Chapter 22Chapter Twenty-twoYou Can See His Stripes Lee's POVI walked out of the golden Lotus Temple stretching. Beautiful morning I thought. Turning my head, I saw Riley walking out of Espio's town house. I heaved a sighed and scratched my head. "And now it's gone
" I muttered."Yuki, you up for a quick run?" Riley called as she saw Yuki, her powder blue scales shining in the morning light.Yuki turned and smirked. "Only if you don't run too far ahead."Riley laughed. "I won't; promise."I rolled my eyes and muttered, "The longer she's gone the better."Ji walked up next to me and gave an exasperated sigh. "But that means I'm stuck watching your overly bushy tail!"I yanked his feet out from under him with my tail. "Only until I knock your lights out."Ji scoffed then attempted to kick me. I was quick to react by grabbing his leg and with a twist forced him to his hands and knees. Ji looked over his shoulder and frowned. "You've gotten faster I'll give you that."
ChinaxReader - IdeasI tore through the corridor to the meeting room. It wasmy first meeting as an independent nation and I wasn'tabout to be late. But I probably should've watched whereI was going because I slammed, head on, into somethinghard. Someone grabbed around my waist so I wouldn't fall.I recovered quickly and looked behind me. Mattie wasgripping my sides. His polar bear, Kumajiro, was sittingon the floor, rubbing his head. Matt must have droppedhim to catch me."Sorry,____. Are you alright?""Yeah, are you? You look like a ghost just came through.""Yeah, I'm fine."He looked back to Kumajiro, said sorry, and scooped up thesmall bear. I judged from the cub's expression, he was gonnakill the Canadian when the chance came. Realizing the time,I took Mattie by the wrist and dragged him to the meetingroom. I barged through the door, gasping out apologies..."Sorry I'm so late! I missed the bus and had to wait thirtyminutes for the next one which stopped five blocks from here,then I ran i