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Novel; 兰Lán Bab 1

兰Lán Daftar Isi

‘Ran, tolong sekalian bawakan bread ke luar ya, Kishen bilang bread-nya habis,’ pinta Helen. Keduanya sedang menurunkan piring-piring kotor di meja steward.

Okay!’ jawab Ran seraya meninggalkan meja steward dengan terburu-buru menuju cold kitchen, meraih empat  plastik bread ketika keluar ke restoran, tidak mempedulikan Auntie Patt yang sibuk mentertawakannya. Auntie Patt memang begitu, beliau selalu bisa memberi ruang dirinya sendiri untuk mentertawakan setiap waiter dan waitress yang sedang berperang memenuhi tuntutan dari ribuan tamu hotel yang sarapan. Katanya sih, staf restoran itu lucu kalau super sibuk begitu.

Ya, setiap pagi di Spice Brasserie—biasanya hanya disebut Spice—pasti super sibuk bahkan untuk kategori sepi, low season, masih ada setidaknya seribu orang yang sarapan setiap pagi. Sebagai restoran utama New Park Hotel, bekerja di Spice benar-benar membutuhkan tenaga ekstra, tidak ada waktu untuk bersantai. Terlebih jika kamu mendapat giliran morning crew. Hanya ada satu kata, perang! Cocok dengan namanya, Spice, hot, panas, sepanas tensi pekerjaannya eaaaa.

Selengkapnya baca di Storial

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Cerpen; When You, “Dilema.”

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Huh?’ Kevin menatap Abi bingung. Ngomong apa dia?

‘Jadi….’ Abi mengaduk-aduk buburnya dan melanjutkan dengan suara kecil. ‘Kemarin Ray mengajakku nonton,’

‘Oh…. Lalu?’

Abi tidak menjawab, hanya mengeleng pelan.

‘Emang, kapan Ray ngajak nonton?’ tanya Kevin.

‘Besok malem minggu,’ jawab Abi kalem.

‘Nah kenapa nggak mau?’ tanya Kevin lagi.

‘Kapan aku bilang nggak mau?’ Abi bertanya balik.

Kevin menatap Abi dengan muka datar. Belakangan ini Abi memang aneh.

Lha tadi geleng kepala buat apa?’

‘Nggak tau….’ Erang Abi sambil menelungkup di meja—mangkok buburnya sudah disingkirkan ke samping.

‘Wah jadi ini serius ya,’ tanya Kevin, ia pun meninggalkan buburnya sejenak dan bersandar ke sandaran kursi, memperhatikan Abi dengan senyum dikulum. Abi mendongak, maksudnya? ‘Ini bukan sekedar idol-crush aja. Waah Abi udah mulai naksir cowok ya….’

Abi menghela napas kesal. ‘Udah deh, nggak usah godain,’

Kevin tertawa. ‘Oke, oke. Jadi gimana nih? Kau sendiri, suka nggak sama Ray?’

‘Yaaa…. Gimana, dia keren sih kalo main basket….’

‘Ya elah Bi, mau pacarin orangnya apa gayanya main basket?’

Lagi-lagi Abi menggeleng. ‘Nggak tau…. Kalau menurutmu gimana?’

‘Aku?’ Abi menggangguk dengan kepala masih menempel di meja. ‘Sori ya, gini-gini aku masih suka cewek.’

Abi spontan mengangkat kepalanya. ‘Maksudku kalau kau jadi aku idiot!’

‘Kalo itu nggak tau juga,’ Kevin menggaruk kepalanya yang tidak gatal. ‘Aku lebih cakep dari Ray sih,’

Abi mendengus. ‘Maksudnya aku kudu pacaran sama situ?’

‘Ya, kalo situ mau sih,’ Kevin mengedipkan matanya sebelah dan Abi pura-pura muntah.

‘Nggak asik ah. Rugi nih dua mangkok bubur. Kepalaku malah tambah pusing!’ Abi bangkit dan meninggalkan kursinya.

‘Hei, hei…. Kok kabur? Buburmu gimana nih?’

‘Makan aja!’ teriak Abi, cewek itu menghampiri Bang Hadi yang sibuk mencuci mangkok dan mengulurkan selembar dua puluh ribuan. ‘Bayar Bang,’

‘Kok udah pulang? Kan Kevin belum selesai tuh?’ tanya Bang Hadi.

‘Biarin! Dia nyebelin, untung aku masih tepat janji buat bayarin makannya,’ kata Abi sambil merengut.

Healah begitu saja lho kok ngambek, biasanya Kevin juga nyebelin kan?’

Abi mencebik dan berpamitan. ‘Udah ah, aku pulang ya Bang,’

Bang Hadi melambaikan tangan. ‘Iya, hati-hati.’

Sementara Kevin hanya memandangi Abi yang meninggalkan warung, dalam hati bertanya-tanya seberapa serius perasaan suka Abi pada Ray dan kenapa ia semakin tidak suka dengan ide Ray yang juga menyukai Abi?

***

Selama dua hari Abi mendiamkan Kevin, rupanya gadis itu benar-benar kesal karena Kevin malah menggodanya dan tidak memberikan solusi atas masalahnya. Telepon Kevin tidak pernah dijawab, begitu juga dengan pesan-pesannya, hanya dibaca tanpa dibalas. Tentu hal ini membuat Kevin kelimpungan, ia tidak terbiasa tanpa kehadiran Abi, hidupnya terasa sepi, tidak ada yang diajak bertengkar, tidak ada yang merecokinya saat melukis.

‘Hari Jum’at,’ gumam Kevin. Berarti Abi akan kencan besok, jadi ga ya? Sebaiknya sih nggak jadi—eh? Pergulatan batinnya mengejutkan Kevin sendiri, kenapa ia tidak suka dengan ide Abi kencan dengan Ray besok? Tapi…. Alasan ia tidak suka Ray karena cowok itu punya potensi mencuri teman baiknya kan? Bukan karena alasan yang lain, ia menyukai Abi misalnya?

Kevin tersedak ludahnya sendiri ketika menyadari hal itu. Menyukai Abi? Masa? Mereka berdua telah bersama-sama sejak bayi, bahkan lahir pun di rumah sakit yang sama, rumah bersebelahan, sekolah dari playgroup sampai kuliah bersama-sama. Baru terpisah kelas sejak kelas dua SMA hingga sekarang—walaupun untuk beberapa mata kuliah mereka masih sekelas. Sebagai catatan tambahan mereka belum pernah benar-benar pacaran, untuk Abi, ibu Abi tidak mengijinkan putrinya berpacaran sebelum lulus SMA. Dan jika Ray ini benar-benar terjadi, maka cowok itu akan menjadi pacar pertama Abi.

Kevin sendiri?

Cowok itu mengerang di kursinya, sekarang ia baru menyadari kalau dirinya juga belum pernah punya pacar. Teman cewek sih banyak tapi yang menyita waktunya sebanyak Abi, belum ada. Hanya Abi.

Kevin meninggalkan meja belajar dan berjalan ke jendela, niatnya untuk belajar menguap seketika. Melalui jendelanya ia bisa melihat kamar Abi yang juga masih terang—rumah mereka sama-sama di pojok blok masing-masing  hanya terpisahkan jalan berpaving. Abi ngapain ya? Kevin meraih white board kecil yang diletakkan menyandar di tembok di bawah jendela, ia menulis;

Lagi ngapain?

Kemudian memeganginya di kusen jendela, menuggu dan berdo’a Abi muncul di jendela kamarnya seperti biasa—sejak kemarin pun Abi tidak terlihat bermain-main di jendela seperti biasanya. Agaknya Tuhan menjawab do’a Kevin ketika Abi melakukan sesuatu dengan gordennya, sepertinya ada kait yang tersangkut ke kait lainnya dan pada akhirnya ia menyadari ada Kevin berdiri di jendela kamarnya di sana. Kevin tahu Abi membaca white board-nya kerena air muka gadis itu berubah.

Abi cemberut, Kevin tersenyum, Abi makin cemberut dan Kevin tertawa.

Abi menunduk dan meraih white board miliknya yang juga diletakkan di bawah jendela lalu menulis sesuatu untuk diperlihatkan pada Kevin.

Udah punya nyali bicara denganku?

Satu alis Kevin terangkat naik.

Sori

Kevin menulis dan memperlihatkannya pada Abi.

Abi mencebik.

Kevin menurunkan white board-nya dan menghapus dua tulisan pertama untuk menggantinya dengan tulisan baru.

Jadi nontonnya?

Ga tau -.-

Abi meletakkan dahinya ke tepi white board yang dipegangnya. Putus asa.

Apa kau mau aku ikut?

Tulis Kevin selanjutnya, langsung membuat Abi mendelik. Ikut? Dengan cepat Kevin menghapus tulisan yang lain dan menggantinya dengan yang baru.

Lha kayaknya ragu-ragu terus gitu?

Kau bukan cewek sih?

Tulis Abi. Lalu tanpa pikir panjang Kevin menulis balasan yang langsung di sesalinya.

Lah kalo suka ya pergi aja kok repot?

Ngomong sama sama tembok emang bikin emosi!

Dengan cepat Abi menurunkan white board dan kedua tangannya meraih ujung-ujung gorden, menutupnya dengan marah.

‘Lho, lho Bi! Abi?!’ teriak Kevin dari jendela seberang. Namun Abi tidak peduli dan membiarkan gordennya tetap menutup.

Kevin menghela napas, sialan. Setelah menunggu beberapa saat dan Abi sepertinya tidak akan membuka gorden kembali dalam waktu dekat, Kevin akhirnya kembali ke dalam, menjatuhkan diri ke kasur. Cewek emang susah dimengerti! Kayaknya aku salah ngomong ke aku sendiri deh, lah kenapa dia yang marah? Kalo emang dia suka ya udah sana pergi. Tapi emang aku ga suka sih dia pergi nonton sama Ray. Kalo mau nonton sama aku juga bisa kan?

Kevin menghela napas dan meraih white board-nya

Jangan pergi

Kemudian meletakkannya di jendela sedang ia sendiri kembali ke kasur, kembali memikirkan percakapan mereka barusan, juga pesan yang ia tulis di white board. Kok aku kayak ABG yang labil ya? Tadi bilang silakan pergi tapi sekarang bilang jangan pergi. Apa hakku melarang Abi pergi? Argh….

Kevin bangkit lagi dan menurunkan white board-nya. Gorden kamar Abi masih tertutup hanya sedikit menggembung ketika tertiup angin. Semoga Abi tidak membaca tulisan tadi! Tangannya menjulur meraih ponsel di bawah bantal dan mengirim pesan pada Abi sebelum ia berubah pikiran walau ia tahu akan menyesalinya nanti, namun untuk saat ini, ia merasa inilah tindakannya yang paling benar untuk dilakukan.

Pergi lah nonton, ambil kesempatan selagi bisa.

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Songfic; Michelle Branch – Goodbye To You

Susan meringis menahan sakit ketika jarum menembus kulitnya, sesekali Matthew, si tukang tato mengusap darah yang merembes keluar.

‘Kau nggak takut Ibumu?’ tanya Matthew ditengah-tengah kesibukannya merajah sisi luar lengan kanan atas Susan.

‘Dia nggak akan bisa berbuat apapun kalau aku pulang dengan tato di tangan dan aku juga nggak peduli. Aku bukan anak kecil lagi.’

‘Tentu,’ Matthew tertawa, seraya mengusap darah di lengan Susan. ‘Paling beliau akan kemari dan mengancam akan menutup salonku.’

‘Dan dia akan tahu kalau usahanya sia-sia,’ tambah Susan sambil tertawa.

‘Kau benar-benar akan pergi?’ tanya Matthew lagi.

Susan mengangguk. ‘Ini kesempatan sekali seumur hidup Matt, do or die lah,’

 

Baca selengkapnya Goodbye To You

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Songfic; Kris Wu – July

Kris memarkir mobil disalah satu sudut tempat parkir yang sepi. Dengan cepat mengenakan masker dan tudung jumpernya hingga wajahnya nyaris tak terlihat. Untuk beberapa saat ia mematut diri melalui kaca spion, memastikan jika wajahnya cukup terlindungi dan tidak dikenali, terima kasih jumper longgar, kau membuat semuanya semakin mudah, Kris menyeringai puas.

Dari sudut matanya ia melihat ponselnya kembali berkedip-kedip. Pangilan masuk. Seringai di wajah Kris makin lebar. Sejak satu jam yang lalu, ia sengaja ‘mendiamkan’ ponselnya dan benda itu tidak pernah berhenti berkedip-kedip, mengindikasikan panggilan dan pesan yang masuk—tidak pernah berhenti.

Tangannya hendak meraih handle pintu mobil setelah menutup kaca ketika ia melihat seorang anak muda berjalan tergesa-gesa dengan kedua mata fokus ke ponsel yang dipegangnya.

Anak muda itu berdandan nyaris seperti dirinya, hanya saja tidak memakai jumper, melainkan topi, jaket tebal, syal tebal melilit leher dan tidak ketinggalan, masker wajah! Seringai lebar di wajah Kris berubah menjadi senyum geli, ternyata pemberitaan media tidak salah, anak muda itu benar-benar tengah dimabuk cinta.

Bagaimana Kris tahu?

Baca selengkapnya July

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Kumcer; Lights Up in the Sky

Penulis : Tara Lee
Hal : 132
ISBN : 978-602-6319-89-0

Sinopsis :
Bukan hal yang aneh kan kalau Mari membenci hari Senin? Rasanya hampir semua orang juga membencinya. Ya memang bukan sepenuhnya salah hari Senin, kalau setiap awal minggu nasib Mari selalu jelek, buruk malah, hanya saja, boleh dong Mari berharap kalau hari Seninnya lebih baik dari hari-hari Senin sebelumnya. Apalagi ada si anak Judo tuh.

Tidak jauh beda dengan Hugo yang selalu mengagungkan Coffee Float untuk menemani hari-harinya, baik unuk bekerja atau pun bersantai. Kok yang nemenin bukan cewek? Nah si Hugo ini jomblo loh, mau daftar?
Boleh, kebetulan Mrs. Blaire sang ibu sedang gencar-gencarnya mencarikan Hugo ini jodoh!

Lain lagi kisah Angela yang keras kepala, gadis ini selalu berpikir bahwa impian adalah segalanya. Tidak ada yang lebih penting dalam hidup ini selain mencapai target karir yang diinginkan. Bahkan cinta pun harus dikorbankan kalau itu menghambat jalannya meraih sukses. Namun definisi sukses itu sebenarnya apa?

Selain tiga cerita di atas masih ada sembilan cerita lain yang tidak kala manis untuk disimak, penasaran? Harus! Karena lights up in the sky bukan berarti bintang di malam hari.

Bingung? Saya juga ^_^

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Prince of Happiness, Finale “Last Destination”

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Shilo woke up when he heard somebody cried above his sleeping place. He looked around but nothing to be found.

‘What was that?’ Prince asked and Shilo just realized if all of his friends already woke up.

He shook his head and looked up to the place where BB was sleeping, he gasped. BB was not there!

‘Where’s BB?’ he asked and the other five quickly looked up to the BB’s sleeping space and looked at each other once they found nothing there.

BB is missing! Their watch is missing!!!

Mono however, he leaped up from their hiding place and frightened at once as he saw a group of human came and approached them. Where’s BB? Mono’s brain was unable to think to escape but stood frozen.

The sound that woken them up must be this little girl’s crying, he thought as the girl was almost running to get to their hiding place before the other did.

‘Look!’ she cried and pointed down to the shock Prince, Ciblue, Shilo, and Nyami.

‘Oh my …’ the old woman squealed as she was kneeling down and reached Ciblue and Nyami all in once and hugged them tightly.

‘I told you granny, they will come back!’ the little girl exclaimed.

Before they figured out what was happening, Shilo, Prince, and Mono were dragged in to the house.

The old woman put Ciblue and Nyami down in front of the old cat that was still in a deep sleep peacefully at the fancy square pillow.

Ciblue stared at the old cat, trying to remember who she was but failed until Nyami approached her and cried out loud.

‘MUM …!’

Ciblue startled and was examining her closely.

The old cat opened her eyes weakly, looking somewhat irritated because somebody disturbed her sleeping time. She stirred up and jumped when saw Nyami that flew into her hug just by a second. Tears started dripping off Nyami’s eyes. It was like miracle that he could see his mother again.

‘Do you forget Mummy?’ Nyami asked Ciblue who was standing there still and no expression in his face but confusion once Nyami broke his hug with his mother.

The old cat spun around and with tears dripping all over her face she hugged Ciblue tightly.

‘I – I h – ha … ve never i – ima … gine I’ll see you he – re again,’ she said in between her tears.

Meanwhile Four were looking at each other without saying anything; they were witnessing a tearful reunion from mother with both of her sons and it made each of them thinking their own family.

‘They remind me with my mother,’ Prince whispered to Shilo.

‘Then go home,’ Shilo suggested as he stretched his head out to have better view of his surroundings.

‘I will,’ the little frog delighted.

And that was how Saturday morning became so bright, aside of the reunion among Ciblue, Nyami and their mother, The Little Farm’s owner also finally found who actually neglected the little kitten.

It was The Little Farm’s new caretaker. She did not want to help the baby kitten so she thought the best way was left them somewhere and told her master if both of the kittens were disappear or dead.

As for Prince, Mono, Shilo and BB, they had stay for two days before they said goodbye and set off to their new journey. Ciblue and Nyami convinced them for not leaving, but Four had their own place, yes, The Old Collapsed Shack, their friend’s last legacy.

***

‘Wait! It’s not our way home,’ BB said as he was scanning their way.

‘It’s not,’ Prince who sat on top of Shilo’s shell replied cheerfully.

‘Where are we going?’ Mono asked.

‘Don’t worry; we’re on the right way.’ Prince said.

The other three look at each other.

‘You don’t plan something silly, do you?’ Mono asked.

Price stuck out his tongue.

A moment later four of them arrived at the wonderful garden with large fish pond and beautiful white lotus floating here and there.
‘Where are we?’ BB asked.

‘For sure it isn’t Old Collapsed Shack,’ Prince replied as he slipped down from Shilo’s shell.

And before Mono, Shilo, or BB spoke there were couple of frogs approached them hastily and bowing deep towards Prince.

‘Welcome home, Master,’ they said; making Mono, Shilo and BB looked at each other instantly.

“Master”?

‘Well, I‘ve my guest with me and I want you to serve them properly.

I don’t want to hear any complaint, understand?’ Prince commanded with his usual authority tone.

‘Yes Master!’ they replied before leapt up and leaving them.

‘Master,’ BB whispered to Mono which the later chuckled.

‘Are you their master here?’ Shilo asked.

‘I told you I’m prince, but none of you believe me,’ Prince smirked, ‘ a… nd welcome to my palace, a Happy Virus Palace,’ Prince spread his both hands and bowed toward their – still – confuse friends.

‘Welcome to Happy Virus Palace, Sir,’ the first frog who greeted them earlier bowed, he came back again and this time he brought friends and all of them bowed deeply.

‘Well, I’ll see you later,’ Prince excused as he made his way through the greenery alley with his two servants.

Meanwhile the other servants were waiting for Mono, Shilo, and BB to move, but they stayed still. Apparently it seemed hard for them to compose what had just happened into their mind.

‘If you please Sir, this way,’ one of the servants finally said.

‘Ugh … eh … ahh … yeah, thank you,’

As they were all marched they heard somebody shouting, yes he was. Prince was shouting out loud and waving his both hands.

‘WELCOME TO HAPPY VIRUS PALACE!!!’

~the end~

PS: thank you for reading, see you all in my other stories ^^

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Prince of Happiness “Little Farm”

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Six set off for their journey with a happy smile. As their plan they started off to visit the The Green, the nearest place from them now.

‘Wow … the air feels different, it’s refreshing,’ Nyami said as they reached rural side of the town.

The other laughed and agreed, ruralise air is bit different with the town they once live.

‘I supposed I prefer to live here rather than back to the Old Collapsed Shack,’ Prince cheerfully said as he leaped here and there.
‘Well, all we need to do just to go that uphill, there The Green is,’ BB pointed toward a big building up there.

The other five followed BB’s wing, Ciblue and Nyami looked nervous as both of them staring at the building. It was true they didn’t know yet whether their mother was there or not, but still, nervousness ate them both.

‘Cheer up, soon we’ll know what is in the place,’ Mono patted both Ciblue and Nyami and the cat was just smiling toward each other.

Apparently as Dove ever said before, The Green is purely cattle. Once they sneaked into the gate they were open mouthed in surprise; as far as they could see was greenery and cows everywhere, on the one side there was one big building that they saw from downhill, probably it was the place for those cows to sleep.
But before they could relieve from their amazement, a big pit bull was barking frantically as he was running approaching Six.

Without second thought they run up back leaving the place. Mono grabbed Shilo as he ran and Prince quickly leaped into Ciblue’sback, holding on to Ciblue’s fur for his dearest life.

‘Ohm … w – ha – at what was that?’ Nyami asked as he was trying to reach his breath back.

Mono patted and he put Shilo down,

‘The dog was very scary,’ Prince said, still trembling as he slipped down from Ciblue’s back.

‘He was,’ Mono agreed.

Nyami didn’t say anything but his face was still as pale as sheet.

‘Definitely The Green isn’t your home,’ BB told Ciblue as he perched on Mono’s left shoulder.

Not only Ciblue but also all of them nodded in agreement.

‘Can we go to The Little Farm right away?’ Ciblue asked, apparently their recent scary experience was still lingering in Ciblue’s mind.

BB shook his head, ‘that’s unnecessary, ‘cause if we’re about to go to The Little Farm we’ll cross the other place, the Big House.’

***

Six arrived in the square building that quite strange for them. Unlike The Green, the Big House was completely big building until none of Six could explain. The building was occupied by – maybe – thousands of hens.

What these hens do in the big building like this? They live in small seal which is packed from down to above; somehow the view was scaring Six.

‘What kind of place is it?’ Ciblue asked.

‘No idea,’ Mono shook his head, while the other just kept staring upside down with amazement and confusion.

After a while they were inside the strange building and had a little chat with some occupants, Six left the place.

‘I can’t imagine if I live in that place,’ Prince said as they were set down to the road.

‘Actually it is just as same as once I lived at the shelter,’ Nyami responded flatly.

‘At least you weren’t being used by them and your space was quite enough to move; but those hens? I don’t think they even have enough space to sleep,’ BB told.

Nyami nodded weakly.

‘I don’t know why human could be so cruel, they’ve treated us like something unworthy, what they are thinking by placing thousands hens like that,’ Mono shook his head.

***

It took another hour for them to reach another hill; the sun was about to set. The golden red light was dazzling the late afternoon.

‘Can we rest awhile?’ Shilo asked when they passed a big tree.

The other five turned to him and Shilo was already resting; shielding from the sun shine by the tree shadows.

‘How far we should go?’ Nyami asked.

Mono shrugged as he lied beside Shilo.

‘It’s not far, the house is already sighted,’ BB replied as he pointed to the distant.

BB was the last one who took rest since he was always flying firstly ahead the other five. He then rested and perched on the lowest branch. Among Six, BB had become the fastest during their journey. It was understandably since he was also the leader.

The branch seemed too small for him because it began to swing ups and downs repeatedly and he uses as if it’s swing instead.

It was already night when they arrived at their destination. And The Little Farm was completely different with the previous two places. Located in a quite valley and surrounded by hedgerow, a small cottage stood up right in front of the wooden gate, The Little Farm seemed doubtful to be one of the places Six were looking for.

‘Are you sure we’re at the right place?’ Prince asked to BB that flying low.

BB perched at the low hedges after took a peek inside the cottage.

‘According to the Dove, it is,’ he nodded.

‘Let’s come in then,’ Mono suggested.

Six hesitantly stepped in through the wooden gate, it was quite. They could see inside the cottage through the low window nearby. The house seemed cozy and the light was beautiful.

‘Where do we go?’ Prince whispered as no one approached them like once it did at Big House.

Mono did not reply and BB was just flying around observing the place.

‘I think we better find a place to rest, we’re too tired,’ BB told.
Five of them looked at each other.

‘I found a nice place for us to rest,’ he went on saying and without

Five’s approval, BB led his friends to the place he recommended.
The place was under an old oak tree which the roots were growing outside. It was definitely a cozy place for them and definitely it covered them from whoever that might come around.

‘You’re a best observer,’ Nyami was praising as he snuggled to the Ciblue.

‘No one’s better,’ Ciblue mumbled.

‘You know I’m the best,’ BB laughed as he was flying up and found himself a comfortable branch.

‘Well, good night mates …’ Prince said among his yawn.

And about a second later, there was no other than sound of soft snores being heard in the one of small curve of an old oak tree’s root.

 

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Prince of Happiness “Reunited”

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‘Sorry,’ Nyami said with an apologetic face when they finally reached their temporary shelter.

Mono and Prince were the last who arrived. And four of them were examining Mono closely. He had bruised on his front and back due to sandwiched by the bar and door earlier. His nose was also bleeding as well as his right hand.

Mono waved his hand.

‘It’s nothing, as long as we could save you all, all worth,’ Mono smiled and mumbled. ‘If only we’re also able to save Old Captain,’

‘It’s okay, we had tried our best back then,’ Prince reassured.

Shilo nodded and Mono replied with bitter smile. Apparently he was still regretting himself for unable to save his old friend.

***

Ciblue woke up on the next morning with confusion. He needed a bit more time to be fully awake and realized where he was. Ciblue scanned his surroundings.

Next to him, Nyami was curling near to Mono, Shilo was sleeping under the broken table and Prince was sleeping beside him, meanwhile his crown lied down next to his leg.

Ciblue was smiling silently. He missed the moment, being with his friends and now with his brother as well.

What a blessed…

‘Ahh are you wake up?’ Prince greeted Ciblue in between his yawn.
Ciblue smiled but did not elaborate. He was just looking around his surroundings. He loves being here; being with his friends and his happiness is beyond anything since now he reunites with his long lost brother that he almost lost his hope to meet.

‘Wooaah … everyone is wake up,’ Mono said in between his wide yawn – just like Prince earlier.

‘Not at all,’ BB sleepily said as he pointed towards Shilo who was still sleeping; looks like their adventure yesterday drained out his energy.

Mono followed BB’s finger and smiled when he saw Shilo was still hiding his head; he kicked Shilo’s shell softly but Ciblue stopped him.

‘Don’t do that, let him sleep,’ he said.

Mono laughed;

‘Hey, why are you quite? Say something. Your brother is our family so we consider you too,’ Prince told Nyami as he was only looking around and listening to anyone who was speaking.

‘Ahh I haven’t introduced you guys properly,’ Ciblue said, ‘well, meet my brother, Nyami and Nyami he is Prince,’ Prince smiled widely as Ciblue pointed to him. ‘Then he is our big brother Mono –’

‘Hello,’ Mono greeted with huge grin on his face.

‘– he is our best spy, BB –’

BB laughed as he said hello to Nyami.

‘– last one he’s Shilo, the turtle, and they’re trying to help us to find Mummy.’

Nyami just nodded and “oh-ing” with Ciblue’s explanation.

‘Is it possible to find her?’ Nyami asked.

‘Nothing is impossible,’ Prince cheerfully replied. ‘We have to try every possibility, don’t we?’

Nyami nodded and smiled.

‘We don’t say that we’ll surely find her but we’ll try,’ BB told as he began unfolded their map that full of summaries.

Nyami however, squealed seeing the map BB explained to him about what their purpose and plan in order to find their mother.

‘How come you have any of this?’ Nyami asked in awe.

‘We’ve many friends,’ BB smiled.

***

Six decided to set off by the next morning and spending the whole day today simply shared each other stories and rest.

‘I think, we’ Prince pointed to himself and Ciblue. ‘Met long after you left,’ Prince began.

Ciblue paused licking his white fur and nodded in agreement.
‘Well yeah, that’s a horrible day,’ Nyami said.

‘How do you end up on the Animal Shelter by the way?’ Shilo curiously asked.

‘I run away,’ Nyami shortly replied. ‘The one who took me was a cruel person –’

Mono chuckled, his guessing about Nyami apparently was right.

‘– I don’t know why but they just like playing around with me but didn’t pay attention on my food or anything. Only their mother who loved me, I mean she was taking good care of me but unfortunately she was quite busy. Actually only her that gave me food, the rest of the family, none,’ he waved his hand weakly.

‘Before she went to work in the morning, she would prepare food for me first and did the same after she was going back from work in the night. Practically I ate twice a day, morning and night. Then one day, she didn’t home also for the next day and the day after, I heard she had an accident but I didn’t know where she was. Day after day none had fed me, the rest of the family was busy by their own then I just … left.’ Nyami shrugged.

‘And you get caught by the uniform guys?’ Ciblue asked.

‘What did you mean?’ Nyami asked in confusion.

‘The guy in Animal Shelter, Animal Control Officer,’ BB explained.

‘Oh …’ Nyami nodded. ‘I was looking for food when they came out of nowhere and took me on the cage.’

‘It’s an old story, for now just think about our journey tomorrow, we’ll have fun!’ Prince happily exclaimed.

‘Why are you always excited if we’re about to move?’ BB asked.

‘Cause I’ll discovered new things. Who will expect that we’ll have such an exciting stories when we saved Ciblue yesterday?’

The other five laughed.

‘That’s my only reason why I left my palace –’

‘Gah… prince’s story again,’ BB said as he flew away uninterested with Prince’s story.

And the laughter grew bigger.

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Prince of Happiness “It is the Time”

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Although at first the distance between theirs and Ciblue’s shelter was quite far, but today it felt like they just needed to jump by one leap to reach it.

As expected the shelter was a bit quite, BB sneaked in to spy and give information to the others to start the plan. Silently BB approached Ciblue who was curling up in front of his door.

‘Ssst …’ BB tried to call Ciblue.

Ciblue stirred up and BB was ready to remind him not to make any noise, BB did not need it though, because Ciblue was fully aware about that.

‘We’re lucky today,’ Ciblue whispered, ‘all the keepers are gone, only women, means that much easier to run away.’

‘But still, I need to go and check first,’ BB said.

Ciblue nodded and BB was soundlessly flying around the shelter to make sure that their plan will work properly.

‘Things seem work as our plan,’ BB reported after a few minutes.

‘Ciblue and Nyami still at their cage and ready to leave, there are only four keepers and all of them are women one at the front desk, one at the back and two doing cleaning the empty cage.’

‘So what if we’re doing this now?’ Prince suggested.

The other three nodded.

‘Well I think, I’ll just stand by in front with Shilo, it’s better to release them in quite ways rather than making chaos right from the start,’ Prince said and the other three agreed.

Four started moving, Mono and BB walked to the side of the shelter while Prince and Shilo were going straight to the hedge in front of the shelter to find the best place to spy the whole situation.

Mono silently sneaked in from the open ajar the shelter’s side door. It was quite; just voice of pouring water from the distance was heard. There was nothing to be scared about since the room seemed completely quiet.

‘I don’t like if everything goes too smooth, it scares me,’ Mono whispered and BB chuckled upon hearing Mono’s little complaint.

BB too, he was expecting something exciting rather than something that went well in every part. But it was unlikely because both of them reached Ciblue and Nyami in safe and quite condition.

Seeing their savior, both Ciblue and Nyami gasped, it had been their dream to get away from this place and now it was about to be real.
Mono was carefully and soundlessly trying to open the cage, it was Ciblue first, and without any difficulty he broke the door’s lock.

‘Thanks,’ Ciblue happily whispered.

Mono grinned and moved to the other door; yes, he was about to break Nyami’s door cage but all of a sudden BB warned him that one of the keepers was about to come.

‘You guys, hide! They’re coming,’ BB warned and was flying up to the ceiling, hiding and spying at the same time from above.

‘Wait for us,’ Mono whispered to Nyami when he grabbed Ciblue and hid themselves behind the wooden cabinet but still focusing his eyes over Nyami’s cage.

Meanwhile the keeper seemed did not realize that one of the cages’ doors was broken and their pet disappeared until one of them came out from the side shelter’s door. She was frowning finding something strange with Ciblue’s cage. She was tilting her head, carefully she walked closer and observing, to her surprise, Ciblue’s door was broken!

Mono and Ciblue held up their breath and was guessing what might happen next.

‘We’re getting caught,’ Ciblue whispered and Mono stiffening when she observed Nyami.

And everything went fast, Mono decided to take act before everything was too late.

Mono ran to give Nyami space to escape when the keeper opened Nyami’s door as well as he yelled loudly instructing both Ciblue and Nyami to run.

‘Run!!!’ Mono yelled.

And without waiting both Ciblue and Nyami ran away leaving the keeper in shock,

‘What the … Hey the cats … the cats …!’She yelled as she was running after Ciblue and Nyami who were split apart on the crossing aisle cages.

Another scream been heard from her fellow, apparently BB already informed Prince and Shilo to act as Mono got in to trouble.

‘Whoa … frog! How come there is frog on my desk,’ she yelped and pulled back from her chair, ‘go and catch it,’ she ordered to her friend who was staring to the floor.

‘What are you waiting for Jenna, get this frog away from me,’ the receptionist almost screamed but Jenna was still staring down to the floor.

‘Jesus Christ Mari, look!’ Jenna exclaimed and pointed to the floor.

‘No, you get this frog first; I prefer to have deal with snake rather than frog,’

‘The cat! The cat …’ the other keeper approached them, patting, as she bend down with one hand on her knee and the other was clutched on her chest.

‘What happen with the cat?’ Jenna asked without taking her eyes from the floor before her.

‘Gray and White were run away,’ she replied after regain her breath.

‘What!?’ Jenna and Mari exclaimed in chorus.

Prince and Shilo were using this opportunity to slip away. Their mission to distract the keepers was accomplished and they had confirmed that Ciblue and Nyami had successfully escaped. Before the two of them reached the door, another scream and sound of something falling was heard from the back of the shelter.

‘Girls help! Monkey! Help me to catch the monkey!’

Prince and Mono were looking at each other, in a second Prince quickly jumped from Shilo’s shell, ran forward and yelled to Shilo to wait for them at their meeting point.

The three other keepers look at their friend in shock, she had been battling to catch a monkey and both of them already messed up the space.

Ciblue’s water and food bowl were already rolling out of the cage causing wetness and biscuits were splattering in every direction.

‘What do we have now? Dr. Doolittle’s movie?’ asked one of the keepers in her amazement. The two cats were gone; she saw turtle, frog, and now monkey.

‘Yeah that’s funny! What are you waiting for? Help me!’ she yelled, irritated because her friend only was watching and doing nothing.

With that, Mono found his chance to escape by biting her left hand that kept Ciblue’s broken cage door shut with Mono was sandwiched between the door and the bar.

‘Aaarghhhhh ….’ She screamed in pain and instantly released her grip to the small door and Mono quickly slipped out and ran away.

‘Lena are you okay!?’ All of her friends cried.

‘First aid!’ Jenna yelled as she ran after Mono.

‘Mono, here!’ Prince called and Mono grabbed Prince as he ran fast into the direction that Prince commanded.

Meanwhile Jenna who ran after Mono was attacked by BB. He was frantically pecking at Jenna’s hat causing her groaned in pain.

‘What the … Blimey, now is blue bird too!?’ Jenna groaned in disbelief when she figured out who was attacking her.

That was how chaos happen in Animal Shelter that day, the four of the keepers had to accept Gray and White’s escape and now they had to deal with cleaning the whole place since the place looked like being bombarded.

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