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Ron stepped back from the window in shock. He couldn't believe that she ran away… from him. He began pacing the floor, a million questions running though his head.

What am I going to do? Did she hear anything I said to her? How am I going to find her?

That's when his gaze fell upon the disheveled bedding. On top of the quilt laid Kim's old, hand-held kimunicator.

Wade, of course!

Ron quickly made his way over to the bed and picked the kimunicator up. He hastily pressed the on button and practically shouted, "Wade. You need to locate Kim, Stat!"

"Okay, Ron. Why? Did she go on a solo mission?"

"Never mind that, Wade. Kim. Where is she?"

"Okay, amp down, Ron."

"Okay, sorry about that, Wade. I'm just worried about her."

"Well, she is right down the street, but on the move. Pretty fast, by the way. I am not sure what her destination is yet, though." He paused. Not really sure about how to go on.

"If you don't mind me asking, Ron, why do you need to find Kim if you guys just got back from a mission? Did she go on one without you? If so, why didn't she tell you?"

Ron knew he couldn't lie to Wade. Wade knew him almost as well as Kim did. He would know whether he was telling the truth or not.

Ron let out a heavy sigh, then confessed, "Kim and I got into a fight. Right now, it doesn't matter what about. What's important now is that I find her and apologize in time to save our relationship."

"It's okay, Ron," He said trying to sound supportive. "I'm sure you will find her, and I am sure that your relationship isn't ruined." After a moment of typing, Ron spoke up.

"How do you know that, Wade?" Ron said softly with a bitter edge to it.

Wade stopped his typing to slowly look up at his friend through the computer screen in shock.

Ron took that as an incentive to keep going. "Do your super-genius powers give you the knowledge to know everything about relationships too?"

When Wade just stared at Ron dumbfounded, Ron kept going on with his rant. "Am I just the idiot that can't get into college? I am a complete imbecile that ruined the most important relationship in my life! How can you say that everything is going to be okay?! Who gives you the power to say that?!"

Ron had never talked to him like that before. It made him feel like Ron was upset at him and not himself. Wade never liked to get anyone upset no matter what the situation. This was not like the Ron Wade knew at all. This Ron seemed more sinister and angrier than usual, and Wade didn't like it one bit. He was cautious in his choice of words when he asked, "Ron… please don't get mad at me. I'm trying to help you."

This broke Ron's angry, frustrated gaze. He began to realize the reality of this situation that they were in. He had just yelled at his friend. His almost life-long friend that was always there to help him with his problems, and he just blamed his problems on Wade. He really did feel like the idiot that he declared himself to be.

"Oh man, Wade," he inwardly groaned. "I am so sorry. I… I…"

"It's okay, Ron," Wade cut him off, not wanting to hear anymore of it. "I know you are just upset."

Ron instantly shut up, silently beating himself up at his mistreatment of his friend.

The only sound that could be heard was typing through the small screen as Wade searched for Kim. After a few tense moments, Wade, finally, spoke up again, "Okay, she just stopped running." More typing and silence ensued. "It looks like she is at her house."

This slightly confused Ron out of his current funk. "But, her house is demolished. Why would she be there?"

"I don't know, Ron, but you better get down there and talk to her before she goes somewhere else."

"Okay, I'm on my way. And Wade," he said before Wade could disconnect with him, "I'm sorry."

"It's okay, Ron," Wade said with a sad smile. And with that, Wade disconnected the call.

Feeling even guiltier than before, Ron mentally tried to shake himself out of the funk he was in. He knew that worrying about the situation with Wade was not going to help him at this point in time. He knew that he would have to have a serious and heartfelt Ron to Wade talk after this sitch was over and done with. With those thoughts in mind, he rushed into the hall. There, he was greeted by his trusty companion who hoped deftly onto his shoulder.

Before he could reach the stairs, however, he paused with a confused look on his face. Ron furrowed his eyebrows and wondered out loud to Rufus, "If the kimuicator is here, and Kim is over there, then how in the world was Wade able to locate her. Does he have her micro-chipped or something?"

Rufus, true to his fashion, answered with a, "Hink. H-Idonknow," and a shrug to his tiny shoulders.

With a quirked eyebrow and pursed thoughtful lips, Ron hurried down the stairs and out the door, deciding that he would ask Wade about the chip later. Now that he thought about it, there were many times when Kim and Wade found him in dire sitches with seemingly no way to locate him. He shook his head trying to clear his thoughts. He didn't have time to think about such things. Right now, he had a relationship to save.

...

So, this is chapter 3.

Sorry it took so long.

But now, I am back, and I have many new ideas for stories, so I hope you continue to read on.

I don't know how frequent updates will be, but I will try my best.

Thanks for reading!

~thebrightside1377