Chapter 11...

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BLINX'S POINT OF VIEW!

We all jumped into the portal and reappeared in the Time Factory. Apparently, almost everyone that stayed in the Factory were waiting for our arrival. I could sense Mikaela was nervous, so I held her hand tightly, yet comfortably. I looked around and saw almost EVERYONE in the Time Factory cheering for us. Wow...That's alot of people, er, cats. I even saw my old trainer crying because he was so proud. Aww. All the cats that helped fight along side me had respectfully made a path for me to walk up to the CEO and 2 other professional Time Sweeper cats. I was amazed, but Mikaela nervously went behind me. She's not into big crowds apparently.

I walked forward towards the CEO and the other 2 cats that were in the middle of the room and the crowd went wild. Even CEO was applauding! I felt very proud of my accomplishment. Mikaela slowly walked with me, her ears down. I rubbed her hand to try calming her down and it worked a bit. It's ok Mikaela. If I could, I'd hug her on my side to hold her closer. That may calm her down. But I don't think she would want that right now. Once I was a few feet away from the CEO, I stopped walking. The crowd settled a little. "Blinx e todos os membros da equipe, você fez um ótimo trabalho. Como CEO da fábrica do tempo, gostaria de lhe dar os meus mais sinceros parabéns. (Blinx and all the members of the team, you had done a great job. As CEO of the time factory, I would like to give you my sincerest congratulations.)" The leader said. The crowd went wild again. I and my sweepers appreciated his words and smiled. Mikaela had no idea what he said and got closer to me.

"Mikaela...Come here." The CEO then said with a straight face. The crowd went slightly quiet, but murmuring things to each other. Now I got worried for Mikaela. Please be something good and not scolding. I let go of her and she slowly stepped closer to him, completely silent and scared, most of her body shaking, and her head and ears down. There was a moment of silence from him, which made me hold my breath, then he spoke. "Welcome back." Then he gave a short, yet respectful, bow. Mikaela gave a sigh of relief and smiled. I let my breath go, giving a sigh of relief as well. The one cat that was beside him translated it for the other time sweepers to understand. Most don't know English.

We all are bilingual and know Portuguese as our main language, but some speak this second language, some speak that second language, others speak another second language, and so on. It is necessary to be bilingual here. Anyway...

"You have to thank Blinx for his courage and determination to rescue you. If it weren't for his stubborn actions, we probably wouldn't be able to retrieve you." CEO told her. Oh jeez, thanks boss...Then the crowd cheered very loudly and Mikaela smiled.

I stepped up beside her and she looked at me. She seemed to be crying tears of joy. Then she threw herself onto me and hugged me very tightly. I was shocked at first, but then hugged back. I could hear her crying and repeatedly whispering "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" The crowd cheered even louder. "Blinx, você precisa dar-lhe outra roupa. O dela tinha ficado com o Tom Tom Gangue aparentemente. Não se preocupe, vou dizer a Catherine para lhe dar outra equipamento gratuitamente. (Blinx, you will need to get her another outfit. Hers had been left with the Tom Tom Gang apparently. Don't worry, I'll tell Catherine to give you an outfit for free.)" CEO then said. I nodded.

We decided to go to our room after all that. And half way on the walk, Neo ran to us. "Blinx esperar! Espere por mim! (Blinx wait! Wait for me!)" He shouted. I stopped so Neo could catch up. Mikaela saw him, smiled, and hugged him also. Neo wasn't ready for the embrace and gave a small "Ack!" I chuckled and she let go. "Sorry." She told him. He looked at me confused and I translated it for him. "Oh. Está tudo bem. (Oh. It is ok.)" He replied. I translated it for her then. She nodded and us 3 went back to our room. It's nice being a translator for them. "Wait! Need to go to...shop...!" I reminded myself and her out loud. Neo looked at me in confusion, not knowing what I said. I told him and he replied "Está bem. Até mais. Estarei no quarto por enquanto. (Ok. See ya. I'll be in the room for now.)" I nodded and brought Mikaela to the shop with me. I got her the same exact outfit as last time...

We got her clothes and she put them on, but I decided to get her something else. A sweeper to be exact. I held up MY sweeper and said "Go...find one." She smiled and looked around. I smiled back and sighed, a hint of dreaminess in it. Catherine couldn't help but chuckle. "Ela realmente faz você feliz, hein? (She really makes you happy, huh?)" She teased. "Sim...(Yea...)" I replied, giving a chuckle also.

Once Mikaela found the perfect sweeper, she placed it on the counter. It had a gray skull deposit with black buttons, a clock as one of the skull's eyes, and a black handle to be able to hold it. It also had a black chromed tube and mouth piece. "É isso que ella realmente quer? (Is this what she truly wants?)" Catherine asked kindly. "Sim. (Yes.)" I replied. Or else she wouldn't have grabbed it, not to be rude. She nodded and said the price for the sweeper. I gave her the money, then gave Mikaela her new sweeper.

Mikaela smiled widely with excitement. Uh oh...Crap...I don't know how to say practice or train in English...Umm...Got it! "We...test it...tomorrow." I told Mikaela. She said "Ok." and we went back to our bedroom. There, we saw Neo watching TV. Mikaela looked around and asked to talk alone to me for a moment. Sure! So we stepped outside the room. No one was walking in the hallways, so it was perfect right now. "Blinx...I need to tell you something..." She said shyly, yet worryingly. Hey! This could be my chance to tell her! I have romantic feelings for her! Oh, umm, ahem...But I'll let her talk first. Now is not the time. I nodded for her to continue. Then she held up her one hand and slowly started to tear up. There was a ring on her finger! That explains why she was wearing that dress! That was also what Benito was trying to show me before he got shot down by the other sweepers! "I...I-I d-don't know w-what t-to do..." She said faintly.

Oh no...I feel terrible! I was too late! I could've rescued her BEFORE this happened! Wait a moment...Maybe not...But it depends...

"...Did you say...I do?" I asked her. She looked up at me, tears trickled down her face and confusion in her eyes. "T-they announced p-pig and w-wife...!" She replied sadly. Ok, but that doesn't really answer my question. "Did you say I do...?" I repeated. "H-he c-complet-tely s-skipped that p-part." She answered. "Then...not married." I told her with a warm smile. She looked at me in even more confusion. "B-but they s-said pig and w-wife..." She informed me again. I shook my head. "If...didn't say I do...you not married." I told her. Her expression changed into a smile of relief and happiness. "R-really?!?" "Yes." I replied with a smile back.

Then she embraced me again. "T-thank god...! I-I was s-so s-scared for a m-moment..." She said, now starting to calm down with the crying. I patted her back. "It is ok...It is ok..." I muttered, now rubbing her back comfortably. Yes, no need to worry. Everything is ok. Once she stopped crying, she released her grip and stepped back. "Again...Thanks Blinx. For everything." I nodded. Of course! I just want to see you smile. I want you to live happily. And I know the Tom Tom Gang will NOT give that to you for long. "...Anything...for you." I replied dreamily muttered. She chuckled, not hearing what I said under my breath, and suggested we went back inside. I agreed and we did.

Mikaela just flopped on her bed, ready to go to sleep. I was exhausted also, so I asked Neo to turn off the TV, and he did. He also crawled into his bed and we all went to sleep...





















She is fine. She is not married. She is still...








































...single...

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