Dedications: xXxSoulKeeperxXx

Chapter 7

I finally woke up to the awful feeling of pain in the back of my head. It felt as if giant rocks were thrown at my head and it made me sleep for hours. Then, I remembered getting hit by something last night.

My eyes shot open and I bolted upright. Looking around, I realized I wasn't in the woods anymore. I was lying on a couch in what appeared to be a hotel room or an apartment. How the heck did I get here?

Slowly getting off the couch, I started walking around the room trying to figure out exactly where I was and how I got here.

"Oh good, you're awake!" a cheerful voice said from behind me.

I jumped, startled by the stranger's voice and hid behind the sofa. I looked over the cushions to see a boy about my age, maybe older, with blonde hair and blue eyes staring at me. I slowly stood up and called forth my sword, holding it in front of me in a 'don't come near me' way. "Who are you?" I asked. "Where am I?"

The blonde held up his hands. "I'm Tamaki, and you're in our apartment."

I didn't lower my sword. This guy seemed way too cheerful and nice; I couldn't let my guard down for even a second. What if he was working with those scientists and was pretending to be the way he was? I had to stay strong and not fall for his tricks.

"What do you want?"

"I want to help you," he said. "Your friend looked hurt so we wanted to help him get better."

My eyes widened and I lowered my sword. "Kaoru." I withdrew my sword and lunged at the blonde, tackling him and pinning him to the floor. "Where is he? What are you doing to him?"

"Your friend is fine," a calm voice said from behind me. "He's resting at the moment."

I looked over my shoulder to see a raven haired boy with glasses standing in the doorway. He was pulling off a pair of rubber gloves that were stained with what appeared to be blood.

I glared at him. "What did you do to him?"

"Save his life," he said, discarding the dirty gloves in the garbage. "You should be thankful we were able to help him. He was on the verge of dying if nobody got that bullet out of his wing and have him patched up." I kept my cold gaze on him and he sighed. "Look, we didn't mean to scare or hurt you. But the only way we'd be able to bring you back here was by knocking you out first. If we just approached you normally, you probably would've gotten scared and run away. Then your friend wouldn't have gotten the treatment he needed."

I sighed, realizing these two might actually be good guys, and got off of Tamaki. Standing up straight and dusting myself off, the dark haired boy stared at me.

"What?" I said.

"You two, what exactly are you?"

I looked up at my wings. "Uh…" Was it alright to tell these two strangers what Kaoru and I were? I mean, they've already seen our wings, so it wasn't like we could hide them and say we were just like them. So, I took in a deep breath and said, "I'm not really sure. The scientists we escaped from said we were part tenshi or something."

"Tenshi huh?" he said, pushing up his glasses. "That's one rare species."

"Yeah…" I didn't like the way this guy kept staring at me. It looked like he wanted to dissect me and do some research. I know he saved Kaoru's life and all, but something didn't seem quite right about him.

"When can I see Kaoru?" I asked, trying to keep him from staring at my wings.

"Soon, I promise. Right now he needs all the rest he can get." He looked me up and down. "You look like you could use some extra sleep yourself, along with some food, a shower, and some new clothes."

I looked down at myself. I thought I looked pretty decent, considering the only piece of clothing I was wearing was a pair of jeans. I didn't really think a change of clothes, food, and a shower was what I needed. But then again, my stomach did keep growling and a hot shower sounded nice. So, looking up at the raven haired boy, I nodded and he handed me a nice clean pair of black pants.

"Good," he said, and pointed. "Bathroom's down that hallway. While you're in the shower, Tamaki and I will cook you up something to eat."

"Thanks," I said, as I started making my way towards the bathroom. Then, I stopped and turned around. "Uh…what's your name?"

"Kyoya," he said.

"Right. Thanks for saving Kaoru, Kyoya. It's greatly appreciated."

He gave me a small smile. "No problem."

As I turned back around and headed into the bathroom, Tamaki and Kyoya went into the kitchen to cook…something. Unbuttoning my pants and dropping them to the floor along with my boxers, I turned the water on hot and high and stepped inside. The water felt so nice beating against my back. It felt like one of those massage chairs you never wanted to get up from once you sat down. I leaned my head back and let the water beat on my forehead. I took the shampoo bottle from off the shower rack and began scrubbing my scalp. After washing the soap out of my hair, I ran the conditioner through my hair, and scrubbed some soap on my body.

"Your dinner's ready!" Tamaki called from outside the bathroom.

"Okay!" I said. "I'm almost done."

"Alright," he said, walking away from the door.

When Tamaki walked away from the door, I quickly washed the conditioner out of my hair and washed the soap off my body. Turning the nice hot water off, I grabbed a towel from off the sink and started drying myself off. I stretched my wings out to dry them off, and could feel the softness of the feathers against the bare skin of my arms. It felt so good. It was like a soft blanket was wrapped around my body. For some reason, the thought made me enjoy the fact that I had wings.

Finally drying off my wings, I pulled a clean pair of boxers on, and the pair of black pants Kyoya gave me. After drying my hair off quickly with the towel, I walked out of the bathroom and the smell of chicken hit my nose. With my stomach growling, I couldn't help but run towards the kitchen for the meal that awaited me.

"I hope you enjoy your dinner," Kyoya said, showing me the table that had a plate filled with chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and bread.

My mouth began to water. I didn't even remember the last time I had a decent meal. Picking up a fork and knife, I started gobbling down the food.

"Once you're done eating, you can sleep in the guest bedroom next to the room Kaoru's in," Tamaki said.

I nodded and continued eating.

"Well, we'll leave you to your meal," Kyoya said, pushing Tamaki out of the room. "Let us know if you need anything Hikaru."

I swallowed and waved. "Will do!"

As the two turned to leave, I continued to gulp down the delicious food they prepared for me. I hadn't eaten like this in forever! The food was wonderful and I felt like I could keep eating till I died. But of course, I couldn't. Eventually the meal vanished and I started getting tired. Yawning, I put my dirty dishes in the sink and walked to where my room was. When I passed by Kaoru's room, I couldn't help but stare at his closed bedroom door. Should I go in and check on him? Just to make sure he's okay?

I shook my head. "No, Kaoru needs his rest. If I walk in there now, I'll probably wake him up. I just need to get to my room and hope that he'll be fine in the morning."

Walking away from Kaoru's door, I walked into my room and jumped on the comfortable bed, not caring about leaving my pants on.

Lying down on my back, I closed my eyes and waited for sleep to take over my body.

Then, a thought hit me and my eyes widened.

"Wait, how did Kyoya know my name?"

Yay! Done with another update! I hope you liked it guys! Hehe, I finally got to introduce Kyoya and Tamaki ^^ Happy day~ Anyways, please review! Your reviews truly inspire me to keep writing!