Ky was content. His day had gone great. He'd beat Boomer at video games, finally triumphed over Maya in sparring and was currently free to do what ever he pleased. Right now that involved sprawling out over the couch, earphones in, music blaring, with a bowl of popcorn situated on his lap. He gently plucked one piece of the said popcorn and placed it in his mouth, savouring the sweet taste of toffee while slowly nodding his head in time with his music.
His moment was then shattered by Boomer walking in, head down with a troubled expression matched with worry pooling in his golden eyes. He tapped his raven-haired friend on the shoulder three times, before giving an irritated sigh and yanking away his earphones. "Hey!" Ky exclaimed indignantly, reaching out to snatch them back. "That was the best part." Then, the boy actually looked at his friend and noticed his expression. Ky's own face creased with concerned. "Boom, what's up?
"Its Maya." Ky was instantly on his feet. "She's upset." He was already moving towards the door. "She won't-" He had promptly exited the room, leaving Boomer in mid-sentence. "Talk to anyone..." He watched the empty doorway for a moment, before shrugging and spotting Ky's discarded phone, Boomer inserted the earphones, and, completely shattering the rules of privacy, began browsing through his friend's music and among other personal areas.
"My?" Ky whispered, cautiously approaching the girl who had curled herself up tightly, her head buried in her knees, which were tucked closely to her chest. She didn't stir or even acknowledge his presence. "Maya?" He tried again, edging closer. "It's Ky." He paused, waiting for her to make any movement. All his hopes were crushed, that said so was his heart as he saw the lithe girl's body tremble with sobs. "Maya, please."
The girl raised her head, her eyes were blurred with tears but still just as sharp as always. "Ky... Why are you holding a shovel?"
He grinned sheepishly in response. "To bury the loser that made you cry." He replied nervously, rubbing the back of his neck after the short silence that followed. Then, Maya started to laugh, but her ochre eyes still held the sadness she was feeling.
Ky discarded the shovel, carelessly throwing it to the side before he crept closer, kneeling down next to Maya and placing a comforting hand on her shoulder. "What's wrong?" He asked, without failing to notice how Maya quickly averted her eyes and hung her head when faced with the question. He gently rubbed her back in small circles as a few loose tears streaked down her face. "It's okay, My. It's okay."
"I... I had a Nightmare last night; in it I was all alone. There was no-one. I searched and searched, but... I-I.. No, I was alone... Then... Then I woke up this morning, and I couldn't find anyone... I was so scared." She sniffed, and as more tears began to flow, she shuffled closer to the ebony haired boy who instinctively placed a reassuring arm around her. "I thought It'd actually happened; that you were all gone! I finally found Master Boaddai and he calmed me down, but after... I, I had this crazy vision. I was alone and it was dark and I was scared. But the things is, they keep happening. Ky, I'm really scared."
He pulled the girl into a hug, squeezing her tightly as she nuzzled his neck, finally succumbing to her fear and sobbing into his chest. "Maya, it's okay. It was just a Nightmare, and you know how unpredictable your visions are, it's not going to happen."
Ky could barely feel Maya nod against his chest. The boy just smiled and stroked her hair in a way that he hoped was comforting. Her sobs eventually died down and she finally pulled away, ochre eyes meeting cerulean ones. "Please don't leave me." Maya whispered, attaching herself once more to Ky, in the form of a very tight hug.
"I'll always be here for you, My." Ky replied, hugging the girl back. "Always."
A/N: And there you have it. Short, I know but hopefully it was as sweet as I pictured in my mind. I am taking suggestions for one-shots, so if you want to see something I will have a go at creating something for you, leaving an Author's Note at the top of the page to credit you.
Feel free to review as you please, I hope you liked it. The idea's/Plot belong to me but I do not own any of the characters mentioned in this chapter.