Defying Gravity… Amazing song… Amazing singer… I love that… It's epic. But it makes me wonder… where do they find these people?
Undercover Lover- Chapter Nine- Grounded Gravity
Kimiko had slept until about nine the next morning- Chase had actually let her. Kimiko woke happy, extra sleep was an instant mood improver. She felt a little bad about not reporting to Raimundo, but then again, she was still kind of angry with him and the others. At the moment, Kimiko was happier with Chase than she was with her own friends… If that made any sense at all…
Kimiko was in her room, humming Defying Gravity to herself. (Because I'm listening to it…) She didn't try to hide the higher notes; eventually she began singing it aloud. She loved musicals- How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, The Lion King, Chicago, Memphis, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors- every one. They had the best songs and the best harmonies. She got to the climax of the song and let her vocal cords belt out the song. "No wizard that there is or was, is ever gonna bring meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee doooooooooooooowwwn…! Bring mee dooooown…! Ooohoooooowoooooohoooh…!" And Kimiko collapsed onto her bed once the song was over.
It was probably really stupid to sing so loudly, but then again, Chase hadn't come up and yelled at her, maybe he hadn't heard. Then again, did Chase ever not hear what was said in his palace? Now she felt like she had just blown her cover.
She went to the door and threw it open. Chase was down the hall and Kimiko instantly shrunk back in surprise and fear. He looked a little annoyed and he asked calmly, yet with an edge of gravity in his tone, "Was that you…?"
"Oh, um, no, I was listening to music… Sorry, was it too loud..?" Kimiko lied. Chase raised an eyebrow for a moment before simply shaking his head and walking away. Kimiko breathed a sigh of relief, but she had a feeling Chase wasn't entirely buying it. She'd just have to be sure not to break into song anymore. Stupid Disney movies- making everyone think breaking into song at random wouldn't affect the situation…
Kimiko wandered around for a little while after that, trying to decide what she wanted to do. She eventually headed down to the training room, but Chase wasn't there this time. She shrugged it off and decided to practice a few techniques she imagined might work out. She stood on one foot, on her toes, did a sort of pirouette and flinging her free foot out as a sort of kick. She bounced off her foot, doing a forward flip, multiple times, and ending with a final movement as a sort of punch… It felt more like dancing than fighting, considering she wasn't punching anyone…. But at the same time, it felt good just to get some cardio in- she was actually getting used to working her muscles to exhaustion every day. Not doing so made her feel like she had pent up energy that needed to be let out.
Kimiko tried again, and she heard the female voice of Wuya ask, "And is that your seduction technique, ya little flame?"
She flipped her head back to stare at her in extreme shock. Wuya smirked and said, "Don't play dumb, I know… You don't do well hiding it, you know…"
"Don't hide what well?" Kimiko asked, still utterly confused, but now she was worried Wuya had figured it out.
"You're gay…" Wuya said. Kimiko practically fell on her face, but she merely flinched about a foot lower as Wuya continued, "Singing like that earlier… Dancing… Making yourself look good no matter what… You're not going to impress Chase by trying to be a woman, you know… He's straight, and no matter how feminine your voice is, he won't fall for it. He knows you're a man who's obsessed with him…"
Kimiko wanted to laugh her butt off. Wuya really didn't get it, did she? Oh, Kimiko was mentally rolling on the floor with her laughter. Kimiko wanted to screech with laughter- Wuya was so stupid!
"Wuya," Kimiko heard Chase's angry voice and she quickly looked to see him standing behind her- had he been there the whole time? Aw snap! Wuya was in for it!
Wuya flinched as Chase approached her. He spoke darkly, "I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't antagonize my apprentice… Did I give you permission to even speak to Raioki? Go find Spicer and pester him for a few months…" He was actually pointing to the door, and Wuya obeyed- LIKE A DOG! Now Kimiko couldn't help it, she fell over and was bawling with fits of laughter.
She was crying she was laughing so hard! She couldn't help it- Wuya was like a dejected little puppy obeying its master! It was too good! It was priceless!
Chase slowly walked over to where she was curled into a ball on the floor, still laughing. He smiled a little bit to see her laughing at Wuya and he just let her finish laughing hysterically before he spoke to her.
"I apologize for Wuya," he said, "I hope she did not offend you."
Kimiko replied in between giggles, "Nah, it's cool."
"I have no problem with teaching homosexuals," Chase added, trying to relieve some tension he apparently felt. It had the opposite effect on Kimiko- it made her feel really awkward.
"Well, no, I'm straight," she replied- she technically wasn't lying to him…after all…
Chase inhaled a little and whispered, "Oh… Then I apologize for thinking…" And his voice trailed off. Now the room was really uncomfortable. Kimiko kind of wished he hadn't said anything…
Eventually Chase offered the option of training, and Kimiko agreed to the idea. She trained basically with him for a while, but she sort of wanted to try out her newest thing. And she did- it caught Chase off-guard, and he stopped and stared in shock, allowing Kimiko to land her first hit on him. She actually knocked Chase to the ground! She flipped over once and began jumping up and down excitedly.
"I did it! I did it! I hit you! I hit you!" she cheered happily. Chase got to his feet, looked at her, and rushed out of the room. Kimiko stopped bouncing and stared after him. Was he really that upset? Should she have not hit him? It didn't make sense… Didn't he want her to hit him…? Wasn't that technically why they were training?
Kimiko sat down on the ground and muttered, "So much for defying gravity… Right now, I'll be lucky if I'm not grounded for hitting Chase…" She blew, buzzing her lips together and groaned to herself as she mulled over the whole situation.
… Why did Chase run off…? Was he too proud to lose like that…?