9. My muse interrupts your wedding vows
"Are you mental? What the hell do you think you’re doing?"
"Wee can do the sand snowboarding!" he grinned..plus it would be better for the both of them.
"Great!" Mana replied. He grabbed his hat from the mini bug seat and put on his head again, the sun was starting to burn his scalp already.
They walked on sand for about 10 minutes until they reached the next shack, the sand snowboarding one where they would pay to get the boards and leave their junk behind, actually, Mana’s junk since Cross wasn’t really carrying anything.
Cross waited for Mana to put his things down and was putting on the snowboard…he was really excited for this, the sand snowboarding sounds really fun and now he was actually doing it! “Ready yet!” he called out to Mana
"Ah, yes. I’m ready to go."
Mana left all the junk he brought in a locker at the ticket office. He was glad to see other people rented their lockers as well, he wasn’t the only one that brought a lot of junk after all.
After paying for their boards they headed to the top of the sand dune where there was a small crowd of bot adults and children.
Seeing the crowed, Cross grabbed mana’s hand and ran up to the crowed of adults..needless to say he was very excited..but lucky for them neither of them drank before this…The red head put on the board and looked down…it looked like a good idea..although he never really did this before..cross watched a few others go before him and then decided to go as well!
"W…What do you mean Mana…You’re my friend….of course I care about you!"
Cross sighed…when he saw Mana offer him a drink…he walked over to his friend and hugged him…”Mana..I know you’re still hurt..it’s ok to morn…” he offered Mana his support. “I should be the one making you something.”
Mana wasn’t sure what to say when he was hugged by Cross. He was right, he didn’t get over his wife’s and daughter’s death, who was he kidding. Trying to hold back his tears he replied, “Don’t be a fool. I need to keep busy in order to let this go. What would you like to drink, you know the Campbell’s cellar has everything.”
"Mana! I’m worried for you!" Cross stated …he was worried that this morning wasn’t getting him anywhere..worried that his will was getting weak and he might even try to ask for Autumn back…"If you say work will help..then I hope that’s the best for you…" Cross sighed.
Mana separated two glasses on the counter and while he searched for that vintage wine he bought a few years ago he replied, “I know your concerns, Cross. And I assure you it won’t happen.” As much as he wanted his daughter and wife back he would never make them into an akuma and endanger both Neah and Cross. No, he knew better, even though the offer was tempting and he understood why so many people fell for it.
Cross sighed and nodded..”I know you know better…but I still worry as a friend.” he poured two glasses for Mana and a glass for himself…”I wish I knew how to help you more…I know you’re mother and Neah are spending a great deal of time here as well…I know they are both watching over you..” he smiled…well at least tried.
(( I figured we can do when he turned into an anti akuma weapon thing yet angst ) The red head didn’t want to talk to the man…he hand enough trouble in his head. Unfortunately he had just pushed some tea onto the floor in a fit of rage that came out of nowhere….maybe just being around Mana..knowing he was waiting for Maria to come back was getting up nervous.
Mana didn’t let the doctor finish what he was about to say. How could he say something like that? What kind of hospital was this and why was he paying them for? To be pessimists and tell his daughter would die?
"What do you mean there is not much for her?" he asked impatiently "You didn’t even tell me what she has and you’re already saying there’s not much you can do for her?" He kept looking at the doctor, expecting an answer. "Sorry if I’m being rude, doctor. But I came here for answers and a possible help."
The doctor sighed and shook his head…”Sir..your daughter as Tuberculosis…it’s a fast spreading disease of the lungs …and you’re lucky you didn’t catch it sir…and if you haven’t noticed, a great deal of people have the same thing..If I did have an answer and a way to help it don’t you think I would be doing so and not telling you the worst case scenario?” He looked over at the girl and sighed…”You can either take her back to where you came from..or leave her here….once again I’m sorry there isn’t much I can do..”
HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS PICTURE BEFORE NOW*interally screams*