We are getting to New York today! I swear it! And then the real fun will begin! *wiggles eyebrows in an attempt to be seductive but fails miserably*
Chapter 5 – On to New York City
The second night on the train was considerably more restful than the previous night. There were no screams and no one woke them at one am. So when Apollo woke up on the third day he felt a lot better than he had the second day.
Yawning and stretching, Apollo carefully climbed down from his bunk and was amused to see that Kristoph was still asleep. He smiled gently at his beloved mentor. He looked so peaceful while he slept.
Apollo wanted to go back to their seats, but it would probably be rude to leave before his boss woke so he busied himself with packing his things while he waited. By the time he was done, Kristoph was slowly coming to.
"Morning boss!" Apollo greeted cheerfully, "Sleep well?"
Groaning slightly and yawning, Kristoph sat up, blinking sleepily. "Ugh, morning," he muttered, "I did sleep a lot better, but I've never done well trying to sleep in something that's moving. It'll be a lot better when we get to the hotel."
"I agree," Apollo said with a nod. He helped his boss pack up before they moved to the seating car. Then Apollo pulled out a game while Kristoph got out his paperwork and immediately sighed and groaned. Apollo paused his game and looked up at him.
"Is there something wrong, sir?" he asked, raising an eyebrow.
"Oh no!" Kristoph drawled, "It's just I still have all this paperwork! It's so much! If only I had a faithful assistant to help me get through all of this!" He looked pointedly at Apollo.
"You're not going to guilt trip me into doing your work for you, sir," Apollo told him.
"Not guilt trip you," Kristoph corrected, "You are my support staff so I'm paying you to help me with this." Apollo stared at him for a moment then sighed.
"All right, hand me part of that report," he muttered.
"Thank you, Apollo," Kristoph said with a smile.
For the next hour, the two of them read over the boring reports of the other lawyers, hardly speaking, and only occasionally asking how far along the other was. At one point Apollo got up and moved to the other side of the table to sit next to his boss and gently lean on him. When he looked up again, Kristoph had fallen asleep. Apollo snickered silently.
"Yeah, these are really boring," he said to himself. He set the papers down and snuggled closer to his mentor.
When Apollo woke up, Kristoph was still asleep. Snickering, Apollo nudged his mentor, shaking him awake. Kristoph woke with a start, shouting slightly.
"Ah! What happened? What's wrong?" Kristoph gasped. Apollo repressed a laugh.
"Nothing, sir," he said, "It's almost time to disembark. Also, we fell asleep."
Kristoph groaned. "Again? I'm never going to get this done!"
"You could always skim through it and pretend you read it," Apollo suggested.
"Looks more like I'm going to have to," Kristoph side, putting the files and folders away, "Hopefully no one will ask too many questions or notice when I don't participate."
"Yeah, hopefully," Apollo giggled.
A few hours later, Kristoph and Apollo were grabbing their luggage and waiting to disembark. Kristoph leaned over Apollo slightly.
"When we get out, keep close to me at all times," he said, "It's very easy to get separated here. I don't want you getting lost."
"Yes, sir," Apollo replied, trying not to shiver.
The train stopped and they were finally allowed to get off. They exited into an underground tunnel that reminded Apollo of a subway tunnel. It wasn't long, though, before they came out into the light. A quick escalator ride later brought them up to the streets of New York City.
"Wow!" Apollo sighed, looking up at the tall buildings in awe, "We're actually in New York! It's so cool!"
Beside him, Kristoph chuckled. "Come on, you can admire everything after we get to the hotel," he said, "We need to hail a cab."
It took a few tries to get a cab, but finally they got one and loaded their luggage in the trunk. Kristoph gave the driver the address of their hotel and they were off. It didn't take long for them to reach the hotel. Apollo was staring with such amazement that Kristoph had to usher him inside.
It was one of the most exquisite and fancy places Apollo had ever stood in. It was like the entire lobby had been painted in gold. He spun around in place, admiring everything as Kristoph checked them in.
"Do you think the room will be as fancy as the lobby?" Apollo wondered as they rode the elevator up.
"I don't know, I didn't have time to look at any pictures of the room," Kristoph replied. He hesitated a moment before clearing his throat. "Um, about that, I have to warn you about something. Because I added you to my plans on such short notice, I didn't have time to-"
"Look! We're here!" Apollo interrupted excitedly as the door opened. He rushed out of the elevator, dragging his luggage behind him. Kristoph sighed and followed him.
Their room was not too far from the elevators or the vending machines. Which was just fine with Apollo. He didn't eat a lot of junk food, but it was nice if he got the muchies while they were in their room. Kristoph pulled out a room key and unlocked the door. Apollo went in first and that's when he realized he probably should have let Kristoph finish speaking before.
The room only had one bed.
This is an extremely short chapter, and I'm sorry for that, but it's been such a long time since I updated this and I thought that was a great line to end this chapter on. Next chapter will have Apollo and Kristoph exploring New York City before the conference, which should be fun. I'm going to NYC myself in August, but hopefully the next chapter will be out before that. Anyway, please leave a comment and I'll try to work on my updating speed.