Chapter One: The Morning Routine. . . .Well, Sort Of.

"Xantos! Xantos, wake up!" I said, leaning over the side of the bed to shake his shoulder. I could see his form inside the sleeping bag on the floor.

"Ngh nu nngha ngha, Nufsa!" was his muffled reply.

"What?" I asked. "You'll have to speak up. I can't understand you through the covers."

He stuck his chin out of the bag and said, eyes still closed, "Not so early in the morning, Aliasa!"

The Myila part of me fumed. I jumped out of bead and stepped on his stomach to get to my clothes in the dresser. "We are going to be ON TIME for school today, or YOU will be the one in trouble, Xantos!" I argued, stomping extra hard on him.

"Oohf! Watch the equipment, there!" He protested, curling up into the fetal position, arm flailing as if to hit me back. He wasn't aiming, so he didn't come close.

With a slight pink tinge to my cheeks, I smashed his shin with my heel and stormed out of my room. I went to my bathroom to begin my shower and as I turned to shut and lock the door behind me, guess what I saw? That's right, none other than Xantos himself. His daemon, Zoni, was on the floor by his feet in the form of an ermine. "Xantos! You can NOT come in here!" I whispered furiously. Although I was mad, I was happy that I'd caught him coming in before disrobing.

"Why not?" Xantos asked, the picture of innocence. I think Zoni had figured it out, for the water was already running and there was a change of clothes on the back of the toilet. A good warning sign was that she was sniggering incessantly.

"Because, Xantos. . ." I began, frantically thinking of a tactful way to put it. "You 't."

"B-b-but." Xantos began again.

"No ifs, ands, or buts about it!" I said, and with that I shooed him out of the bathroom and locked the door. Two seconds later as I climbed into the shower, an odd arrangement of sounds came through the door. "Whoa!", bang, bang, boom boom, thud! ".owwww.". Xantos had fallen down the stairs.

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Author's note~ See the first chapter of Xantos goes to St. Croix! I had a lot of help from Nika-chan so many thanks to her! I got the idea for this after she visited my school and that was all we could talk about. It took me forever to get the idea off the ground, however, so here you have the finished work! I hope you guys enjoyed and, not to be all beggy and annoying, but, please read and review? I wanna know what you liked, what you didn't like, and what you'd do differently. But I'm not psychic (or psychedelic, Nika-chan) so YOU have to tell me. ^_^ Feedback is a good thing, folks. Thanks a lot!