"Liz is not a run away Dante, use your head. She would not run away in a country where she has no money, no knowledge of the city, and cannot even speak the language."
She looked like she might start to cry. "Just don't talk to me!"
Turning so her back was to him she looked at the pictures in her hands. "Liz what has happened to you, did someone grab you when you stormed out of the school. Like usual you were just looking out for me. I should of been there and not at the stupid club meeting then Dante would of turned his wrath on me and not you. It might teach him a lesson if your dad breaks his legs. He needs to be knocked down a few pegs, ever sine we came back he has been stuck up and grouchy."
((I did not sleep well last night so I am heading to bed hoping I sleep better tonight.))
"I'm not saying she is, you need to listen. Technically she is somewhere without permission of my uncle, and under these laws that means she's run off and whoever is harbouring her can face serious fines for it. By publicly saying we'll seek full punishment, whoever she's staying with will probably tell her to get her a** back here."
Dante rolled his eyes. "Yeah, that's real freaking mature, Rachel. I'm not stuck up, I'm so sick of everyone automatically thinking I'm the bad guy!"
When the elevator doors opened, he stormed out of it and nearly ran right into Tomi, the leader of the guards.
"Save your voice, Marco, or you won't be able to tell us what happened. Both of you, come with me," she said. Tomi was very much like Violet - a strong and capable woman. But Tomi was mentally balanced and had a soft centre. Standing at 5"10 - extremely tall for a Japanese woman, she radiated authority and, had people ever taken bets on the type of woman Dante would like, Tomi probably would have been the favourite because of her strong will, physical strength and no nonsense attitude.
Dante had no issue with following Tomi around the halls to the meeting room, which was packed with guards. When Tomi walked in, everyone fell silent and Dante looked impressed. Had she been a couple of years younger, and preferably male, he thought he probably would have fancied her. She barked out orders and everyone obeyed immediately - she was the leader for a reason. Dante sat there looking totally impressed by how easily she controlled everyone, especially given that over 70% of the people there were men even taller than her.
((I just added Tomi in so her presence might be able to stress Rachel out a bit more by being basically a female version of Dante's ideal man and therefore a bit threatening to their relationship, especially since Dante is impressed by her. XD Night!))
Rachel followed after Dante gloomily. She was seriously pissed at him, more so then she had ever been. She was not looking at Dante so she did not see he looked impressed. Seeing Liam she moved to stand next to him and away from Dante.
Meanwhile Liz was walking along the street trying to figure out where the heck she was. It was a residental area full of houses but other then that she was lost. She could not read any of the street signs nor could she talk to anyone. Her phone and school bag had both been left at that creepy guys place. Sure it had started off as kissing but then he had wanted to do some heavy bondage stuff to her which she said no to.
Having left right after that she had no idea where she was and had been walking all night long trying to find someone who could direct her to the hotel but no one seemed to know what she was saying.
Sighing she crossed her arms and continued to walk. Turning the corner she saw a bunch of high school students wearing simple but cute school uniforms heading towards class she guessed. Rushing over to them she raised her voice. "Excuse me do any of you know English?"
The students looked her way but none said anything. Finally one of them said Midori and pointed to a girl coming around the corner. Something was yelled in Japanese and Midori came over. "Hello, can I help you?"
Liz looked relieved. "Thank God you can speak English. I am lost and I need to find the Stardust hotel."
"The Stardust hotel? I know where that is, I will take you." She turned to her friends and yelled something back to them in Japanese. The girls laughed and continued on.
"What did you tell them?"
"To tell the teacher that I had to escort a lost kitten home. This way."
Liz walked along with Midori. "Thank you for taking the time to walk me back, I hope you will not get into trouble."
"My teacher is cool he will understand plus I have a friend at the hotel and I would like to see her again. We meet at the beach and she promised to help me more with my English."
"That is nice, who is your friend?"
"Really Rachel is my best friend."
((I meant for Rachel to think the last part, I was super tired. Oh well he is being all that so maybe told that will do him some good. I think Rachel is too pissed at him to be jealous. Considering that Dante has told her she is the only girl he likes and Tomi is nothing like her she wont put two and two together.))
Tomi started to co-ordinate things the minute she had the details. "We've got a missing girl, Elizabeth Miller. Long blonde hair, slim, last seen over by Seikou Gakuen. She left the building in the afternoon yesterday and the last person she spoke to was Mister Marco. Would you like to tell us about her attitude at the time? Was she in any way impaired in her judgement?"
"She was angry at me because I told her to get back inside since it was raining."
"Okay, Team A, check hospital reports, see if anyone has been admitted with her description. Team B, go out and comb the streets around the school and the hotel. Team C, work on a press release and state that anybody housing her will be prosecuted. Team D, remain here and await news. Two of you wait in reception to see if she returns by herself."
The four teams went off to do their tasks with Tomi staying behind to write everything on a big whiteboard.
"Where on Earth did you learn to control people that easily? Impressive. I could do with knowing how to do that."
"I dated a control freak. Everything had to be perfect all the time, so I just turned it back around on him and managed to get him to listen."
"Sounds familiar..." said Dante, in Japanese, so he wouldn't get yelled at by Rachel. Tomi chuckled and Liam snickered. He'd stayed back because he was on Team D.
"In any case, Rachel, this method has never failed to recover a missing person. The only time it didn't solve the problem was with Ambrose Marco back in the 80's, when he fought his way out single handed."
"He told me that story when I first came here. Crazy old man... I can see where Dad got his personality," Ambrose had been his grandfather, the one responsible for the will.
((Yeah, I suppose. I came up with something really mean for Dante to say to Liz once he's a little crazier, something that will just make him sound like a complete jerk.))
Since Dante was speaking in Japanese Rachel knew he was saying something about her since he was speaking in Japanese.
Not giving a damn about him at the moment she glared at him. "You are being an a** Dante." Throwing the pictures down on the table she stormed out of the room.
She did not go back to her room or to school but left the hotel to look for Liz as well. Knowing her better then any of the guards she figured her chance of finding her was better. Realizing the artificial beach was a huge landmark she headed for that to see if she could find Liz around that area.
Lots of other students were around making their way to school.
Liz walked along with Midori the two of them deep in conversation. Liz was helping her with her English and Midori was explaining a bit about Japan and how to get around.
"You just look for the artificial beach, it is a good landmark."
"Since you have been out all night you must be hungry, let me treat you."
"Oh I could not let you do that, it is enough you are taking me back to the hotel."
"It would be a pleasure." Midori pulled Liz into a small bakery.
"I love sweet treats but I do not have them very often. How about Strawberry Daifuku?
"I like strawberries so sure."
Midori got two orders along with some tea. Sitting down at a small table the two girls enjoyed the treat.
Dante incessantly texted her and was getting more impatient. He hated having to skip school and his grades were going to drop, which meant it would be harder to get them back up along with all the homework. He thought Liz was being completely stupid and he was extremely pissed off at both the girls for all the trouble.
Letting go of Liz Rachel dug out her phone and texted Liam. "I found Liz, we are heading back to the hotel." As far as Dante went he could jump off a cliff, she hated how he was acting.
The three girls made there way back towards the hotel. It was getting close to noon. Releived to have found Liz Rachel just walked along with them not paying much attention to anything that was going on around her.
((Are you going to have Dante hit Rachel today? It would be horrible if she came home from wedding shopping and he just flat out hits her for no reason.))
Liam forwarded the text to Dante, who texted Rachel.
"Where in the hell was she? Does she have a good reason? It better be damn good, I missed an important test today and now even if I answer every question right on a re-sit, I'll only be able to get 70%, which isn't even a C. I'll drop from top of the history class to fifth, at least. God I want to drown something." He sent the text and folded his arms, waiting for them to come back.
((I was thinking maybe he could almost hit Liz but divert it into a hug, but since Rachel will have a better view she'll be able to see he wanted to slap Liz. Then later he could hit Rachel for no reason and freak out not knowing why.))
Rachel heard her phone beep and saw the nasty text from Dante. Pissed at him for being an even bigger a** she texted Liam. "Thanks for telling Dante he is now yelling at me."
Listening to Midori and Liz talk she texted Dante back. "Oh cry me a river, you did not even ask if she was alright. Go to school and leave me alone."
((Liz would tear him up if he ever hit her. Poor Rachel, the knowledge that Dante was going to hit Liz, missing school, having to go shopping with him family, and then getting hit by her boyfriend. What a horrible day.))
Dante frowned. "I can't, the test was ********. I wanted to be at school on time to sit it but now I can't. And obviously she's okay or you'd have told me you were on the way to a hospital or something. I'm allowed to be mad, Liz totally messed up the day. Women never LISTEN. No wonder I'm repulsed by most girls. You all whine about everything all the time and cause problems, at least guys do things instead of crying and bitching every ten goddamn seconds."
((Poor Rachel, her days just keep getting worse.))
"Okay, fine, I'll head down to reception and talk to him." Liam shut his phone and headed down.
"At least tell me what she was doing. I wish you guys would just listen to me more often, now because of this all the guards have been pulled away from protecting my family to find her. I'm gonna call Tomi and tell her to call it off, now we know she's safe. But I'm still angry. Pissing off like that just to scare people is totally immature." Dante knew he was being a hypocrite, given he'd done that about ten times in his life.