The Girl With Wings

Chapter 16


Chapter 16

Third Person POV

Jayla and Josh eyed all of the three of them. "Listen, if you want to try hurting us, try it. But you'll only end up hurting yourselves in the long run," Jayla said.

The bullies began to step forward and more people were gathering around. Jayla and Josh tensed. They didn't want to hurt them but they had to learn their lesson, one way or another.

"How about we just leave each other at peace? There's no reason to fight," Yusei tried.

"So you're defending these two people. Then again, aren't you that one guy who wanted to be friends with that witch?" the first guys, Klex, asked with a grin. "I guess being friends with freaky people tends to be your type of friends, huh?"

Yusei glared at him. He had something to hide like all bullies. "Don't you need to know a freak to call someone a freak?" Yusei asked calmly.

"Uh, uh, no!" Klex retorted nervously.

"Then why does it look like you're hiding the fact that you knew someone who you called a freak? It seems like your little friends are confused. I bet they can tell the truth, too," Jayla said.

He looked around at the surrounding crowd. His nervousness was quickly overtaken by anger. He lunged at Jayla who promptly flipped him on his back. "I think we all just saw who you really are," Josh said.

Josh, Jayla, and Yusei then walked away. The crowd was shocked at how they easily revealed the kid as an anger filled boy and bully. They glared at him before walking away. Even Klex's goons walked away with the crowd.

"I can't believe you two just did that," Yusei said. "That was dangerous."

"Hey, it stopped them didn't it?" Josh said.

"How'd you get out here, Josh?" Jayla asked.

"I decided to go for a morning flight for a bit. I took a break by landing in an alleyway and walked to the park. Those three boys came up to me and started throwing things at me so I walked away. They followed me to the beach and that's where you guys came in," he explained.

"That makes since. But next time, Josh, leave a note or something. We were pretty worried," Jayla responded.

"Yeah, no kidding," Yusei agreed.

"Don't worry. Learned my lesson," Josh said.

"You better have. Don't worry me like that again," Jayla told Josh sternly through telepathy.

"I have. I'll try not to worry you but I won't make a promise I can't keep," Josh responded.

Jayla gave a subtle nod. "Good to know you have that reasoning planted into your brain," she said.

Josh gave an amused smile which was returned by Jayla. "We should probably get going. The others will be worried," Yusei said.

They nodded at him. Yusei and Jayla got onto Yusei's duel runner while Josh went into a nearby alley and took off.

When they finally arrived at the garage, Jack and Crow looked at them when they entered. "Where have you three been?" Jack asked.

"Josh went for a flight so Yusei and I were looking for him. Found him surrounded by a few bullies on the beach," Jayla explained.

"Okay, whatever," Jack said.

"Did something happen between you two while we were gone or something?" Jayla asked.

"What makes you think that?" Crow asked.

"Well, Jack's letting this slide too easily for him and you're barely talking," Josh said.

"She's right. It is kind of strange," Yusei agreed.

"Just another fight," Crow said.

"What about this time?" Yusei asked.

"Nothing really. Just stupid things, like usual," Jack said. 'More like why Yusei and Jayla talk every night,' Jack thought.

"You do remember I can hear your thoughts, right Jack?" Jayla asked.

He looked at her shocked. He scowled at himself. "I guess it slipped my mind," Jack muttered.

"What were you thinking about?" Yusei asked sternly.

"He was thinking about the real reason for the fight," Jayla chimed in.

"And what was that?" Josh asked.

"Why Yusei and I talk every night," she answered bluntly.

Jack and Crow looked her. Sometimes they really hated her ability to read thoughts. "I'm going out," Jack said walking off to his duel runner.

Jayla shook her head while Crow went upstairs. When he was out of hearing range, Jayla said, "I wish we could tell him. It may stop another fight from happening."

"I know. But this will be easier said than done," Yusei agreed. Jayla nodded.

"So what're you going to do?" Josh asked.

"We should to tell them tomorrow. I should be done healing by then," Jayla suggested.

Yusei nodded accepting the plan.

"What time?" Josh asked.

"After she flies for an hour or two and when everyone is together," Yusei said. Jayla and Josh nodded.

The rest of the day was smooth. Jack eventually came back calmer than before. Jayla had asked Yusei if they fought a lot and Yusei explained to her it was pretty common before she and Josh showed up.

She shook her head. "Never thought I would see friends like that fight," she said.

"Well, not much you can do," Yusei said. Jayla nodded.

As night came, Yusei and Jayla went outside and talked as they usually did. But this time, about how they were going to tell their friends.

"Are you ready to tell them?" Yusei asked.

"I'm ready. What about you? They've been your friends for the longest time according to what you've told me," Jayla responded.

"I'm ready. Worried but ready," Yusei answered.

"So how are we going to ease into it?" Jayla asked. "I don't want it to sound like we're dating or anything. They might get the wrong idea. So how are we going to start it?"

"Not sure. We should probably first tell them what we've been mainly talking about for the past couple nights. Maybe that can clue them in. After that, we might as well just tell them if they don't get it," Yusei suggested.

"I guess," she agreed.

"I think it's time to get some sleep. We have a long day tomorrow. You're going to have to get your wings back into shape and then help me tell them we're siblings," Yusei said.

Jayla gave a shudder. That nightmare still clung to her mind. She was afraid to fall asleep again. Yusei looked at her with worried eyes. "You still worried about that nightmare?" he asked.

She nodded. "I… I just feel like it might happen and that it's coming soon," she said.

Yusei wrapped his arms around her and stroked her hair. She shook as the nightmare flooded her vision. The look that Yusei had, his eyes, what he said, the wings he had. What would she do if there was a chance it could happen? No, she wasn't going to let it happen. Not while she was standing on this Earth.

"It'll be okay, Jayla. Just try to get some sleep. If you need help or you have a nightmare, come get me," he whispered softly.

She nodded and Yusei brought her inside. She sat on the couch and Yusei said, "Everyone is here for you. If you need help, just come get us." She nodded again before lying down for the night.

Josh and Yusei looked at each other before Yusei went to his room. Before he entered he looked back at Jayla. 'That nightmare increased her worried feelings and shook her to the core. I just hope it isn't as bad as she feels it is,' he thought.

He then turned and shut the door. Crow and Jack looked at him as he entered. "So, what's been up with your relationship with Jayla?" Crow asked.

Yusei looked at him confused. "Are you guys dating or something? Because it sure seems like it," Jack said.

"We're not dating. Jayla and I have decided to tell you guys, Akiza, Leo, and Luna what's been going on tomorrow after Jayla's wing is back to full strength. Let's just leave it at that for now," Yusei said.

Jack and Crow looked at each other but left it alone. Jack went over and opened the window a crack. As it was every night, it became a bit stuffy.

They all lied down and went to bed. Yusei hoped Jayla would be alright.

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