"Now?"Taiga sat straight up, sweating and panting, looking around her room as her alarm clock blared.
"Dear god..." She says, sighing and sitting on the edge of her bed, wincing at the pain her leg gave her.
You see, Taiga was once homeless, an alley cat. She ran around Tokyo and smoked pot, she did drugs, she did it all. Hell, she even robbed people just to survive.
Until the day she almost lost his life because of her choices.
Until her best friend saved her.
She sighs, then picks up her phone and dials the first number in it. He glances at the clock, then groans. "You shouldn't be calling him at 1 in the morning, but..."
She... She just needed to hear his voice, to know that he was Ok.
"'Cmon, 'cmon, pick up the phone..."
Taiga paced around her room until she heard that click of someone picking up the phone.
"Yo. The dream again?" Sesa asks, his voice groggy. Had he been drinking again?
"Yeah, the dream." Taiga says, rubbing her temples.
Sesa sighs, then says, "Don't worry, I'm on the way." There was a muffled voice in the background, and he heard Sesa say, "No, Kara, it's not mom. It's taiga. Sayōnara, oi." before he hung up, leaving Taiga to her thoughts.
An hour later, Taiga opened her door and walked out, meeting Sesa at the end of the hall.
"Ready, dude?" Sesa inquires, turning heel as soon as she met up with him.
Taiga nodded and sighed. "It's only getting worse. I know the day is coming, but it scares me, dude."
Sesa nods and walks with him, knowing just what he had ment.
"You can't help these things, Taiga. The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery." Sesa says, stopping at a small bonsai tree and inspected it. It was in dire need of water, and Sesa gave it to the tree via water bottle. "But today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." He finishes, looking back and smiling at Taiga, who smiled and nodded.
As they walked around his home, she couldn't believe how lucky she was to have someone as amazing as him.
He took her in, gave her a home, fed her, and...
She absolutely adored him.
There wasn't a day that went by that she didn't think of him.
She'd always be there for him, even if it ment being bad again.
She'd do it all, give it all, for him.