I opened the door a crack and looked out. Nobody was awake. I opened it the rest of the way and flew out. I flew low to the ground. People would look out for things at head height, not flat against the ground. I flew to the mission room. I pulled up a computer screen and searched through the files. Cheshire’s had to be here somewhere.
“Where art thou Cheshire? If there is a file on here about you, don’t think I won’t find it” I muttered to myself
“Under Ch. segundo file from the bottom” a voice said
“Thank’s” I said, forgetting I wasn’t supposed to be up.
“No problem.” That’s when I remembered. I spun around and saw Robin coming through the teleporters. How did I not see the glow?! I am such an idiot!
“What are you doing here?” I demanded quietly
“I could ask you the same question” he replied
“Redeeming myself. Your turn” I answered
“Checking in on you. I saw the way you looked at the computer when we got back. I knew you were going to try something. I didn’t want you to get hurt, so I came to stop you” he admitted
“*Sigh* Well, since I got pointlessly up at 4:00 in the morning and won’t be getting to sleep, I’m going outside for some fresh air” I started walking towards the door. “Feel free to sumali me” I added. I heard him come. I smiled a tiny smile. I walked outside and grabbed Robin’s hand.
“Hold on” I smiled. I felt his grip tighten. I flew up the cliff and stopped on a ledge fifty feet up. It over looked the sea and had enough puwang for two people. I sat and looked out at the sky.
“The stars are magnificent” I said
“Yeah, they are” Robin sighed
“I can see a lot of the constellations from here. Over there is Orien, then Ursa Major and Ursa Minor and way over there is Cassiopeia” I pointed out
“And right beside me is Andromeda” he smiled
“You realize you just called me a chained maiden” I laughed
“I’m not very good with the whole constellation meaning thing” he smiled sheepishly
“Well Orien was a hunter in pag-ibig with Artemis. And she loved him back. One day, someone challenged Artemis to hit a moving target in the water. She hit it. Unfortunely, it really was Orien. She turned him into a constellation so she could see him every night. Ursa Major was a great bear, while Ursa Minor was a lesser bear. And Cassiopeia was a seated queen” explained
“I didn’t know that. Hey, when you sinabi you covered your face because someone might recognize you, why’d you lie?” He asked
“How’d you know I lied?” I demanded
“Because you just told me” he smiled.
“The real reason is… I was a model” I sinabi model like it was a curse.