Kayla Hamada

Summary

Kayla is smart, just like Hiro, and kind just like Tadashi. But her brother isn't exactly nice, but bot fights can turn fate upside down on its head.

Genre:
Other / Humor
Author:
PepperminPatti
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
6
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Chapter 1

I peek my head around the alleyway corner. I know I'm not supposed to be here, but I need to see what Yamma does each night, and why he hides in that shed during the day. He tells me he goes to his job, but I know my older brother hasn't done an honest days work in his life. And no night job pays the kind of money he brings home.

The crowd is gigantic, but I know my brother is here. I weave my way through, being careful not to be noticed. The people crowd chant something, and when I get to the center of the crowd, my heart drops to the floor.

I see Yamma on a mat, holding a remote control, that controls the movement of a fighter bot. And he uses his bot to destroy The other bot, belonging to a girl with pink pigtails. A roar erupts from the crowds and money is passed from one person to the next. A skinny woman comes out with a flowered dish and red parasol.

" And The Winner!, by To-tal ani-o-la-tion, YAMMA!" She lifts the top of the dish, and Yamma takes the money out from the dish, and stuffs it in his shirt. Ew! I just find out why the money is damp in the morning!

My head spins. I know my older brother is a jerky knucklehead, but bot fighting! That's illegal! My hand finds its way into my sweatshirt pocket, where my fingers find some spare dollars that I was going to spend on bus fare. But this is more important.

I escape through the warmth of the crowd, and find myself shivering in the alleyway. My eyes find the payphone I was looking for. I blink tears from my eyes. Am I brave enough to stand up to my older brother? I hear his voice in my head. Nobody likes a tattle tale, Kayla. But I can do this. I dial 911 into the payphone.

"911 what's your emergency?" The woman on the other line answers, with a no-nonsense voice.

" I neeeeedddd ttttooo rrreeepport aa bboot ffigght." I stutter.

" You have nothing to worry about, now what is it?". She reassures. I take a deep breath.

" I neeeeed to report a bot fight." I tell the police woman, calmer than before.

" Alright, where is it, and what's your name?" She asks, in a serious tone.

" In an alleyway behind the CVS on Regan Road. And I'm Kayla" I inform her.

" We'll have someone on the scene as soon as we can." Then she hangs up. I walk up to the CVS, sit on a bench, and wait. Someone needs to be there when the cops arrive to show them where the bot fight is.

I wait in silence, thinking about what I've just done. How will Yamma react? I remember the last time I walked in on him in the shed, and how 'forgiving' he was after he pushed his work away. I can still feel his arms gripping around my shoulder, digging into me, throwing me out. I still have the bruise from where I hit the ground. I hear a loud roar from the crowd at the bot fight. What's going on? Are they leaving? I get up and run down the alley. But the crowd moves toward me at a faster rate, almost trampling me. I hear the police sirens, and I feel better. But as I see

what behind the corner, I gasp.

I see Yamma, pushing a boy my age up against the wall, with some other men behind him. Anger bubbles up inside of me.

" WHY DON'T YOU PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE!" I scream. Yamma, his minions, and the boy look at me.

" What are you doing here Kayla?" My brother asks in his deep,scratchy, voice.

" Visiting you at work." I replie, a sudden confidence filling me.

" Go home, Kayla. You don't belong here." He orders me.

" So your minions can beat that boy to a pulp?" I ask.

" You don't know what he did to deserve this." He snarls as me, letting the boy go. He whispers something to his minions and walks right past me.

" Hey fellas. Lets talk about this." The boy nervously laughs. I run in front of him.

" Don't touch him." I tell Yamma's minions. They give me a snarky giggle.

" You your turn?" The head minion asks.

" I've done more wrong in your eyes!" I tell him. "You really shouldn't hold your bot fight next to a payphone that can call the police. I turn to face the boy, but before I can give him a reassuring smile, his face turns the color of paper. " Don't be scared, the police will come and sort everything out."

" Well it's time for a change of plan." The Head minion tells the others. A feeling of fear creeps into my body. What have I done? I start to run, but the head minion tackles me down before I can get away. My head hits a robot, and I plunge into a sea of darkness.

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