As they moved out of the building quickly as could be with a wheelchair and all the medication she could need for the next month or so in hand. She realized that he had come over with her in the ambulance and didn’t have his car with him.
“How are we going to get anywhere if you don’t have your car?” Kit asked as she looked up to him. though she was still weaker than she wanted to admit. The simple movement of turning her head left her exhausted.
“They brought it when you were under.” Mitsuhide replied and she was shocked a bit.
“They know?” she asked.
“They know enough.” Mitsuhide said as he looked down at her. “We have a system though it is not for us personally to use. I believe this is the first time that we have used it for someone close enough to us.”
“Why?” she asked.
“Do you not realize princess?” he asked as he looked at her.
“Realize what?” she asked as she looked straight forward as she tried to move her arm and found it heavy.
“We like you. Some more than others.” He said as his voice trailed off.
“What is that supposed to mean?” she asked as she tried again to turn her head.
“Will you please stop moving so much?” he asked as he chuckled. “I am finding doctors do make the worst patients.”
“We do.” She said, “I am just trying to find my limitations. That way I know when I am making progress.”
“Can you not try to push yourself?” he asked with a voice she had never heard from him. it was pleading with her to try to not make things worse.
“I am not trying to push myself.” Kit said as her voice hardened.
“You lost a lot of blood. You were oxygen deprived for a while. You were also poisoned. Just stop and relax for a few days and then you can find your jumping off point.” Mitsuhide said as he found his car and helped her to get into the passenger seat. He had to lift her and she hated every minute of that.
“So how is this going to work?” she asked. “I mean I am not supposed to put any pressure on my feet. Are you going to carry me everywhere?”
“I think that might be best at least for the beginning.” Mitsuhide said as he tried to figure out how to close the wheelchair so he could put it into the truck of his SUV. “Do you know how to shut this thing?”
“like this.” She said as she quickly showed him how and he saw first hand how drained she really was as she tried to move. When it was folded he moved and placed it in the back after he shut her door and got into his the drivers side. He looked her over. This had to be the worst he had seen her though saying so wasn’t even an option. He turned the car on and started driving. “Are there any creature comforts that I can get for you during your time at my house?”
“Your house?” she asked as she rolled her head to look at him.
“I can’t leave you to yourself and you can’t be seen by anyone. No one except a few who also know they can’t bring an attention to me because of you. So my house seems the most logical.” He said softly.
“I guess you’re right.” She said as she closed her eyes. “Can we at least go to my house to pick up a few things.”
“We can but not tonight.” He said. “or you can make a list and I can get it while you rest in the next few days.”
“Thanks but I am not sure I want you snooping around my house.” She said as he looked amused.
“I promise, I wouldn’t be snooping.” He said with a grin forming on his face.
“sure you wouldn’t be.” She said as she looked to him.
“I will respect your privacy as much as possible, my dear.” He said as he pulled onto a darkened street. He went all the way to the end of the street. The large house loomed in the background. “Here we go.”
“You live here?” kit asked as she looked at the house that was now coming to life at the touch of a button. She was slightly shocked with the sheer size of the house and the fact with a simple click of what she thought was the garage door opener the house lit up.
“I bought it a few years ago though I really only moved in a few months ago. It was in sorry shape when I did buy it and it took a few years to rebuild everything.” He said as he shrugged. “That way it could be what I wanted in the end instead of having to make do with a normal house.”
“Impressive but I see a problem.” She said as she looked at him.
“And that is?” he asked.
“Mitsuhide there is no way for me to get around right now.” She said. “The garage is below the house.”
“And you think I can’t carry you, my dear?” he said. “You weigh almost nothing. I think my dog weighs more.”
“Thanks for that.” She said as she mumbled it. Her weight and size had been the topic of almost every conversation she had ever had with her mother. A woman who had never seemed to care about her youngest daughter. She had never cared about kit’s feeling either. It seemed the more the woman had aged the more hateful her comments were towards the younger one. Kit had tried for years to try and please her mother but that never seemed to work. Now there was very little contact between the two. Kit was fine with that though.
Mitsuhide had heard the comment and glanced back to the woman he was going to be playing host too. He had meant it as a compliment. She didn’t seem to see it that way. He wondered how she had remained alone for so long. She was probably the most determined woman he had ever met but she was also the most caring at the same time. Her beauty came from within though the outside was breathtaking as well. He knew most of the men he had been around had all accepted her as she was, a strong, smart, beautiful woman who would help them all achieve whatever they had set out to do.
Though the fact she remained alone was something no one could really get. He hoped maybe he would find the answer to that question sometime during the next few weeks. He got out and walked around to the other side of the car. Then he opened the door and looked into her eyes. They were dull in color. The day and night had really taken a toll on her. He lifted her up and brought her to the main room in the house that was a flight of stairs up. Settling her into the couch he went back and got the chair and brought it up.
“I can order something to eat. They still delver a few things this late.” He said as he sat down. “I really don’t have that much in the house to eat.”
“Mitsuhide?” she asked as she turned her head over to look at him.
“Yes, sweetheart?” he prompted back.
“How am I really supposed to figure this out but remain in the shadows out of sight?” she asked as she locked eyes with him.
“You have to become something else for a little bit.” He said with a smile forming. “Someone a little more like me.”