Finally… and after one long ride; Ricky woke up in time to make sure he got his things before they had to leave the coach. After grabbing his pack, he looked back to see if his cousin managed to get into yet some more trouble … or if a miracle happened to pass by and they could all just leave this bus safely. He looked; Ace and Lexi were just waking up. He smiled calmly.
Ace stretched his arms, "oh wow finally, I really didn't tink we'd make it here"
"Oh no" Lexi tiredly smiled with a few chuckles "I enjoyed this bus ride, any chance of an encore?"
"Funny" Ace smirked.
They grabbed their things and waited for the line to get them out of the bus.
"See why I hate back seats" she mumbled.
"Aw it's just a line Luce" Ace chuckled. Eventually though, they made it out.
Ace knew Ricky couldn't wait up for them; it'll ruin the mission. The couple had to pretend that they too were surprised with the appearance of the inspector, they had to pretend they bought in what 'Rickitta' had to offer, so that no link will be made with the inspector and neither 'Spades' nor 'Lucy'. Ricky headed towards his room so he could get a quick start, at fooling people into thinking he was here alone, by asking questions the way he usually does, even though most of his questions he already found the answers for.
"Gather up love birds" smiled Sly, thinking about the possibilities of all sorts of … 'entertainment' in this resort. Sly managed to forget the obstacle that is the inspector; he had many things to looks forward to. Like he asked, but with much irritation from Spades and Lucy's end, they all gathered round the fox.
"What now" mumbled Lexi.
Ace merely rolled his eyes with a shrug, but they both listened. However Ace gave a mere detail a little thought, so Lexi found him smiling at her. She simply looked at him in wonder. Finding her reaction comforting and adorable, he simply chuckled and gave her a wink; he's there to help her after all. "Oh come on Luce, don't gimme dat pout every time ya hear a k-9 barkin"
"You'll see that your names are all signed up" Smiled the fox at the couples, "ladies just give them your names and you'll get your keys" then he courteously bowed to lead them to the way of the reception; but doing that made him notice a very comforted smile on a certain doe. He didn't like it for if it was up to him she'd be feeling the opposite; she is his prey after all.
Knowing her boss Lexi knew that smirk did not just glide out of nowhere. Immediately getting to the point she funnily smiled, "and just what are you up to?"
Ace grinned, appreciative of how much Lexi knows about his personal behavior. "Oh how cruel of you t'suspect anytin but sweet bout me" he childishly pouted.
The young inspector decided to pay attention to any careless clues Sly might give away with his behavior and maybe even looks. There was something that shouldn't have surprised him, but it did catch his defensive attention; every time 'Spades' and 'Lucy' seemed to be having a good time together, Sly was always around with passively aggressive glares and the dirtiest of looks, after all Ricky should know, he's dealt with many forms of Sly or Frankys' persona. He watched from a distance, with a pondering frown; Ricky's had enough experience to know how important it was to seem to be cool and at ease, and to successfully practice it, no matter how much a scenario might be boiling him up internally. Though someone could help him simmer down from the inside… how his younger brother managed to deal with the same pressures and disturbances.
"Spades…" Lexi smirked, "I know that grin. Once I can see that chipped tooth of yours, it's never a seize fire"
Ace calmly smiled. "Let's go before we're late"
"Oh god, time to face the receptionists" commented Lexi leaving Ace in snickers, as they made their way to the reception.
"Hey relax" Ace smirked, "you've got de suite t'look forwoid to" Well he was right, and it was that calming cool smirk of his that told Lexi he was right. She needed to enjoy this ride and so far that's what she hasn't been doing. Lexi showed her leader a smile which he returned with a confident smirk. "Ya gotta remember, you're not deir hero here. Just relax and play de game"
They arrived at the welcoming reception desk and Ace stepped back for her to get her room settled first. Well Lexi did appreciate such noble gestures, and Ace knew it helped her be sure he was with her all the way. If he so confidently followed her, she'd have more faith in herself and the success of this mission. The receptionists seemed very friendly… you're average shiny white grins with a welcoming wavy lock of clipped back blonde ponytails and a fancy scarf that always came with a matching hotel suit. Her shiny shined name tag said 'Brady'.
I can think of another name that rhymes, also starts with a 'B' and reminds me of you, Lexi funnily thought, sept she had pointy feet and whenever I tried to make her walk she'd bend ove _
"Oh hello!" the girl grinned, frightfully welcoming. Her hands clapped but Lexi couldn't tell if it was because she was just that happy, or if it was part of the act that Lexi hoped wasn't the cause of that, possibly passive aggressive, toothpaste commercial grin!
The doe gave out a quick gasp, as she was taken by surprise and frightened by the sudden cheery tone, and when she tried to adjust she could hear her leaders' chuckles behind her…even though he was teasing her in a calming sort of way; it worked, she felt safer. If boss's calm, I can be too…
"How may I help you!" asked the girl, ever so gleefully. Holding her hands together, one polished finger close to another. She circled the doe friendlily and waited with her zinc white wall in between her upper and lower lips.
Lucy tried to catch up by moving her vision to follow the girl, "um uh … uh Hello?" but it was as impossible as tracking a fly! "Th-thanks umm…"
Brady calmly clasped her hands together also with a calmer grin too she passed in front of Lexi. This time her smiles seemed less terrifying to the overwhelmed doe. She waited kindly for Lexi to find the right words for a question.
"Oh" Lexi said, then rubbed her arms slightly embarrassed… "well I guess I needed that, hehe"
Ace chuckled and shook his head.
"Oh well it's no problem" Brady smile "I get that a lot" and giggled.
"I can believe that" Lexi chuckled; at least she got to see the normal human side to one person other than Ace, Ricky and herself. "Um, my name's Lucy bunny. Do we get our room keys here?"
"ROOM keys!" she gasped, "oh heavens no! Pageant contestants get king sized suites" she said.
"oh… OH!" the doe remarked amazed, "king sized wow! But don't you think that's a little bit too much just for one girl?" she smiled quizzically, "I've heard of them I think, don't these rooms have a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room in everyone?"
Ace was taken aback too. He knew this mission was going to get fancy to a considerably high degree, but even he didn't see it coming. This resort is the priciest place in the entire city planet! Now try adding a king sized suite for EACH pageant girl!
"Don't forget an ice room!" the girl smirked.
"A bar, a tanning room, a personal message room and a chocolate bar"
"Ya said bar twice" Ace blankly remarked, still very aware of its' pointlessness.
Brady giggled and winked at Ace, "chocolate bar Mr. Spades; the lady needs her special room too"
There was something about what the girl said that sounded odd to the bunnies. "Lady needs her room?" Lexi asked.
Ace gave out a funny smile and tilted his head in question, "sounds a bit ironic don't it? I mean she's got de whole suite. She's practically got whole room"
Lexi nodded with wonder as well.
Brady paused and stared at the bunnies in confusion… "Oh!" but when the misunderstanding was understood, she smiled cutely at the couple, "this resort has so many different kinds of suites! We've got our regulars, Queens' and Jack suites!" then she explained, "The king suites are the largest and the pageant got them cause the girls will be sharing their suits with their partners"
Having that said the bunnies just stared at the girl, with ears twitching and with their eyes showing their true beautiful blue and green colors… only because of how tiny their pupils shrank to. "Come again?" Lexi asked as her cheeks blushed.
Brady was taken aback by their response… they are a couple after all. "Um well… you'll be sharing the suite" she attempted another smile.
Ace eyed Lexi, anxiously waiting to see any body language sign coming from her, indicating any form of discomfort. He thought it best she tried to find a solution, because really, he wasn't sure whether interfering would either help or hurt her. He's watched enough Acmewood movies to know how 99.9% of all good relationships end in flames because of a misunderstood yet innocently stupid move done by the males. He knew that much to not play ball in this, and let her deal with it her own way. However, this decision did no help to slow down his heart that was loudly beating gallons of blood into his face. Ace helplessly blushed so hard, he was afraid if he spoke, it would come out in squeaks.
"I'm sorry aren't you a couple I this pageant?" Brady asked after taking note of the couples' reactions, "is he not your partner in this competition?"
Ace silently panicked a little, wondering if not speaking was still the right options, because it was obvious she was as shocked as him; and those incriminating looks hinted out from Brady were putting him in a pretty uncomfortable and helpless place.
After noticing Brady began looking at 'Spades' with uncertainty and suspicion, Lexi panicked but she knew she had to clear the smoke before Ace is set on fire with accusations! "H-he is! He's my partner!"
Both Brady and Ace looked at Lucy, Brady more curious than surprised now, while Ace was just relieved of his rescue. Lexi could see it was going to take more than that to pull her dear leader out of that smoke, "Brady I swear" Lexi finally managed to reassuring smile; Brady listened. "Spades is my partner and we're signed up together. You could check if you want" she shrugged. Ace carefully nodded in agreement, realizing how awkward it felt being put into the 'creepers' circle; also he considered showing an innocently harmless and friendly smirk, but after starting and seeing that same suspicious frown from Brady… he just went back to pouting at the ground guiltily.
Lexi couldn't help her laugh, "Well I know who to turn to if he gives me trouble!"
Ace rolled his eyes away.
Breaking her fixed eyes from Spades, Brady smiled at Lexi, "You betcha!" and she gave Lexi both keys, hers and Spades.
"Umm…." Ace pouted.
"You can take yours from her with her complete permission" Brady grinned a very artificial and frightening friendly grin.
"Right." Ace nodded immediately, very careful not to wind up in an alley with her next time.
Lexi chuckled and pulled Ace away towards the elevators, "calming down now?" she teased.
Ace rubbed his head a little creeped out, "she could blind someone wit dose teet. Dey should make a law against dat." But then they both laughed, walking into the elevators and making their way to their suit.
"King Suite huh" Ace noted as he looked at their fancy front door, "Well dere's a up side" he smiled.
"Here" she smiled and gave Ace his key.
Ace took it and looked at it, "ya sure?" he funnily smiled at her, "I mean I'm bein watched here" he joked.
"I think I can manage trust issues with you" she smirked.
Ace smirked back, "Spades got one less goil ta worry about den"
They got into their suite; walls of a painted rose garden, with magenta red thick curtains and a ceiling that of a painted sky of angels. The room was majestic and left both 'super' heroes breathless for a few moments. They walked around in it; the beauty rooms (the spa area), one large bathroom, a large Hellenistic balcony and finally the large one king sized bedroom and in it….
The bunnies took a few seconds to just give it a stare down… that silk red heart sized bed….
SORRY FOR TALKING SO LONGGGG! T_T
But damn it uni projects PLUS writers block T_T my DA watchers might also notice my lack of uploads on deviant art but really … it was worth it my grades are paying off ;p I know not much happened here I know =/ but really it's one of those bridge chapters X_X you know those boring ones that join one chunk of a story with the other? Yep… that kind. That's also why the writers' block X(
Well that's done and over! X)
Anyway I only have those 2 finals this Monday then I'm free for acexiness all the way ;p
Please review I left you with one emotional cliffie ;p
Coming up next ;p splashy splash ;p X)