Eagle's Eyes

By Stor-E-Phool

I could feel the floorboards creak as I walked across the dark room. My eyes darted toward the door. Did they hear?

I watched the shadows fall through the light shining under the door, and held my breath. 'Don't come in, don't come in, don't come in...' I thought, clenching my shirt hem tightly.

Slowly, the shadows under the door left, and I let out the air I held in. I continued across the room and reached our wall. Sure enough, I felt him tapping. "Kyoko, where are you? Are you there?" was his tapped message. "Yes." I tapped, "Sorry about that."

"It's fine. Are you ready?"

"As I'll ever be. You'll let me know when to run, right, Ren?"

"Right." I let out a breath and layed next to the wall, keeping hand contact with it, just in case he tapped. It was the day of truth. I pray it won't be my last.

I felt the floor groan under my shoulder as Ren and who I guessed was the blue-eyed man move in the next room. Oh, how I wished my world was not silent; that I could know what was being said at the moment.

Light streamed in onto our wall as a captor opened the door to my room. I felt the groan of the floor as they stepped closer. The anxiety in my stomach swelled and I waited for Ren's signal, hoping he would give the okay soon. But it never came, because all I felt as I waited was a heavy thump as a body hit the floor, and the smell of blood hit my nostrils like a baseball to a bat.

All I could do was hug my legs to my body as the man in my room stomped for my attention. He stomped again. I just huddled there. It was all I could do.

"Run." Came a faint message from the wall. I felt a gasp utter through my throat, and I lept to my feet, surprising the man who undoubtedly thought I was asleep. I dashed out the carelessly opened door, almost crashing into Ren who was coming from his room's opened door.

We were finally free.

A/N: This... Is my first Skip Beat! fanfiction. I really hope you like this first chapter. There is more to come. Btw, Kyoko is, indeed, deaf in this story. It will be explained better soon. Thanks for reading!

Love,

Stor-E-Phool