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My arms ached from scrubbing the wood floors all day. The water spilling out from the baths made me slip and bruise my knees, and the customers kept complaining of my human stench. A stench that, mind you, hadn't existed since my first week here. It had been about 5 years now. My parents had forgotten about me, abandoned me it felt like. Yubabah had retired, taking up residency here and refusing to pay rent. She sat in her room smoking cigarettes all day, and occasionally frying an employee when she got annoyed. Some things never change I thought with a smirk.
"Rin." Lin called running down the hallway. "Come on, come on, we're going to miss all the good food if we don't hurry!" I laughed, Lin hadn't changed. She grabbed my arm, still running and forced me down the hallway. "Why do you always do this?" I asked trying to keep pace with her. "The kitchens never run out of food, you know that." She stopped, brown hair streaming behind her at the sudden change in motion and looked at me, index finger pointing at my forehead. "Because they always run out of good food." She said deathly serious. I gulped, there was no use arguing with her. If there was one thing I'd learned the 5 years I'd been here, that was it.
We ran the rest of the way to the kitchen, knocking people over as we went. They always sounded surprised. Like by now they really didn't expect it? This hallway was a dangerous time to be at come dinner time. They're being silly if they think they can just walk down it. "How's things with Haku?" I asked Lin, trying my best to sound cheerful. They'd been dating for about 3 years now, and I'd been hiding the fact that I loved him pretty well. I think. Lin got a far away look in her eyes, frowning a little. "Things are alright." She said softly, looking away. "Things are...alright."
I looked at her, puzzled. Lately whenever I brought up Haku she seemed, distant. That just wasn't Lin. "Lin is something wrong?" I asked. "You seem...upset." Lin looked at me, her eyes glazed over. "I'll tell you what, I'll go get the rice and you can go to the room and rest for a little bit. Then we'll talk,eh?" I asked smiling. She nodded in agreement, to me getting the food or talking I didn't know. I hoped it was the talking. Especially if it was Haku...
I walked towards the room as Rin got our food. I hoped it took awhile, I really wasn't that hungry anymore, and I had to find Haku. That little prick. We were going to have a long hard talk. I couldn't do this anymore. It had been 5 years since Rin had won her freedom, won us all our freedom really. To damn long to keep this masquerade Haku and I had going. I rode the elevator to the top floor.. Yubabah's office.
The floor had been redone in shades of white, green and blue. Fountains sprayed water into wells every few feet or so and pictures of rivers hung from the walls. All in all it was pretty fitting, considering who's office this was now. A huge see through desk sat in the center of the room, and a big black chair sat behind it. It's back toward me. "Oy, Prick." I said slamming my fists on the glass desk in front of me. "We need to talk about something." Kohaku turned around, fingers pressed against his temples and his eyes closed. "Would it kill you to knock?" He said angrily. He sorted a few papers before standing from his desk and stepping towards me. He'd grown taller, at least 6 ft. And his hair was longer, almost to his waist. It tickled my cheek. " Sit. Down." He said between clenched teeth.
I glared at him, then sat down in his desk. If I had to sit, he had to stand. He brought his hand up to his face, pinching the bridge of his nose. It was something he did when he was stressed. "What do you want to talk about Lin? And please make it quick, I'm very busy." I smirked at him. "It won't take long. I just thought you should know, this little agreement we've had? The one for the past 3 years? Yeah, I'm done." He froze, green eyes widening in shock. "Wh-what do you mean you're done?" He asked. I was grinning now. The look on his face was priceless. "Did I stutter? I'm done, finished, fucking through." I leaned back in his desk, smug. "And I'm going to tell Chihiro everything, tonight." I finished.
"You can't do that." Kohaku said, shaking. He looked as if he'd seen a ghost. Green eyes wide and staring into space, shivering, and his skin was so pale. "You can't."
"Watch me." I stood up from the desk, patted him on the cheek and left.