[eighteen]

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As I slump around Jay's parents' dump, digging for parts, I realize my childhood home was not that bad.

"Have you guys found the whatever thing yet?" I shout, looking up to Kai and Cole.

"No. Maybe if you helped we could," Cole says, scowling.

"Hey!" I say defensively. "I am helping. I'm keeping you guys in check."

"I found it!" Jay shouts.

"Good job, son!" Jay's dad says, then proceeds to list off several other parts that are needed. Kai groans.

"You guys have fun, I'm going to go talk to Nya," I say, starting to walk away.

"Nope," Jay says, blocking me. "I'll do that for you." Cole grunts in annoyance.

"Fine," I mumble.

I follow Kai towards another pile. He pauses before climbing, and sits down instead. I sit down next to him, leaning against the cool metal. It felt good, relieving my skin from the heat of the blazing sun.

"What's up with Nya?" Kai asks suddenly.

"What do you mean?"

He rolls his eyes, hitting my shoulder playfully. "You know what I mean. She seems...confused lately." I snicker. "That's one way of putting it." Kai frowns. I sigh, standing up. I look to the side, squinting at the bright sun.

"You'll know soon enough."

I hadn't realized Kai had stood back up. I turn my head, facing forwards, and my eyes meet his lips. I try to take a step back, but I accidentally step on a piece of metal, and I stumble backwards. Kai swiftly holds out his arms, catching me. We both blush.

"Sorry," we both mutter.

This time, we both take a big step back. Kai clears his throat, and we awkwardly walk silently together towards the trailer.

Right as I put my foot on the steps, the trailer shakes. "That can't be good," I say, throwing the door open.

Kai and I step inside, but quickly move to the side to dodge the fight between Jay and Cole.

"I think I know what you were talking about," Kai mumbles.

"Get off me you black-hearted son of a bitch!"

"Well this black-hearted son of a bitch is more compatible with Nya!"

"Guys!" I shout, stealing their attention. "You really think girls find this attractive?"

"She's not wrong," Nya mutters.

"Do you find me attractive, Nya?" Cole asks.

"Ooh! What about me?" Jay says, shoving Cole.

Nya scowls. "You both look like fools! Maybe you guys belong together!"

Suddenly, the trailer begins to shake, ascending into the air.

Kai looks out the door. "Nindroids!"

"That's impossible!" Zane shouts. "What could be powering them?"

"They're after the techno blades," Pixal says.

"This is your fault!" Jay yells at Cole.

"Me? What did I do?" Cole exclaims.

"Enough!" Kai interjects. "We can use our Spinjitzu to get off this thing. Pixal, will you be alright?" Pixal nods.

I stand up, stumbling slightly due to the movement of the trailer.

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