I'll take some coffee please.
*I take a small bite*
You sure she'll be alright?
Yes, sheís a tough one... *Hands you coffee and she sits down* Your friend is an escapee of the GIC, did you know this?
Um, no I didn't... How'd you know?
*She pulls out the a phone and passes it to you, thereís a picture of a barcode on the back of my neck* I know that tattoo, a few of my people have it. She also had scars, I think somebody tortured her. How long have you known her?
Just a few years. She was tortured..? Why?
CCG experiments.... Thatís usually the reason, if she was held in an internment center then she was their plaything. Iím sorry you have to hear this but this is why am going to ask you to stay here, I have plenty of space to accommodate both.
Oh. Well I don't mind that I guess, but I don't know if Shia will...
I donít think sheíll protest, the CCG found you guys and I think sheíll do anything to protect you. Look, Iíll give her a job here so she can stay out of sight and trouble, you keep going to school, Iíll have someone shadow you.
Alright, thank you.
So Iím sure you have some questions for me.... This is an odd situation
Um yeah, well I have a couple. How do you know so much about all of this and why are you helping us? Don't most ghouls usually keep to themselves?
*She frowns* I lived it, my father was human and my mother was a ghoul.... The doves raided our home, they killed my mother and father but took me as a subject to experiment on. I was six years old but I waited bided my time... When I turned 17 I was able to seduce one of the guards, I was able to overpower him and take the key, I killed 53 guards on my way out. I lived in hell and I didnít want any others to go through that so I started rescuing people. I truly believe that ghouls and humans can coexist but not with the CCG around, my goal was to expose them.
Oh woah... That's amazing that you've done all of that. I'll gladly do anything I can to help.
*She smiles* Then go to school, not many of us are educated. I was lucky enough to have somebody teach me to read and write but most ghouls donít receive a good education. We need to prove to the world that weíre not primitive savages, we need to prove the CCGís illusion of us wrong.
Yeah I do plan on finishing school and going to college after.
*And thatís how it is for the next year, I work at the cafť with Mio and you go to college. Your doing homework one day when you hear screaming in the hallway* Are you kidding me! Mio, you know that is not fair! *Mio and me are both red-faced* Shia, I canít let you attack the doves when youíre not willing to tell us vital information about yourself! Triple S class! You realize that that makes you a security risk on missions! *I sneer at her* It just means I can be a greater help! *Mio puts her foot down* Enough! You will take whatever mission I give you, no questions asked! *I walk into my room and slam the door*
*I look up from my notebook*
Um, Mio... What's going on?
I just took her off the assault squad. Sheís been lying about her ranking, Shia is a SSS rated ghoul only second to me.
What? Why would she lie about something like that? I'm gonna go talk to her.
*I quickly stack my papers up and head for her room*
*You walk into my room to see it trashed* What?!
*I pick a pillow up off the floor and set it back on the bed*
I know you're upset, but there's no need to destroy your own room. What if you'd have broken something important?