And as Patrick climbed the final steps to the baby sitters house, he gave out the orders of the day to his little one, "Ok Mally, I want you to behave your self today at Manami’s. I don’t want to hear about you smoking cigarettes or breaking into her liquor cabinet again. Do you understand me? OK, here we are, hold on a second baby girl. But, just as he was about to ring the front bell, the front door swung open.
Ohaiyo gouzaimasu! Patrick-san! Ohaiyo Mally-chan! Genki desuka? Manami said with her normal warm and bubbly self.
Ohaiyo gouzaimasu! Watashitachi wa genki desu.
Oh, your Japanese is improving! Is Mao making you study more?
Yea, she is always on my case about it. I know I should study more, but to be honest with you, I am kind of lazy when it comes to studying.
I already know this Patrick san. Your wife tells me this every time we talk on the phone. I think she wants you to be Japanese. Anyway, how is little Mally-chan today? Oh, she is so cute.
She has been good today, so far anyway. I should be back around 430 to pick her up. Is that okay?
Yea, that is fine. Just call before you come over, so I can get her ready. Oh, come here little Mally. Oh, you are so cute! She has the cutest eyes! There huge!
I know. She kind of looks like an owl, right? That’s why I call her my little wise one. Oh, and don’t worry. I already warned her about stealing your cigarettes and booze again. So, everything should be okay. See you later!
Bye bye, Mally.
Oh Mally, your father is a very strange man. Bye bye, see you later.
(Patrick’s phone rings)
Moshi moshi! Patrick answered in his best Japanese accent.
"Hey dude. Don’t worry about coming in to work today because the school is closed. " Takashi voice said through the receiver.
"Oh really, why what happened?"
"I don’t know yet. The vice principal just called about ten minutes ago, but he was kind of vague. He said he would call back, when he knew more in what’s going on."
"So, do I have to work today?"
"Well, for now, I guess not. But don’t get too comfortable because you know how unexpected work can pop up around here. I will keep you posted. But enough talk about work, are we practicing tomorrow night?" Takashi asked.
"I finally have finished that song we were working on last time you were over."
"I would love to rock out, but I have to check with Mao first. I don’t know if she is working tomorrow."
(sarcastically) Oh, I have to ask my wife first. OK pussy, when you find out if you can come out and play tomorrow, please let me know as soon as you can."
"Why, do you have plans with your mommy to going shopping for a new dress?"
"Hey, leave my mom out of this!"
"Okay fine, so why are you in such a hurry for me to let you know? Are you busy tomorrow?"
"Well yea, sort of. I am supposed to go out for lunch."
"Oh yea, with whom?" Patrick asked.
"Well (Pause) my mom but…"
"Yea, that’s what I thought fag! I will call you later, bye."
(Phone rings again)
"Jesus, What now? Moshi Moshi…Hello?"
(crying) "Gomen. I should have listened to you."
"Mao? What’s wrong? Why are you crying?"
"They stopped the train outside of Tokyo, and then they started shooting at each other, and so I hid, and…"
"Wait a minute! Slow down and tell me everything that happened!"
"Like I said, there was an inspection check today outside of Tokyo. But then, one of the soldiers started to argue with one of, you know “Them”, And they started fighting. Suddenly, everyone started to shoot at each other..."
"Patrick, they killed every body, the soldiers, the passengers, everybody, and now they are looking for survivors. Oh my God, I am so scared. What should I do?"
"Fuck! Um, oh shit. Hmm, let me think of something. Just stay calm...Hello? Are you still there? Hello? Mao say something! Oh fuck!"
"Their coming! Oh my God! (Crying) Patrick..."
(Crying) I’m sorry. Protect Mally. (Click)
"Mao? Are you okay?"
"Dude, calm down it’s me; you won’t believe what I just heard on the news."
"I know what’s going on and I need you to get to Manami’s as fast as you can alright?"