I updated a lot sooner than I planned, hope you like it.
I slipped a plain white T-shirt over my head and pulled on a pair of black basketball shorts that had white stripes running down the sides of them. I picked up a white hat sitting on Yuna's dresser and put it on.
Wakka wanted to play some basketball and while doing so, wanted to be updated on this whole situation. He hadn't heard much from us, but has heard some from the news.
I looked over and saw Yuna was still sleeping, looking as peaceful as ever. I watched as she took deep breaths, her chest rising and lowering slowly. I smiled at the sight and quietly left the room.
Ten minutes later, I pulled up to the basketball courts where Wakka was already shooting some hoops. As I approached, he bounced the ball in between his legs then drove towards the hoop, shooting a lay up.
Sneaking up behind him as he was dribbling away from the basket, I stole the ball and preformed my own lay up. Once he noticed it was me, he chuckled and shook his head at me.
"You scared me man, you came out of nowhere." He said, adjusting the blue bandana that was resting at the base of his head.
"Nah, you were just too focused on your game." I replied, backing up to the free throw line and shooting the ball into the basket.
Wakka walked under the hoop, catching the ball and ran to the three point line. He threw the ball up, but it bounced off the rim, falling short.
"How's Gip doing?" Wakka asked, bending down and resting his hands on his knees. I dribbled the ball a bit before responding.
"Good considering he got off easy, but he's going to have to work a lot to be able to pay off all that shit he's got to pay." I replied, throwing the ball up and making it in.
"Have you talked to Shuyin at all?"
"Only when I saw him at the hospital. He didn't say much; just that he was surprised I was there and told me he was okay. Then I left, he didn't seem to want me there."
"That's Shuyin alright, ya. Even at times like those, he still tries to keep up the 'I still hate you' charade." Wakka said catching the ball after I passed it to him. He began spinning the ball at the tip of his index finger. He then switched it to his middle finger.
"Didn't Jecht teach you that?" I asked, remembering the time when we were both ten years old. A time when Jecht and I got along. Well at least better than now.
"Yeah, but with a blitzball." He answered, finishing off the trick and started dribbling the ball. "Do you think he went to go see Shuyin?"
"Of course, that's his favorite son. He probably considers him his only son."
"Do you ever think to go and talk to him since you moved out?" Wakka asked, retying the ends of his bandana.
I squinted at Wakka due to the sun being behind him. I rose my hand to shield my eyes. "No dude. I've tried talking to him while I lived there. What's the difference between now and then?"
"I don't know man, but it shouldn't be like this between you two."
"Oh like it's my fault. It's all him."
My eyes slowly fluttered open, adjusting to the light pouring in from my window. The curtains were drawn open, confusing me for a moment. I turned around and saw an empty space beside me. Strange how Tidus woke up before me, I always wake up earlier than he does.
I noticed a piece of paper lying where he would be. It read:
Yuna, I went to play basketball with Wakka. I'll be back soon. Call me if you need anything.
I nodded my head and sat up in the bed, stretching out my arms above me. I yawned and shook my head, waking myself up. Before I could get up from my bed, my phone started to ring.
Maybe it was Tidus, telling me he is on his way back. I smiled and picked up the phone from the night stand. It was a number I didn't recognize, but I pressed the green call button anyway, answering it.
"Hello Yuna." I could recognize that eerie voice anywhere. My heart dropped and my face flushed with panic. "I hope you didn't forget about me amidst all the commotion with your boyfriend's brother."
"How could I, Seymour?" I replied, earning me a chuckle from him. It was like nails to a chalkboard to hear any expression of happiness from him. Especially when it was at someone else's expense.
"Valid." He began. "So your boyfriend moves in to leave you unprotected. He isn't with you now."
My heart beat quickened, feeling as if it was just about to jump out of my chest. The fear was setting in causing nausea to set in my stomach.
"Yes he is. He's right beside me." I lied, hoping he'd believe me even though I knew he wouldn't.
"Don't lie to me, Yuna." He said, his voice monotone as usual if not evil. Emotionless even when he could hear my voice was full of it. "Don't panic now though, my love. I just wanted to ignite the fear with this call. I want you to know I'm always watching and moments like this I could strike. Be careful."
He warned me as if he was concerned for me. I set my phone back down on the night stand, my hand shaking with the fear and panic that just nestled itself inside of me.
As if Yevon was with me, Tidus walked in through my bedroom door. He smiled at me, but I could barely do the same back to him. He took notice immediately.
"What's wrong?" He asked, his tone filled with worry. Tidus walked over to me, taking my elbows into his hands.
I looked up at him and into his eyes. "I just got off the phone with Seymour. He knew I was alone."
Tidus sighed loudly, just as sick of Seymour as I was. "I'm surprised he didn't try anything."
"He said the call was to scare me. To set fear and paranoia inside of us." I replied, laying my head on his chest. "This is all so much. I'm constantly worrying now. First Seymour, then Shuyin with Rikku, then Seymour again, then Shuyin with Gippal and now Seymour once again."
I could feel myself become overwhelmed leading to a bit of dizziness. Tidus didn't notice right away. "It'll be okay, Yuna."
"Hm, no….it won't." My speech slurred, black spots filling my vision and my breath cutting short. Next thing I knew it. I was out cold.
Tonight was supposed to be fun. We all went out to eat and out dancing at this new club, but Tidus has to get jealous. I would never flirt with another guy, I think he was really drunk.
I'd never seen him this angry with me, I don't think he's ever really been too mad with me before. He ended storming off and I went after him, but lost him.
Here I am, walking alone on the sidewalk along the street. It was so empty and the dark alleys I walked past seemed to loom over me. I tried walking the closest to the street as I could, afraid of something or someone jumping out.
I started thinking of Seymour. This is the moment he was talking about. He told me to be careful and I wasn't thinking when I thought I could catch up with Tidus minutes after he left. I should've stayed with Wakka, Lulu, Gippal and Rikku. I'm so stupid.
"Oh Yuna…" A voice called out my name. It sounded remarkably like Seymour's. I spun around, looking in every direction, but saw no one. Must be my imagination.
Relief sat for a moment before I heard the voice again, but this time it sounded real. As if it was right behind me.
I felt a pair of hands creep onto my shoulder. I didn't turn around, but I could see the hands from my peripheral. Long nails, yellow crusted beneath them.
I felt hot breath on my ear. "I told you to be careful, Yuna, but here you are, alone and unprotected."
I shuddered, from the unwanted touching and breathing in my ear. "Tidus will be right back, he's right around the corner."
"I don't think so Yuna. From what I saw, he was pretty angry and not to mention, pretty drunk. He'll be easy to take out next."
"No, you got it all wrong. He IS coming back."
"Yuna, if he loved you so much, why would he leave you like this? I'm sure he heard you calling him, he wasn't too far ahead from you." Seymour said, his voice growing more and more evil.
I said nothing, knowing it wouldn't help my situation. We lost. Two against one and still lost.
"Before I make the decision to kill you or not, I'm going to have some fun with you first." He spoke again, gripping me by the shoulders and spinning me around to face him.
I grimaced afraid of what he mean't by that, though it was so clearly obvious. "No."
"Let's go, Yuna, Maybe you can change my mind as we go at it." He said, wrapping an arm around my waist and dragging me into the alley. "Remember this alley, Yuna? This is where it was supposed to happen the first time."
"No. No. NO!" I screamed, hoping someone could hear me. I clawed at his arm with my nails, but it didn't seem to inflict any pain on him. If anything it pleasured him, laughing at my inability to control the situation.
He was laughing at me as I pleaded for help. It was so late, there wasn't much chance anyone would be coming by. This is it. The moment I've been trying to avoid and protect myself from is here.
I gave it one more try. "TIDUS!"
"Tidus, oh Tidus please help me." I murmured, shaking my head from side to side.
"Yuna, Yuna. I'm right here." I heard a voice say to me. I realized then I was conscious, that it was only a dream. I could feel my hair sticking to my face from the sweat on my forehead.
"Tidus?" I said, opening my eyes and setting them on him. I wrapped my arms around his neck, pulling him down to hug me. "What happened?"
"You passed out. I laid you on the bed, waiting for you to come back and then randomly you started saying my name."
"Oh." I said, sitting up and placing my hand on my forehead. I never felt so relieved.
"Usually I like when a woman says my name in bed, but this time is different." He joked and I punched him lightly on his chest, smiling.
"Not funny." I said, giggling softly. He took my head into his hand and stared me in the eyes.
"But for real though, you really worried me. There will be no talk about Seymour and I'm going to be with you at all times."
I smiled at him and nodded. "Okay."
"Thanks for being here for me, Rik." Gippal said to me, cradling my head in his lap. He was running one of his hands through my hair.
"What would you expect me to do, Gip? Leave you behind?" I began, looking up at him. "I don't think that's possible anymore even if you are a big jerk."
I smiled at him and he chuckled. "I am big jerk, I should've listened to you."
"I could've told you that days ago." I teased. He shook his head, laughing at me. He leaned down, hugging me. He leaned back after, looking me in the eyes.
"You're amazing, you know that? Wait, don't answer that. I already know what you'd say."
I giggled and nodded up at him. "You know me too well."
He nodded and his expression turned solemn, serious. I took notice, and tilted my head in confusion. "What's up?"
He looked down at me and took a deep breath before saying something. "Rikku."
It wasn't often that he said my full name. No more jokes, he was serious with what he was about to say. "Gippal, you're scaring me now with all your seriousness."
He laughed for a moment. "You won't be scared once I say it."
"Well that…I love you." He said softly, with a hopeful look in his eyes. I know Gippal isn't the type of guy that says those three words very often, so I could imagine that it was hard for him to say.
A big smile broke out on my face. "I love you too."
I sat up and jumped into his lap, wrapping my arms around his neck. He was grinning like crazy and planted a kiss on my lips.
I withdrew from the kiss for a moment. "I've been waiting for this."
He smiled and I began kissing him again.
Yuna is sleeping on my chest, cuddled up against me. She looked so adorable, I wish she could see how much she did right now. She says she doesn't like me watching her as she sleeps, but that's only because she doesn't see what I see.
I smiled and placed a soft kiss on her forehead. Yuna never makes it through movies, she always ends up falling asleep on me.
I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. I shifted slowly and carefully and slid my phone out of my pocket.
I had a text message. It read:
Can we meet up sometime? We should talk.
Wow, I never expected that one.
Woo, cliff hanger. I hoped you liked the chapter, REVIEW, review, review!