Katherine hummed softly and sucked down some of her milkshake. "So, where do you wanna go next? I think we hit all the main spots."
Angel shrugged and tossed her empty cup in the trash. They had been walking around Midgar for quite some time and saw most of the main buildings. They had stopped for some lunch and Katherine was enjoying her second milkshake. Now, they were just wandering around and enjoying each other's company while looking for anything that could be interesting.
Angel stretched out her arms and glanced up when she heard some heavy boots. A male wearing the Third Class uniform (helmet included) was jogging in their direction. He ran up to them and panted softly, resting his hands on his knees as he caught his breath.
Angel raised an eyebrow and asked, "Who are you and what do you want?"
He straightened up and said, "You're Commander Rhapsodos' sister and the new SOLDIER girl, right? Angel?"
Angel nodded and said, "Yeah, that's us. I'm Angel. Who are you, though?"
He smiled and said, "I'm Kunsel. I'm one of Zack's friends and I've been looking for him. I haven't seen him in a while and we've got training in an hour. I checked the usual places, but I don't know where else he could be."
Angel shrugged and said, "I think he said something about visiting a girl earlier."
Katherine nodded and said, "Yeah, he did. Mind if we tag along? We're new here and I'm sure we haven't seen all the sights yet."
Kunsel grinned and slid between them, looping his arms around their shoulders. "Well, I'll be the best guide you ladies have ever had. Sadly, we've gotta go to the Slums first to pick up our lost puppy."
They pulled his arms off of them and Katherine smiled politely. "I'm assuming the Slums are where the poorer people live?"
Kunsel nodded and started leading them in the direction to the Slums. "It's not actually called the Slums but they live under the plate so it's pretty drab. No sunlight and all that. Anyway, from what I've heard, Zack met this girl down there and she lives in some old church that has flowers growing in it."
Katherine nodded and said, "I noticed there's no plant life here in the city. It's a miracle she got some to grow."
Kunsel shrugged and said, "Call it what you want, I just think it's weird. Anyway, she's a pretty sweet girl. Cute, too."
Angel looked around as the scenery started to change from city to almost barren area. "Damn, it's drab out here. Even Gongaga had more than here and will you stop giggling? It's not that funny of a word."
Katherine giggled and nodded. "It is funny, though. At least you don't have dumb apples. You can make fun of dumb apples. They don't even have a set taste. I've had one that's really sour like a lemon and another that was as sweet as candy. It's just, I've never heard a word like that before. It sounds silly."
Angel rolled her eyes and Kunsel said, "Yeah, you're Zack's sister. He told me about you. You taught him how to fight and everything, right? You must be pretty strong."
Angel snickered softly and grinned. "Yeah, I'm pretty strong. Wanna have a little one-on-one later on?"
Kunsel nodded and said, "Sure. I'm sure Zack'll enjoy watching his sister lose for once. No offense, but you don't have any real training behind you. I'll go easy on you, though."
Angel smirked and said, "Obviously my brother has been holding back when he fights. He told me he only spars with Firsts, so I'm assuming you've never had a real fight against him. I taught him how to fight, so don't hold back when we fight."
Kunsel chuckled softly and led them up the few steps leading into the church. "I'll remember that. Yo, Zack! Did you forget about training today?"
Zack looked up and said something to the girl before walking over. "Sorry about that. Guess I got caught up."
Katherine looked over and asked, "What are you making? It's small, whatever it is."
Zack glanced back and said, "Oh, just a flower cart. Let's get going before I'm late. Angeal will tan my hide if I'm late again. I'll call you tomorrow, Aerith!"
Aerith waved and said, "I hope you'll be back tomorrow so we can finish our cart."
Zack grinned and said, "Oh yeah definitely."
Kunsel rolled his eyes and said, "Come on, Zack. Let's get going back before we end up late."
Zack nodded and stepped up beside Katherine as they started walking back. "So, what are you girls doing here?"
Katherine smiled slightly and said, "Just walking around Midgar before Kunsel spotted us. He asked us where you went and we followed him here after he figured out you were with that girl. Who was she, Zack?"
Zack grinned and said, "Oh, that's Aerith. She's got me repaying her for accidently falling on her flowers and smushing them a bit."
Katherine giggled softly and shook her head. "How did you fall on the flowers? Where you creeping on the roof or something?"
Zack pouted and said, "No, I wasn't creeping. I was training with Angeal and the floor sorta fell in and I fell with it and landed down here. I wasn't trying to step on her flowers, but it's only right I pay her back."
Katherine hummed softly and glanced back. "Yeah, it is only right. She seems odd, though."
Zack shrugged and held the door open to the ShinRa building for her. She smiled slightly and ducked under his arm. He let it close behind himself and said, "She's pretty nice. A bit bossy at times, but I'm starting to think all women are like that."
Angel snickered and said, "We're just more decisive than you and speak our thoughts. Anyway, I've got a little sparring match with your buddy Kunsel here. Hand-to-hand, right?"
Kunsel nodded and said, "No weapons and no magic tricks."
Angel looped her arm around Zack's neck and tugged him down some saying, "Oh, I don't need weapons or magic tricks, do I, pup?"
Zack huffed and said, "No, you didn't. Now, let me go. Oh, and good luck, buddy. You'll need it."
Angel let him go and Kunsel chuckled softly. "Come on, Angel. We've got a few minutes before training officially starts."
Angel nodded and followed Kunsel to the training room. Katherine blinked as her phone dinged and said, "Sorry, I'll have to miss this fight. Gen's demanding my attention."
Angel waved her hand and stepped out the elevator. "Spend time with your brother. I'll be showing mine a few tricks I've picked up since he's been gone. That is, if Kunsel here can put up a good enough fight."
Kunsel snickered and said, "Sounds like you put up a good fight. I won't be holding back when we fight, will I?"
Angel smirked and said, "Oh, I dare you to hold back," while Zack shook his head rapidly and made an X with his arms behind her.
Kunsel raised an eyebrow and pushed a door open to the large training room. "Yeah, I don't think I will. We shouldn't need too much room, so let's just take a mat."
Angel nodded and asked, "Whoever gets pinned for three seconds loses?"
Kunsel nodded and stood at one end of a circular mat. "Best two out of three?"
Angel smirked and stood at the other end. "Pup, you're in charge of counting. Think you can handle that?"
Zack rolled his eyes and nodded. "Alright, go on and start."
The two nodded and slowly circled each other. Kunsel lightly smirked and tauntingly said, "Ladies first."
Angel smirked widely and moved forward, quickly grabbing Kunsel by his right shoulder and wrist before flipping him over onto his back. She pressed her knee between his shoulder blades and Zack counted before saying, "First round, Angel's win."
Angel let Kunsel go and he rolled his shoulders as he straightened up. "Damn, that was quick. Mind if I bring in some back up?"
Angel snickered softly and waved her hand. "It might help you some. Come on, puppy, let's see what you've learned."
Zack eyed her and stood near Kunsel. "Alright, let's get this over with."
They eyed each other closely and Angel rocked on her heels to move forward before glancing over when Angeal walked over to them. "Sorry to interrupt, but it's time for training, Zack."
Zack let out the breath he'd been unconsciously holding and said, "Well, sorry, Angel. Guess we'll have to finish this some other time."
Angel rolled her eyes and said, "Uh huh, lucky pup. Mind if I tag along and watch? I'm a bit curious about what the pup's learned so far. He'll hold back when he fights me, of course, and most likely his other classmates. I wanna see how he does against a Commander."
Angeal chuckled softly and said, "You're more than welcome to tag along and watch."
Angel nodded and said, "Sorry, helmet-boy, we'll have to continue this fight later."
Kunsel rolled his eyes and said, "Yeah, I got class for now. I'll call you when I'm free."
Angel nodded and followed Angeal and Zack towards the V.R. Training room. She hummed softly and began to wonder what else was in the ShinRa building. Looking around, she read a few labels on doors and noticed most of the rooms were either for training or working out. She leaned against the wall beside Angeal and watched Zack pull on the headgear before his training started. This was certainly new for her, but definitely cool. She should try it out some time, yeah, that'd be fun.