"Well Elisabeth, what should we do today?" I heard Raven ask.
I was half asleep when they had this conversation. But I still felt like eavesdropping, just to see where I'd be dragged during the day.
"Hmm… I don't know. What do you suggest?" Elisabeth replied.
"Well, I heard about this new movie that came out a few days ago."
"What's it about?"
"It's about a girl who was taken from her family at the age of 3. Four years later, she finds out about it, and goes on an adventure to find them. My friends told me it really good."
"Sounds like a plan. Let's go."
I panicked, hoping they would just ignore me and leave. But nope… Raven walked over, and tapped my head with her foot. I pretended to wake up, and shook my head.
"What?" I groaned.
"Elisabeth and I are going out for the day. Just letting you know."
"Really? You don't want to take me?"
"No, why would we? You'd just ruin our perfect day."
"Thank you! Wait, what?"
But they were gone already. They were probably right though. If they would've dragged me along all day, I would've ruined it by complaining all day. On purpose too. Instead, I just fell asleep. My body ached; I was too tired to even move. I fell asleep in the same spot I was in last night.
I woke up to a loud bang and a flash. My head began to throb, and I was blinded for a minute or two.
After I regained my sight, I saw Dean walk into my apartment. He smiled, and looked down at me.
"Are you awake yet?" he asked.
"Oh my god I hate you so much… was that a concussion grenade?"
"Yes, it was. Thank you for noticing. Now, I have an assignment for you… here it is." He pulled a folder from under his lab coat.
He shoved the folder at me, and I snatched it out of his hands.
"I don't want an assignment… I'm too tired."
"Read the fine print, and your mind might be changed."
I read the entire thing. It said this, to the letter.
Subject name: Ghost.
Assignment: Subject is to train a fresh out of training group of Big Sisters.
Big Sister names: Samantha, Heather, Sahara, Brigitte.
Training will last from 6 am to 9 pm.
"Sahara? Why is she on this list?" I asked, reading it over again.
"She must have not told you. She's fresh out of training. One of the freshest there are, actually."
"Whoa… Heheh… I'm gonna use this to my advantage." I said, walking out the door.
After Dean brought me to the training area, I saw Sahara talking to all the other Big Sisters.
"Listen up freshies!" Dean called out, catching the attention of everyone.
"Here is your trainer. Listen to him, and you'll be finished training by the end of the day." He handed me a piece of paper.
The paper had everything they needed to learn listed on it. It said; hand to hand combat, lethal penetration training, and unarmored combat. It also said that each trainee had to make it through the obstacle course in less than four minutes.
"Ok… what should we start with?" I asked, handing the paper around the group.
"I say we go with the penetration thing." Heather called out.
No one answered.
"Ok then, let's do this. Bring out the dummies."
I dragged out a bunch of target dummies that were actually filled with fake blood. It took an hour to teach them all how to get a one shot kill. Sahara acted as if she didn't know me though… maybe she was embarrassed of me? I don't know, but when I talked to her, she seemed embarrassed…
"No, Sahara, ya gotta aim to the left of the chest. Like… that." I took her wrist, and pulled the needle out of the dummies' chest, and positioned it at the right spot.
"I… I, um…. Thank you…" she practically whispered.
After we got all that outta the way, we moved onto the obstacle course. They seemed to have even more trouble with that. Man, I'm glad I never had to go through with all that training crap. I just woke up one day, and I was ready to kick ass… good times…
Sahara finished first, three minutes and thirty-three seconds to be exact… I kept my eyes on her the most… Heather was next. She finished six seconds after Sahara. Brigitte and Samantha lagged behind. They both finished at five minutes and forty seconds.
"Sorry ladies, you gotta make another round. Pick up the pace this time." I said as they reached the finish.
They both broke out giggling. As they went around again, I talked to Sahara.
"So Sahara, how come you never told me you were still a trainee?" I asked, leaning against a wall.
"Well, I thought it wouldn't really matter." She replied, sounding as if I had offended her.
"Sorry, I'm just a bit more interested in trivia than other people. Didn't mean to offend." I stood up straight, and turned around.
Before anything else happened, Brigitte tackled me to the floor. I'm pretty sure that was accidental, considering she looked like she was trying to stop.
"I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to do that." She apologized.
"It's alright. I've taken worse." I said, rubbing my head.
"Can I ask you something Mr. Teacher?"
"Why didn't you wear your helmet, but still wore your armor?"
"I'm not wearing my helmet? Oh crap… I never even noticed… guess I had a bit of a brain fart, eh?"
At 9:35, after the training session ended.
Well… After the training session ended, everyone left. Sahara followed me back to my apartment, while I thought of a way to explain Raven moving in with me.
I held the door open, and Sahara and I entered. Raven and Elisabeth were both sitting on the bed, watching something on the TV. They flipped the channel before I could see anything though. They both had a nervous expression on their faces.
"Well, what are we watching?" I asked, sitting down in-between them.
I picked the remote up, and hit the Last channel button. What I saw horrified me…
To be continued… Immediately…
A picture of… me? From the looks of it, Raven hacked the labs security footage, and brought up a video of me when I was in a mini-coma. You know, after a Rosie kicked my ass. In the video, I was wearing the lower half of the armor, but not the top half…
"Well, well, well… what have we here? Hmmm? Care to answer why you're watching me take a nap shirtless?" I asked, pulling the both of them close to me.
"I uh…" Raven stuttered.
"I'm disappointed in you Elisabeth… but even more so in you Raven. First, you stab me, twice. And all of a sudden you have a school girl crush on me? And Elisabeth… honestly?"
"What do you expect?" Elisabeth asked, standing up and looking me directly in the eyes. "You've only saved me a hundred times, at least. Of course I'm going to develop a bit of a crush on you! But this wasn't my idea."
I broke out laughing. I lay on my side, and rolled off the bed. I was laughing my ass off. Elisabeth stood with her mouth wide open. But Raven stopped me… by stomping on my "package" that is.
"Quit laughing at her! Laugh at me, she didn't do a thing wrong." Raven demanded.
"Oh sweet mother of baby Jesus that hurts!" I cried, holding my groin in mortal agony.
"I wasn't laughing at her… I was being sarcastic. I can't believe I just got Elisabeth to admit she had a crush on me I didn't even think was real! Oh god… can someone get me some ice, please?"
"You mean… you didn't know… oh crap." Elisabeth mumbled.
"Elisabeth, I'm sorry about humiliating you like that. But, you gotta admit that was funny. Now, please get me some ice?"
"It was pretty funny… alright; I'll get you your ice."
Elisabeth ran out of the room, and returned with a bag of ice minutes later. I pulled myself into an upright position, and set the ice down.
"Ahhhh… much better. Elisabeth, come here for a sec."
She sat down next to me, and I set my arm over her shoulders.
"No hard feelings, alright kiddo?"
"No hard feelings… but if you tell any of my friends about my crush I'll kill you in your sleep."
"Sounds fair enough. Oh god, that was funny…"
"Enough about it..." Elisabeth said. I still chuckled. "I said enough."
"Alright. Everyone calm down and we'll finish this conversation tomorrow. I'm too tired to move right now, plus I really can't move either…"
"Your welcome." Raven said with a smile.
"You're not off the hook yet. Tomorrow morning, you're explaining to me why you were watching me sleep… without a shirt."
"I was afraid you were gonna say that."
Sahara and Raven shared the bed. Elisabeth fell asleep right next to me, with her head resting on my chest. I fell asleep at the foot of the bed. Pretty comfy actually…