Category : Stories
Sub Category : Adventure
Three Of Me
I'm dreaming... I have to be, right. What else can explain this.
Oh! For people who don't know what's happening, I'm Kōdō Nenshō Suisen. Your main character of this story. What's happened so far is me coming home after this lightning storm. When I came inside, something or some people were already there. And shocking these people were me!? Some how. Now you all caught up, enjoy the story.
How can this be real? It's impossible!
"Hey... do you mind? Your kinda choking me here."
I stared down at the me that was pinned to the ground.
"Who are you?"
"I... I don't know."
Wait what?! She doesn't know? That's doesn't sound right. I don't believe her.
"She telling the truth! We really know nothing of who we are. We just got here today, we didn't mean to cause trouble. I swear! So please... let her go."
I glare upwards to the other me standing in the small hallway. She's crying, and by what she said. She's telling the truth. I let go the me I pinned down on the floor.
"Fine, I'll believe you for now. But before anything else, I need you to answer some questions."
They both nodded and walked their way to the couch, where I meet another me asleep.
"Another one, how many are of you?"
"Just the three of us."
"Hey, wake up."
"*Groaned* I'm up... what's happening?"
They all sat in one of my couches. I sat in the other. We sat there in silence for a while before the one sitting in the middle spoke. She the one I pinned to the ground.
"Are we in trouble?"
Not what I was expecting from the first one, but again I would asking that question too. Oh wait... did I just said a self pun. Someone kill me.
"That depends on your answers to my questions."
"Where did you come from?"
"We don't know, we were just here in the middle of March."
"The middle of March?"
"The same time when the storm came... where were you after you were 'here'?"
"I was stuck in a tree, after that I went off wondering."
A tree? Why she be up there? I'll ask the others.
"And the rest of you?"
"I found myself on top of a large building, surrounded by birds. It took a while to find my way down. After that I did the same thing she did, I wonder."
A large building? Did she thought she could fly? That's even more weirder than the tree. What's next the moon?!
"*Snore* Huh? *Yawns* I'm up. I was at the... nearby alleyways, sleeping on a trash bin. The smell started to bother me so started to wonder myself until I meant these two."
Again not what expected, but I'll take what I can get. Ugh~ I can catch the smell now. I take a look at the three, they were wearing rags. They looked filthy and... starving. When is the last time they ate something. I can't continue like this.
"Before we continue more, all of you are getting cleaned."
"Did I hear that right?"
"*Snore* so comforting."
I stepped up and got a bath ready.
"Hey! Miss sleeping beauty, get here!"
"Hey, she wants you. Time to wake up."
"Hurry! She sounds serious."
"*Yawns* I'm up. And here I go."
As she lazily walks to me in the bathroom. I packed some clean towels and a fresh pair of clothes.
"I'm here. *Yawns*"
"Good. Now take that off."
And with out a word she took it off her rags without shame. I leaned her to the bath and she didn't resist like at all. But it was difficult to make sure she didn't drown in the bath. After she left the bath, the water was green and it strongly smelled like fish.
"Looks like I need to make another bath."
"Hey, I'm dried myself. What now?"
"Oh. Hold on."
I grabbed the pair of fresh clothing and put it on her. Again, no resist. Just very lazy movements. She yawns now and again. Maybe I should give them names. I'll do that after I bathed all of them and have a bath myself.
"Hey! Bird girl, your next!"
"Can I go to sleep now?"
"Yes, you can for now."
As the lazy one walks away and the nervous one walks to me. I quietly grabbed another towels and pair of clothes. Then I got the bath ready, again. And it was the most unpleasant.
"Alright it's ready. Now you, lose the rags and get in the bath. I'm going to shampoo and conditioner."
As she shakily took off her rags, and slowly walked in the bath. She immediately relaxed when she got used to being in the bath, until I walked in and dipped the conditioner in her hair. As I washed her hair, I found a lot of bird feathers. If she mean what she said before about birds surrounding her, what did they do to her after that? I'll ask another time.
"And I think that's it. You can get out now."
"Oh, by the way. Don't call me ma'am, you don't need to be so formal. I have a name, you know. Call me Kōdō."
"V-very well. Miss Kōdō?"
"Still too formal. But it's an start."
After saying that, she walked out of the bath and cover herself in the progress. I looked away and passed her a towel. In the corner of my eye I saw her staring at me with smile on her face.
It's kinda cute
After she dried herself, while still not looking I gave some clothes. She took them, this time she didn't hesitate. I think she warming up to me.
"Okay little bird, now you nice and clean. You can return to the couch."
"Yes. Thank you Miss Kōdō."
She says as she walks away, while waving to me and I waved back.
"Alright! Little tree lady! It's your turn."
"*Gulped* Do I have to?"
Now the aggressive one is suddenly becoming nervous. Why?
"Sorry to say it. But you need it. Now come on. Take off your ragged dress."
She then tried to escape, but again she did tried.
"No! No! No! I don't wanna!!!"
Talking about being a spoiled brat. She is the only one whose actually fighting back. Full on resist. So I'd took off her dress and dumped her in the bath. Even after that she was still struggling. Damn brat! Your so lucky I clean out this bath for you. I could've let you use the same water as bird girl.
"Hold still! You can't get clean in this rate!"
"I don't care! I don't wanna a bath!"
"Is that so..."
I pulled out the plug and drained out the water, then I grabbed the shower head. I put her in a headlock and turn on the shower.
"Agha! What are you doing!?"
"If your not going have a bath your having a shower!"
"Not my problem, this is what you get for being a brat!"
Now when I actually think of it. This is how I used to act when I was kid. After awhile I got used to the cold water slowly turning into warm water. Then I slowly got used of having a bath. But forgot all of that cause I was busy doing school and work. I like this, in a weird way. I let go of her neck, and patted her head. I then sang a song my mother used to sing to me when I get restless.
By Nat King Cole
"Smile, though your heart is aching.
Smile, even though it's breaking.
When there clouds in the skys, you'll go by.
If you smile through your fears and sorrow.
Smile and maybe tomorrow,
You'll see the sun come shining through you.
Light up your face with gladness.
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever near.
That's the time you must keep on trying.
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find life is worthwhile,
If you just smile.
That's the time you must keep on trying. Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find life is worthwhile,
If you just smile~"
Surprisingly she stopped struggling and now washing herself. Shocking how one song can change someone so much.
"Alright, I'll get a towel."
But as I turn around, I saw the other two standing against the doorway. Both of their eyes wide open, staring straight at me.
"Mind passing me the towel?"
The bird grabbed the towel, gave it to me and walked back to the doorway. Through all of that she didn't broke eye contact at least once, didn't blink either.
As I dried the tree girl, I quickly walked over to the pair clothes, then walked straight back. Trying to avoid eye contact.
"Here some fresh pair of clothes."
"Oh, thank you."
"Is there a problem."
"Look behind me."
She leaned back, peaking behind me. She immediately looked back putting the clothes on faster. It looks like she creeped out as well.
"Why are they staring like that?"
"I think it was the song."
"Well, now what?"
"Let's just walk back to the living area, slowly."
"Great plan, let's go."
And things just got more awkward. I had bath, but they were still starting. When we finally sat down, I got up again and went to the kitchen area.
I hear no reply, I turned around and saw all three at the front counter.
"Woh! I guess that mean yes. Okay, while I'm cooking you lot sit on the couch and get to know each other. Sounds like plan."
They first looked at each other then at me confused.
"But how can we talk about our selfies if we don't who we are?"
Got to admit, she got me there. There is really nothing they can talk about but I can't cook if they stare at me so intently.
"You three have no names, right?"
"No ma'am-- I mean miss Kōdō."
"Fine. I'm going to make three dishes, each dish will have a name on it. When you find the dish you like the most, that dish name will be your new name. Got it!"
They all just nodded.
"Now sit on the couch and wait. I can't cook if you keep staring at me like bloody stalkers. Now move!"
They all said and rushed to the two couches. I smile and went on to cooking, my specialty and hobby. I made three acceptable meals. The first was sushis with salmon fish in the middle. The second one is melted cheese hamburgers. And finally a fruity salad.
And in an blink of an eye, they were standing in front of the kitchen counter. They're face cover with smug of food, I looked down at the plates completely clean. It was like if I didn't put anything on them at all.
"Okay... that was too fast. Who ate what?"
"I all of the food that had fish in it."
"Then your name is Victoria. And the burgers?"
"That would be me, thank you so ever much. Miss Kōdō."
"Your name is Cookie. And that's mean your name would be Margaret, considering that you ate the salad right."
"Okay, recall. Your name is..."
"And your name is?"
"Cookie? Am right?"
"And finally your name..."
"Yeah! That's the spirit. Now that's deal with. Let's get all get to know each other more probably."
We all walked to the living area, we started to talk each other. I put out different topics concerning the fact that they little know about themselves. Cookie seems to be really into science and medicine. For Victoria she find crime movies very interesting. And Margaret happened to have a 'hero' persona, she also likes comic books.
All of this, was kinda of funny. I'm basically got to know myself more. Another self pun. I want to die.
While we all talking, Victoria yawns and walked and sat next to me. She then laid her head on my lap.
"Hey~ Miss Kōdō. Would you mind, if you sang that song again?"
"*Giggled* No, I don't mind at all. You know Victoria---"
"I act a lot like cat, right? *Giggled*"
"*Giggled* You readied my mind."
I stared upwards and saw Margaret looking pissed. And Cookie looking disappointed.
"Don't go what on me! You betrayed me--- no you betrayed us! Keeping Miss Kōdō all for yourself!"
"Why Victoria? Why?"
Wait, what's happening? Are they fighting over me? How did this happen? I better stop it before it get any worse.
"Here. *Pating 2×* there still planting of room."
"Really? Yep pe! *Cheering*"
"Hey, make room for me too!"
Even though it was a bit cramped. It was comforting, I never felt this feeling before. Is this what it like, to have little sisters. I sang my song as soon I put them all to bed. Or couch, only Cookie got the bed cause she won rock, paper, scissors.
I wonder what will happen next. We'll have to wait and see.
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