Fuming, I went around to the side door on the garage, went up the stairs, entered my room, grabbed Alicia kwa the hair, and dragged her down to the basement. "ALICIA!!!! LOOK AT WHAT YOU'VE DONE!!!!" I yelled. "JAMES TOOK OFF RUNNING BECAUSE wewe COULDN'T KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!! WHAT HAPPENED TO LETTING ME DO WHAT I WANTED AND NOT CARING IF I GOT KIDNAPPED?!?!?" I panted out of exasperation.
"Well gee SORRY!" she yelled back.
"Fine. Whatever. It doesn't matter anyways. I'm meeting him at Busch Gardens this weekend for Howl-O-Scream and wewe are not coming with me."
"You trust him?!?!?!"
"Yes, I think I do. I don't know why but something is telling me he means well."
"Hrngh nif mrrrhhh."
"I'm so glad wewe are supporting me in my decision."
Alicia just sighed. We dropped the topic and started to set up our beds for the night. They consisted of multiple sleeping bags and blankets. When we woke up in the morning we had a nutritious breakfast of poptarts and then Alicia left at 1:30pm. I went to my room and flopped onto my bed. I just laid there thinking. Who is James? How did he know I was going running in the forest? SHOULD I trust him?
It was Saturday so I was going to meet him that night. I was really nervous so I went outside to calm down. I grabbed my bow and my quiver filled with about 5 training arrows and 3 hunting arrows. I have a 2.8 acre yard so I just hunt for crows and rabbits and squirrels in my very own yard.
I started out towards the side of the yard where the most trees are and just as I was aiming at a squirrel with one of my hunting arrows I heard a voice from behind a mti ask,"So are wewe coming tonight?" I immediately turned towards the voice and shot the arrow into the ground right in front of the mti that I heard the voice behind. "I take that as I no," the voice, who I of course knew was James, called out. He walked out from behind the mti dressed in his usual black attire, complete with a ski mask and hoodie.
"Do wewe always dress like a robber?" I asked with a smirk.
"Only when I see you," he replied with the same amount of sass.
"Oh so I'm special then, eh?"
He chuckled. "Sure. Special."
"Why can't I see who wewe are, anyways?"
"Ems, we have been over this a gazillion times! wewe will know who I am when the time is right!"
"So wewe are dressing like this to a public, family place?"
"Of course! It's Halloween so I'll fit right in!"
He sauntered up to me and handed me my arrow saying, "I believe this deadly weapon is yours."
"So are wewe coming?"
"Yes I will come."
"Good. I will see wewe then." And with that he walked away.
I put my bow away and went back inside. I got changed into comfortable clothes for Busch Gardens and then just laid down on the kitanda and drifted off to sleep while dreaming of a certain hooded mystery boy.