sun slowly rose the next day. Sakura sat on Spike’s bed. Her hands were
breasts. “Spike.” she thought. She had to hurry. Find
Amadeus before it
was too late. But where does she start? Where?
got off the bed and wandered to the outside. A light rain was present.
looked on farther. The ocean was still sleeping. The tenshi-chi stared
The sea was always a remedy to the soul. Sakura felt at ease again. She
like she was in heaven.
the tenshi-chi heard a shuffle. She slowly turned to the dock. A young
staggering towards the ship. He looked as if he had been beaten up.
him, Sakura quickly rushed to him. The boy paused short. Sakura sped up
faster. “Hold on!” she cried out. “I’m coming!” Then the tenshi-chi
even faster. The boy began collapsing to the ground.
few moments later, the boy awoke. He found himself in Sakura’s lap. She
sympathetic. And very lovely as well. The boy’s cheeks were covered in
blush. “She must be an angel.” he thought. Sakura watched him closely.
“Oh good,” she murmured. “You’re all right.” The boy pressed his lips
and nodded. Sakura smiled a little smile. The boy’s heart skipped a
picked the boy up and carried him to the Bebop. “Uh….. sama….” the boy
“Where are we going?” “I’m taking you inside the ship.” Sakura
boy went silent. Sakura kept walking.
inside, Sakura sat the boy on a couch. She took his dirty clothes and
him warm blankets. The boy looked around as Sakura washed his clothes
them to dry. He instantly felt at home.
walked up to him. She has a hot cup of tea in her hands. “Here, um…”
tenshi-chi addressed. The boy sat up straight. “Ben,” he said. “I am
“Well there,” Sakura said. “Here, Ben.” Then he handed him the tea.
“Ar-Arigato.” Ben said. Then he slowly took the cup and took a sip.
down on the chair across from him.
the tenshi-chi spoke up. The boy looked up. “what are you doing here by
yourself?” Sakura asked. Ben straighten up. “I am a wanderer sama.” he
answered. “A wanderer?” the tenshi-chi asked. “Yep!” Ben said proudly.
wasn’t following too good. “What do you mean?” she asked. Ben smiled.
wanderer is a person that moves around from place to place.” he
“Really?” Sakura asked. Ben nodded. The tenshi-chi eyed him in awl.
a wanderer is great.” Ben went on. “You’re free to go where you want,
want. And no one can tell you what to do.” “I see,” Sakura said. “But
ever get lonely?” Ben’s face went solemn. “Hai.” he said. “It is very
The room went silent.
became a wanderer when I was seven,” Ben spoke up. “My parents died
then and I
had no other relatives. So I began wandering. It was harsh at first. I
know where to go. I was pretty much scared.
after a couple of months, I got used to it. I was no longer scared to
had gained the confidence and knowledge to survive. And here I am,
later and fine on my own.”
was intrigued! Here this boy had been wandering all alone for eight
he had survived. It sparked something in her. If Ben could survive on
then Sakura could have hope that Spike would return too. The
tenshi-chi leapt forward and hugged him.
Ben was confused. “Uh….” He began. “Sama, what are…. you….. doing?”
the tenshi-chi replied. “For giving me hope, Ben!” “Uh…. Yeah, I
wanderer mumbled out. *Sweat drop on Ben’s head*
stayed for the rest of the day. The others didn’t mind and care. The
cared for by Sakura. Ben developed a liking for his guardian. He wished
could stay. But in his heart, he knew is could never be. The boy was a
and would have to leave again. Oh the pain of leaving this nice lady
But Ben knew he had to. Sigh. If there was only someway to…
an idea hit Ben! He crept around the ship quietly. Everyone was asleep.
the boy pulled out his handkerchief and a felt-tip pen. Ben wrote down
on it, took out a gift, and wrapped it with the handkerchief. Then he
the gift on his pillow and walked to the road.
awoke the next morning and made tea for Ben. But when she came to his
boy was gone. “Ben?” the tenshi-chi called. “Ben?” Sakura walked in
The room was still. The tenshi-chi looked around. Then, she saw it.
pillow was the gift. “What’s this?” Sakura thought as she set aside the
tea and unwrapped it. Inside the handkerchief, the tenshi-chi found the
She read it quietly. This is what it said:
I have headed out again. I won’t return. I won’t
return. But don’t cry for me. It’s just what a
wanderer does. Take care of
left you a gift to remember me
looked down onto the pillow. A brass pocket watch lay motionless. She
up and held it to her breasts. “Arigato
Ben!” the tenshi-chi thought. “For
giving me hope for Spike’s safe return.”