Zoe and I sat on the floor, Zoe facing the door and I away from it, laughing over some sort bizarre story we made up when there was a knock at the door.
"Come in!" I called out and I heard the door open.
Zoe smiled and greeted, "Hello Judgement." I froze and stared at the ground. Crap! I faked a smile and turned around.
"Hello Angel, hello to you too." I nodded. There was a long silence until I looked at Zoe, "Why don't you head back to your room for a bit?" Zoe stood up and nearly ran out the door. I stood and turned my back to him pretending to look at something on my desk. He walked up and stood behind me, I felt myself hold my breath.
"I was outside." He said blankly.
"OK." I said as nonchalantly as possible and felt a hand on my shoulder. Why was I so nervous? Because I kept this from him? Because I know who he is? I looked up at the ceiling and he spun me around.
"You don't usually leave them outside like that." I was unable to move, to talk, to breath! The silence was thick enough to cut though with a knife. "You always tell me these things... Why not now." You have to tell him!My subconscious told me screaming. Another long silence. "Is there something going on?" He trusts you.. You know Neko is here now... Tell him. I managed to look him in the eyes, my reflection bouncing off his glasses. You have too..
"I didn't tell you because..." My resolution faltered. I can't do it...
"Because..?" He urged then, after another unbearably long silence, he sighed and walked out the door. "Fine. Whatever. I guess you don't care about me anymore."
"It's him." He turned back and stared in shock. "I wanted to keep it a secret. So I wouldn't..." What? What could I tell him? Not the truth for sure.
"Get my hopes up..." Not quite but what ever floats your boat.
"Is he here now?"
"I think so... I don't know... He followed me here for sure." I walked out my room and straight for Gregory's desk.
"Ah, you've caught me right before my rounds." He said as nicely as a demonic rat could.
I smiled evilly, "I'll do your rounds and tell you where your missing stuff is if you give me the info on the new guest"
"Not good enough." He smiled just as evilly.
"I can give you a fortune telling of anything that is going to happen to you in your pathetic life."
"Give me an example."
"Your grandson will be named James and be an effing brat, just like the rest of his family."
He raised an eyebrow and I tapped the side of my head and stook out my hand for the keys. He dropped them into my palm and went back to his book.
I woke up in the morning with a sense of confusion. Oh yeah... I remembered the events from last night and sat up ruffing my hair. Jeez this room is a prison cell more than a hotel room. I got out of bed and opened the door. I looked around the practical bear room hallway and started down to the front desk. After a good ten minutes. I had no freaking idea where I was. I turned and bumped into some small creature.
"Hey watch it!" A soft yet firm voice yelped out. I stared at the tiny woodland pixie looking girl and she looked back up at me.
"Oh I'm sorry. I'm lost in this maze of a hotel. How do you get out?"
Her eyes went dark and muttered something that sounded like You don'tshe then smiled, "Oh! You're Neko! Aren't you? Neko Zonbi? I'm Angel Akuma Inu, Just call me Angel though."
"Well, it seems you already know me. Yeah. Neko Zonbi. How do you know that by the way?"
"Oh well it's a small hotel you know. News spreads quickly. If fact, I would watch out for for the nurse, Catharine. She's gonna want to do LOTS of bloodwork." She laughed a bit and looked back at me.
"Uh, Ok. So where is the exit in here?"
"You're leaving already?" She asked turning her head slightly. I nodded and she turned on her heel and began to walk away, I walked up next to her in silence.
"So.." I said after what I'm guessing was a long amount of time and looked over at her.
"So" She said smiling
"How far away is the entrance?"
"I'm taking the long way." She said still smiling.
"I like talking to you."
"We haven't been talking that much."
"We're talking now."
"True," After I said that she went silent again. "How long have you been here?"
"Oh... I don't know actually."
"What do you mean you don't know?"
She shrugged, "We don't really keep track of time that well." I stopped and stared at her.
"Then how do you know when to leave?"
"You- Gregory tells you." She turned to me and motioned for me to keep walking but I stood still.
"That's messed up."
"You live with it. Now come on, don't you want to get out of here before you die." Angel laughed and began walking again.