Wednesday, 18 June 2008
10:31:03 PM (GMT)
The four companions had a fun time riding the new bicycles along the road.
When the peddlers got tired, they would stop and switch. They had covered nearly 10
Kilometres that day. It was quite a feat for the girls. When the sun had set, they
stopped and camped on the side of the road. When the girls ate what rashions they
could,Mana just skipped supper and fell asleep,weary from the day.
Mana's dreams brought her to the rocky mountains again. Eichiro smiled when he saw
"Hello again, Mana."
"Don't worry, Eichiro. Me and my friends are coming!"
The expression on Eichiros face was pure joy.
"Can you tell me more about yourself? You seem to know everythig about me. I don't
even know what you do for a living!"
Eichiro hesitated for a split second, but not nearly enough for Mana to see.
"All in due time. I don't think you even know who YOU are!" he inquired with a
"What do you mean?" Eichiro was about to speak when Mana's sights went blurry yet
"Mana! Wake up!"
"What is it, Shiki?"
"We have to get going! What was it you said about getting there as soon as
"Alright alright, I'm awake. Unfortunatly..." Her voice trailed off. Mana didn't know
what was becoming of her. She wanted to sleep and be with Eichiro more then be awake
and with her friends! It was a hard process for Mana.
By the time it was noon, Kiyomi had enough. She slowly pressed the handbreak. She was
so tired lately.
"Enough. Can't go further." Mana kept her from falling off the bike.
"She's right. She's been really tired lately. We've all been pushing too hard..."
Mana squinted past Sera and Shiki to see a town -no,not a town, a city.- in her
"I'll peddle Kiyomi. I see a City up ahead. I'll tell you my plans there." Mana
hopped into the bike seat and peddled with some new energy,with her friends on her
Before long, they reached the City. If Mana guess was right, they were in Albiney,or
something like that. She wasn't completly sure. But when she thought about it, Mana
and her friends had reached quite a great distance in about 3 days. Mana stopped near
the downtown of Albiney and discussed her plan.
"Here is what i was thinking. If we all got large suitcases,we could squeeze inside
and catch a lift on an airplane to cloe to the rockies. It will save us weeks, maybe
months, of travel time." Sera spoke up.
"That's dishonest,Mana! And what if we're caught? I'd rather take the time to ride to
SHE must have been crazy! To peddle all that way...Was almost enough to make her head
"Eichiro may not have that much time..."
Sera's face showed frustration.
"What about bikes?" Kiyomi says weakly.
"we'll put them as luggage too! C'mon! Lets get some suitcases!" Mana rides off with
Kiyomi on her back,and Sera and Shiki following closly behind them.
Mana didn't know if the airport would even let luggage without passengers on, but it
was worth a try!
When they reached the airport, and got luggage they could fir in, Mana looked wearily
at the departures for Canada. Which one should they take? There were cities like
Québec, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver... Sera walked up to the board and pointed to a
"This is about as close as we'll get with the airplanes."
The city she was pointing to was called Calgary. Mana had heard it was one of the
largest cities in Canada, so it would feel somewhat like home... The four split the
remainder of the food among them and climbed into the suitcases. Mana kept a bit of
the zipper open so she could see outside. She felt herself get dragged onto a
conveyer belt that was heading for a opening with flaps over so you couldn't see
inside. Mana was suprised they even let her on. She only hoped her friends were as
lucky as her...
Mana braced herself as she went through, and what she saw, shocked her.
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