My Guardian Rose
Chapter 91: Childish Or Just Human?
Vhanoss, Red and I ran through the town as Pewdi and Crai chased us. They made it out that they were angry, but even so, there was nothing but amusement in their eyes. "Hey, get back here!" Crai shouted and I giggled, Vhanoss and Red snickering. "Won't catch us, gumbies!" I shouted back with a small hop, untying my poncho and letting it fly back. Red and Vahnoss dodged it, but Pewdi and Crai weren't so lucky. While they were momentarily blinded, I took my chance. "Quick, over here...!" I whispered, and Red and Vhanoss nodded and followed me. Quick and quiet as a snake, I jumped onto a large crate that was pressed up to the side of the Sparring Hall, then grabbed the overhand of the roof. Vhanoss and Red copied me as I climbed onto the roof, and we made it up in expert timing. "There's a skylight over 'ere, hurry...!" I quietly opened it up and we jumped inside. We tumbled to the floor in the middle of the arena, laughing, and everyone stopped training and stared at us with bewildered expressions. We didn't stop giggling like idiots though, fist bumping each other. Sandy shook his head in amusement and Pitch chuckled. "Wait, hold on, lemme guess..." Mark chuckled and the three of us laughed harder. "What?" Katherine squeaked. "Yes, what did they do?" Ombric asked, but I was too busy laughing to answer. "Three... Two... One..."
"Rose!!" I squeaked and shot to my feet, Red and Vhanoss doing the same as Pewdi and Crai stormed in. "Pitch gave me the spider idea!" I quickly said and Pewdi's eyes flared. Pitch yelped and slipped into the back room, but Pewdi didn't let him get away. After a few seconds Pewdi emerged, dragging Pitch out by his ankles. "No, don't eat me! It was out of my mouth before I could think! She tricked me with her gypsy magic, she did! I swear! I'm innocent, I tell you! I demand a recount!" Pitch pleaded, his nails digging into the hardwood floors and leaving claw marks behind. Pewdi tried lifting him to his feet, but even with the help of Crai, Pitch hung limp like a dead weight. "No! No! No," He exclaimed, struggling, "They're the ones you want, remember! Oh, please, don't cook me up for your next date! I taste horrible! Dark meat, all dark meat!" Sandy facepalmed. "Do you know how much fear you just caused Pewds?" Crai hissed and Pitch suddenly relaxed. A large grin spread across his face and he looked up at Crai. "Why yes, it was delicious." Then he shrunk back as he realized what he just said, his eyes wide as he began to struggle again. "See?! These things slip off my tongue before I can stop them!" He squealed when Crai jabbed his stomach. Crai was about to do it again when Pewdi began to giggle, then laugh. "He's so cute," Pewdi giggled, "Can we keep him? Oh, please Crai, can we adopt him?!" Pitch suddenly stopped struggling again with a stupefied expression. "Well, this took an unexpected turn..." He mumbled. "Take him! He's cuter!" He's suddenly said, pointing to Sandy. The little man blushed and began to back up slowly, his hands up in a defensive stance as he smiled awkwardly. Vhanoss, Red and I glanced at each other and snickered quietly. "Job well done...!" I whispered to them and they nodded.
After Pewdi and Crai finally left, everybody took a break. Sandy was left to calm down the energetic Pitch off to the side, but he didn't seem to be getting anywhere. The tall man was currently in a giggle fit for seemingly no reason. "Wow, I didn't know Pitch could be so..." Katherine trailed off. "Childish." Nightlight finished for her and she nodded. "Childish," Lucy surprisingly spoke up with a faint smile, "Or just human?"