In the cafeteria…

The two were on the usually long lunch line.

On the daily changed dry-erase board lunch menu it said,


Meatloaf or Mac & cheese with mashed potatoes or Vegetable mix (steamed broccoli, carrots, and melancholy)

Kid made a face and Maka thought "YUCK!" out loud.

He turned to her and asked, " The broccoli?"

"How did you know?"

"I don't really like it ether." Kid said.

Maka and Kid sat down at an empty table with their lunch trays. The room seemed a little bit emptier than usual, about only half of the students were there!


"Hmm?" she muttered with a mouth semi-full of mashed potatoes.

"Is it just me or…" he trailed off.

"Or what?"

"Or, don't we both seem as care free as we did when we where little?"

"Hmm…." she said as she poked at the meatloaf. "Yeah, I guess so."

"Where's Soul?" Kid asked.

"His Grandmother and Brother dragged him along on this random roadtrip to Niagara Falls." she answered.

"Okay then.." He said. 'Well, that answers one question…'

After about five minutes of silence between them so that they could actually eat a little instead of chatting the whole time, Kid just remembered something!

"So, did you see his soul?"

She froze. "Well, umm…you see….uhhh.."

His eyes widened. "YOU DIDN'T FORGET TO LOOK, DID YOU?"

"Huh? No, of course NOT!" she stumbled.

"Well, did you she Chichicue's soul or not?" He questioned her.

"The thing is that I'm pretty sure that I did but…."

"But, what?"

"But, it wasn't so clear"

"Huh?" Kid backed off for a second. "I'm not sure what you mean."

"What I mean is that, when I looked for his soul, I saw a faint and almost ghost-like yellowish sphere that looked a little bit similar to his current mask." She replied.

"Eventhough that seems a bit odd but, at least you managed to find something."

"I think that we should go and ask about this."

"About what?" a new voice called out.

It was Black*Star and Tusbaki. They made there way over to the table and sat down on opposite sides of the table.

"Hello Maka, hello Kid!" Tusbaki chirped in her normal friendly tone.

"Hi Tusbaki!" Maka and Kid greeted.


They all turned to Black*Star, who was wolfing down his meal as usual.

*SIGH* They all huffed.

He slowed down for a second and asked(with a full mouth though), " So what are you two gonna ask the Doc about?"

"Uhhh…" Maka trailed off.

"NOTHING!" They both exclaimed at the same time.

Black*Star swallowed a big chuck out his meatloaf "And what's up with the 'saying the samethings at the sametime' thing?"

"I'm not to sure what your talking about." Kid said in his formal tone.

"I've seen you two in the halls, talking in sync sometimes and then running off somewhere. I was out there because the teach' told me to go away from the classroom for a little while." The Blue-haired one explained. "I guess that he couldn't handle my awesomeness!"

Tusbaki rolled her eyes, "Black*Star, you jumped on his desk in the middle of a practice exam…"

"Everyone looked bored and wasn't focusing on me!" He stated proudly.


Everyone was getting up and leaving the room to get to their next class. The sound of the garbage bins filling up and the clanks of the trays being tossed on top of the bins hastily as they all were walking out.

"Well, it was nice getting to talk with you guys but we best be on our way!" Kid said as he grabbed his tray and quickly got up.

"Yeah, I don't want to be late to class again!" Maka added. Eventhough this was just a cover-up, she remembered that a few weeks ago she was made late to class due to Black*Star and Soul fighting over the last big white chocolate macadamia cookie that she had bought from the snack line in the cafeteria for her to share with them.

As the duo quickly walked out the doors, Black*Star and Tusbaki just sat there. She was only waiting quietly for her meister to get up until he go to his feet and said, "Tusbaki."

"Yes?" she said looking up at him.

"I think that we have some spying to do."