Hawkie's Stories: Double Vacation of Ven and Roxas
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:19 PM
Day was slowly coming to an end when teacher was writing equation on school’s board. All pupils were tired and couldn’t wait for summer vacation. Brunette with spiky hair was almost loudly yawing as silver haired next to him tried his best to listen to the teacher. Next to them were red and black haired girls, whose eyes were stuck in a traveling magazine.
“Roxas? Can you come to solve this equation?” teacher said as she looked towards the desk in the back. On it two blond haired boys were sitting. They were twins.
“Right away ma’am.” one of them said.
“Good.” teacher nodded.
But in the same moment she turned away, twins switched places. Instead of Roxas, the other twin Ventus went to solve an equation. He did it with no problem while his brother had some serious trouble with it.
“Well Roxas… you sure improved your math knowledge. Too bad we have already finished your grading at math, cuz this…” but school bell finished her talking.
All pupils immediately picked their bags and went towards school yard. Including two blondes, who soon stood in front of their friends.
“Man, you sure trick the teacher this time.” brown haired Sora smiled.
“Oh, it’s no big deal. We just need to wear the same clothes.” Roxas grinned
“Yeah, but you know bro. You should study math a bit more.” Ven frowned.
“If I was your teacher, I would recognize each of you in second. I just look in your eyes and see who’s a nerd and who’s a sportsman.” Riku sighed.
“Hey!” twins said at once.
“Oh, come on boys. Is the school only thing on your mind?” Kairi grinned.
“Yeah, why won’t you say anything about your summer vacation?” Xion joined.
“I already have told you. Me and Riku will go on a summer camp.” Sora grinned.
“What will you do, girls?” Riku turned to them.
“We’re going to Greece! Can’t you you imagine? Me and my best friend on the beach, surrounded by amazing sea.” Kair day dreamed.
“Oh please, who would lie all day? Isn’t there amazing sea to swim in? Or fishes to catch?” Roxas interrupted.
“What do you know? And since we’re here, where will you go?” Xion asked.
“I…” Roxas began as Ven continued. “We aren’t sure yet. Maybe we’ll convince dad into taking us to the ocean.”
“Well, good luck with that. See ya tomorrow, bye.” girls went home as Riku and Sora joined them.
After their friends left, twins started thinking about their summer vacation. Since they were both little, their parents took them to the ocean. It was really nice there and they both had so many memories of it.
But sadly, two years ago their mum died. After that their dad started working over time, to get enough money. Since that tragic event, they had never gone to the ocean again.
“Bro, I want to visit ocean… just one more time.” Ven said sadly.
“I know what you mean, but I don’t think dad could take us there. He has to work all the time.”
“Why don’t we go with train then? We would only need to drive three hours and puf… we have perfect vacation.”
“Where could we sleep then? And get the food?”
“At Aqua’s place! Don’t you remember her? She lives there and we often went to visit her. I’m sure we could stay at her place.”
“Alright we talk about that with dad when we get home.”
Soon after they came home, they explain plan to their father. He happily agreed with it, as long as they pay the ticket for the train. Twins excitedly began making plans and started counting down the days.
School was now passing even faster. Boys were happy that they finally had a chance to go through their memories again.
Everything so perfect that they totally forget about the only condition father gave them. To pay the train ticket.
Just a day before their trip, twins gathered all their money from wallets and even the piggy. Horrified, they discovered that they had money only for one ticket.
“What should we do bro? Only one of us could go.” Ven sadly looked at money.
“We will both go.”
“We’re twins remember? On the train we’ll only switch places with seats and restroom.” Roxas suggested.
“But I’m sure Aqua will wait for us on the station. If engineer see us both, he’ll call police.”
“Then we need another plan… I think I’ll call it Double Vacation.”
“And how will that plan go?”
“Do you remember Eraques? Fisherman who knows our dad and lives on the other part of the shore? Last time we were there, he said that we can stay at his fish boat, helping him.”
“This could turn okay… what will tell the dad then?”
“I’ll say that I’m gonna go to our friend Axel. He won’t reveal our plan and dad will believe us. About vacation at the Ocean… one will go to Aqua and one will go to Eraques. And for vacation to be perfect, we will switch places every night.”
“Awesome plan bro! Let’s pack everything.”
Next day they were standing at the train station.
Axel only scarcely agreed with their plan, but he wanted to help them, so he pretended that Roxas went to visit him. But as soon as Roxas came to Axel’s place, he grabbed his backpack and with Ven went on the bus.
Their train ticket was soon bought. Ven strongly held the ticket as he sat on the seat next to the window. Meanwhile Roxas hid in the luggage cart. It was a bit uncomfortable, but he brought his video games with him for not getting bored.
As the train left, Ven dreamily watched the landscape and birds in the sky. That sure will be an unforgettable vacation.
Train was getting close to the next stop as another older men sat next to Ven.
“Going to the ocean lad?” he asked with horse voice.
“Yeah, to my dad’s friend.” Ven answered nicely.
“Will you become sailor when you grow up?”
“Not quite, I’m more thinking about scientist or at least a teacher. I like studying.”
“That sure is a nice plan, laddie.”
When train stopped to place some more passengers, blonde headed for the luggage room. There he found his twin sleeping.
“It’s time to switch.” Ven woke Roxas up.
“Was about time…”
Roxas was soon backing on the seat, next to the same older man.
“Where did you go?”
“Uh… I had to use a restroom.”
“So, what kind of teacher will you become?”
“Probably a sport one, you don’t need a lot of studying for that.”
“Didn’t you say that you like studying?”
“Oh… yeah, you might misunderstood me before.”
Then older man was quiet. Roxas took one of Ven’s books from the backpack, pretending to read. It was a way too confusing to read, so he soon closed it, staring through the window. Grass fields slowly turned into dry seaside herbs as tress were replaced with rocks and bushes. Whit each minute they were closer to the ocean.
“Passengers for Shiny Seashore, please get off in ten minutes.” engineer called.
Roxas immediately went to the luggage cart where Ven was already standing with their traveling bag.
“You ready?” Ven whispered.
“Absolutely!” Roxas nodded.
The moment train stopped and door opened, twins headed towards unforgettable vacation.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:30 AM
Twins were carrying their heavy traveling bag towards point where road splits into two separated roads. If you’d turn right you’d come to Aqua’s house and if you turn on left you’d come to Eraques’s boat.
“I’ll go to the Eraques and you go to Aqua’s house. Next night will meet up here, exactly at eleven o’clock.” Roxas said.
“But what about traveling bag? Most of your clothes are in.” Ven asked.
“I have already taken most important stuff. If I’ll need anything I’ll take it when we switch and so will you.”
“Right, then we will see again tomorrow’s night?”
“Yeah, now go there before Aqua gets too worried.”
“Okay, bye bro.”
With those words, Ven followed the road until he reached familiar white old fashioned house. It was exactly as he remembered it. He could clearly saw their parents under sunshade with Aqua and two kids running around. Those sure were nice days.
As he slowly opened the door, Aqua immediately appeared, embracing him in hug.
“Oh, where have you been Roxas? I’d waited for you on station, but you never came. And where is your brother Ven?”
“Uh… Aqua… can’t… breathe..”
“Oh, I’m so sorry, Roxas.”
“Nice to see you too Aqua, but I’m Ven not Roxas.”
“Then where is Roxas? I thought both of you will come.”
“So did we… but Roxas became ill and couldn’t come.”
“Oh, dear. How could he become ill in such a warm season?”
“Beats me… can I go to the room to unpack.”
“I’ll give you a hand.”
And Aqua already took Ven’s bag and carried it towards the guest room.
“Ugh… what did you pack? It weighs a tone!” Aqua said while opening it.
“Why the hell do you need four pajamas for only two weeks? And five pair of shoes? Don’t mention thirty pairs of socks.”
“I… well… Roxas got ill just before summer vacation and… we packed for both….then I sorta forgot to put his things back…”
“We need to send it back then! What will he do without them?”
“But Aqua, he’s ill and he needs to be in bed all the time. He only needs to wear a pajama.”
“Well if you say so.” Aqua went to open the window “Come down to help me make a lunch once you unpack. I’m making your favorite Pizza with forest stuffing.”
“Eh… this is Roxas’s favorite, I hate mushrooms.”
“Then you’ll just remove it, no big deal.”
Blue haired went to the kitchen as Ven started putting his things out of the traveling bag. He decided to put his things on upper part of the wardrobe and his brother’s on the lower part. After all he was ten minutes older than him.
Meanwhile Roxas was walking beside the sea. He could clearly remember how he and his bro held mom’s hands as their dad took pictures. Teardrop slipped down to his cheek when he realized that moment won’t happen again. But a familiar boat washed away his sad feeling. It was Eraques’s Sealight, one of the coolest boats around. Blonde happily ran to it, to find a raven haired fisherman in a hammock, snoring like a seagull.
Unfortunately he wasn’t there, but that wasn’t that surprising. The sailboat called Cross wasn’t there. That meant Eraques went fishing. Roxas didn’t want to lose opportunity, so he immediately put his swimming trunks on and jumped in the clear sea.
Water was fantastic. All those tiny salt drops felt like gentle wind. He swam towards pier and back to see lots of fishes and sea creatures. Some seagulls were also there, catching their lunch. Seeing them made Roxas hungry and he decided to head back. He came back just in time to see black haired man, dressed in sailor clothes under white coat.
“Mr. Eraques!” boy happily waved his hand.
“Well if it isn’t Ventus. It’s been a long time. Where’s your brother?”
“Oh, I’m Roxas not Ven.”
“So, what are you doing here Rox? Came for a day to see how sailor is spending time?”
“Actually… I thought if I can come for a vacation. You see, Ven couldn’t come… because he became sick and I thought if I can spend vacation with you since you invited us last time we were here.”
“Yeah... I remember, but I really thought both of you will come. Don’t worry, that only means I’ll have more time for you.”
“Great! Can we start? You know the sailor life?”
“Easy land – kiddo. First we’ll go to the light house, where I need to clean a bit. Then we can take a ride on Cross.”
Roxas happily jumped on sailboat when his stomach was heard again. Eraques smiled at it.
“Guess we’ll need to eat before that. Come in Sealight, I have some fresh sea basses to fry.”
In some other place Ven bit in a fresh slice of pizza. Aqua sure was an expert at making it. He nearly finished when blue haired came back with a dessert. Homemade sea – salt ice cream! It tasted much better than at the mouldy kiosk where he usually go with his brother. So creamy and salty – sweet.
When he was eating his third scoop, Aqua began conversation.
“What would you like to do tomorrow?”
“Can we go to the beach? Please!”
“Well of course we’ll go. I just wanna know if you like to have some company.”
“Sure! I don’t mind going with you.”
“I actually meant someone else…”
Blue haired started thinking, when voice from outside was heard.
“Where can I put my bags?” voice that soon got in corridor asked.
Ven took a look on a person that came in the room. It was blond haired girl who seemed around his years old. She was carrying at least five bags while trying to get inside the house.
“Ven, this is my niece Namine. She’s going to stay here for a vacation just like you.”
“Nice to meet you, Ventus. Or I can call you just Ven?”