it. We spoke until yet again, another person entered my room. Captain Ramius, appeared before me, smiling, teary eyed. "Ensign Yamato." She spoke firmly, and I went to salute, when she stopped me. "There's no need for that. Cadet Koenig, May I speak with Kira alone?" "Ma'am." He responded stepping out of the room. She walked to the wall in front of me, and leaned against it, crossing her arms. "Do you remember much Kira?" "Not really." She looked at me and then to the side. "That's to be expected after a month or so."

I raised an eyebrow at her, as she looked back at me. "That's right, you've been out for about a month, and few days, maybe a week. Well since that boy brought you back to us. He brought you back to us, and the Strike. He left with one of his comrades without even telling me his name or why he did it. He just said 'I'm Sorry, I couldn't save him.' He told me that you belonged with us because we were 'Your Kind' and left. I'm quite sure he believes you're dead. If I knew his name, we could thank him properly; let him know you're ok. He seemed quite worried." "Athrun Zala." I spoke, eyes locked on the blankets that cover me. "What?" "His name is Athrun Zala." I spoke again, and looked up at her. She smiled and nodded to me, heading towards the door. "Well then I'll have to look into thanking this Mr. Zala. You're uniform is over there. You're free to do as you please, but not permitted to enter battle anytime soon. Please don't over do it, you may wander the ship, but don't push yourself." She said pointed to a desk and chair, which had my uniform draped over it. With that she left me to myself.

I placed my feet on the floor, and pressed my weight down. Nothing, I felt fine. I took a few steps forward and stopped. My legs weren't giving out on me. I couldn't remember the last time I had stood on my own. I could stand again, I could walk again. I walked toward the chair, and pulled off my uniform. I pulled on the white slacks, and the blue coat over. I zipped it up to the collar, and then walked to the door. It slid open and I walked out. I walked down the hall and made my way to my quarters, the door slid open.

Stepping inside, I saw the light from my laptop, it was still on, or maybe it was turned on. "Birdy!" I heard come from behind and then I felt the bird place it's self upon my shoulder. It rubbed against my face and I smiled. "Hello there Birdy, I haven't seen you in a while. Did you miss me?" "Terribly." I heard a voice come from the corner of the dark room. I looked over to my bed and saw a red-haired girl setting in the corner with a blanket wrapped around. "I see you're still alive Kira. I'm so glad you're safe."

"Fllay." I spoke, walking towards her not bothering to turn on the light. I sat down on my bad next to her, and she instantly threw her arms around me. ----Everyone seemed to be doing that today. I guess they missed me more than I thought--- "I'm so Sorry!" She blurted out the weight knocking me over. She looked down at me, her hair hanging in my face, as her tears struck my cheek. "Kira, it's my fault. I'm so sorry." She spoke again. I sat up, and looked into her eyes. "Fllay what're you talking about?" her boy shook as bad as her voice as she spoke. "Kira I….Kira I……that day when you…. I went after Birdy, it escaped the room, and it went to your cockpit, I went in after and I shooed it out. But then I--- then I started messing with things, I didn't know why. I don't know why I hated you. No—I hated you because of my father…and when you left at first I--- At first I was Happy, I thought you were dead. But then…But then as time went on...I—I couldn't take it. I missed you. I wanted to hear your voice. I wanted to feel you when you held me in your arms. I wanted to feel your li…." I silenced her as I wrapped my arm around her, and pulled her towards me, pressing my lips to hers. Her eyes went wide, as I closed my mine, and then slowly pulled away. "You're just riled up Fllay, It's alright. I'm ok. Thank you…." I smiled at her, as I pulled myself up off my bed, and went to the door. "Birdy!" I heard as the green form flew ahead of me as the door slid open. "Thank You? For what! Kira I tried to kill you!" I heard her shout behind me, as I left the room. I knew she was just scared, I knew she was still jumbled from what had happened.

I soon found myself in front of the same window I had peered through, when Lacus was first aboard. I smiled as I stared deeply into space, and the stars filled my eyes. "Birdy!" It cooed again, rubbing against my face. I was home; I was with "My kind" according to Athrun. Thoughts of them went through my mind, Athrun and his friends. The Arch-Angel, Athrun, everyone was so worried about me. The Arch-angel was truly my home. This was a place to be, with my kind.

The End

Alright everyone, I want to thank you all for reading this. I know it took me a very long time to finish it, and it's the first Fan fiction, I really did. So yet again thank you. I love opinions, good, bad and ugly, so feel free to give them. If you guys want more I'll what I can do. But I really just wanted to thank you all for reading it means a lot to me. Now I'll try to finish some other fan fictions. ;;

Jen "the Stampede" Motou