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Re: Vatas Shadow Pridus: The Story
Turn Back the Pendulum
Chapter Eighty-Six: Life in the Orphanage
Note: I might NOT finish this chapter today. If not, then tomorrow. Also, I'm getting busier, so they'll be less chapters made weekly, of course. Sorry, it's a drag and everything, but deal with it. Or else. xD Anyways, here's this chapter...!
Life in the local orphanage of Cami Island wasn't that bad. Then again, it wasn't much pleasant either. Built upon the outskirts of Cami Island's city, the orphanage was a large rusted building with stale features. The large building's outer as well as inner walls had been painted perhaps decades ago, the remnants of the paint now steadily peeling off its walls. Other features of the rusted building included an accessible rooftop; the large building was made up of five stories, with the second story being the orphans' floor.
"So, what now?" Hari asked, his eyes scanning the cloudy blue skies above him. Dressed in the same clothes as as yesterday, Hari's eyes remained half-opened, if not droopy. Meanwhile, Pat sat next to him, too doing the same thing. He too was in his same attires as as yesterday. "I guess we do the same thing as we normally do," Pat replied lazily, offering a slight shrug with his shoulders.
The two friends were on the orphanage's rooftop; the rooftop's feature was a dusty floor, along with a large wooden door that was hinged onto the floor. As the two orphans sat on the dusty ground, they lazily watched the blue skies, where the white clouds slowly drifted. Then, Hari's stomach suddenly growled, complaining. Hari glanced down at his stomach and then sighed in hunger. Pat meanwhile reached inside his pants' pockets. Then pulling out an object wrapped in a clean napkin. Slowly unwrapping the napkin, he revealed two hot dogs. The twin hot dogs were somewhat-cold though were still fresh, as it just recently made. As Hari glanced at the two hot dogs, Pat meanwhile took one hot dog. Promptly tossing it at Hari, who caught it with fumbling hands, Pat in turn then took out a few packets of various sauces. Tossing a few random at Hari, who caught all of them with one hand, Pat then took out a packet of ketchup. Unsealing the packet with his teeth, Pat then spread the ketchup sauce onto his hot dog, his lazy eyes glancing on his meal.
Meanwhile, Hari had already eaten his hot dog, the napkin already in his hands. As he wiped his hands with it, Pat then took a large bite out of his hot dog, devouring a large part of it. After swallowing his first bite, Pat then continued to glance at the sky as Hari then let out a burp. "So, broski, where did you get these?" he asked curiously.
"Dante," Pat replied quickly, as he then took another bite of his hot dog. "He gave them to me this morning." In reply, Hari nodded, returning his glance onto the blue skies. The two remained silent, as Pat took a few bites from his hot dog. After a few minutes, Pat had already eaten his hot dog; the two now sat on the dusty floor, loitering lazily as their gaze remained fixed on the drifting skies. Finally, the two slowly went onto their feet, as the skies slowly began to turn red, signalling of the departure into nightfall.
"I guess we should head back, or they'll notice." Hari then suggested, as Pat nodded. The two casually drifted onto the door, as Pat then slowly reached his hands onto the doorknob. Twisting the golden doorknob, Pat then pulled the door, revealing a staircase that ventured down below.
"I'll go first," Pat then said, as he slowly moved down, towards the staircase. Ducking to avoid hitting the ceiling, Pat and Hari moved down the staircase, as Hari promptly closed the door to the rooftop.
As the two ventured down the long staircase, a brief silence reached between the two. After a couple of minutes, the silence was lifted, as Pat then stopped. "What time is it?" he asked to Hari, who offered a simple shrug. With both Pat and Hari halted, Pat's hand was on a particular part of the walls surrounding the staircase, while Hari's foot stepped heavily on a section of the stair. With those two stopping for a brief period of time, the two were about to once again move, as all of a sudden, a large shuffling noise was heard.
Once again stopping in their tracks, both Pat and Hari offered strange glances, as the shuffling sound echoed dimly. The two then glanced into the wall facing the right of them, which was slowly descending open. As a part of that wall began to shift to the right, both remained silent. Eventually, the shuffling noise ended, and the two friends found themselves gazing at a large black hole. The large gapping hole was large enough for a full-grown man to enter, about the size of a door. Beyond the gapping hole was total darkness. As Hari and Pat exchanged glances, Pat then murmured, "This is a surprise." "Let's go in," Hari then suggested, curious. Unfortunately, Pat too was intrigued, as he offered a simple nod. First entering the large gapping hole, Pat moved in the darkness, his hands against the wall as support. Hari meanwhile was behind him.
"This is so cliche," Hari complained.
To be continued..
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