Haku's eyes slowly flickered open. When he realized where he was, he sat up quickly.
"Ugh." Haku groaned as a sharp pain went through his chest. He held it tightly until it slowly passed. Wearily he pulled the covers off of him and got out of bed. His bare feet barely hit the floor when Haku collapsed.
" Haku grabbed the bed and pulled himself up. He regained his balance and walked slowly across the hardwood floor and opened the door with the hand that wasn't holding his chest. As he walked, panting, across the hospital wing, the Nurse Spirits stared at him. His particular nurse came running up to him, "Master, you shouldn't be-"
care," Haku growled. His nurse backed away, bowed, and walked away.
Haku made it to the door and opened that one as well. He left it open and walked across the hall. The sharp pain hit his chest again and he fell against the wall.
" Haku whispered through the pain. Her name gave him strength and he hoisted himself off the wall and continued on toward the elevator.
As he got into the elevator, he pushed the lever the whole way down and collapsed immediately onto the floor. He let himself lay there, gripping his stomach in pain. The elevator stopped abruptly and Haku winced. The door opened and a woman stepped inside.
"Haku!" Lin gasped. She yelled for a Duck Spirit to hold the elevator and she half carried, half dragged Haku out of the elevator. "You should be in the infirmary. Why are you out here on the elevator floor, may I ask?"
"I need to
ro." Haku panted.
Lin rolled her eyes, "Man, you are so in love," she whispered to herself.
"Where is she?" Haku looked worried, "Did she
"Yes she did, but how did you know? I was the only one that she told." Lin was confused.
Haku sat up and caught his breath, "I remember hearing her voice telling me that she was leaving and to not come after her. Then I think she
" Haku blushed at the possible memory. "No, I'm not sure," he brushed it aside for now, "But has she left?"
"Yes, she left yesterday," Haku pushed himself up on his feet and started walking as quickly as he could toward the door. "Haku, I have no idea where she went! She could be anywhere right now." Lin yelled after him.
"But I have to protect her!" Haku responded back.
Lin sighed, "But didn't she ask you not to go after her?" Haku stopped abruptly.
Haku stared at the ground, 'I promised myself from the moment that she came here the first time that I would protect her. What if something would happen to her and I wasn't there? I would never be able to forgive myself.' He shook his head slowly, "I don't care." He then made his way to the door.
" Lin started to yell after him but stopped, "Eh, let him do what he wants." Lin waved him away and turned to leave. "Maybe he could help her if she's in trouble. She has always been a klutz." Lin smiled but it faded into a saddened expression. 'Please come back safely, Chihiro.'
"Come on!" Haku growled. He was standing on a landing edge outside of the Bathhouse walls. A red ceiling covered the edge and there were pillars holding it up.
Haku squeezed his eyes closed and clenched his fists closed. "Ugh," Haku groaned as another sharp pain went in his chest. Haku knelt down onto the ground and placed both of his hands down. His hair fell down across his face as he stared at the ground intensely.
('Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for being my friend and never giving up on me. I love you, Haku.')
Haku closed his eyes and whispered, "Chihiro," as he made his hands into fists. Right then, his body transformed into a white dragon with flowing green hair. The wind blew furiously, blowing green leaves across the dragon's body. Haku stamped the ground with his foot and shook his whole body clean of the leaves.
His large, green dragon eyes bore into the distance. He squinted as if making a decision, and plummeted off of the ledge. Haku flew into the air and sailed, not so smoothly, through the sky towards his destination.
A boy slowly stepped out on the ledge and shut the door as if he had been spying. He walked out into the sunlight and looked into the distance where Haku had disappeared to.
The boy had shaggy blonde hair and was wearing an expensive looking outfit. He was tall, handsome, and had dark squinted eyes.
"So it's true. She's back," The boy said to himself with a smile.
"Hey! Who's out there?" Lin's voice came from inside the door. She opened it and peered out. "Boh, what are you doing back at the Bathhouse? You know you aren't aloud here." Lin's hands went to her hips and she scowled.
Boh turned around and gave a sarcastic grin to Lin. He walked toward her and stopped when he was right beside her. "Rumor has it that Sen is back. Your dragon friend just confirmed it. I'm going to go and find her." With that, Boh walked away.
" Lin turned around quickly but Boh was gone. "Oh, he is the worst! Worse than Haku, and I thought that was impossible," Lin rolled her eyes and shut the door. "Ever since the new baby was born; he's been neglected by his own mother and forced to do her biddings. I kind of feel bad for the kid." Lin sighed and went back to work, 'He just better not do anything stupid.'
Boh walked to the middle of the bridge and stood there like a statue looking into the direction that Haku had flown in. His mouth turned up into a grin, and then he disappeared with a snap of his fingers.