This is my first real work of origonal fiction that I finished. It started out lightly based on the campus in the webcomic Closet Coon but it soon branched off and the characters developed completely different and so if I ever decided to publish it they will be renamed as they don't resemble the origonals anymore.
Kitsune’ on Campus:
‘On campus, for the very first time I am setting my paws on campus!’ thought the excited black fox as he stepped forward onto the soft earth savoring the feeling of it under his paws and between his toes. “Freedom!” he shouted loudly as he went to his knees and laughed to the sky as if it were just some strange joke played on him by the gods above. Surely he couldn’t really be here. There were so many factors like money and acceptance to take into consideration before he could actually accept the fact that he was kneeling in the park on campus at The University of Foxpaw.
Rukan Hisashi was not just any fox. He has a heritage that went beyond time itself. Rukan was kitsune’ not just any kitsune’ though. He was the only kitsune’ on this campus. He wasn’t a large fox, only standing at five feet and seven inches and of only slight build. He sported four tails behind him marking him obviously as kitsune’ He was still finding it hard to believe his fortune as his emerald eyes glittered in the sunlight.
He slowly brought a clawed hand to his arm and pinched himself with a bit of a flinch and yelped in sudden pain, or was it rapture? Surely all of this was just some dream, a very real dream to deceive him in his sleep. Some twisted joke his mind was playing on him only to have him disappointed in the morning when he rose to face the new day.
He got to his feet and ran forward through the tree lined path, to the doors of his dormitory, and up the stairs to a room with the name inscribed on it that made his dream a reality. “Clayton Masters and Rukan Hisashi!” He read out loud with such enthusiasm that a few people looked out of their dorm rooms and down the hall in puzzlement. Rukan blushed a little at the sudden attention but worked his way through it.
He quickly threw open the door and ran in letting his several tails trail behind him but quickly stopped and his jaw dropped. “Ack!” He said quickly covering his eyes with his forearm and dropping his books to the floor as the room was filled with surprised yelps and the rustling of sheets. “Who the hell are you!?” came a surprised masculine voice obviously directed at Rukan. “I’m your room mate…” Answered Rukan in a bit of an unenthused voice.
Had he just seen what he thought he did? He frowned deeply and realized that the image of the tiger and rabbit coupled together in such a fashion that would make a pervert blush was burned into his retina and he couldn’t blink it away no matter how much he tried. He heard some shuffling and only hopped they hadn’t decided that he wasn’t that much of an annoyance to stop their encounter.
“I’ll be back later tiger.” Came a very seductive feminine voice to join the confused and surprised sounds in the room as Rukan let his guard down to see the rabbit walk past him with a bit of a smirk and close the door behind her. Rukan frowned watching her walk by with hardly anything covering her and her clothing draped over her front not really being put on. A few whistles were heard in the hallway through the door as she had left with only her own clothing covering her naked body.
“Ever heard of knocking pal?” Said Clayton in an irritated tone. Rukan figured he’d let it slide being that he did kind of barge in at the exact wrong moment. “Ya… sorry about that… I was just a bit excited… I kinda was still in shock about being here.” He said quietly in return
He was definitely on campus now. No dream would have been that graphic, at least none that he would have had. Rukan was not the strongest or the fastest. He had always prized himself at being the smartest. Though that intelligence had cost him dearly in his younger years making him quite ignorant to many of the important aspects a social life gave a person. He was far too innocent for his age and he had a feeling that this innocence would surely be tried over the next two semesters.
Clayton laughed and shook his head slowly as he slipped into his jeans and stood up offering a paw for Rukan to shake, “I remember my first day and the same enthusiasm. I didn’t realize I was rooming with a freshie this year. The name’s Clayton Masters, but everyone just calls me Clay.” He said as Rukan took the paw in his own and shook it in a bit of a submissive manner.
Rukan took the opportunity to take in the behemoth in front of him more fully. Clayton was huge standing at least a head and a half taller than Rukan. Rukan couldn’t help but notice all the very defined muscle on the tiger only making him more intimidating. Clayton was a huge beast and Rukan figured it would be better not to have those yellow eyes fixed on him in hatred.
Rukan paused for a moment looking at the tiger’s waste and down his body seeing that indeed the tiger was the ideal male. There was no doubt in Rukan’s mind that Clayton was the leader of a large group of followers and that would surely be full of the usual groupies and wannabes. Rukan’s eyes paused on the tiger’s rump looking at it a bit longer than he probably should have taking in the absolute perfection in the curves and the size before he caught himself and knock himself out of his stupor.
“Hey man don’t worry about it… It happens sometimes.” Said Clay in a reassuring tone as he looked his now slightly shaken roommate and raised a brow, “Wow a Kitsune’! We haven’t had one of them around here since old fox boy Narwith… now he knew how to party… one time he,” started Clay but he was cut off by Rukan. “He took over the PA system and ended up embarrassing the entire board of trustees… ever since there has never been another Kitsune’ on campus because the admissions have tightened up on them.” He said quickly
Clay’s jaw dropped this time and he shook his head in wonder, “Wow… you know your stuff,” he said while giving a pat on the shoulder to his nervous roommate. “It’s been my dream to get into this place ever since I was a kit… I worked so hard in high school that I barely had time for anything else… I guess you’d call me a nerd of sorts… I got here on a scholarship for academics.” Said Rukan with a grin.
“That’s cool… I got here on a scholarship for football. Maybe we could study together sometime.” Said Clay while puffing out his exposed furry chest to make himself look even bigger than before. Rukan nodded and stammered a little. “Ya… I bet it comes naturally to you being a tiger and all… We Kitsune’ aren’t really built for those kind of sports… I doubt we’ll have classes together Clay. I am just a freshman after all.”
Clay shrugged and bent down to shuffle through Rukan’s pile of books on the floor and raised a brow. “Advanced Biology? Biochemical studies? Canine Behavior and the Link Between Furs and Their Ancestors? No kidding we won’t be in the same classes… these are way too advanced for me. You weren’t kidding about studying hard in high school.” Said Clay in surprise.
Rukan laughed a bit nervously and bent down to quickly retrieve the discarded items and put them on the unoccupied desk with a quick, “It’s just some electives I decided to take.” Clay’s jaws nearly hit the floor at that comment. “Electives!? What are your core classes!?”
Rukan shrugged and listed them quickly, “Microbiology, physics, advanced calc., pre zoology and honors eco.” Clay’s eye twitched slightly as he shook his head in wonder. “Wow… you really are a nerd. That’s cool I guess. Maybe you’ll help me with a few things this year. Like some biology,” He said with a few winks and a nudge with his elbow, “If you know what I mean.”
Clay laughed while Rukan looked a little puzzled. “I don’t know what you mean… Why would you need help with Biology? It’s a required class for almost every freshman that is going through this school.” Clay looked at him like a deer caught in the headlights. “Okay… you really need to get out a bit more.” Said Clay slowly while rubbing the back of his head with a bit of a sheepish grin, “Well… I’ll be off now. Gotta catch that bunny before someone else does… Oh, and don’t worry about earlier, it’s nothing really.”
Clay turned and left the room closing the door behind him and Rukan let out a sigh of relief. ‘Well. At least I’m here.’ He thought with a smile as he began to organize his desk with his books and supplies for the next semester. He sat down and made himself comfortable leaning forward to rest his chin on his paws. “Maybe I over did it just a bit. He probably thinks I’m some lifeless geek… heh… funny… I am a lifeless geek, but I’m a lifeless geek that goes to U of F now!” He said triumphantly.
He rummaged through his things to find his schedule and sighed a bit. “Classes don’t start for another two days. I guess I’d better get used to Clay and his Rabbit girlfriend… I have a feeling I’ll be seeing a lot of them.” He said with a bit of a smirk. He couldn’t help but feel a small pang of jealousy in the pit of his stomach for Clay. Rukan had never had a girlfriend before.
He got up and stretched a bit and sat down on his bed with a slight shrug. “I guess I should go talk to the Furs around here. Get to know my peers a little.” With that he stood up and left his room looking down the hall to see if anyone was there. It was completely silent. Rukan quirked a brow and started to walk down the hall when the world around him became black and he suddenly was yanked into motion. “Hey! What’s going on!?” He said quickly but there was no answer.
He kicked to no avail and was soon given the reality of the situation as the blindfold was yanked off and he realized that he was hanging upside down from the flagpole outside of the dorms while what seemed like the entire student body was pointing and laughing at him. He looked up at his body and saw that the words “Geek” and “Nerd” had been drawn on his tee shirt that was tucked into his jeans. He let out a sigh as he swung back and forth. ‘I knew it was too good to be true.’ He thought to himself.
“Let him down Clay!” came a voice from the crowd. Rukan couldn’t quite see what was going on but decided it would be best not to try and struggle to see. It would only make his situation worse. “Or what? You’ll fight me? Let’s see if you basketball punks really have what it takes.” Said Clay laughing at his own comment.
Rukan closed his eyes tightly and zoned out the world around him by repeating, “This isn’t happening. This isn’t happening. This isn’t happening over and over again. He didn’t even notice that the crowd had left and his back was resting on the ground he had been savoring only a half an hour ago. “You can open your eyes now… they’re gone.” Came the voice that had stood up to Clay.
Rukan opened his eyes and was slightly startled to be looking into they eyes of a lion. He shivered a bit and looked for a way to escape but realized that he was still tied to the pole and whimpered. “Don’t hurt me!” Said Rukan quickly closing his eyes again and bringing his arms up to protect himself.
“Why would I do that? I just saved you…” Said the lion with a bit of a puzzled look on his face. Rukan opened his eyes and saw that the lion was offering him a paw to help him get up. He took it and was lifted quickly to his feet. “Thank you…” He said slowly looking at the ground in defeat.
“Hey… don’t let it get to you… they do that to someone every year.” Said the lion slowly with a shrug. Rukan shook his head and frowned deeply. “You don’t get it… Clay is my roommate.” He said slowly while looking up at his savior. The lion bit his lip and a look of realization crossed his face. “We’ll just get you into a new dorm room. Just go get your schedule and we can see a dean about relocating you.”
Rukan looked up to smile at the lion, “Thank you for helping me… My name’s Rukan.” The lion took Rukan’s paw in his own and shook it. “The name’s Taka, nice to meet you Rukan. Now about that schedule?” Said the lion with a slight tilt of his head towards the dorms.
“Oh ya…” Rukan turned to go and walked a few steps before turning around to look at Taka questioningly, “You aren’t coming with me?” Taka quirked a brow and shrugged, “Why would I need to? It’s your schedule.” Rukan frowned a little and looked at the ground kicking at the grass a little. “What if Clay and his friends are in there?” He said a bit embarrassed at his fear.
“Ahh… I get ya. Alright, I’ll go with you.” Said Taka walking up to join Rukan as they both made their way into the dormitory.
“You have to be the first Kitsune’ I’ve ever seen.” Said Taka as they made their way up the stairwell. “Probably because we are very secretive… There hasn’t been a Kitsune’ here since Narwith.” Said Rukan leading the way slightly up the next flight of stairs.
“So you are the first since fox boy?” Said Taka questioningly. Rukan nodded slowly holding to the railing like it was his lifeline. He stopped and looked over the edge with a shiver. “You wouldn’t be very good at basket ball with that kind of a fear.”
Rukan gulped a little and nodded slowly, “I’m deathly afraid of heights… and yes I am the first since Narwith… This school is very picky about how hey pick their students… I just got lucky I guess,” he continued as he made his way to the landing they were looking for and started down the hall.
“We al got in on a stroke of luck I think. I got in on a technicality. I have to work on campus to pay for this.” Said Taka. Rukan raised a brow and tilted his head a little, “you didn’t get a scholarship for basketball?” Taka shook his head and frowned, “No… I messed up the game with the scouts. The team captain put a tack in my shoe and I had to throw the game… I got lucky to catch the eye of the team captain of the team on campus when I was practicing a few months later. He got me a way in.”
“That was very kind of him. What’s his name?” Said Rukan with a smile. Taka nodded and smiled a bit, “His name is Colin. You’d like him. He’s a fox.” Rukan quirked a brow and looked to his companion with a quizzical look on his face, “A fox that’s not a Kitsune’?” Taka nodded and spoke up quickly, “Yup, he only has one tail.”
Rukan stopped and nodded. “Interesting. I’ll have to meet him sometime.” Taka nodded in return, “I think it would be a good idea. Get to know someone like yourself. It looks like you could use a few friends… no offense.” Rukan smiled and turned to walk down the hall again, “None taken.”
The black vulpine stopped in front of his dorm room and closed his eyes looking at the door. Taka looked a little confused and spoke up, “What are you doing? Just go in and get it.” Rukan shook his head and smirked, “Shh… they are just inside… when I say go open the door as fast as you can.”
Taka got a grin on his face as he grabbed a hold of the doorknob and waited as Rukan’s ear’s twitched listening to what was going on inside the room. A smirk crossed his face as he nodded and whispered, “Go ahead,” cueing Taka to slam open the door and knock the occupant over with a surprised look on his face. “Oh I’m sorry about that Clay… I didn’t see you there.” Said the king of beasts as the two companions made their way into the room to grab Rukan’s books and his Schedule.
“Good riddance geek.” Said Clay as he rubbed his now bleeding nose and the two left him to whimper alone. Once they were down the hall a ways Rukan started to laugh, “Did you see his face? It was like he was just a kitten.” Taka joined in the laughing as they made their way out of the dorms joking about the pitiful way Clay was acting after the door hit him.
“Alright. The main offices are through that building there. It’s called lupine hall. You’d do well to remember the names of these places quickly. People won’t always be there to give you directions.” Said Taka while pointing at a large and very prestigious looking building. Rukan nodded and started to walk in but again turned when he noticed Taka wasn’t coming. “You’re not coming this time?”
Taka nodded and frowned a bit, “I have practice tonight. Stop by the gym or the locker room and maybe you can meet Colin.” Rukan smiled and nodded with a wave. “Thank you for helping me out.” Taka waved back and shrugged, “It was nothing. See Ya later fox boy.” With that Taka began to run away from Rukan. ‘Maybe I made him late.’ He thought clenching his teeth a bit.
He turned about and made his way to the doors walking through them quickly and noticing a map he turned to look at it. He nodded quickly memorizing the way he had to go and was off running slightly through the halls to the offices. “Can I help you?” Said the coyote behind the desk in a matter of fact manner. “Yes I’m here to see my dean. Mr. Semling.”
The secretary nodded making it very clear that she did not want to be here at the moment and pointed to a hallway behind her desk. “He’s down the hall third on the right.” She said while going back to the crossword puzzle she was working on. Rukan didn’t wait for another invitation; he went strait to the hallway and down to the office.
He knocked on the door and was greeted by a quick, “Come in.” Rukan opened the door and slipped into the highly decorated office with leather furniture and bookshelves to the ceiling stuffed with volumes untold. Rukan looked around in wonder at the sight before him. His gaze shifted to the dean’s Mahogany desk and behind it to look strait into the eyes of a jaguar. Rukan realized he had been gawking and he quickly spoke up, “Mr. Semling, I think there is something wrong with my dorm assignment.”
The Dean nodded and motioned for Rukan to take a seat across from his desk. Rukan did so obligingly and was about to speak but the dean cut him off, “You are Master Hisashi are you not?” Rukan nodded but didn’t say a word.
“Then you are correct in your thinking. It seems that you being an honors student get a private dormitory. There must have been some mix in the assigning process. Was that all Mr. Hisashi?” Said the dean quickly.
Rukan nodded and the Jaguar motioned to the door. Rukan got up from his chair and turned to leave but stopped and turned back to the Dean, “There was one other…” The dean sighed and looked up at him slightly annoyed before cutting him off, “Master Hisashi if you can’ live with a little prank then I’m afraid you have to learn more than arithmetic and biology here. Good day.”
Rukan didn’t let the dean give him another invitation to leave. He turned about and quickly made his way to the door and out of the hallway. The secretary was laughing slightly when she saw his face. Rukan looked almost on the verge of tears. The place he had dreamed of going to all his childhood was turning out to be a living hell. He burst through the doors and sat himself down on the steps to the building finally breaking down and crying into his paws.
‘I shouldn’t have tried so hard… I should have just stayed at home and gone to the local college. Surely it couldn’t be as bad as this.’ He looked up at the now darkening sky through watery eyes barely making out a few brighter stars as streaks through the distortion the tears in his eyes made. ‘I have to be strong. I’m gonna have to adjust. Maybe it grows on a Fur. I don’t know but I have to push through this.’
“What’s wrong?” Came a kind sounding voice shattering the whimpers and silence in a manner that made Rukan sit up quickly and try to distinguish who had spoke to him. He wiped his face with his arm and looked strait at a coyote, “It’s nothing…” The Coyote quirked a brow and smirked a bit, “Nothing doesn’t usually put someone on the steps of lupine hall crying, now really what’s up?”
Rukan sighed and shook his head, “It’s just… I’ve always dreamed of coming to this place and now that I’m here. It’s just not…” The coyote moved to sit down next to him and nod, “Not what you expected?” Rukan nodded slowly with a half sighed, “ya…”
“I don’t think it ever turns out to what you would expect it to be hun. You just gotta live with what you have and push through the bad times. There’s always a happy ending waiting to be found through hard work.” Said Rukan’s companion in a sagely tone. Rukan smiled a little and nodded, “I guess you’re right… I’m Rukan.”
The coyote smiled and nodded, “I’m Rodney, you’re that Kitsune’ that got strung up this afternoon aren’t you?” Rukan frowned and looked to the ground, “Ya… That was me.”
Rodney shook his head and growled slightly, “that stupid jerk Clay… On the guy’s first day. What is he trying to prove?” Rukan shook his head and shrugged. “I guess he’s just trying to keep me scared so I don’t stand up to him or something… He was my roommate… but I got transferred to some private dorms for being an honors student.”
Rodney’s eyes lit up and he jumped up, “I have a few friends in the private dorms! Here let’s go see if they are in.” He offered a paw and Rukan took it getting to his feet and adjusting his books.
Rodney was about to go but noticed Rukan’s tee shirt and frowned, “We can stop by my place on the way and get you a shirt.” Rukan was about to object but Rodney was off and the only thing Rukan could do was run after him until they reached Rodney’s dorm room. He was quick and opened the door yelling into the large almost apartment sized dorm room, “Toby I’m home, but only for a little bit.”
“Ok hun! Don’t forget to give me a hug before you go!” came a response as Rodney ushered Rukan into his room and closed the door behind him. “I won’t!” came Rodney’s reply.
“Alright, now lets get you a shirt.” Said Rodney leading Rukan to the one bedroom, which raised a red flag in Rukan’s mind. ‘Rodney lives with Toby and sleeps in the same bed? Rodney’s gay?’ he thought to himself. He had never really encountered someone like Rodney before and wasn’t sure how to act. He had nothing against gays. From his first impression from Rodney they seemed like really nice people. Rodney made his way around the bed to the bureau and opened a drawer to pull out a few shirts for Rukan to choose from. He picked the plainest one he could find and pulled of his current shirt exposing his chest and the long scar that went down it.
“Whoa hold up a sec.” Said Rodney making his way to look at the scar, “How did you get that?” Rukan looked down to see what Rodney was looking at and was about to smack himself for almost forgetting it. “I was driving in my car when some drunk idiot swerved and drove me off the road.” Rodney quirked a brow and looked up at Rukan’s face, “You getting driven off the road did that?” Rukan let out a bit of a laugh and shook his head. “No it was the fight that happened over whose fault it was that got me that.”
“What did they have a knife or something?” Said Rodney tracing the long scar with a clawed finger gently. Rukan shivered a little and backed up, “No, they were a dragon.” Rodney clenched his teeth and looked at Rukan apologetically, “Sorry if I was invading your space… I just was curious is all.”
Rukan shrugged and put the new shirt on not bothering to tuck it in this time, “Naw, it’s ok. Just not used to people being curious about that. Hardly anyone knows I have it.” Rodney smirked and nodded, “I do have one question though. Who won?” Rukan laughed and shook his head, “I did… the guy was drunk. He just got one good hit in.” Rodney’s jaw nearly hit the ground, “Are you serious!? You fought a Dragon and won!?”
Rukan nodded while adjusting his new shirt, “It’s not like they were alert or anything.” Rodney grabbed the sides of Rukan’s face so they looked eye to eye, “You do realize that if that information about you got out no one would even dream of ever doing what they did to you this morning again?” Rukan clenched his teeth and looked a bit nervous, “No…”
Rodney let him go and quickly ran into the other room leaving Rukan there by himself. He looked a bit confused but soon realized what was going on when Rodney brought Toby into the room quickly. Rukan didn’t get a chance to absorb all the information of what was going on. He saw the tiger stripes and yelped huddling up in a corner. “Oh… ya… I almost forgot. Rukan this isn’t Clay, this is my boyfriend Toby.” Said Rodney.
Rukan uncovered his face and got to his feet slowly with a slight blush in his lighter gray fur on his cheeks, “Heh… all I saw was tiger stripes and I just freaked… sorry about that.” Rukan rubbed the back of his head a bit sheepishly at how foolish he had acted. “This guy fought a Dragon and won? I find it hard to believe seeing as he can’t even stand up to a tiger.” Said Toby. Rodney gave him a scornful look and Toby gave and apologetic one back.
Rodney quickly made his way over to Rukan and lifted his shirt showing the scar to his boyfriend. “Wow you weren’t kidding that thing is huge!” Said Toby. Rukan felt a little awkward about the way they were gawking at his scar and quickly pushed his shirt back down and backed away a little. “Don’t worry about it Rukan. It’s just we’ve never seen anything like that before.”
Rukan was in a near panicked state but quickly spoke up, “Did you say there was some people I was supposed to meet at the private dorms Rodney?” Rodney looked at him a bit confused but soon that look was replaced as an understanding one replaced the one of bewilderment, “You’re right. We have to go sweetheart. I’ll see you in a bit.”
Rodney walked over to Toby and gave him a tight hug and a kiss that was anything but sweet. Rukan quickly averted his eyes but like a train wreck, when one knows they aren’t supposed to look they look anyway. Rukan was caught gawking at the two by the watchful eye of the coyote. Rodney blushed a little but left it at that.
They made their way through the paths of the campus keeping very quiet as they went. It was almost as if the silence has a being of it’s own. Like it could move about and chose where to rest itself to cause great discomfort until someone got enough will power up to drive the vile creature away. This time it was Rodney, “Look… I’m sorry about earlier, if I embarrassed you or something. I guess you just aren’t used to stuff like that.”
Rukan nodded letting his claws click with every step, “Ya, it was just a bit awkward having two guys gawk at me.” Rodney stopped in his tracks and looked at Rukan a bit questioningly, “You aren’t gay?” were the only words to escape his mouth.
Rukan quickly turned to look at him and tried to speak but no words came out. Only little squeaks that were trying to form themselves into something understandable. He took a deep breath and spoke, “No.. I mean.. I don’t know… I mean I wouldn’t know. I’ve never really been with anyone.”
Rodney raised a brow and frowned a little, “That’s so sad. I figured you’d have had a few significant others by now.” Rukan looked away trying to hide the hurt look on his face. There wasn’t a night that went by without him being so lonely. He nodded slowly and started to walk again. Rodney had picked up the signal that he had hit a touchy subject and went silent again.
Another battle with the vile creature that surrounded them the entire way to the private dorms. It was getting later and the sun was completely down now. The cobblestone pathways were lit only by the lamplight as they walked up to the private dorms and walked in. “My friend is down the hall a ways.” Was the only sound that shattered the silence again, and again it came from Rodney.
Rukan nodded and followed Rodney down the hall to a door marked “Arden Harris.” Rodney knocked on the door but there was no answer. He knocked again and there wasn’t any response. “He must be out.” Rukan nodded but felt his heart sink as he quickly grabbed Rodney’s wrist to check the time, “Shit! I gotta run! I’ll see later!”
Rukan ran out the doors and down the cobblestone paths to the gymnasium and through the heavy doors. He looked down at the basketball court and frowned seeing that there was no one there. He quickly ran down the stands and through the doors to the locker room only to see a naked fox run past his view and others laughing at him. Rukan stumbled backwards in surprise at the sight but regained his balance and tried to take in what was going on.
The fox must have been Colin and he seemed to be frantically searching for something. Rukan noticed a masked character tiptoeing off with a towel in hand and frowned. He walked over to an unoccupied locker and snagged the towel from inside throwing it to the fox that was now running past again in his frantic search. Colin quickly covered himself with the towel and turned to see who had given it to him, “Who are you? I don’t think I’ve seen you before.”
Rukan nodded and shrugged, “I’m Rukan Hisashi I’m here looking for a friend of mine…” Colin nodded and offered a wet paw while using the other to keep the towel up, “Ya he told me you would be coming. I didn’t believe him when he said there was a Kitsune’ on campus.” Rukan sighed and shook his head. “Why do I get a feeling that I will be hearing that a lot?”
Colin laughed and pointed down the row of lockers, “Taka likes his privacy so he’s in a different bay. Go down three rows, he should be there.” Rukan nodded and with a quick, “Thank you,” he ran down the bay of lockers and down the three rows to see Taka sitting on a bench very much in the buff. Rukan couldn’t stop due to the moisture on the floor and skid past the row and down to another only to be greeted by the wall.
“Ow… Son of a…” He started to get to his feet but was pushed against the wall by something. “What’s a geek like you doing in a place like this?” Rukan’s heart sank as he realized the voice was Clay’s. Rukan whimpered and his ears went flat against his head as he opened his eyes to look into the tiger’s own. “I’m looking for someone.”
Clay laughed and raised a brow, “Well nerd I think they’ll be looking for you.” Rukan looked a little confused but soon understood what Clay was saying as he was thrown into a locker and the latch was locked. “C ya round nerd.” Came the voice as it left the area.
Rukan let out a sigh and pulled his knees up to his chin getting as comfortable as he could at the moment. He figured it would be a while before he got out.