The Girl With Wings

Chapter 13


Chapter 13

One Week Later- Third Person POV

Jayla's wing had been slowly healing over the past week and as she predicted it should be strong enough to fly in the next couple days. Jack, Crow, Akiza, Leo, and Luna slowly got to know Josh better and learned more about Jayla. The twins especially took a liking to Jayla. They had told her how she "would be an awesome sister".

Everyone has come to fully trust Jayla and Josh. Yusei and Jayla would talk about their father every night. Yusei told Jayla what he knew about him so Jayla could learn more about him. Jayla had finally gotten used to calling Dr. Fudo "dad" at times and gotten used to the fact that Yusei was her brother.

But both found one thing strange. Why did that white coat, Jeb, tell her about her family? Especially when it would cause her pain. It angered Yusei about what they had done to Jayla and her friend.

Now, Jayla was stretching her wings and getting it stronger as it healed. She had done this plenty of times, maybe not as severe but still a lot so she knew what to do.

Jayla got up from the couch after finishing her daily wing workout. Josh had found it strange how much they would talk at night and so did Jack and Crow, but none of them said anything to Jayla and Yusei. Though Josh was worried they may end up going out together.

Jayla went out to walk and Josh followed. He wanted to talk to her and hang out with her. Jayla gave a smile and he came up to her. They walked out and tucked their wings tight against their body.

As they entered town, Josh asked the question, "So, Jayla. You and Yusei have been talking a lot lately at night. Is anything going on between you two?"

"Not in the way you're thinking, no. We just need to figure out some things that only go between us for the time being. You'll find out soon," she explained.

"So, no dating or anything?" Josh asked.

Jayla rolled her eyes. "We're not dating or anything like that. Don't worry," she reassured.

"Good because I still really like you. You know that, right?" he responded.

"I know. I can read minds. And I still really like you," she said.

They found their way to the park before sitting down. Josh reached over and they kissed once again. Both of them felt the usual heat and rightness that flooded through their bodies. We broke apart after a minute or two and began to walk back.

"Sometimes I wonder if we were meant to be with each other. Like from birth. But that's crazy isn't it? I mean you would have to be programmed to love that person and I don't think the white coats have that ability yet," Josh said to break the silence that was passing through them for the past couple minutes.

"Who knows. Maybe it was destiny or maybe the white coats have some way to do that. I don't think we'll ever find out that truth," Jayla responded.

"Yeah, you're probably right," Josh said.

Jayla grinned. "But I do like you and I'm happy to be with you," she said.

He gave her a smile. "That's good to hear. Because I'm the same. Though you already knew that," he said.

"So, I guess we have our own secret. Huh?" Jayla said.

"Yeah, I guess so," Josh agreed.

They walked the rest of the way talking about random things. When they returned, it was coming towards four o'clock pm. They entered the garage and the others were waiting.

"How was your walk?" Akiza asked.

"Nice. My legs are a bit tired but that might be because I fly a lot and all this walking is a bit weird for my thin bones and body," Jayla answered. "But I'm fine."

"That's good to hear," Akiza said.

The rest of the day was simple. They talked for a couple hours as they always did. Mainly about the School and Josh and Jayla's history. Eventually Akiza and the twins had to go home so they left.

Crow and Jack went up to bed around eleven, Josh waited on the couch, and Yusei and Jayla went outside to talk.

"Now that they seem to trust me, should we tell them about us?" Jayla asked Yusei.

"Not yet. Give it couple more days. As much as I hate lying to them like this, I don't want them hurting you. I just hope when they do find out, they won't freak out or get infuriated for not telling them. Knowing Jack, if that happens he'll blame you first. But I'll defend you if you need it," Yusei assured.

Jayla gave a quiet laugh. "Thanks. Let's just hope it doesn't come to that, though. But I have to admit, I really do wonder how they'll react," Jayla responded.

"Yeah," Yusei agreed.

Little did they know, Josh was behind the door listening in. 'What are they talking about? What do they think we'll get mad about?' he thought.

"So how'll say it? Should we come straight out or ease into it?" Jayla asked.

"We should probably ease into it. A sudden 'hey we're brother and sister' wouldn't really be too good," Yusei answered.

'Brother and sister?' Josh thought.

"I just heard something. A thought. I think we have an eavesdropper," Jayla said.

Josh scrambled over to the couch and pretended to have been sitting there for the time they were talking. The door opened. "Josh, we know it was you," Jayla said.

"What was me?" Josh asked innocently.

"Nice lying, eavesdropper. But we know, I can hear your thoughts and your thoughts tend to mimic your voice. I could tell," Jayla responded.

Josh sighed. "I just wanted to make sure there was nothing going on between you two. I know you said there wasn't but I wanted to be sure. Sorry, I was acting on impulse," he said.

"It's fine just don't tell anyone about it yet. We don't want it to seem like we weren't going to tell anyone and we want to ease into it," Yusei said.

"Okay. I won't tell. I promise," Josh agreed. He felt bad for eavesdropping but he was acting on impulse and wasn't really listening to his right mind.

Yusei nodded. He went upstairs and went to bed. Jayla lied down on the couch in the normal position next to Josh. "I can't believe you didn't believe me. But I guess I can't blame you for trying to make sure. After the School it's hard to know what's truth and what's lies," Jayla said.

"I'm happy to hear you're not holding it against me. I appreciate. Now let's get some sleep. Okay?" Josh responded.

"Okay," Jayla agreed. They closed their eyes and slowly fell to sleep.

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