The Game Begins
I threw another card at the tree in frustration. It was embedded deep into the withered oak along with a few of its brothers, all lodged into the tree. Growling at the worn out plant, I paced around restlessly. Father Daimon be damned.
I was tracking Gon and Killua with my fortune cards but they were as useless as seagull poop to me right now. The both of them were dear friends of mine I made during the Hunter Exam. Not to mention Leo-kun and Kura-kun but I already knew what they were up to and they are being terribly boring. I was tracking their movements then suddenly their signal went out. I had a feeling that they had went to Greed Island or something. I can't remember. I heard they were after the game, thanks to Ging. He told me a few days before.
I groan in irritation and fell back on the grass. Ging was my teacher so I probably can't blame him for leaving out "clues" for his adorable son. I smile at the thought. I always favoured Gon and Killua more than the others.
Yawning, I rested my hands under my head and watch the clouds float by.
I wonder what is Hisoka doing... I thought to myself, grinning. After tagging along with him for some time during and after the Hunter exam, I've grown quite fond of the sadistic magician. He pretends not to notice me most of the time, but he looks out for me. I almost got caught in a trap once and he saved me within minutes. Although it is a bit embarrassing that I was a half demon and was a mess, hey, everyone makes mistakes.
I managed to stick with him for awhile before setting off to find Gon and Killua.
But, oh well. Can't do anything about it now. They're lost to me now. It won't do moping around like a bratty five year old.
I watched calmly at the sky as I thought what I was about to do later. Maybe I should terrorize a village or-
Suddenly, bloodthirsty scent wafted through the air. Sniffing, I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was so I decided to ignore it. It's probably some dumb animal thinking I was some sort of easy food. I grinned a little, well, no harm in playing with food. That's what Daimon's do for a living.
"Aren't you suppose to be doing something entertaining, Mikoto? I thought somebody said she desired entertainment." I heard a voice ask in a tree nearby. I sighed, realizing where the bloodlust came from.
I tried to hide my excitement at his arrival. I'm not give him the satisfaction to see me bright eyed, bushy tail wagging, trotting over to him like a lost pup.
Not even bothering to look away from the sky, I answer casually, "Says the psychopath to the assassin...How about you? I thought you had leads where Gon is...Shouldn't you be stalking your little Apple-chan?"
Shuddering at his barf-worthy nickname for the boy, I glance sideways at the shadow and lowered my eyelids teasingly,
I watch him leap off the tree and stride towards me. I look at him from top to bottom and sniffed in disdain.
"You changed your clothes...And you will attract mosquitoes if you wear black." I commented but he just ignored me. Obviously.
In a single graceful motion, he sat next to me, cross-legged, and took out a stack of cards and started to shuffle them. I snorted at him and got up, using my arms to support me from behind and watch him.
I grin boyishly at his calm expression. "Well? Are you ignoring me now, Hisoka?" I watch his predator-like eyes slide to me and the side of his mouth lifted a little. "Maybe."
I roll my eyes. Wow, drama king. Lying back down, I waited for him to begin chatting.
"I was looking for him, but." He stopped for some dramatic effect, "I find you so much more delicious right now..."
I smirked, "I will take that as a compliment."
I sat up again and beckoned at the cards sticking out of the bark of the poor tree. They wriggle free and landed on my hand in a neat stack. I flicked my wrist and they disappeared into a puff of smoke. I saw him smile from the corner of my eyes.
"You should be a magician you know…" He started and I glared at him. He smiled innocently, before continuing, "Well, I heard all your shouting and screeching and groaning, I just had to come by….Mikoto~" I mock shivered at his comment and he chuckled.
I looked away for a moment before getting up. He watch me silently as I stood there with my hands in my pockets.
I waited for him to continue, but apparently he was staying silent for the same reason. Sighing, I scratch my ear and retorted, "Geez, don't talk my ear off…I plan on going to the Heaven's Arena again…" I gave him a sideways glance but he was busy shuffling his cards and building a card tower.
I sighed and sat opposite of him. I already learn his idiot ways more than I want to so I guess I have to just wait for His Majesty to make a move.
I watched him placed the cards carefully, observing his every action. I notice he shiver a bit and raised an eyebrow at him but he ignored my concern.
I watch his movements as my thoughts trailed around him. His movements have a cat-like elegance and his fingernails remind me of claws.
I look into his eyes and was entranced. His gold eyes seemed bored and uncaring but behind those disinterested eyes lie determination and desire. I cocked my head and watch his eyes, emotions flowing back and forth like ocean waves. "Why," Hisoka's voice flowed like a smooth river and those golden eyes moved slowly to mine, "Are you staring at me like that?"
I smirked, "What's wrong? Embarrassed that a little girl is as bloodthirsty as you are? Aww, poor sweet thing. Afraid of me?~" I cooed at him and he smirked.
"Is a cat afraid of a fox?" He countered, hinting.
"Oh~ You want to play it like that, hmm?" I grin and got up. "I get a ten second head start, okay?"
Then I disappeared.
I smiled to myself. I have certainly grew too soft on that girl. But still, she makes a very good playmate. I licked my lips. Ten seconds is over.
"Ready or not, here I come~" I mused in a singsongy way. I ran up to a tree to search for my little girl.
I step onto a high branch of a tree and scoured the forest.
"Oh where, oh where, could my little girl go~ Oh where, oh where could she be?" I hummed as I pranced from tree to tree.
As I stopped on a branch to get a look of my surroundings, a shriek sounded out in the forest.
I didn't gave a second thought about it until the voice came again, "HISOKA!"
My head snapped to the direction of the scream.
Adrenaline rushed through me as I sprinted towards her, an alien feeling worry spreading inside my heart.