Our Kinda Trip
Written by: ThomasZoey3000
I am proud to once again write up more stories about the cast of 'My Kinda Life', but this time with a little difference...as all the characters go together on a trip. This series follows along after the 'My Kinda Life/Save Me! Lollipop!' crossover adventure story, so the special moment that occured towards the ending of that story is mentioned in this series of stories. Like before, this series is rated PG with no swearing and a little bit of adventure. In this first chapter, we get reintroduced to the many characters of the original 'My Kinda Life' series, plus we get to see which other characters can drive...I think you'll be surprised by who those characters are. Anyhow, that's enough chatter from me, here's the first chapter of the sequel series of 'My Kinda Life', enjoy!
Chapter 1: Preparing To Go
It was a little bit chilly out today, but the sun was still shining and the birds were still singing. As for myself, I was packing my suitcases into my truck. I'm sure many of you know who I am, I'm Matthew Gagnon, the twenty year old Canadian that had moved to Tokyo back in 2009...remember me? Good, then I shall continue.
The reason I was packing my truck was because we were getting ready to go on a trip. And when I say we, I mean myself, Kaede, Primula, Daisy, Naomi, Asa, Rin, Mayumi, Itsuki, Michael, Destiny, Lisa, Yukie, Shiori, Sakura, Nerine, Daryl, Sia, Kikyou and Dave.
"Here are my suitcases, Matt!" called Daisy, my younger sister.
"Just put them into the back of the truck!" I called, I was checking over the engine to see if it was ready for this long trip.
"This was a great idea to go on this trip, it'll be the first one I've taken...with you guys of course."
"There's a lot of firsts for this trip," I said to her, "this is also Kikyou's first trip, well...mostly everyone is going on a trip for the first time..." after I was done checking the engine, I closed the hood of my truck and walked over to the gate, "well, I better get the rest of the suitcases and see if everyone is ready to go."
"Wait!" she cried, "Matt, please don't leave me alone."
That's something about Daisy that hasn't changed ever since I adopted her to be my sister, she doesn't want to be on her own. Thankfully, Primula was coming out at this time with her suitcases.
"Primula, can you stay out here with Daisy?"
"Sure Matthew," she said, "I'll stay out here, besides I already got my suitcases in the back of your truck."
"Thanks Primula," I said, then I ran up the pathway into the house.
Now, some things have changed since you last heard from me, for starters, Naomi now sleeps on her own in her room. Speaking of which, she was getting some manga books from her bookshelf, and she had the radio on. Naomi usually listens to the music of 'Michael Buble', but she will also listen to some country songs, like 'From a Table Away' by 'Sunny Sweeney'.
Daisy now sleeps in Kaede's old bedroom, she did have trouble sleeping at first when she moved in there, but after a while, she did calm down and now she can sleep in there peacefully.
Now, I bet you're wondering, if Daisy has got Kaede's old bedroom, where is she sleeping now?
Well, she still sleeps with me, but it's no longer my room, it's now our room. Kaede and I got married on the 27th of September, just one year after we first kissed on the lips.
Kaede was packing up some suitcases, hers and mine.
I just smiled as I stood there in the doorway, "packing my suitcases Kaede?"
She looked over to me surprised, but then she smiled, "yeah, I just wanted to help you Matthew, after all, a wife is suppose to help her husband, right?"
"Yep, but a husband is suppose to help his wife whenever she needs him."
"Yeah," then she walked up to me and gave me a hug, I wrapped my arms around her at that moment. Then we both walked over to our bed, and sat down side by side.
"Are you excited to be going on this trip?" I asked her.
"I am," she answered happily, "especially since I get to be with you," Kaede started blushing, and so did I to be honest with you.
"Although, this is the first trip we've taken since we've gotten married."
"Kaede, can I ask you something?"
"Sure Matthew, what is it?"
"Are you happy being married to me?"
"Of course I am," she grabbed onto my left hand and held it in between her two hands (quite similar to what I did last year when Kaede was sick), "I'm happy to be married to someone as kind and sweet as you. You always make my everyday life special."
"And you do the same for me all the time Kaede," I smiled.
We both stayed quiet for a while, then we looked all around the room, "Kaede, do you remember when I first showed you the room one week after our wedding?"
Here's what happened that day. Daisy, Naomi and I had worked together all morning moving some of Kaede's things from her old room into my room, and removing some things from my room and...well, you get the idea. By around lunchtime, we were done.
"Looks great Big Bro," said Naomi.
"Thanks, I just hope Kaede will say the same thing."
"Oh I'm sure she will," smiled Daisy, then she asked, "is it okay if I go out for a bit?"
"Would this have anything to do with a certain young blonde haired boy named Monty, would it?" I asked in a cheeky way.
"Maybe," she said meekily.
I was quiet for a few seconds, then I smiled to her, "of course you can, you go meet up with Monty. But I would like to know, what do you two have planned for the day?"
"Well...he's taking me out to the movie theatre, then we're going over to the couples theme park."
"Sounds nice," I smiled, "well, I hope you two have a good time, and thank you again for helping."
"You're welcome Matt, I'll see you later!"
Daisy then ran off happily downstairs, got on her shoes and hurried out the door to meet up with Monty. Naomi walked back to her room to read one of her many mangas, while I walked downstairs. As I was walking into the kitchen, I could see Kaede looking at some recipes in a cookbook. She was wondering what she could cook for lunch.
I walked up behind her and placed my hands over her eyes, "guess who?"
"Let's see," Kaede giggled, "could it be that cute, sweet, handsome and kind man that I married? Matthew?"
"Correct," I said as I removed my hands from her eyes. Kaede turned around to see me, smiling at her, "now how did you know it was me?"
"I just knew," she giggled. Both laughed for a couple of seconds.
"Well, Daisy, Little Sis and I have finished moving your things into the room, would you like to see it?"
"Yes please," she smiled at me.
Kaede followed me upstairs, then I told her to cover her eyes, as this was going to be a surprise. Although, she did peek before we got in, "hey!" I said while laughing, "no fair peaking!"
"Sorry Matthew," she giggled.
I guided her slowly towards the room, and then once we were inside, I told her to remove her hands from her eyes. When she did, she gasped and smiled, "it's so beautiful!"
"I'm glad you like it. Now, allow me to show you what the three of us have been doing all morning," I walked over to where the bed was, "as you can see, we moved your cabinet in here, along with all the pictures and your lamp in here. I hope you don't mind it being here in front of the bed."
"I don't mind, I think it looks great."
"That's good, now, if you look here to the computer desk, both of your laptops are now sitting next to my computer. And if you look behind you to the bookshelves, you'll see the pictures that were in your room," I smiled as I looked over to one picture in particular, "including that special picture of us."
"Our wedding photo," Kaede smiled.
"Yeah," I smiled, then we both looked over to the sliding glass door.
"My pink curtains," Kaede gasped.
"Yep, I brought those in here, and moved the dark blue ones to what is going to be Daisy's new room, but as you can see by the window, I kept the original dark blue curtains that were there," then I moved over to the closet, "in here, you'll find your stuff on the right, and mine on the left."
I then walked over to the bed, "as you can see, I've placed your favourite pillow beside mine, the two dolphins I gave you are right in between the pillows. And of course, your orange blanket is sitting on top of my blue blanket. So Kaede, what do you think?"
"I love it!" she cried and ran up to me. We hugged for a minute, then we kissed on the lips for a minute and a half.
"You were pretty excited that day," I said after a while.
"I was, but I was mostly excited to be sharing a room with you."
"Well I'm glad to know that you are happy Kaede," we just looked into each other's eyes for a couple of seconds, then our lips came closer as we kissed for a minute. After the kiss, Kaede and I continued to pack up our suitcases.
"Matthew, I was just wondering something."
"What would that be?" I asked.
"Are you going to be okay with going back to a place that made you unhappy?"
I stopped packing at that moment and looked over to Kaede. It was clear that she was talking about my hometown in Ontario, Canada, which was one of the places we were going to.
"I'll be okay, as long as you're with me, then I'll be okay."
"Okay, but what about your parents, what if we run into them?"
I was quiet for a couple more seconds, I remembered that it was because of them, my mother mostly, that I wanted to move away from Canada and come to Tokyo when Kaede invited to move in with her.
"If it's my father alone, then we've got nothing to worry about, but if it's my mother, then we'd better get away from her."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, cause I know that she will not be happy to see me, and I doubt she'll be happy to see you. She thinks that I've ruined her life by moving here and marrying you, but of course she's wrong, although she'll never admit it."
Kaede looked down to the floor, looking sad.
"Kaede, you know that no matter what, I'll never leave you."
"I know," she said, showing me her smile, "I was just hoping that you two could patch things up, like you did with your dad."
"I was also hoping the same thing, but from what my father said, that's probably not going to happen."
We didn't talk anymore about my parents, and went back to packing until our suitcases were all filled up, then we went downstairs to fill up the back of the truck. Just before we were ready to lock up, Kaede made some phone calls to let everyone know about the trip. I took the suitcases outside, only to find Naomi's suitcases on the ground, all four of them were all open.
"What happened this time?" I asked.
"Little Sis tripped and her suitcases burst open," said Primula.
"BIG SIS!" cried Naomi, "you didn't need to say that out loud!"
"Sorry," she said meekily.
Daisy was already helping to pick up all of Naomi's things and put them back in the suitcases. Naomi and Primula joined in and helped her, while I packed my suitcases into the back of the truck. After I was done there, I noticed another car coming up and parking in front of us. Much to our surprise, it was Nerine's car.
"Wow!" I gasped, "Nerine, I never knew you owned a cool car like that."
"It was recently given to me by my parents," she said, "for passing my driver's test."
"What a car," Sia gasped when she came out, "I wish I could drive and own a car like this."
"You would need to take the time to study," said Kikyou, "and from what I know about you, you always have a hard time studying, even with help."
"Will you shut up?" snapped Sia.
"There's no need to fight you two," I called.
Just as I looking over my engine again, Dave and Daryl showed up, needless to say, Sia and Kikyou started fighting over him again.
"What do you think of my car Daryl?" Nerine asked kindly.
"I think it's beautiful," he said in a kind way, "just like you."
"Oh Daryl," she smiled.
She then gave Daryl a hug, and they hugged for a couple of minutes before they went ahead to load up the trunk of the car.
For this trip, Kaede, Primula, Naomi and Daisy were to ride with me, while Dave, Daryl, Sia and Kikyou were riding with Nerine. Michael, Destiny, Sakura, Shiori and Yukie were riding with Lisa, while Itsuki, Mayumi and Asa were riding with Rin, who also got his driver's license.
Before long, everyone had arrived, and at this time, we were installing the CB raidos into the four vehicles.
"Hey, where's Michael and Destiny?" asked Asa, "they should've been here ten minutes ago."
"Don't worry about those two," I called, "they're getting some last minute things packed up, they'll be here any minute."
"Actually, I'm right here," he said.
Hearing him made me jump, and as a result of it, I banged my hand underneath my dashboard.
"That's going to leave a mark," I moaned quietly, "is everyone going to sneak on me all the time..." as soon as I stepped out from my truck, I noticed that Michael was alone.
"Hey Michael, where's Destiny?"
"She's not coming on this trip," he groaned.
"Is she sick?" Kaede asked kindly.
"No," Michael groaned as he walked over to the fence, "Destiny's fine, except - she broke up with me."
"What?" Kaede and I asked in unison.
"You can't be serious, right Michael?"
"I'm being serious," he groaned, "for the last few days, Destiny and I have not been getting along that well, we've been fighting none stop. After fighting for so long, she finally broke up with me last night, took her stuff and went to a motel."
Michael groaned unhappily as he brought all of his suitcases to Lisa's car.
"Poor guy," said Sakura.
"Yeah," I said in agreement, "it's not a good feeling to feel, I know because I was dumped four times in the past. He's going need the support of his friends now."
"Maybe I could help him cheer up," said Sakura, "maybe by talking with him or hanging out with him."
"I think that's a great idea," said Kaede.
"I think so too," I agreed, "I think Michael would really appearcite having a friend like you to talk to."
In a short while, we were all gathered outisde of the steel gate of our house. We were going over the plans for this trip.
"Okay gang, listen up," I said, "here's what we've got planned for this trip...we're going to the realm of the demons first for a week, then we'll be spending another week in the realm of the gods."
"Hopefully the boat will be completed by that time," Sia muttered.
"Then we'll be spending three weeks in Canada, we'll be meeting up with Patrick and Ryan in Stouffville."
"Why wouldn't they move here to Tokyo?" Naomi asked.
"They do lives of their own to live in Canada," Daisy answered.
"Right Daisy," I said, "now, after our trip in Canada, we'll be heading off to Pennsylvania, that's in America, Little Sis," I said in a sarcastic way.
She only grunted quietly.
"We'll be staying in America for three weeks, then we'll be heading off to England for another three weeks. Then we'll be returning home after that. Let's see, today is October 12th, so we should probably return to Tokyo just before Christmas...hopefully."
"This is going to be great!" Naomi cheered, "I finally get to see new places and meet new people!"
"You mean we," Daisy said firmly, "you're not going anywhere without us."
"I know that, but you have to understand of how excited I am to be going."
"I wish I could share in the excitment," Michael groaned, "this trip just isn't going to be the same without Destiny."
"Maybe so," said Sakura kindly, "but I'm sure this trip will still be an enjoyable one."
"Maybe," he grunted, somehow Sakura could feel that trying to cheer Michael up was going to be an uphill battle.
Before we were ready to go, some of our friends made some phone calls to their families, come to think of it, so was Kaede, she was calling her father to let him know that we were going to be away for a while.
While Rin, Lisa and I were checking over the engines of our vehicles. Daryl was looking over the engine of Nerine's car.
"Poor Michael," Yukie was saying, "I know how it feels to be dumped."
"It's terrible, isn't it?" Shiori asked her big sister.
"It is," she groaned, she was thinking back to when she was dumped by that jerk, Jun Takeda, "Shiori, I'm not sure if I said it enough, but I want to say thank you for helping me through the tough times I went through."
"You're welcome Yukie."
Yukie then got down on her knees and hugged her little sister, and Shiori of course hugged her sister back for another minute.
"So Rin," I said as I was checking over my engine, "how in the world did you get that van of yours? They're usually expensive you know, and if I remember correctly, you only have enough to pay for the rent of your apartment and for the food you get every week."
"I won that van in a contest a week ago," he answered.
"Okay then, that's all I needed to know...now tell me, are you going to propose to Asa any time soon?"
"Not yet Matthew...not until I get a ring for her."
I looked over to him in surprise, "is that all you need to do? You should've told me sooner, I can help you get a ring."
"Thanks Matthew, but I want to pick out the perfect ring for her, I only wish I had the money to buy one."
"Okay then, tell you what, when you're ready to buy a ring, let me know and I'll give you the money to buy one, and don't worry about paying me back, cause there's no need to do that."
I watched as Rin walked back over to his van to make sure that everything was running perfectly.
Before long, we were all ready to head out to the portal for the realm of the demons. We had checked everything over, which was acting perfectly, the engines were running well and all our suitcases were pakced into the trunks or backs of our vehicles.
Kaede had one of her pillows in the front seat so she could rest her head, and so did Primula, Naomi and Daisy.
"Now remember, we have a few manga books in the back seat in case you feel bored, and we do have lots of CDs up here at the front, okay?"
"Okay Matt," said Daisy.
At last, I climbed into the front seat of the truck, turned the engine on, which started up perfectly, at the same time the other three vehicles started up.
"Alright guys," I called threw the CB radio, "are you ready for this trip?"
"WE'RE READY!" they cried.
"Then let's head out, Nerine, lead the way."
And that's just what we did, Nerine lead the way, followed by my truck, Lisa's car followed and Rin's van followed behind.
"Hey Nerine," I called threw the radio, "are you sure we can take our vehicles threw the portal to the realm of the demons?"
"I'm sure," she said sounding confident, "it's all ready for us."
"In that case, let's put the pedal to the metal!"
We soon arrived at the portal, and one by one, our vehicles went inside the portal to the realm of the demons - to begin the biggest trip we have ever taken.