Saya's Star

"You know if you look close enough, you can see the bell around it's neck." Saya explained, her outstretched finger pointing up at a cluster of stars. Her Yukata white fell to show her entire forearm. Train's yellow eyes narrowed as he looked up at the stars he saw the cat's shape in the jumble of white stars that had been scattered throughout the navy blanket that was the night sky, but for the life of him he couldn't see the bell.

"There's nothing there." Train grumbled matter of factly. "There's no bell."

"You're looking too hard." Saya said simply, cuffing his ruffled brown head lightly. "You have to let your vision relax as you look at the head part. See, you can see the small cluster of stars at the bottom of the head and imagine it's a bell!" Train sighed and leaned up against the rail. He looked at the girl standing in front of him, and smiled slightly, her brown hair was cut at her chin, and her sparkling green eyes looked up at the stars with the fascination of a small child. His eyes softening as they looked at her bright face.

"Why did you have to go and die on me?" Train asked her bitterly. Saya shrugged. "You could have shot him. It would have made my life a heck of a lot easier…"

"But then there wouldn't be much point to that would there? If he'd died then what would you have done Train-kun? He was your partner after all?" Saya explained flicking the tip of his nose playfully. "Knowing you, you'd probably have thought you needed to avenge him or something."

"You're more important than that freak." Train mumbled rubbing his nose and blushing slightly. Saya blushed too and returned to looking at the sky.

"Aw, you're making me blush Train-kun. But you wouldn't have learned anything if I had done that right?" Train shrugged and sighed, leaning up against the railing again, grabbing his milk bottle and swirling its white contents in a distracted way. "And besides, if I had shot him, I would have been no better than he was. Right?" Train grumbled incoherently and brought the bottle of milk to his lips, taking a long drink before fore looking back at Saya.

Saya was looking up again at the stars again and smiled softly. "See that one? The one on the tip of its tail? That's my star. Always look for it when you most need it ok?"

"Why would I need a star?" Train wanted to know, but Saya put a finger to his lips and winked at him.

"You'll see the bell when you're ready Train-kun. And then at that day, you'll understand what I mean." Saya explained. Train pushed her fingers away.

"What do you mean?" He cut himself off as he heard his own name echo around them in the blackness. Saya sighed sadly.

"You're friends are calling you. I think they want you to wake up." Saya told him still grinning in her sardonic way. "You always were lazy that way weren't you?"

"I guess until next time then." Train sighed and watched as Saya disappeared in front him.