Sequel to "A Christmas Gift"! I hope you enjoy it! I actually had a lot of fun writing this chapter and I'm not good with relationship drama so don't kill me as you start reading this. I'm hoping to explain a good part of what I didn't in the first story. Soon we'll find out how Gene is still alive and how Mai knew Gene's name, but not the whole story.
Disclaimer: I do not own Ghost Hunt
Chapter 1: The Reunion
"I still hate this place," Ayako grumbled angrily leaning against the wall. We were standing in the airport once again. Being the day after Christmas, it was overrun with people coming back from vacation or going home from vacation or taking last minute vacation.
Damien and Jessica had disappeared over an hour ago to get our tickets and get our luggage loaded onto the plane. Even from where I stood on the steps overlooking the whole crowd I couldn't see hide nor hair of them.
"It's an airport, what do you expect?" Monk asked sarcastically, leaning against the wall next to her, "You're not that old. Or maybe you are. Maybe your Alzheimer is finally kicking in." He ducked as Ayako swung her overstuffed handbag at his head.
Gene gave his surroundings an appraising look. "I haven't been in an airport for over two years. I forgot how completely crazy it can get. Remember that time we got lost while going to the bathroom Noll?" he asked, prodding Naru in the arm with a grin.
"I remember that! You two were crying so hard when we found you. It was right after we adopted you and were taking you home with us. It was so precious," Luella cooed, her hands pressed to her cheeks like the doting mother she is.
The image of Gene and Naru as little kids, holding hands and bawling their eyes out drifted into my mind. I clamped my hands over my mouth, giggling quietly. "You actually used to cry?" I asked Naru, a wide grin on my face. I was going to hold this over his head for as long as I lived.
Naru glared up at me from a couple steps down. "Believe it or not I did indeed have a childhood and I was a somewhat normal child at first," he said, looking back over the crowd.
"Ha! So you admit that you're not normal!" I cried triumphantly, pointing down at him.
"I never denied it, did I? You're the one in denial," he said, looking up at me again. Slowly, a smirk crawled across his lips.
I took a step back, apprehension flooding my veins at the look in his eyes. "W-why are you looking at me like that?" I asked cautiously, lowering my finger as my eyebrows pulled together.
"Well…" he said slowly, savoring the words before he spoke them, "I was just thinking about how much I like your purple panties. They look nice."
My face lit up like the fourth of July. "I am not wearing purple!" I cried, flattening my skirt against my thighs, "You're a pervert!"
"Are you sure? I'm positive that I saw purple," he said, grabbing the edge of my skirt and lifting it a little. Suddenly, he pinched my thigh and I screeched, jumping. He caught me, holding me like a princess.
"You're a pervert," I moaned, pressing my hands over my heated face.
"Aw, Noll, that's so cute," Gene crooned.
"Not in the airport, Noll," Luella reprimanded, "Save it for the bedroom when you're making me beautiful grandbabies." She smiled as she saw my mouth fall open in disbelief. She kissed her fingers and blew it at me.
My mind went blank with utter shock. "Oh my gosh, Luella!" I shouted, finally regaining my composure, "Now I know where Naru got his perverted streak from. Even if you two aren't related by blood it's obvious."
"Mother," Naru groaned, rolling his eyes toward the ceiling like a regular teenager, "Do you have to be so open?"
"Of course!" Luella shouted like that was the silliest question she'd ever been asked, "It's the easiest way to tease and embarrass my boys." She grinned like a little kid, her smile blinding me.
From below us I heard a loud screech. That was where Ayako, Monk and the rest of the group were standing. "John!" I heard a girl's voice bearing a heavy Australian accent cry. Looking over the railing, I saw a girl fling herself into John's arms. He'd been hit with the stun hammer right between the eyes.
I scrambled from Naru's arms, racing down the stairs. I skidded back into the group just as the girl pressed her violet lips to John's. We all jerked back in surprise, our jaws falling limp. Even Gene and Naru stared down at the proceedings with wide eyes.
She pulled back leaving John's lips smudged with purple, and hugged him around the neck. "It's so nice to see you again!"
"Alice, what are you doing here?" he asked finally rising from his pool of stun.
The girl slid down to the floor. She wore knee-high, black, lace-up, high-heeled boots that looked like they were made of leather. A pair of stripped purple and black socks crawled up to the middle of her thighs. Her lacey black and purple mini-skirt stopped just above the socks. A black and purple corset crawled up her ribcage stopping in a ruffle of black lace just above her breasts, giving you a good view of her cleavage. It laced up in the back with purple silk ribbons. Her wavy raven black hair fell over her naturally tanned skin stopping in the middle of her back. She sported no make-up except for the violet lip gloss that stained her lips.
"I came here to visit Mom and Dad since they were here for Christmas. I'm going back to Japan today," she explained with a bright smile, unaware of all the stares she was getting from the teenage boys walking by.
John once again fell into his pool of stun. He stared at her with wide eyes, unable to spit out one coherent phrase.
"Um, excuse me," I said politely, taking the initiative for the rest of the team, "but can I ask who you are exactly?"
"I'm Alice Carlson. Who are you?" Alice asked in broken Japanese, looking from John to me and then back to John. She cocked her head to the side as she realized that Yasu, Masako, Ayoko and Monk stood beside us and that Gene, Naru, Lin, Madoka, Luella and Martin were standing on the stairs above us. She pointed to Masako, "You're that medium, Masako Hara, aren't you?" she asked in English and then pointed to Naru, "And you're Dr. Oliver Davis. I'm a big fan. Isn't your twin brother, Eugene Davis, also a famous medium?"
"Yes, I am. Now I would appreciate you explaining how you know one of my employees," Naru said coldly, his eyes boring holes into the girl. It wasn't in the way that all the other guys were. Thank goodness.
"I'm his best friend," she said with a smile, "I've known him since he was five."
My mouth hung open. The others didn't seem to have heard anything strange, but I stared up at Naru who had just admitted to being the great Oliver Davis. I knew that when he told me about Gene several years ago he wasn't telling me the whole truth and sure I was considering it was something big like an alias, but I never expected anything like that. "When were you planning on telling me?" I almost whispered inaudibly.
"Mai, people can't hear you if you mumble," Naru shot at me, glaring at me with the softened version of his glare.
"When were you planning on telling me?" I shouted at him, angry tears threatening to cascade down my face.
He stared at me with wide, shocked eyes joined by Gene. Luella giggled into her hands, avoiding making eye contact with her sons. "Oh, their first fight as a couple!" Madoka cried excitedly, gripping at Lin's hand.
"It was only a matter of time before she found out," he said to both Naru and Madoka before taking her down the stairs to stand with us and avoid Naru's glare.
Naru was spared having to answer with the reappearance of Damien and Jessica. "Good news guys, our plane leaves in twenty minutes. Let's boogie!" Jessica cried, waving the tickets at us.
"This isn't over," I shot at Naru, glaring as I followed Jessica and Damien.
There's the first chapter. Hope you liked it. Review please :D