~Red's Point of View~
When was it again? I can't really remember but I'm sure that I have also seen something like that on someone just like her. I can't remember its face, although it just happened not so long ago. So, how come I am forgetting that.
I turn around and watch her making something herbal. I'm just watching her digging and crushing a lot of garlic, then she'll mix it on a bottle with a lot of strange leaves. She stops crushing the garlic and looks at me. I get alerted by that.
"Oh, sorry 'bout that. I won't look again." I said.
I forgot that she is not used being watched by anyone, and that she gets easily distracted. She already warned me three times but I still keep doing it. I wasn't watching her actually. I was looking at her horns. Since last night, after that lunch, she just left me alone without saying anything. I thought of leaving as well because I could tell that she wouldn't care about it if I leave, but I changed my mind and stayed in this small room the whole afternoon. She came back at night, and I was so delightful to see her again with foods. I've been trying to talk to her because I have a lot of questions to ask but there's some part of me to not disturb her, because last night as she came back she looked really tired and her eyes were about to give up. Maybe she did a lot of works.
"By the way, can I ask you something?" I asked, but she didn't respond so, I just say it anyway. "What kind of job are you working for?"
And whatever that is, I'm sure it's not a proper job. I can tell it from the way she dressed and being silent. I'd say that she's working under someone's order. I barely heard her talking that she didn't even bother to ask about me like where on earth did I come from and why I got all these wounds. And that just indicates that she's not an extrovert person, and that she doesn't give a shit. It appears to me that she doesn't need anyone for her to live. What an independent girl. Also the way she dresses is very dark. Since yesterday till now she wears the same black t-shirt, fitted pants, and knee-length leather boots. And today, the logo on her t-shirt looks familiar.
For me as an experienced assassin, not wearing colored or bright clothes indicate that we don't want something to be seen by anyone. The bloodstain.
I let out a sigh. Not saying anything huh. "I'm just curious because you know, you don't look like you're a rich girl or even has someone to look for you so, I got curious and let say amazed at the same time as how do you manage to buy very healthy and delicious foods in every time you came back. You even bought me foods."
She stops working for a moment, but then continues crushing garlic as she said, "I forgot to tell you this, but I used your ATM card for the things that I used to treat your wounds, including your meals and that snacks you're eating."
I almost choke myself after what she just said. "You're not joking right?"
"I'm not a joker." she uttered, not sounding sarcastic but it looks like that. Besides, she doesn't really look like she's lying. I heave a sigh.
"So, you used my own money all this time and here I thought you really saved me." I said, expressing of a disappointment. That's really unbelievable.
"Saving your life doesn't mean I have to spend my own money. Besides, if I use my own money, which is 0.001 percent of yours that I saved for years for a living then you'll be felt in debt on me, and that is what I don't like the most." she said. The very first long sentence that came out of her mouth. And well, what she said really make sense.
It doesn't really matter to me if she used my ATM. I am just shocked. "So, you don't really want to tell what is your job um... uhh... What's your name again?"
"Oh, well, thanks for saving my butt there Zoey." I thanked her as I give my hand on her to shake hands, but she doesn't seem want to do that so I pull back.
"What is it to you..." she murmured, and then she looked at me, "My job, what will you do if I tell you?"
I get up from sitting lazy and come at her table. I pointed out the logo on her shirt, "I want to apply."
"No." I almost got out of balance when she disagreed just like that. No reactions at all ha ha. There's even no emotions in her words.
"Hey, that's so fast. Think about it first. I'll be really a big help to you actually. I can do anything, and I have a unique ability you know."
She suddenly stood up. "I don't care how or what you know about the job, just don't butt in, and don't ever interrupt me." then she picked up something on her pocket and gave it to me as she pushed me all the way out. "That's your ATM. Now, leave."
"W-Wait... Hey!" she locked the door, "That's not nice." I sighed.
I can't leave just like that even if she says so. Alhough she used my ATM without my permission she still saved me. And saving life of a person is priceless. I know that I was in verge of death that time, I was hopeless, and if it wasn't her I would be dead by now. That's why... That's why I can't just leave her. Not now that she's working on that kind of job.
I sit down on the floor, sitting beside the door. I lean on the wall while my head is down.
Geo, Agatha... I guess it will take a while for us to meet again.
~Third Person's Point of View~
"So, how is it?"
"Well, whoever saved you, she did well. Not a single trace of poison are found in your body and the wounds are recovering so well. Did she make you drink something like medicines or herbs?"
The lady doctor said to Red. When he was sitting in the corridor in front of Zoey's room, a familiar face popped out in front of him out of nowhere. It was the lady doctor who was coincidentally had some client in the same place. She examined his body to confirm its situation, and was checking up on him.
"Maybe, I guess? I'm not really sure. I was unconscious for two nights in her place, and when I woke up I felt just normal as if like nothing's wrong on me." Red explained to her.
The lady doctor did not say anything. She was just standing in front of him. Her left hand was supporting her right arm holding her chin and her left foot was tapping the floor many times making a series of sounds while observing his wounds. She was amazed by the girl that saved Red's life, especially as how she removed the poison. The lady doctor let out a relief sigh.
Then she gave a paper to Red, "You just need these antibiotics and you'll be fine."
Red stood up from the chair, got his t-shirt and wore it. Then, he left the room as he thanked the doctor. The room is just right next to Zoey's room. Red was thinking of knocking the door to talk to her, but then he saw her turning on the right corner. He followed her. They left the apartment building and Zoey was taking west to her destination. Red was carefully following her and making sure that she wouldn't notice his presence. On the way, a group of people wearing all dark clothes and masks, covering the half of their faces, were leaving the department store one by one, and they would be going straight to Zoey. They don't seem the kinds of people who just give some space to walk in. For short, these people are the so-called gangsters of the street.
Worz city is known for having any kinds of criminals, so it's not new for citizens to encounter groups of troublesome gangsters roaming around the street.
And as what Red was seeing, it seemed to him that Zoey didn't mind who will she encountered. He was assured that these gangsters wouldn't let her slid, but he was wrong. As Zoey about to bump the fat lady who was leading the party, she suddenly disappeared. Red got shocked and was looking for where she went.
Then, a thought just came to his mind. "Does she know all along?"
He cursed as he ran fast to catch up on Zoey.
The gangsters were now behind him while Zoey was nowhere to be found. It would be such a waste of time if he couldn't find her. He must not lose her.
"Hey, look what you're walking!"
As Red heard that, he turned his face to look what was going on, but then he got shocked when he saw Zoey. He immediately grabbed the newspaper from the trashcan then he went to the mail pole and acted like he was reading when he was actually hiding his face with the use of it. He almost got caught. When Zoey passed the pole he was leaning on, he slightly lowered the newspaper to take a peak on her. Red noticed that she was holding a white plastic bag that wasn't there in the first place. He thought that it might come from that convenient store that's why she suddenly disappeared because she ran towards there and went inside immediately, so that she won't get bumped by them. When Zoey was ten inches away from him, he started following her again.
15 minutes after and they were still walking the street. Red had no clue on where would she head to, but he was amused by her as how the citizens were not aware of her presence. Some were about to bump her but she was the one who moved away to prevent that, some kids playing with their water guns on people passing them but they didn't do that on her, and some teenagers who were giving fliers to every people they saw but they didn't give one or at least approach her. It was like she has the ability to make herself invisible in the eyes of the people. And Red was amazed by that for the 20 minutes of following her.
Red ran as Zoey took turn to her left, and what he just saw in front of him is what made him freeze. He knew all along that what Zoey went to was the destination of her job, and now she entered on an archaic house, which seemed to be a very dangerous place in one look. Red hid first in the corner of the building, so that he could observe more before he entered.
After some time of waiting for the right time, he saw group of men coming out of the house. His face suddenly became serious when he saw these people having dark shadows with red eyes on their backs. Each one of them had this dark creature from their back, holding its head, and whispering to its ear. Telling them what bad things should they do next.
And this is what Red makes him special. He can see the darkness of a person.
He showed a slight smile.
"What kind of job does a girl with pair of horns is doing there... She doesn't seem like a bad person despite of that horns... Interesting."
Is what he was thinking.
"But, there's something inside her... That's for sure."
To be continued...
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