Yeah, Yeah, I took forever I know!...
I wandered around the bustling campus with no destination in mind. I really didn’t want to be around anyone right which was a total contradiction since I was walking around a place filled with people. For the first time in my life though I felt alone, really and truly alone. I never understood how anyone could feel alone when they’re surrounded by people. It was a strange feeling and I did not like it at all.
It had been a little over an hour since I had walked away from Rene outside the coffee shop. My coffee had long since lost it’s appeal and gone cold. I threw it into the first trash can I passed and made my way back to my dorm. Checking the time again I knew that Cain’s father would be here by now and decided I’d sit in on their discussion. I found them in one of the lounge rooms on our floor huddled over a bunch of papers.
“How’s the search going?” I asked making myself known.
“We’ve got a few maybe’s but, there’s just so many people to go through.” Cain sighed, rubbing his temples.
“Mind if I help?” I asked directing the question to his dad.
“Of course,” Alpha Nixon said looking up from the stack he was going through. “The more eyes we’ve got the quicker this will go.”
I smiled and sat next to Cain, pulling a bunch of papers onto my lap. It didn’t come as a surprise that I didn’t know who most of the people were. I read through numerous files and placed the ones I felt students would benefit from on the side.
“May I make a suggestion?” I asked
“Please, do” Cain’s dad said pausing his reading.
“I know someone who would do well in helping with the training but, you wont find his file in this,” I said gesturing to the papers scattered on the table.
“Why not?” Cain asked
“He already works here.” I answered “My cousin Eric.”
“Wait, our D.O.T.T. teacher?” Cain asked
“That’s the one.” I nodded
“I didn’t know he was your cousin.” he said
“Really? I thought I told you.” I said “Well, now you know, anyways he would be a great trainer.”
“Very well, when you get the chance please let him know that I would like to speak with him. I want to have the training up and running by Wednesday.”
“I’ll call him when we’re finished here.” I said
With that we got back to sorting through everyone else’s files. When lunch rolled around we were just about half way through. I was starving and knew that if I felt that way then Cain and his father must be as well. Just as I was about to head out and get some thing for us to eat there was a knock on the door and in popped Amy. She was holding up a few bags of food with a smile on her.
“Figured you’d all be hungry by now.” Amy said walking over to us. “I made some sandwiches, pasta salad, there’s a few different types of chips and some drinks.”
“You are a life saver,” I sighed happily taking the bags from her arms and placing them on the table after Cain made room for it.
“Thank you, sweetpea.” their father grinned
“Thanks sis” said Cain
“You’re all very welcome,” Amy nodded “How’s the search coming along?”
“It’s going a lot faster since Kaila came.” their dad said
“You both would’ve gotten through it eventually.” I teased
“Yeah, but we’d probably be here till the wee hours of the morning.” Cain pouted “You’re the best mate ever.”
“You’re an idiot.” I chuckled
We both knew that he was only saying that because I was here helping. Ensuring that he wouldn’t be stuck looking over all of the paper till who know’s when. It was nice to hear though. I thought to myself. Amy left shortly after bringing us all the lunch that she had put together. None of us stopped what we were doing, decided to just continue reading through the files as we ate.
As we got through more and more files we didn’t pay much attention to the time that drifted by. Before long we had narrowed down the list of hundreds to just over twenty. We all knew that we didn’t need that many trainer but, decided that it might just come in handy to have more than we actually needed. Dinner time had come and gone but, none of us cared about that. We could always head back to the room and whip something up. With all the papers cleaned up Cain’s father bid us a goodbye and left for the pack grounds.