Where Things Stand

Most of everyone sat in Natalia’s room in the dark. Natalia put up her hand.

“Have you all felt it?” she asked.

“What do you mean?” Ben asked. The angels looked at each other at first. Who was going to be the one to speak up?

“There is something coming for us,” Izumi said.

“We don’t know what it is,” Liz added.

“Seriously?” Lisa asked.

“What do you want us to say?” Izumi asked. “This is the first time we have experienced something like this!” The whole room was quiet.

“Is that why Baby Doll is like that?” Masayuki asked.

“And Max?” Ben asked.

“Afraid so,” Himeko said.

“So what do we do?” Taro asked. The angels didn’t say anything.

“You don’t know, do you?” Makoto asked.

“We don’t even know what this is,” Himeko said. “But we know that it’s causing the storm.”

“Are you serious?” Matt asked.

“Haven’t you noticed that it’s been going on for days now?” Izumi asked. “It was supposed to have stopped days ago.” The room sat in silence.

“How long has it been?” Ben asked. Natalia did a quick count on her hands.

“I want to say about twelve days now,” she said. “But it’s probably less.” Jules put up her hands.

“Wait, wait, wait,” she said. “So… we’ve in the middle of a supernatural storm?”

“Yes,” the angels said.

“And Baby and Maxxie are possibly trapped by whatever this is?” Jules asked.

“Yes,” they said again. She rubbed her forehead.

“Wow,” was all that she could say.

“There has to be something we can do,” Masayuki said. “We can’t leave them like this.”

“We know,” Yoshiko said. “Don’t think we are trying? We haven’t encounter something like this before. Give us a break, man!”

“We understand,” Lisa said.

“What do you think it is?” Kele asked. The angels were silent. They looked at each other as if debating on whether to tell the truth or not. Ben and the younger boys eyed them.

“Guys?” Taro asked. The angels still didn’t say a word.


Downstairs, Baby Doll and Max were still stuck in their own dazes. But, something could give at any time…

Starting Baby Doll…