Chapter 2 – A New Friend

The room was field with papers all over the room. A desk from the right of the room was field with papers as well. There were no windows except for the door that Kari went through. Kari walked up to the desk as she picked up the papers. When she looked at them she was confused. They were nothing but sheet music. The title of the song was called 'Mine' as she read the music. She started to hum the melody as she rocked back and forth. "You know, it's not nice to look through peoples things." The voice made Kari jump as she turned around to see a boy. He had messy dirty blonde hair and he looked a little older than her. He was wearing the thing Ryan was wearing; a black and white suit with a black tie, black pants, and black shoes. Kari started to panic as she put the music on the desk.

"Oh I'm sorry I was just looking around." The boy looked at her for a moment then smiled.

"Well, I haven't seen you here before. Are you a new maid or something?" He said as he walked towards the deck picking up the papers. Kari backed out of his way as she started to speak.

"Well, I was a maid but I have to leave tomorrow." She heard him sigh as he looked back at her.

"Ryan, didn't want you?" Kari looked down as she started to hold herself.

"Well, at first he didn't but now he does. But his mother doesn't want me here." He looked over at her with a confused face on. Kari could see this was the first time he must have heard this news. "Don't tell me this is the first time this has happened." The boy turned to her as he nodded.

"Sadly yes this has never happened before. Ryan usually doesn't want them since he's trying to find Kari." This got Kari's attention as she started to speak.

"Wait Ryan told you about me?" The boy looked at her confused.

"Wait your Kari?" She nodded at him as she started to look down. The boy walked up to her and smiled at her. "Well, that makes since why Ryan's mom doesn't want you here. My name is Aaron I'm a friend of Ryan when you guys got separated." Kari was surprised by this that Ryan talked about her with him. She smiled at him.

"It's nice to meet you Aaron. Luckily, you know I'm his best friend."

"Don't tell me…he doesn't know you're her." Kari shook her head as she frowned at this. Aaron put a hand on her shoulder as he tilted her head up. "Hey don't worry he'll know it's you. Just give him some time I'm sure he'll know it's you." Kari giggled as she smiled at him.

Suddenly, the door to the room opened to appear Ryan. Ryan stopped as he saw Aaron holding Kari. Kari blushed as Aaron just smiled. "Hey Ryan how's it going," Ryan ignored him as she grabbed Kari's arm and pulled her away from him.

"What's going on in here?" Aaron was just smiling as he looked at Kari.

"Oh nothing just making a new friend," Kari smiled as she was happy she made a friend. Since Ryan didn't know it was her he sure did act like it. Ryan looked at Kari as he growled and pulled her out of the room. Aaron just chuckled as he watched them go. "Well, looks like I finally found something to tease him with."

Ryan was dragging Kari as she tried to get out of his grip. He seemed to be mad at her as she felt his grip getting tighter every time she tried to get away. Kari gasped as he was hurting her. "Ryan, stop your hurting me." Ryan ignored her as he kept on walking. Kari was about to yell at him when he pinned her to the wall. Kari yelped as she looked up at him to see he was mad.

"Why were you with Aaron?" Kari was trying to not cry as she tried to speak.

"I…I was just looking around." Ryan growled as he started tighten his grip on her.

"Then why was Aaron holding you like that!" Kari didn't even speak as she was scared to death by this new Ryan. Ryan had never yelled at her before only at other people but never her. Ryan started to yell even louder when Kari didn't answer him. Kari was starting to cry as she spoke the only thing that would make him stop.

"Why are you hurting me Ryan?" Kari could feel the grip on her wrist loosen up as she looked up at him. She could see Ryan looking at her in horror as he let her go. Ryan could hear the little voice of Kari saying that to him. Ryan backed up as he started to apologize for what he did.

"I-I'm sorry please just…I'm sorry…" He started to run off as Kari watched him go. She fell to the ground as she started to cry. She curled up in a little ball as she held her knees close to her chest. SHe was so scared that she didn't even feel the hand on her shoulder. She looked up to see Aaron with a worry in his eyes.

"Kari, did he hurt you?" Kari didn't even speak as she just shook her head. He didn't hurt her he just scared her that's all. She heard Aaron sigh as he held out his hand to her. "Come on I'll show you to your room." Kari slowly reached out for his hand as he helped her up. He lead her to a room at the other end of the hallway. When she saw her room she gasped in surprise. There was a king size bed, a little library in the corner of the room, a huge white desk, and a balcony as well. The walls were a shade of brown and red mixed together, and the floors were hard wood. Aaron chuckled when he saw Kari's face. Kari was about to thank him when she remembered something.

"Oh wait but Aaron I can't stay in this room."

"Why not?"

"Because I have to leave tomorrow, so there's no point in giving me a room." Kari was about to leave when Aaron stopped her.

"But Kari where are you going to sleep for the night? Don't worry I'll talk with Mrs. Broomstone and Ryan to see if I can let you stay." Kari couldn't help but smile at him. She felt as if she could trust him just like with Ryan. Aaron left the room as Kari walked out onto the balcony to see the sunset.

"Wow it's so beautiful." Kari was breathless when she saw the sky. She never saw anything like this before since the places she lived at were nothing but old homes or cottages. Kari sighed as she went back inside to get ready for bed. She hoped into the bed as she snuggled herself in the covers. She closed her eyes without even noticing that her door was being closed by Ryan.