I awoke to the sound of the birds chirping the next morning. I stretched my arms as I got out of bed. Right away, I had flashbacks of the day before, about the video we saw at school.
I got dressed while thinking… What should I do about it today? I should talk with John and Saturo, like have a secret meeting or something… But Mom said that if anyone finds out any of us are Ultimates, we would be in trouble…
"You have to listen to your mother, Ichoo," I heard Gemil, my Ultimate Crystal, say. (I didn't have him absorbed, because Mom said no, she did allow me to have him in my pocket though, and use him for emergencies)
"I know Gemil…" I said, "I will."
"I just want to… do something about this…"
"It is not your duty though. Your duty is to go to school, and have your normal day," Gemil said.
"Yeah, yeah, fine," I replied.
"Also, did you realize? For once you actually woke up by yourself!" Gemil said.
"Oh yeah! Well… That's good," I said back.
After grabbing my backpack, I went downstairs. I entered the kitchen, where I saw my Mom cooking at the stove.
"What's for breakfast?" I asked.
"Eggs," Mom replied, "with cheese and bread. I'm making you a sandwich."
"Mom… Can I please take some Nutella with me for lunch?" I begged.
"No," Mom replied, "you have to take a lot of fruits and vegetables. In fact, that's all you have for lunch. Fruits and Vegetables."
"WHAT?!" I exclaimed.
My Mom then gave me 'the stare', and I went silent.
"Your lunch box is on the table," Mom said, before she handed me an egg and cheese sandwich, "here is your breakfast. Eat up, you still have five minutes before school starts."
I took a seat at the dinner table and began to eat my sandwich.
"Mom?" I then said. "Dad's at work again, isn't he?"
"Yes," Mom replied, as she then took a seat at the table too.
"Where's Nushot?" I asked.
"With your Dad," Mom replied.
I was silent for a while.
"What are they doing?" I then asked.
"Well… I think it's about time you know. Or actually, I think you already know… Nushot is an Ultimate as well," Mom said.
"Well yeah, he taught me some pretty good moves…" I said.
"Well, your father is one as well. Nushot and your Father are training, somewhere far so no one sees them. As an Ultimate, you must never stop training. Same goes for you, honey," Mom said back. "that's why I allowed you to train with your friends at the mountains. Except yesterday you came home straight away instead of going to train. How come?"
"Umm…" I hesitated, "well… At school… The teacher showed us a clip, and then we saw the President of Hindro…"
"Oh," Mom said. "Yeah… Politics. Don't worry about them, it's best to ignore them. We don't want to get into any trouble… That's why I told you not to use your Ultimate Crystal in public."
"I see…" I said before I finished my sandwich.
"Well, you should get going to school now," Mom said.
"Alright, bye mom!" I said before I exited the house.
I closed the door behind me, and began to walk to school. Where was Saturo? I didn't see him anywhere.
I continued walking and walking for a bit until I spotted Saturo run up to me.
"Ich! You got up by yourself!" Saturo shouted.
"Yeah, problem?" I asked.
"No… But I went to your house and knocked and your Mom opened the door… And said you already left! I'm surprised, honestly," Saturo said with a smile.
I just shook my head in response with a smile.
The two of us then made it to school. And then I remembered… We had Gym Class today, yesterday we had Art… Well. Great. We're supposed to play basketball at Gym Class today… I was going to show everyone my skills. Since I know how to use my wind powers without my Ultimate Crystal… This was going to be fun.
"Hey Ich…" Saturo then said as we walked into the school, "I just remembered… We have Gym Class today."
"Yep! So did I!" I replied.
But then Saturo looked back behind me.
"Why is she… That girl Lavender is spying on us!" Saturo whispered.
I turned around and spotted Lavender, who disappeared immediately down the hall after we looked at her.
"Something is fishy alright…" I said.
"Yeah…" Saturo replied, "we'll look into it later. Let's get to class."
Finally… The time I was waiting for… It was Gym Class! Saturo and I walked through the halls, making our way to the locker room.
"I'm ready to win. Let's wreck our enemies!" Saturo said, referring to the other team we would be playing against in basketball.
"Yeah. Let's show them what true skill is," I said back.
We then walked into the locker room, changed into our gym clothes, before heading into the gym. The Gym Teacher was standing with his whistle, waiting for everyone to come in the gym.
Sooner or later, everyone was here. I noticed Ron too, he was in our gym class. He was basically the ONLY other friend we had in gym class.
"So… You guys ready?" Ron asked.
"Yeah… But Ron, I gotta tell you something," Saturo said.
"What?" Ron asked.
"In private though," Saturo said.
Saturo then walked over to the corner of the gym, along with me and Ron.
"What is it?" Ron asked.
"Okay… So… Ich and I noticed that that new girl… Lavender was her name… She's spying on us for some reason. I've seen her doing that plenty of times, so I can say for sure that she is DEFINITELY spying on us," Saturo whispered.
"Really?" Ron asked, "so what do you want me to do?"
"I don't know… Just keep an eye out for her," Saturo said.
"Eh… I'll try." Ron shrugged.
The Gym Teacher blew the whistle, which meant everyone had to get in a line in the middle of the gym. We all got in line.
"Okay! I'm going to divide you into two teams!" The Gym Teacher shouted before numbering us off, "One! Two! One! Two! One! Two! One! Two!" and so on and so forth.
Luckily, Saturo, Ron, and I were all on the same team since we positioned ourselves correctly in the line.
"Team one wear the red jerseys! Team two gets the blue!" shouted the Gym Teacher.
We put on the blue jersey, and got in line.
"Alright team! Don't make us lose! If you do I'll beat you up." said one of the popular sport jock boys who I disliked a lot. "Brandon! You take that guy! Jeff! You take that guy! The rest I don't care, you all suck."
"Bruh," said a random guy said.
The game then started. People were dribbling the ball, passing it back and forth. I decided to go for the ball.
The ball was with the best player in the class, and he was really tall. I ran at him, and jabbed the ball out of his hand with my speed. Since I was stronger and faster than them all because of Glare's training.
People were surprised. I then ran toward the basket. Two big people came towards me to attempt to steal the ball.
I jumped into the air, over the two of them (and the people were twice my size, and the basket was three times taller than me). And then, I slammed dunked the ball into the hoop.
The gym exploded. The people on my team came running, cheering. I couldn't tell what Ron and Saturo were saying because the gym was too loud.
"EVERYONE BACK TO THEIR SIDE!" the gym teacher bursted, "the game will now continue."
Everyone went back to playing the game again. And I had a bright smile on my face. I showed them!
"What do you have for lunch this time?" Saturo asked.
Saturo and I were at our lunch table, and I opened up my lunch box to show him what I had.
He looked at what I had… Fruits, fruits, fruits, fruits, vegetables, vegetables, and VEGETABLES! I'm fine with fruits actually, but vegetables… Nah.
"Wow, you are really unlucky," Saturo said.
"Uh huh…" I replied.
Saturo then showed me his lunch… The same thing he had last time.
"You are lucky though. You have less 'healthy' stuff than me," I said.
The two of us began eating. I ate all the fruit, but didn't touch the vegetables. Then, I noticed John coming to our table, he took a seat.
"Hey," Saturo said to him.
"Hey," John replied, "I need to tell you guys something… Important."
Saturo and I went silent, waiting to hear what John had to say. "What…? We're listening…"
John looked left, then right, then back and behind us. Then he looked at us.
"The war has been going on for a year… it hasn't ended…" John started, "I… Well I'm leaving Hindro. I'm going back out into the galaxy."
Saturo and I looked at John in the eyes.
"Wait… You are leaving? Out to the galaxy?" Saturo asked.
John nodded. "Yeah. I'm sick of being here, I want to help out with the war… At least with some parts, that are fit for me."
"Well… Are you going alone?" I asked.
"No, I told Ron and Don. They are planning to come with me," John said, "and now I am telling you because… Do you guys want to come with us too?"
Saturo and I were silent, thinking about it. I wanted to go, honestly, because I wanted to adventure and explore new places. But I don't think I'm allowed to…
"Umm…" Saturo said, "sure? I have to talk with Mom though, otherwise she'll be mad."
"Same here," I said as well.
John nodded. "Okay, so you talk with your parents tonight, and then tell me tomorrow. Then depending on the answer, we'll go out into the Ultimates Galaxy."
"Whaaaaaaaat about Ultimates?" asked a voice.
The three of us turned and spotted… Lavender.
"Oh no…" said John.
"Busted!" Lavender exclaimed, beaming, "I overheard you guys, and I saw you guys… I figured it out, the three of you are Ultimates, which people here believe don't exist!"
We were silent, and nervous since someone found out our secret.
"What? You're not gonna speak?" Lavender asked. "Well I have proof that Ich is an Ultimate… At Gym Class, when he jumped three times his height to slam dunk!"
Oh great. I should not have done that… What was I thinking then?!
"Which then leads me to thinking the rest of you are Ultimates too, since none of you are saying anything!" Lavender said, while smirking.
"Well, don't you think Ultimates do not exist?" John asked.
"They exist alright," Lavender replied, taking a seat at our table.
"How do you know?" John asked.
"Isn't it not obvious?" Lavender replied once more.
"You still wouldn't know, unless you are an Ultimate or you know someone who is," John said. "Or at least seen an Ultimate, otherwise you wouldn't know if they exist."
Lavender was silent and just looked at John.
"Exactly!" John said, "so. What is your proof?"
Lavender looked up at him.
"Look in Ich's pocket," she then said.
I hesitated. John didn't listen to her, he stood still in his very spot.
"Okay okay…" John then said, a hand in front of him, "how about, how did you find out about Ultimates?"
Lavender looked him in the eyes.
"Meet me after school, in the place you guys usually train at. That place is private since there is a barrier, okay?" Lavender said, before she walked away.
The three of us sat there silently. For the rest of the day, I wondered what Lavender was gonna show or tell us after school…