||Laverre City | Evening||
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Hide stood up from his spot at the back of the alley. The Sceptile and Zoroark were gone, but so was Fuel. Panic surged through Hide and he looked around wildly. Finally, the Riolu took in a deep breath and concentrated. Aura's poked up around him, many were red and dangerous, but nearby there was a few green ones. And there amongst the green was a black aura. Kaneki. Opening his eyes with a gasp, Hide almost collapsed, but he held himself up, staggering to his paws and heading towards the auras.
The Boutique. That's where they had decided to meet. Kaneki would be there. Staggering slightly, Hide found himself acutely aware of how tired he was. Forcing the exhaustion away, he plodded on, his eyes soon coming into contact with something living. A Persian. They were limping towards the Boutique, their paws scratched and bloody, with a large gash on their shoulder. Sucking in another breath, he threw out his senses again, but got no warnings from the cat. A survivor then. Bringing his senses back, Hide stumbled, falling forwards onto his chest. Gritting his teeth, Hide pushed himself up, staggering over to the Boutique, just as the Persian scratched at the door, uttering a soft, "Hello, is anybody in there? Please I need help. I'm old and I'm afraid, please let me in."
Stumbling up to the door beside the cat, Hide place his paw on the door, his voice hoarse as he spoke a few soft words."Kaneki..? Are you in there?"
Kaneki paced quietly, his presence seemingly forgotten. His twin tails lashed with a hiss of air, and his eyes were narrowed slightly. Hide was still out there. Where was he? He should have been here by now. Where was he? That Leafeon - Fuel. They had come from outside. Perhaps they had seen Hide. His worry only grew as he thought of those cannibals that Fuel had mentioned. Had they gotten Hide? What about the undead? Hide would be able to hold his own, but not for long. Hissing quietly, Kaneki's eyes shut tight as he desperately tried to find out where Hide could be. Where is he? If he had been outside, why didn't he come inside? Dear god he's going to catch cold out there!
Kaneki fretted, but he pushed his worries back. He would need to join back in sometime. Hide would be fine, for now."Shhhhhh sweetie, shhhh."
The human was consoling Fuel. The human... Who were they? Lis-something. Lisia? Frowning, Kaneki's tails flicked in irritation. How could they be sitting around while Hide was still out there
? Calm down. They don't know.
He scolded himself, desperately wishing that his beau was there with him to calm him."Nobody's going to throw you out; you're safe. My dragons will keep you safe."
That's right. They had been outside before. Fuel had
to have seen Hide. "Th- thank you, miss!"
The Phanteon approached the fellow eeveelution, his duel colored eyes pleading. "While you were out there, did you happen to come across an orange Riolu? About this high?"
He showed the height of Hide with a paw. "He's a very good friend of mine, and I'm worried about him."
He said, forcing himself to swallow and stay calm.“It’s okay, we would never throw you out. Right, Knightly?”
Ali was talking to the black Furfrou, but that wasn't of Kaneki's concern. He needed
to know Hide was safe. “Fine, just… both of you hide somewhere and stay quiet, there’s a bunch of Undead out there and we're running out of time!”
Undead. That's right. There were still lots of undead out there. Kaneki's blood ran cold and he felt a chill go up his spine. He needed to get to his beau now
.“Well you know, you can stay over in there until we‘re sure it‘s safe, if you want.”
Kaneki gritted his teeth. Something wasn't adding up here. He turned his attention back to Alirah and Knightly. Something was happening between those two. Weren't they best friends? “It‘s a weird place to hide, but I do all the time. If you need anything, shout at me and I‘ll be there, okay?”
Why was she not hiding there? Frowning, Kaneki's gaseous tails flickered together to form one long tail, before they broke apart again and floated down closer to the ground.“T-t-they can‘t get in, can they??”
If the Umbreon was that worried, they should go and hide. Kaneki's eyes narrowed. “If they do, you’re going to wish you were hiding,”
Striding forwards, Kaneki moved closer to the pair. “If you trust me to protect you, you will go hide in the dressing room.”
Stepping forwards towards Alirah, Kaneki bent down to whisper in the Umbreon's ear, "You should go hide. Leave this to Knightly, the others and I, okay?"“We all need to keep our voices low,”
Snorting quietly, Kaneki rolled his eyes. He already knew that.“The windows might be covered but they’re hardly invincible. The only thing we can do is stay calm, stay quiet, and wait them out.”
Staring at Knightly, the Phanteon narrowed his eyes. "Knightly, my friend is still out there. I don't know what happened between you and the Umbreon, but my friend and I have an unbreakable bond. I am not leaving him out there for dead."
He said quietly to the shiny, his eyes narrowing to show he was serious. There was no way he would leave Hide out there on his own."Hello, is anybody in there? Please I need help. I'm old and I'm afraid, please let me in."
Kaneki's head snapped up so fast that he could of sworn he heard something crack. Narrowing his eyes, he flicked his spectral ears, straining to hear anything else. Only one voice... But then, another one, very quiet, and at the door. "Kaneki..? Are you in there?"
The Phanteon's eyes widened, and his pupils dilated. "Hide!"
He whispered, his voice urgent. Dashing to the door, he literally jumped through
the wall, tackling his friend on the other side of the wall in a hug. It was then that the Phanteon noticed the Persian by the door. Immediately, the Phanteon jumped up, his red gaseous tails swishing back and forth as the glared. A paw found it's way to his shoulder, and Kaneki jumped, turning to face Hide. "Kaneki, it's fine. He's an older cat. Chill out bro."
Hide laughed, hugging the Phanteon tightly. "I knew you'd come along."
The Phanteon smiled in response. "I'll never leave you alone, Hide."
((OOC: Sorry if it's a little confusing. I just needed to find a way to get Kaneki and Hide back into the RP without seeming too strange.))