The two angels: stuck in Rome

"Satoshi, where are we going?!" asked Daisuke.

"I don't know… Something is calling me; and don't even pretend that you can't sense it too!" said Satoshi vaguely.


Satoshi does have a point… I have been getting the strangest feeling that someone is calling me lately.

I keep tellin' ya, NO ONE IS CALLING YOU!

Says you.

YOU DON'T LIKE MY HELP?! FINE YOU CAN JUST KISS MY…

SHUT YOUR MOUTH OR I'LL (bleeping) SHUT IT FOR YOU DARK!!

Jeez… And you thought my language was bad?!

I gots three words for ya Dark.

What?
Go. To. Hell.

Whatever.


"In an argument with Dark?" chuckled Satoshi.

"Unfortunately. You were right; I have been getting the feeling that someone's calling me. Dark seems to think I'm losing it."

"So what did you tell him?"

"You want my exact words or the short version?"

"Exact words; I have a feeling that they'll be more interesting," laughed Satoshi.

"I told him to shut his mouth or I'd (bleeping) shut it for him."

"You're kidding."

"Those were my EXACT words. Then he was stupid enough to comment on MY language. So I said I had 3 words for him," replied Daisuke.

"Go to hell?"

"How'd ya guess?"

Satoshi couldn't stop laughing at that. It was too funny! His laughter was cut short as the two started to glow!

"What…what's going on?!"

"I don't know!"

Soon, the two cursed teens blacked out completely. When they finally came to, they realized that they were no longer in their home; the scenery was too different to be Japan.


"Where…where the hell are we?!" said Daisuke and Satoshi in unison. After Satoshi took a quick look around, he started to get a vague idea of their location.

"One thing's for sure. We are NOT in Japan at all. I think that maybe we're in Rome; but don't quote me on that," said Satoshi finally.

"What makes you think we're in Rome?"

"Take a look around you and tell me if you notice the theme," retorted Satoshi.

"Theme? Come to think of it, there're an awful lot of crosses on these buildings. You may be right."


As they wandered around aimlessly, they learned that they were a little TOO close to the Vatican. For some inexplicable reason, no matter what they did, they always seemed to end up closer and closer to the Roman Church where the Pope resided.

"What the hell…? Not again! This is the fourth time we've come within visual range of that blasted Vatican!" grumbled Daisuke.

"What is going on? I wonder if this has something to do with the calling…" murmured Satoshi.

"Satoshi, is it possible that the building or something inside won't let us leave the area around the church?" asked Daisuke.

"That would explain why we haven't left the area…"

"Maybe the Homicidal Blond might have an answer."

"What makes you think that?"

"Well, Krad looks very similar to an angel right? So maybe he has some connection to this," explained Daisuke. His eyes widened as Krad forcibly took over his body and glared.

"I have NOTHING to do with you lot getting hopelessly lost. I AVOID those blasted churches whenever possible!"

"Why's that?" asked Daisuke.

"The stained glass with the angels annoys the hell out of me every time I see one. I CAN'T STAND THOSE STUCK-UP GOODY-TWO-SHOES!!" said Krad with a growl.

I second that statement.
Did I ASK for your opinion Dark?!

"Seems Dark likes those windows as much as you do, Krad."

Krad allowed Satoshi to retake control. They continued to wander until both blacked out from exhaustion. When they woke up, they realized that they were in beds inside a building.


"Where are we now? And how did we…?" said Daisuke half-awake. Satoshi was barely awake due to his low-blood pressure.

"I see you two are finally awake. I'm Sister Anna. Welcome to the Roman Church."

This woke Satoshi up pretty quick.

"Wait… You mean to say we're in the Vatican?!"

"Not quite. You're in the church just outside the Vatican."

"And that's different how?" mumbled Satoshi.

"Um, excuse me, but how did we get here?" asked Daisuke quickly.

"Father Nightroad found you unconscious and brought you here."

"Father Nightroad? Who's he?" asked Satoshi.

"He's one of the AX agents that work around here."

"Is there any way we could meet him? I want to at least say thank you for bringing us here," lied Satoshi.

"I'll see what I can do. In the meantime, you two should regain your strength."

"Yes ma'am." Daisuke said with a grin.

"So, Satoshi, what do you think?"

"I think we've been transported into our alter-egos own personal hell on earth."

Daisuke gave a little laugh. Satoshi then focused on what their next move should be.


"Father Nightroad."

"Oh, hello Sister Anna. To what do I owe the pleasure of your company?" said Abel.

"The boys you found are awake."

"That's good to hear."

"One even wanted to thank you personally for finding them," continued Anna.

"I'll drop by after I give my report."


"Well boys, Father Abel said he will drop by in a little bit. In the meantime, why don't you two get out of those clothes? I'm sure we have something in your size around somewhere," said Anna cheerfully.

As soon as they switched outfits, Daisuke was trying not to be embarrassed. When Abel finally arrived, Satoshi almost immediately felt the hairs on his neck raise up. As soon as Anna left, he said bluntly, "You're not human at all, are you."

"Now whatever makes think that?" said Abel with a nervous laugh. This immediately sends up warning bells in Daisuke's mind.

"Maybe because you possess certain abilities that no human has." Daisuke said defensively.

"I'm not a Methuselah, I can assure you," said Abel, his eyes starting to grow suspicious.

"Methuselah?" said Daisuke confused.

"You may know them by a different name. Most people refer to them as Vampires."

"Great… First we get stuck in Rome and now vampires!" grumbled Satoshi.

"What do you mean stuck?" said Abel, curious.

"We didn't come to Rome by choice. We were pulled in," said Daisuke.

"Care to elaborate on that?"

"I might be more inclined to talk more if you show us who you really are," retorted Satoshi.

"I guess that would be a fair trade," said Abel with a shrug. After a quick show of his true form, the two were surprising NOT terrified.

"Not bad. But I've dealt with someone far worse than that," shrugged Satoshi.

"What do you mean?"

"I can't show you; I have enough trouble blocking him as is," said Satoshi.

"Maybe you two should see my superior first."

"Who is your…"

"You'll see soon enough," said Abel vaguely.


"Abel, what is this about? Who are these two?" asked Caterina.

"These two seem to be different than normal. And they aren't Methuselah either," said Abel.

"Well boys? Would either of you explain why he brought you?"

"I simply made an observation that Father Nightroad is anything but human." Satoshi said calmly.

"Oh? What do you mean anything but human?"

"No one can be that big of a klutz and not be hiding something," said Daisuke bluntly.

"Really…"

"He should know, considering he's got firsthand experience on that," snickered Satoshi. He held back a chuckle when Daisuke glared at him.

"Well, I still don't see why he brought you here," said Caterina.

"They saw my true form and didn't even flinch in the slightest," said Abel quietly. This caught her attention pretty quick. She ran down her options and finally said, "Well, I don't know if they're old enough to become AX members."

"We're 14."

"That means you're DEFINITELY not old enough. I guess you'll have to take them under your wing, Abel."

"Wait a minute! You mean to say that I'm a…?!"

"Yes, you're a babysitter." Caterina said bored.


As they left the office, Abel turned toward them and said, "I guess we're stuck together for now. What would you two like to do first?"

"We need to get better acquainted with this city. When we first got here, the only place we could seem to get to was close to the Vatican," said Daisuke. Abel obliged and they toured the city. Nothing seemed wrong until Abel quietly whispered, "We're being followed."

"I know." Satoshi replied.

This presence…could it be?

Daisuke broke off from Satoshi and Abel and silently wandered down a nearby alley. The stalker followed him and ignored the others.

"It seems whatever it was is gone." Abel said in surprise. He then noticed Satoshi's unease.

"Where's Daisuke?!" he said in concern.


In the alley, the stalker closed in on the red-haired teen. He stood there calmly when the stalker pounced! Daisuke spun around and caught him with ease. He then laughed loudly enough for the other two to find him.

"What were you thinking?!" said Abel upset.

"I was thinking of finding my floppy-eared pet," replied Daisuke laughing. Satoshi groaned when Daisuke revealed Wiz who was snuggling up in his arms. Abel's eyes grew wide as he stared at the floppy-eared rabbit.

"What is that?"

"Haven't you ever heard of a familiar before?" grumbled Satoshi.

"Kyu!" said Wiz.

"Well, since the creature stalking us is captured, how 'bout I take you to your home?" said Abel.

"Yay!"

As they settled in, Abel brought out a spare change of clothes for them in the morning. They fell asleep quickly, and when they woke up, Wiz was jumping on both Satoshi AND Daisuke; he was almost literally bouncing off the walls. They couldn't figure out what caused this. It soon became clear when Daisuke smelled strawberries and CHOCOLATE on Wiz's breath.


"Daisuke, what's with your rabbit?!"

"Someone gave him sugar."

"Abel."

"Someone call me?" said Abel.

"Did you give Wiz strawberries covered in chocolate?" asked Daisuke.

"Actually I did."

"Great… Now we have a hyper-active rabbit on our hands," grumbled Satoshi.

It took three hours for the sugar-rush to finally dissipate. When Wiz finally calmed down, Daisuke was at wit's end. Abel was soon the target of many a mental fireball from Krad. Though he never felt said fireballs.
"So what do you two want to do today?" asked Abel.

"What do you usually do, Father Nightroad?" asked Daisuke when his patience finally went back to normal.

"Well, I usually try to help out until I'm given another mission."

"What're we waiting for then?"

"You two go ahead; I'm going to go get a few things."

"Just be warned, I vowed to live a life of Poverty when I joined the church," said Abel with a nervous laugh.

"Don't worry; I won't be getting too much."

When Satoshi returned from shopping, his hands were full of art supplies. He was planning on doing something that would remind him of where they came from in case they ever forgot. He set up the canvases, and prepared to go to work.