"Dad...Dad I REALLY don't like this!"
Takumi had practically just hidden behind his father, shaking as his dad pushed him forward, away from the dog that had jsut snapped at him, as Takumi had trid to pet it through the fence.
"Why is it barking at me, and trying to hurt me, most dogss like me!"
"It probably just thinks you're an intruder."
Takumi pouted, "Well I sure feel like one."
That was the main emotiont that Takumi was feeling walking down this Nottingham neighborhood. That he didn't belong at all, he looked nothing like the inhabitants he walked past occasionally, he certainly didn't dress like them, and based on the loud shouts coming from the house they were passing by, he didn't sound much like them either.
"Dad lets just forget about Ed...he's not even like my BEST friend, or anything, and...I want to go back to the hotel. "
His dad smiled at him and patted him on the head, "Taku-kun...you have to get out of your comfort zone more often. If I hadn't asked about your friend who lives in this area, you'd just be sitting in the hotel room reading."
That stupid comfort zone speech...Takumi always heard it anytime he was taken on a duelling competition trip like this. But usually it was something fun, not walking down the scariest street he'd ever walked down.
"Here we are. This is the address I found, go on and ring the doorbell, Takumi."
" What if its the wrong one?"
His dad laughed, as he pushed him forward, "I don't think there's many Nygmas around. Look I know you're shy but just go up and ask for him...and I'll be right behind you if anything happens."
Takumi sighed. He probably should have said to his dad at some point, that he wasn't exactly friends with that strange boy they had met on their way to the carriages...but he wasn't sure how to say that without his dad thinking he was mean... so he might as well get this over with.
He crossed the unkempt yard with his father slowly behind him, and rang the doorbell, his stomach twisting in knots over awaiting for the sound of a door opening. What if Ed's parents were just as weird and invasive as he was?----