I turn around and ask Teddy and Shun whether we should walk over to that girl and ask her why she's sitting on the bridge again. I don't know why but I feel I have to know.
"What?" Teddy says almost whispiring. "Why would we do that?"
"Maybe something is going on with her," I say. "I thought we could help her somehow..."
"But we don't know her," says Teddy and I keep quiet at first and look at the ground.
"What's the matter?" Shun asks.
"Okay, then I'll go to ask her," I say and when I turn around a little to go to that girl Teddy puts her hand on my shoulder and I stop.
"Elaf, what's the reason?"
"I just want to find out."
"Find out what?"
"Why she is here again. And why she is sitting on this bridge. It's like she's planning to do something but I... I don't know... I just want to know."
"What about we leave her this time again and come back tomorrow?" Shun asks. "If she's here tomorrow too, and at this time, then you can go and ask her. And we'll be going with you."
I don't think I have so much to say. Yesterday we came to the bridge again but she wasn't there. Yet, I couldn't stop pondering about her. Now she here again, sitting just like before. I don't think I'll ever understand if I don't ask her, so I take my chanse this time and go to her with Shun and Teddy walking behind me. The closer I get to her the more I realise that she is sitting staring at the staring at the sea below her. What is she thinking about? And why does she come here in the evenings? I wonder...
When I've come close enough to her she quickly turns around and her body starts to swing that it looks like she's about to fall down, but Teddy, Shun and I quickly grab her.
"Who... who are you?" she says. "What do you want from me?!"
"N-nothing," I directly answer her. "We just... Y-you know, it's far too dangerous that u sit here. You could fall down in any second!"
"Really?" is all I get back from her.
Her desperate glance makes me kind of confused. What is this about? Why does she act so strage? I looks like she's very scared but what for?
"What's your name?" Teddy asks her but she seems to be reluctant to respond. Then, uncertainly she says: "I asked first. Who are you? And what do you want from me?"
"We don't want anything from you," Shun says. "We just came here to tell you to get down from the bridge border. It's dangerous."
"That's none of you buisness..." she says uncertain again. "And who are you?"
"My name is Teddy," Teddy says and then point at me. "This is Elaf and this is Shun. Now, who are you?"
"You don't have to know."
"Why don't you want to tell us?" I asks and the girl keeps wuite at first. Then she says with a worried glance: "It doesn't matter who I am. You don't want to know me anyway..." she gets off of the bridge border and stands lands in front of us. "I realise I shouldn't be here after all."
"Why not?" Shun asks.
"Because I shouldn't be talking to strangers."
"Don't take us as strangers, please," says Teddy. "We are actually here to help you. Why do you come here so often, sit on the bridge border, look at e sea and seem so lonely? Has anything happened? Could we help you?"
After only a matter of time of - probably - thinking the girl responds: "I am... Hhh... I hace been caught for twå months. I work for two terrible monsters, George Waltson and Darin Marrock. Eleana Hilton com by whenever she wants and so I have to work for her as well. I clean, cook and do exactly everything to amuse and entertain them."
"What?" Teddy's eyes become the bigger. "What did you say?"
"I've been doing this for two months. Whever they leave their place. which they do often in the evenings, I hurry up and come here. It makes me feel the nature, but yet I never feel happy. That's why I tell you it doesn't matte who I am. You wouldn't be able to do anything anyway. No metter how much you try..."
"There is no way we'd leave you like those disgusting hands," I say determind. "We're going to help you."
"Yes," Teddy says right after me and Shun, as well.
"What? Why would you do that? You don't even know me!"
"That doesn't matter. It's horrible what happens to you!" says Teddy.
"What could you do anyway? They'd just exploit you as they did to me."
"But how come?" Shun asks. "I mean, how did they even find you?"
"I was on my way home after a party at my friends'. It was dark and cold, around twelve o'clock in the night. After a mater of time I realised I took the wrong way. Then I picked up my cell phone to get some light, but after walking to where I came from I found I found the trafic light and put my cell phone back in my pocket. Right after that the empty ways caught all my attention," her voice starts to hack and she wipes her tears. "There were no cars, no cycling, no one walking... I was all alone under a very dark sky. After staring at the nothingness in front of me with a very fast pounding heart, I realised I weren't that alone after all. Next time I opened my eyes I was in George's and Darin's apartment. From that moment on I have been forced to do all they asked me to."
The three us stare at her without saying a single word. I feel the sorrow growing inside of me more and more. I pitty this girl more than words can say. Of course she comes here and looks at the sea. I'd rather die than living the way she does...
"My name is Hikari," she says.