Unsuspected Heroes Chapter 2

“The service tunnel,” a voice whispered.

“What?! Who’s there?!” He growled looking around.

“Head to the service tunnel, east terminal.” It whispered again. It seemed to be coming from all directions. “Go, now, patrollers are on their way!” He ran, not knowing why he was trusting a voice that could be anything or anyone. When he reached the service tunnel entrance he just stood there.

“How am I supposed to find the east terminal, when I can’t even see my hand?” He asked under his breath.

“…Just…”

“What, cat got your tongue, you sure wanted to talk before.”

“Follow the tracks, it’ll take you to where you need to be.” It replied.

“Yes Shadow, listen to the voice in your head…that worked out great for you last time.”

“I’m not in your head, now get moving!!” The voice sounded impatient. He jumped down from the platform onto the tracks. The lights flickered on. “Now you can see, happy?” Shadow walked down the rails gravel crunching under his shoes. He reached another terminal. “Here, this is the east terminal.” He jumped onto the platform, it was dark just like the terminal he had come from. Only, there was a sound echoing. He was just about to run when the voice told him not too.

“What, do you want me to get caught?” He hissed.

“Who’s there?” A familiar voice asked. He was so filled with disbelief he didn’t answer. Soon, she was visible. “Shadow?” She lowered her blackened fist. “I can’t believe it! How did you find me?” Her voice filled with clear joy.

“I-a voice led me here.” He answered.

“What voice?”

“A voice.”

“How does that answer my question?” She laughed.

“You haven’t laughed in a long time.” He said.

“I’ll explain everything, soon.” The voice said, trailing off. Winter sat down on the ground.

“Winter…?”

“I’m fine…it’s just, there’s something that needs to be explain, there’s more, to this?” She asked desperately.

This was a new emotion for her, in fact all emotion besides anger were new to her. Shadow looked down at her with no emotion. She tucked her head between her knees. Shadow crouched down in front of her. He extended his arm gesturing for her to come to him. She scooted until she could feel his body pressing against hers. She felt uneasy, not having much physical contact with anyone, she could feel him trying to wrap his arm around her, hesitantly, like he didn’t know how. She rested her head on his chest. Shadow inhaled.

The both of them felt safe, they hadn’t felt this way for months. “Hmm?” Shadow looked down. Winter was sleeping. He flinched. She opened her eyes, blushing from pure embarrassment.

“Sorry Shadow.” She said sleepily.

“N-No, it’s alright. Go back to sleep.” He murmured.

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