Later, after a very long walk, Ean, JD and Sakura arrived at the ex-college campus that housed E and JD’s apartments.
Sakura sucked in a surprised breath as they crossed the quad. “<It’s very pretty!>” she said. “<I thought apartment complexes in America featured more…pavement.>”
“<This used to be a college,>” Ean explained. “<So, yeah, most apartments don’t have all this open space and greenery around them.>”
“<Oh!>” Said Sakura. <I’ve always wanted to attend an American college. But, what’s that noise?>”
Ean paused and listened. A faint, unending screech floated across the campus.
“…eeeeee…!” it went. And it seemed to be coming from the dorm Ean lived in.
“<I don’t know->” Ean started to say. And then realization hit him.
“Holy crap!” he shouted as he turned to JD. “Uh-keep Sakura distracted, okay? I’ve got to go save that poor bastard we left with Fifi!”