Tonight is my last night in this town, tomorrow i have to go to menoreh high for school. Heavy feeling still lingering in my chest until now. Lots of stuff i want to do in this town. But, nothing can be done. I have to go tomorrow morning. I already say goodbye to everyone at the orphanage. now i'm standing at balcony. my gaze landed upon a small house next door.
(i still can't say that i love her)
i let out a long sigh
(i wonder what will happen if i met her now, is there a place for me in her heart?)
my cellphone ring in my pocket. a call from via. yes, it's via -Octavia Levia- my childhood friend, my saviour, my first love.
"hello, charl are u there?"
"yes, it's me. what's up?" i answered in a cold tone
"so cold, you'll go tomorrow right"
"yes, what is it?"
"hee. . . menoreh academy is it? must be fun"
"what do you mean? you got accepted in amazon academy with 'your beloved' right?" i answered full of annoyance.
"what's wrong with you? i said it already that he have no interest to me, it's impossible. it's not like i still like him anymore"
"whatever, i'm hanging up"
"eh Charl, wait! i have something to tell you first"
"say it already"
"it'll lonely without you around"
"mail me ok"
"i'll miss you"
"yea me too"
"I love you", eh?! I said it. I said it to her. I hung up my cellphone as fast as i can. Because i know that she'll just reject me. Aargh, whatever, it's not like i'll see her around after this anyway
Three shadows moves in depth of jungle. Ghost? monster? they are special recon of [kingdom of the black dragon], doing their reconnaissance mission in the valley of kings. A very large valley that said it used to be battlefield between the [kingdom of the black dragon] and [the empire of white dragon]. the war moved to a place between edges of kingdoms, which is located around this jungle. They dislike this valley because it's hard to move in the jungle.
the foremost man, me raised a hand, stopped.
"Safe, we rest here."
""Roger"" the rest of the team confirmed.
"falcon you head to north, cheetah you head to south, i'll go to the east"
the man called falcon replied "north is it? ok lor..OUCH!!" i hit his head.
"call me raptor you dumbass!"
"sowwy" he replied with teary eye.
"ok, we go now! regroup in 24 hour"
Three of us separated to different ways.
I run to the east side whilst remembering the places i walk to. We recon had given a job to map the entire valley for the next attack to enemy.
An hour passed after, I stopped at riverbed washing my face from dirt.
(i should take a bath)
My body is all sweaty and dirty. Three days passed since our operation started.
(what a troublesome job)
(a girl's voice? in this jungle?)
He ran to the source of the voice and saw an unbelievable scene. A girl being chased by a dragon. Well, not an actual dragon but a mechanical dragon, a big one. Since actual dragon was extinct three decade ago. A red gem glowing on it's mouth, a dragon king's shard.
(dragon king's shard? but it's forbidden to use)
I moved between she and the dragon, pulling my firearm then start shooting.
the dragon deflected the bullets. it move backward preparing to attack. it run, jump with jaws heading toward us, as if trying to crush us.
I reflexly stand in front of the girl, trying to shield her
(just what am i doing, trying to act cool)
The dragon stopped a millimeter in front of my eye, a glass-like shield formed between I and the dragon. Without hesitation i shoot at the gem embedded on the dragon. it stopped moving and fall apart.
(just what the hell happened?)
I move my gaze at the girl. She sat with her hand stretched out as if supporting something.
(I see, she can use psychokinesis)
"Hi, are you okay," i called out to her.
Noticing that a stranger just stand in front of her. she pulled out a carved bone knife and asked
"who are you?"
"a passerby" i answered vaguely
"I asked who are you?"
"Just call me raptor"
"A codename? give me your real name and origin," her determined eyes was very charming. Her hair, her well developed body, and her tattered gown, made me fall in love with her.
"Okay, Lorith, from the black kingdom, yours?" i said it, and showed my obsidian knife.
[RRANNGGGGGGG!!!!!!!] alarm rang from beside my bed
"DAMN you! i almost get her name!!"
(It's not like i'll met her anyway)
I glanced at the clock once again.
(crap, i'm late)
I get my stuff together and starting to run toward the dock. Toward my new life, away from her, and this city