• Ch. 7 Good Bye
    “Who are you?” he asked. I held onto his shirt and he flinched by my touch.
    She tossed the gun aside, balled one hand into a fist, and showed him a thumb down. Like this:
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    “I’m Amaya Honma, and you’re going down Daisuke,” she said.
    “Daisuke, what’s going on?” I whispered to him. He nudged me, telling me to slowly walk back. I did as he told me.
    “She’s been chasing me all day. I’ve been shot by her so many times already,” he whispered back.
    “Yo, where do you think you’re going?”
    Daisuke and I turned around. It was Hidekazu and Yoshida.
    “I don’t like this,” I whispered to Daisuke. I looked at his eyes. They were changing colors; his temperature was rising as well.
    “This isn’t good. We have to get out of here,” he whispered.
    Then, out of nowhere, Shoji came running down the street and he slammed into Daisuke. Daisuke was knocked all the way down the road, and crashed through a window.
    “Daisuke!” I ran to him. I climbed into the window and saw an amazing site. His wings busted out of the back of his shirt. His shirt fell off and he stood up. He looked like an angel from behind:
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    “Daisuke?” I whispered to myself.
    He turned around. His face was cut up by the broken glass. “It’s alright. In this form, I guarantee I won’t hurt you. But I have to get away from here. I can’t kill anymore of your family. And then you get hurt.”
    “If you go, you’ll come back right?” I asked. His facial expression made me worry.
    “I can’t come back here,” he replied. “You’d be in danger, and I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if you died by my hands.”
    My eyes were filling up with tears. “Please don’t go,” I pleaded. “Please don’t. It would be so hard to live the way I used to before I met you.”
    We heard voices coming in our direction. “Go around the back. We’ll take the front.”
    “I can’t stay,” he said. He ran upstairs, and I followed close behind him.
    He went to one of the rooms and headed straight for the window. He stepped onto the window seal, ready to jump out, but I stopped him.
    “Please, please, please don’t leave me,” I begged, tears running down my face.
    We heard the door down stairs open. The door to the room we were in was wide open, but I was afraid that if I let go to lock the door, he would leave.
    He stepped back into the room and ran to lock the door. “I have to go. If I stay, you’ll be in more danger then anything. I’m sorry.”
    “No!” I sat on knees and cried. I don’t know if he left or not, but the room was quiet for a while. I was afraid to look up and see an empty room. So that’s it… he’s gone…
    I felt someone’s hands grip my arms and pull me up. I didn’t open my eyes or stop crying; it was most likely Shoji.
    Whoever it was pulled me so close to them, as if hugging me. Warm arms were wrapped around my back and squeezing me tighter against their chest. I open my eyes and saw that it wasn’t Shoji.
    “Don’t cry anymore,” Daisuke said. He wiped my tears away and pressed his soft lips against my forehead. “I’ll be back, but you have to promise me that you won’t cry while I’m gone.”
    I wrapped my arms tight around him and pressed my head against his chest. “I promise. How long will you be gone?”
    He shrugged. “I’ll be back when things here have calmed down. When all of this has been forgotten and only good memories of me remain with you.”
    He let go of me, but it was hard for me to let go. He went to the window and jumped out. I looked out the window, and he was flying right in front of me. He held out his hand and I took it.
    He flew me down to Shoji’s front door and sat me down. “Go inside and try to convince your mother to take you home. When you get home, try to forget all of these things that have happened to you. Keep good memories of me and I’ll be back sooner than you think,” he said.
    “I will,” I replied. He wiped the last tear that escaped my eye.
    “You have to be strong,” he told me.
    I showed him a fake smile, and he bought it. “I’ll be strong. I can’t wait to see you again. Come back soon.”
    He nodded and flew into the blue, cloudless sky. I sighed a long, sad sigh.

    A few moments later, I saw Shoji and the Honma family come out of the house. They looked into the sky and frowned. Shoji told them something and the Honma family left. Shoji came towards me.
    He looked disgusted with me. “I hope you’re happy. You just let Ken’s killer get away!” He marched into the house and went straight to his room.
    I looked one last time into the sky and made a real smile. Until we meet again Daisuke. I’ll wait for you, no matter how long it takes.
    I turned around and headed into the house. “C’mon Amari,” my mom called as she walked to me. “We’re leaving.”
    “Ok,” I called back. We headed out the door and into the car.
    “Did you have a good time with your cousin?” she asked.
    I rolled my eyes. “Not really. I was too young to hang around with him,” I said.
    I leaned on the car door and a white feather flew into the window. I looked into the sky, and I could’ve sworn that I saw Daisuke waving to me before he flew away.